October 29, 1947
73 years old
5 ft 5 in | 1.65 cm
73 kg | 161 lbs
Richard Stephen Dreyfuss was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on October 29, 1947, is an American actor.
Young Richard Dreyfuss first started performing at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Arts Center and the Westside Jewish Community Center, under drama teacher Bill Miller.
He made his big screen debut in romantic comedy drama film The Graduate (1967) in uncredited role as Boarding House Resident.
He got his television debut in sitcom Karen (1964) in episode "Karen's Simplicity Complex", in role as David Rowe III.
Richard's breakthrough performance came as Curt Henderson in coming-of-age comedy movie American Graffiti (1973) for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "But, Seriously..." (1969) in role as Stanley, at Henry Miller's Theatre.
Spinning Gold (2021) biography drama music in role as Morris Levy, with Michelle Monaghan, Jason Isaacs and Peyton List
Killing Winston Jones (2021) dark comedy in role as Winston Jones, opposite Danny Glover, Danny Masterson and Jon Heder
He won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Elliott Garfield in romantic comedy drama movie The Goodbye Girl (1977).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Glenn Holland in drama film Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).
He was nominated for the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role as Duddy in comedy drama film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Matt Hooper in thriller movie Jaws (1975).
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his performance as Roy Neary in science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Aaron Levinsky in drama movie Nuts (1987).
He won the Pasinetti Award for Best Actor (Venice Film Festival Awards) for his role as The Player in tragicomedy film Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990).
He was nominated for the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor for his role as Antonio Bolivar in Australian adventure drama film The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001).
Stand by Me (1986) coming-of-age opposite Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix and Corey Feldman
The Goodbye Girl (1977) romantic comedy drama with Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings and Paul Benedict
What About Bob? (1991) comedy opposite Bill Murray, Julie Hagerty and Charlie Korsmo
The American President (1995) romantic comedy drama with Michael Douglas, Annette Bening and Martin Sheen
Stakeout (1987) buddy cop action comedy opposite Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn
Postcards from the Edge (1990) comedy drama with Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Quaid
Always (1989) romantic comedy drama opposite Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Audrey Hepburn
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) comedy with Nick Nolte and Bette Midler
Tin Men (1987) comedy opposite Danny DeVito and Barbara Hershey
Let It Ride (1989) comedy with Teri Garr, David Johansen and Jennifer Tilly
Piranha 3D (2010) comedy horror opposite Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell and Adam Scott
Leaves of Grass (2009) black comedy with Edward Norton, Keri Russell and Henry Max Nelson
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) crime drama opposite Andy Garcia, Lena Olin and Ian Holm
W. (2008) biographical with Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks and Ioan Gruffudd
Red (2010) action comedy opposite Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich
He won the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Alexander Haig in television drama film The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001) also he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor.
He won the Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television for his performance as Warren Schiff in Showtime dark comedy drama television series Weeds (2010).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Max Bickford in CBS drama television series The Education of Max Bickford (2001-2002).
The Mod Squad (1970, 1973) ABC crime drama series in role as Curtis Bell / Caleb Dunne
Tin Man (2007) Sci Fi Channel miniseries in role as Mystic Man
Parenthood (2011) NBC comedy drama series in role as Gilliam T. Blount
Your Family or Mine (2015) TBS sitcom in role as Louis
Madoff (2016) ABC miniseries in role as Bernie Madoff
Shots Fired (2017) Fox drama miniseries in role as Arlen Cox
Attended Beverly Hills High School.
Attended California State University, Northridge.
Has Jewish ancestry.
He is a younger brother of Lorin Dreyfuss.
He was best friends with Carrie Fisher.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1996.
He co-wrote a novel "The Two Georges"(1997), with Harry Turtledove.
He created The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative in 2006.
He voiced Mr. Centipede in musical fantasy film James and the Giant Peach (1996).
He was married to:
Svetlana Erokhin (2006)
Janelle Lacey (1999-2005)
Jeramie Rain (1983-1992) they have three children: Emily, Benjamin and Harry
He dated Lucinda Dooling (1975-1978) and Debralee Scott (1974).