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Roy Scheider

1932 - 2008

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Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer. He played Martin Brody in the thriller film Jaws (1975), reprising the role in its sequel Jaws 2 (1978). Scheider gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in celebrated films in addition to the Jaws 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 4,286,624 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Roy Scheider is the 239th most popular actor (up from 370th in 2019), the 466th most popular biography from United States (up from 753rd in 2019) and the 125th most popular American Actor.

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

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  • 74.75

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  • 48

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  • 5.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Roy Scheider ranks 239 out of 10,030. Before him are Jessica Lange, Sidney Poitier, Liv Ullmann, James Coburn, Kim Basinger, and Ian McShane. After him are Mickey Rourke, Benny Hill, Marcel Marceau, Paul Hogan, John Cazale, and Faye Dunaway.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1932, Roy Scheider ranks 25Before him are Dian Fossey, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Fernando Botero, Little Richard, Sylvia Plath, and Víctor Jara. After him are Camilo Cienfuegos, Miriam Makeba, Ted Kennedy, Michel Legrand, Roh Tae-woo, and François Englert. Among people deceased in 2008, Roy Scheider ranks 17Before him are Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Hua Guofeng, Jørn Utzon, Sydney Pollack, and Harold Pinter. After him are Richard Widmark, Richard Wright, Miriam Makeba, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, and Heath Ledger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Scheider ranks 466 out of 15,968. Before him are Warren G. Harding (1865), John Coltrane (1926), James Coburn (1928), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Kim Basinger (1953), and Milton H. Erickson (1901). After him are Mickey Rourke (1952), Barbara McClintock (1902), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), T. S. Eliot (1888), and John Cazale (1935).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Roy Scheider ranks 125Before him are Kurt Russell (1951), Christopher Reeve (1952), Jessica Lange (1949), Sidney Poitier (1927), James Coburn (1928), and Kim Basinger (1953). After him are Mickey Rourke (1952), John Cazale (1935), Faye Dunaway (1941), Warren Beatty (1937), Richard Chamberlain (1934), and Jared Leto (1971).

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