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Richard Dreyfuss


Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers. He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents were Austro-Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and his ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jaws
Jaws Matt Hooper
(1975)
American Graffiti
(1973)
Piranha 3D
Piranha 3D Matt Boyd
(2010)

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 2018 Nate & Al (pre-production)
Ruben Weiss
 2018/II The Last Laugh (filming)
Buddy Green
 2018 Killing Winston Jones (completed)
Winston Jones
 2017/II Asher (post-production)
Avi
 2017 Shots Fired (TV Series)
Arlen Cox
- Hour Ten: Last Dance (2017) ... Arlen Cox
- Hour Nine: Come to Jesus (2017) ... Arlen Cox
- Hour Eight: Rock Bottom (2017) ... Arlen Cox
- Hour Six: The Fire This Time (2017) ... Arlen Cox
 2016 Madoff (TV Mini-Series)
Bernie Madoff
- Redemptions (2016) ... Bernie Madoff
- Fallout (2016) ... Bernie Madoff
- Catch Me If You Cancer (2016) ... Bernie Madoff
- Millions to Billions (2016) ... Bernie Madoff
 2015 The Killers: Dirt Sledding (Video short)
 2015 Your Family or Mine (TV Series)
Louis
- The Vows (2015) ... Louis
- Presents (2015) ... Louis
- 5 Stages (2015) ... Louis
- The Speech (2015) ... Louis
- Christmas in July (2015) ... Louis
 2015 Zipper
George Hiller
 2014 Squatters (Video)
David
 2014 Caserta Palace Dream (Short)
Vanvitelli
 2013 Cas & Dylan
Dr. Cas Pepper
 2013/I Paranoia
Frank Cassidy
 2013 Very Good Girls
Danny
 2012 Coma (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Hillside
- Part Two (2012) ... Professor Hillside
- Part One (2012) ... Professor Hillside
 2011 Lone Star Trixie (Short)
Virgil
 2011 Parenthood (TV Series)
Gilliam T. Blount
- Hard Times Come Again No More (2011) ... Gilliam T. Blount
- Slipping Away (2011) ... Gilliam T. Blount
- New Plan (2011) ... Gilliam T. Blount
- Taking the Leap (2011) ... Gilliam T. Blount
 2010 Weeds (TV Series)
Warren Schiff
- Theoretical Love Is Not Dead (2010) ... Warren Schiff
- Fran Tarkenton (2010) ... Warren Schiff
- Viking Pride (2010) ... Warren Schiff
- Dearborn-Again (2010) ... Warren Schiff
 2010 RED
Alexander Dunning
 2010 Piranha 3D
Matt Boyd
 2009-2010 Family Guy (TV Series)
Richard Dreyfuss / Narrator
- Peter-assment (2010) ... Richard Dreyfuss (voice)
- Three Kings (2009) ... Richard Dreyfuss / Narrator (voice)
 2009 The Lightkeepers
Seth Atkins / Bascom
 2009 Leaves of Grass
Pug Rothbaum
 2009 My Life in Ruins
Irv
 2009 Happiness Isn't Everything (TV Movie)
Jerry Hamburger
 2008/I W.
Dick Cheney
 2008/I Signs of the Time (Documentary)
Narrator
 2007 Tin Man (TV Mini-Series)
Mystic Man
- Tin Man (2007) ... Mystic Man
- Search for the Emerald (2007) ... Mystic Man
- Into the Storm (2007) ... Mystic Man
 2007 Ocean of Fear (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Poseidon
Richard Nelson
 2004 Copshop (TV Movie)
Leonard Manzo
 2004 Silver City
Chuck Raven
 2003 Coast to Coast (TV Movie)
Barnaby Pierce
 2001-2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Max Bickford
- The Pursuit of Happiness (2002) ... Max Bickford
- One More Time (2002) ... Max Bickford
- The Egg and I (2002) ... Max Bickford
- The Bad Girl (2002) ... Max Bickford
- Murder of the First (2002) ... Max Bickford
 2001 The Day Reagan Was Shot (TV Movie)
Alexander Haig
 2001 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (Video)
Scoop the Snowman (voice)
 2001 Who Is Cletis Tout?
Micah Tobias
 2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Antonio Bolivar
 2000 The Crew
Bobby Bartellemeo / Narrator
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie)
President
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie)
Meyer Lansky
 1998 Krippendorf's Tribe
Krippendorf
 1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Fagin
- Oliver Twist (1997) ... Fagin
 1997 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Vic
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
Sam Vigoda
 1996 James and the Giant Peach
Centipede (voice)
 1995 Mr. Holland's Opus
Glenn Holland
 1995 The American President
Senator Bob Rumson
 1995 The Last Word
Larry
 1994 The Great Battles of the Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1994 Silent Fall
Dr. Jake Rainer
 1993 Another Stakeout
Chris Lecce
 1993 Lost in Yonkers
Louie Kurnitz
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
William Tecumsah Sherman (voice)
 1992 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Johnstown Flood (1992) ... Narrator
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Col. Picquart
 1991 What About Bob?
Dr. Leo Marvin
 1991 Once Around
Sam Sharpe
 1990 Postcards from the Edge
Doctor Frankenthal
 1989 Always
Pete Sandich
 1989 Let It Ride
Jay Trotter
 1989 Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video short)
Richard Dreyfuss (uncredited)
 1988 Moon Over Parador
Jack Noah / President Alphonse Simms
 1987 Nuts
Aaron Levinsky
 1987 Stakeout
Chris Lecce
 1987 Tin Men
Bill 'BB' Babowsky
 1986 Stand by Me
The Writer
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Dave Whiteman
 1984 The Buddy System
Joe
 1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Ken Harrison
 1980 The Competition
Paul Dietrich
 1979 Othello (Video)
Iago
 1978 The Big Fix
Moses Wine
 1977 The Goodbye Girl
Elliot Garfield
 1977 The Sentinel
Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater (uncredited)
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
 1975 Jaws
Matt Hooper
 1975 Inserts
Boy Wonder
 1973 Me (TV Movie)
Greg
 1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Tony Injijikian
- Mr. Dazzle (1973) ... Tony Injijikian
 1973 American Graffiti
Curt
 1973 Dillinger
Baby Face Nelson
 1973 Catch-22 (TV Movie)
Capt. John Yossarian
 1973 A Touch of Grace (TV Series)
Donald
- The Accident (1973) ... Donald
 1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Gearshon Gorofsky
- This Golden Land (1973) ... Gearshon Gorofsky
 1970-1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Caleb Dunne / Curtis Bell
- The Night Holds Terror (1973) ... Caleb Dunne
- Mother of Sorrow (1970) ... Curtis Bell
 1972 The Shadow of a Gunman (TV Movie)
Tommy Owen
 1972 Two for the Money (TV Movie)
Morris Gap
 1971 You Are There (TV Series)
Riggs
- The Mystery of Amelia Earhart (1971) ... Riggs
 1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Mike Chester
- Down at the House of Truth, Visiting (1971) ... Mike Chester
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
Stan Siebert
- The Valediction (1970) ... Stan Siebert
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Ralph Tolliver
- First: No Harm to the Patient (1970) ... Dr. Ralph Tolliver
 1969 The New People (TV Series)
Dr. Owen Rudd
- Panic in the Sand (1969) ... Dr. Owen Rudd
 1969 Hello Down There
Harold Webster
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Mark Finley
- Buried on Page One (1969) ... Mark Finley
 1969 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Herbie Aroon
- The Last Man in the World (1969) ... Herbie Aroon
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Larry Corning
- Weep the Hunter Home (1968) ... Larry Corning
 1968 The Young Runaways
Terry
 1967 The Graduate
Boarding House Resident (uncredited)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Ben Jr.
- No Experience Necessary (1967) ... Ben Jr.
 1967 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
Harold / Warren
- Testing, One Two (1967) ... Harold
- Big Brother Is Watching You (1967) ... Warren
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Johnny Arthur
- Paper Hats & Everything (1967) ... Johnny Arthur
 1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Rudolph
- Fair Play for Gypsies (1967) ... Rudolph
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Lud Akely
- Boy Into Man (1967) ... Lud Akely
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Glen
- My Son, the Actor (1966) ... Glen
 1966 Bewitched (TV Series)
Rodney
- Man's Best Friend (1966) ... Rodney
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
Norman
- Ego-a-Go-Go (1966) ... Norman
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1965 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Cap & Gown Student
- Episode #1.94 (1965) ... Cap & Gown Student (uncredited)
 1964 Karen (TV Series)
David Rowe III
- Karen's Simplicity Complex (1964) ... David Rowe III
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Other Works:

Radio: PSA for Americans for National Parks. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Behind all art is ego and I am an artist and I am unique. See more »

Trivia:

During 2004-2005, he took a short break from acting to lecture at Oxford University. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays wisecracking, fast talking characters See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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