Roy Scheider

1932 - 2008

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Roy Richard Scheider (; November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer. Described by AllMovie as "one of the most unique and distinguished of all Hollywood actors", he gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in celebrated films from the 1970s through to the early to mid-1980s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Scheider has received more than 7,386,168 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Roy Scheider is the 422nd most popular actor (down from 380th in 2019), the 765th most popular biography from United States (down from 726th in 2019) and the 213th most popular American Actor.

Roy Scheider is most famous for playing Chief Brody in the 1975 blockbuster film Jaws.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Roy Scheiders by language

Over the past year Roy Scheider has had the most page views in the with 1,017,612 views, followed by German (122,312), and Italian (74,821). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (261.83%), Serbian (135.06%), and Basque (78.26%)


Among actors, Roy Scheider ranks 422 out of 13,578Before him are Ali MacGraw, Richard Dean Anderson, Randy Quaid, William Shatner, Tom Wilkinson, and James Woods. After him are Pamela Anderson, Bourvil, Donald Pleasence, Jean Harlow, Charlie Sheen, and Nebahat Çehre.

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Among people born in 1932, Roy Scheider ranks 42Before him are Ryszard Kapuściński, Raisa Gorbacheva, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Zito, Donald Rumsfeld, and Valentino. After him are Ted Kennedy, Pat Morita, Stéphane Audran, Oliver E. Williamson, Francis Lai, and V. S. Naipaul. Among people deceased in 2008, Roy Scheider ranks 27Before him are George Habash, Jørn Utzon, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, and Jacques Piccard. After him are Jules Dassin, Heath Ledger, Jörg Haider, George Emil Palade, John Archibald Wheeler, and Leonid Hurwicz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Scheider ranks 765 out of 20,380Before him are Randy Quaid (1950), Tommy Hilfiger (1951), Terrence Malick (1943), Rick Rubin (1963), Buddy Holly (1936), and James Woods (1947). After him are Jack Vance (1916), William T. G. Morton (1819), Michio Kaku (1947), Louise Hay (1926), Albert Ellis (1913), and Jean Harlow (1911).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Roy Scheider ranks 213Before him are Burt Reynolds (1936), James Caan (1940), Ali MacGraw (1939), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Randy Quaid (1950), and James Woods (1947). After him are Jean Harlow (1911), Charlie Sheen (1965), Brandon Lee (1965), Mark Hamill (1951), John Goodman (1952), and Frances McDormand (1957).

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