Roy Scheider Overview

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Born: November 10, 1932

Born and raised in Orange, New Jersey, Scheider has a classical background in acting that began in his college days at Rutgers and at Franklin and Marshall college. The weathered faced, and broken-nosed (which happened during his second bout in New Jersey's Diamond Gloves Competition) actor made his professional debut playing Mercutio in the 1961 New York Shakespseare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet. He followed this up by spending the next few years playing classic roles in repertory... See All


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