Richard Dreyfuss

A regal offspring of the silver screen.

Richard Dreyfuss
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Age76
Full NameRichard Stephen Dreyfus
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Biography

His Royal Highness Richard Dreyfus, of Brooklyn, New York, is an esteemed American leading man and master of his craft. Born to a prominent family of Austro-Hungarian and Russian Jewish heritage, Richard rose from humble beginnings, appearing in bit parts and television shows. His work soon earned him recognition, beginning with his portrayal of Baby Face Nelson in John Milius' Dillinger (1973). By the end of the '70s, Richard had become a star in his own right, further cementing his place in film history through his roles in two of Steven Spielberg's most successful films. His performance as college-bound young man in American Graffiti (1973) and nervy Jewish kid with high hopes in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) earned him the adoration of fans and critics alike. To this day, Richard Dreyfus remains a celebrated figure in the film industry, having created characters that have stood the test of time. His Royal Highness is truly a master of his craft.

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Media
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  • Lone Star Trixie
  • Save Christmas
  • Copshop
  • Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II
  • A Touch of Grace
  • Karen
  • Jaws
  • Stand by Me
  • Prime Times
  • The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
  • The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of 'Jaws'
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Quiz Show
  • Milius
  • The Wonderful World of Disney
  • Comic Relief
  • Madoff
  • Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking
  • Fail Safe
  • American Graffiti
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • The New People
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • The Shadow of a Gunman
  • The Education of Max Bickford
  • Audrey
  • The 50th Annual Academy Awards
  • Lincoln
  • What About Bob?
  • RED
  • The 51st Annual Academy Awards
  • Catch-22
  • Dillinger
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards
  • R2-D2: Beneath the Dome
  • The American President
  • Lost in Yonkers
  • The 59th Annual Academy Awards
  • Let It Ride
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Stakeout
  • Postcards from the Edge

Family Tree

From the prestigious Dreyfuss family, Natalie, Lorin, Harry and Richard have made a name for themselves through their impressive acting and writing careers. Natalie, born in Los Angeles, California in 1987, is an actor best known for her roles in The Flash (2014), Will & Grace (1998) and Still the King (2016). Lorin, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1944, is an actor and writer known for Detective School Dropouts (1986), Skatetown U.S.A. (1979) and Dutch Treat (1987). Harry is a rising star in the film industry, best known for Purell Hotel (2020), DieRy (2020) and Killer Whales (2022). Last but certainly not least is Richard, the patriarch of the Dreyfuss family, who has been a leading man in films since the 1960s and is best known for his role in The Graduate (1967), American Graffiti (1973) and Dillinger (1973). This illustrious family has made a mark in the world of entertainment, and is sure to continue to do so for years to come.

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