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Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. He was best known for his role as police chief Martin Brody in the 1975 movie Jaws, his Academy Award nominated role (but he did not win the award) as Joe Gideon in the movie All That Jazz, and as Captain Nathan Bridger in Steven Spielberg's Emmy Award winning television series seaQuest DSV. He played "Heywood Floyd " in the 1984 film 2010.

Roy Scheider
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Scheider in Krakow, Poland on April 28, 2007 during the production of Iron Cross
Born
Roy Richard Scheider

(1932-11-10)November 10, 1932
DiedFebruary 10, 2008(2008-02-10) (aged 75)
Cause of deathMultiple myeloma
staphylococcal infection
NationalityAmerican
Alma materRutgers University
Franklin & Marshall College
Years active1961–2008
Spouse(s)Cynthia Bebout Scheider (1962–1989, divorced)
Brenda Siemer Scheider (1989–2008, his death)
Children2 daughters, 1 son
Parent(s)Roy Scheider
Anna (née Crosson)

Scheider's mother was an Irish-American Roman Catholic; his father was a German-American Protestant. Scheider had a daughter from his first marriage, and a son and daughter from his second marriage. He had a form of cancer called multiple myeloma, and died of an staphylococcal infection, aged 75.

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