Person Details

Birthday: 1947-10-29 22:34:05

Aliases: Richard Stephen Dreyfuss

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 83

TV Involvements: 13


Most Famous Work

Biography

An American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television, and theater roles since the late 1960s, including the films American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl, Stakeout, Always, What About Bob? and Mr. Holland's Opus. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for The Goodbye Girl, and was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Holland's Opus. He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and was nominated in 2002 for Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries categories. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Dreyfuss, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Jaws
Average
8

Jaws

(1975) Matt Hooper
Gunsmoke
Average
7

Gunsmoke

(1955) Gearshon Gorofsky
James and the Giant Peach
Average
7

James and the Giant Peach

(1996) Centipede (voice)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Average
7
Polar
Average
6

Polar

(2019) Porter
Poseidon
Average
6

Poseidon

(2006) Richard Nelson
Stand by Me
Average
8

Stand by Me

(1986) The Writer
Where Are They Now?
Average
8

Where Are They Now?

(1999) Self

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Santa
Edgar
2021 Murphy
Ben Myers
2020 Self
2019 Angus
Father
Porter
Buddy Green
2018 Avi
Yuri
George
Self
2017 Self
Arlen Cox
2016 himself
Bernie Madoff
2015 George Hiller
Louis
2014 David Silverman
Himself
Luigi Vanvitelli
Self (archive footage)
2013 Dr. Cas Pepper
Frank Cassidy
Self
Danny
2012 Self
Professor Hillside
Narrator
2010 Alexander Dunning
Matthew Boyd
2009 Seth
Pug Rothbaum
David 'Dave' Whiteman (archive footage)
Irv Gideon
Self
Self
2008 Dick Cheney
Narrator
2007 Mystic Man
Narrator
Self
Self
2006 Himself
Himself
Richard Nelson
2005 Self
Warren Schiff
Self - Actor
2004 Chuck Raven
Narrator
Barnaby Pierce
2003 Theodore Roosevelt
Self
Self
2002 Narrator
2001 Alexander Haig
Self
Scoop the Snowman (voice)
Max Bickford
Yitzhak Rabin (voice)
Micah Donnelly
Self
N/A
2000 Self
Bobby Bartellemeo / Narrator
President
1999 Self
Meyer Lansky
Richard Dreyfuss (voice)
Richard Dreyfuss / Narrator (voice)
1998 Narrator
Himself
Self
Prof. Krippendorf
1997 N/A
Self
Narrator (voice)
Fagin
Self
Self
Self
1996 Vic
Sam Vigoda
Self
Self - Guest
Himself
Centipede (voice)
1995 Glenn Holland
Self
Senator Bob Rumson
N/A
Larry
1994 Dr. Jake Rainer
Self
Self
1993 Det. Chris Lecce
Louie Kurnitz
1992 William Tecumsah Sherman (voice)
narrator
N/A
1991 Col. Picquart
Dr. Leo Marvin
The Player
Sam Sharpe
1990 Doctor Frankenthal
1989 Pete Sandich
Jay Trotter
N/A
1988 Self
Jack Noah
1987 Aaron Levinsky
Det. Chris Lecce
Bill 'BB' Babowsky
1986 The Writer
Dave Whiteman
1984 Joe
1981 Ken Harrison
1980 Paul Dietrich
1978 Moses Wine
1977 Roy Neary
Elliot Garfield
Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater (uncredited)
1976 Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
1975 Self - Host / Roy Neary / Various
Matt Hooper
Boy Wonder
1974 Himself
Clavius
Duddy
1973 Curt Henderson
Baby Face Nelson
N/A
1972 Morris Gap
1971 Self
1970 Self
1969 N/A
N/A
Harold Webster
1968 N/A
Terry
1967 Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
Boarding House Resident (uncredited)
N/A
1966 N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1965 N/A
1964 David Rowe III
N/A
1961 N/A
1955 Gearshon Gorofsky
1953 Self
Maurice Podoloff
Narrator (voice)
Jerry Hamburger
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2021 Executive Producer
2019 Executive Producer
1997 Co-Producer
1994 Executive Producer
1991 Co-Producer
1978 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1995 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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