Roy Scheider Net Worth
Roy Scheider was an American Movie Actor who died at age 75 on February 10, 2008. It is estimated that he amassed approximately $15 Million dollars due to his primary career as Movie Actor.
Beginning his film career as a supporting actor, he quickly transitioned into leading roles and eventually established himself as one of the most acclaimed and revered actors of his era. Best known for performances in movies like Jaws, Klute, All That Jazz and The French Connection; also receiving multiple nominations and awards including twice being nominated for Academy Awards as well as two Golden Globe awards for All That Jazz and The French Connection respectively.
In the late 1960s, Peter Benchley’s novel Jaws quickly became a bestseller and young director Steven Spielberg made it into an immensely successful blockbuster film that catapulted Scheider to international stardom as police chief Martin Brody – the hero of this tale of New England seaside communities terrorized by great white sharks – as police chief Martin Brody. Scheider reprised this role for its sequel Jaws 2 (1978). Later thriller films in which Scheider appeared include Marathon Man by John Schlesinger; Sorcerer by William Friedkin; Last Embrace by Jonathan Demme as well as playing NYPD Detective “Cloudy” Russo for its 1971 crime film version as well as choreographer Joe Gideon for Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz film adaptation of course!
Later on he became known for various other roles, including that of rebellious helicopter pilot in John Badham’s conspiracy/action film Donder van Brand and scientist in 2010, an unofficial sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Additionally he appeared as Cohen and Tate and captain of futuristic submarine in Seaquest DSV TV series.
He was also an accomplished sportsman, competing in amateur baseball and boxing competitions. Additionally, he published many articles for various publications including “The New York Times.” He enjoyed golf, sailing and flying his private plane in retirement, but also was well known as an advocate for Alzheimer’s research and care as a member of both the National Alzheimer’s Association and American Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. As well, he was appointed as Advisory Board Chairman of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Erich was an enthusiastic supporter of New York City Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, serving on its advisory board and chairing a fundraising committee that raised funds to create the City Hall Gallery of Contemporary Art, which opened its doors to visitors in April 2007. He was an avid collector of paintings and sculptures, as well as being married for more than thirty years to first Cynthia Bebout (until they divorced in 1986) before marrying Brenda Siemer for eight more years before passing away in 2003; together they had two children together. He was eventually diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2004 and underwent a bone marrow transplant surgery two years later in 2005.