Richard Dreyfuss



Place of birth:

Brooklyn, New York, USA:


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.

Film Credits

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Astronaut (2019)
as Angus
Daughter of the Wolf (2019)
as Father
Polar (2019)
as Porter
The Last Laugh (2019)
as Buddy Green
Asher (2018)
as Avi
Bayou Caviar (2018)
as Yuri
Book Club (2018)
as George
Spielberg (2017)
as Himself
Third Party President: Citizen Rocky (2016)
as himself
Zipper (2015)
as George Hiller
Squatters (2014)
as David Silverman
Caserta Palace Dream (2014)
as Luigi Vanvitelli
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Cas & Dylan (2013)
as Dr. Cas Pepper
Paranoia (2013)
as Frank Cassidy
Milius (2013)
as Himself
Very Good Girls (2013)
as Danny
Casting By (2012)
as Himself
The Two Million Year Old Boy (2011)
as Narator
RED (2010)
as Alexander Dunning
Piranha 3D (2010)
as Matthew Boyd
The Lightkeepers (2009)
as Seth
Leaves of Grass (2009)
as Pug Rothbaum
My Life in Ruins (2009)
as Irv Gideon
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
as Himself
W. (2008)
as Dick Cheney
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition (2007)
as Himself
The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws (2007)
as Himself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006)
as Himself
Poseidon (2006)
as Richard Nelson
The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005)
as Himself - Actor
Silver City (2004)
as Chuck Raven
A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope (2004)
as Narrator
Coast to Coast (2004)
as Barnaby Pierce
Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion (2003)
as Theodore Roosevelt
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)
as Himself
The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
as Alexander Haig
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
as Scoop the Snowman (voice)
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
as Micah Donnelly
Fail Safe (2001)
as President
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (2001)
as Himself
Le Vieux qui lisait des romans d'amour (2001)
Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me (2000)
as Himself
The Crew (2000)
as Bobby Bartellemeo / Narrator
Lansky (1999)
as Meyer Lansky
Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude (1998)
as Narrator
The Making of 'American Graffiti' (1998)
as Himself
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
as Prof. Krippendorf
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997)
as Narrator (voice)
Oliver Twist (1997)
as Fagin
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)
as Himself
Mad Dog Time (1996)
as Vic
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
as Sam Vigoda
The Universal Story (1996)
as Himself
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
as Centipede (voice)
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
as Glenn Holland
The Making of Jaws (1995)
as Himself
The American President (1995)
as Senator Bob Rumson
The Last Word (1995)
as Larry
Silent Fall (1994)
as Dr. Jacob W. "Jake" Rainer
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (1994)
as Himself
Another Stakeout (1993)
as Det. Chris Lecce
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
as Louie Kurnitz
Lincoln (1992)
The Johnstown Flood (1992)
as narrator
Prisoner of Honor (1991)
as Col. Picquart
What About Bob? (1991)
as Dr. Leo Marvin
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991)
as The Player
Once Around (1991)
as Sam
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
as Doctor Frankenthal
Always (1989)
as Pete Sandich
Let It Ride (1989)
as Jay Trotter
James Stewart's Wonderful Life (1988)
as Himself
Moon Over Parador (1988)
as Jack Noah / President Alphonse Simms
Nuts (1987)
as Aaron Levinsky
Stakeout (1987)
as Det. Chris Lecce
Tin Men (1987)
as Bill 'BB' Babowsky
Stand by Me (1986)
as The Writer
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
as David 'Dave' Whiteman
The Buddy System (1984)
as Joe
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
as Ken Harrison
The Competition (1980)
as Paul Dietrich
The Big Fix (1978)
as Moses Wine
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
as Elliot Garfield
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
as Roy Neary
The Sentinel (1977)
as Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater (uncredited)
Victory at Entebbe (1976)
as Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
Jaws (1975)
as Matt Hooper
Inserts (1975)
as Boy Wonder
New England Our Way (1974)
as Himself
The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974)
as Clavius
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
as Duddy
American Graffiti (1973)
as Curt Henderson
Dillinger (1973)
as Baby Face Nelson
Two for the Money (1972)
as Morris Gap
Hello Down There (1969)
as Harold Webster
The Young Runaways (1968)
as Terry
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
as Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
The Graduate (1967)
as Boarding House Student
America Betrayed (
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as Narrator
Ocean of Fear ()
as Narrator
Killing Winston Jones ()
as Winston Jones

TV Series Credits

Shots Fired (2017)
as Arlen Cox
Madoff (2016)
as Bernie Madoff
Your Family or Mine (2015)
as Louis
The Real History of Science Fiction (2014)
as Himself
Coma (2012)
as Professor Hillside
Tin Man (2007)
as Mystic Man
Ocean of Fear (2007)
as Narrator (voice)
The Reichen Show (2005)
Weeds (2005)
as Warren Schiff
The Education of Max Bickford (2001)
as Max Bickford
Where Are They Now? (1999)
Family Guy (1999)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (1998)
as Himself
The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)
The Frank Skinner Show (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
A Touch of Grace (1973)
The New People (1969)
Room 222 (1969)
The Mod Squad (1968)
Judd for the Defense (1967)
Occasional Wife (1966)
Felony Squad (1966)
Hey, Landlord (1966)
That Girl (1966)
Gidget (1965)
Karen (1964)
as David Rowe III
Bewitched (1964)
Ben Casey (1961)
Gunsmoke (1955)
The Academy Awards (1953)
Happiness Isn't Everything ()
as Jerry Hamburger
Oliver Twist (1997)
Present Tense, Past Perfect (1995)
Once Around (1991)