Richard Dreyfuss Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 May, 2020
Facts of Richard Dreyfuss
Date of Birth: 1947 , October-29
Age: 72 years old
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Richard Dreyfuss
Birth Name Richard Stephen Dreyfuss
Father Norman Dreyfus
Mother Geraldine Robbins.
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies and Television series
Net Worth $5 million
Married to Svetlana Erokhin
Children Three
Divorce Two
Education Beverly Hills High School
Awards Academy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA
Movies American Graffiti, Jaws, Stand by Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Down and Out in Beverly Hills
TV Show The Second Hundred Years, Judd for the Defense
Siblings Lorin Dreyfuss
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Richard Dreyfuss is a prominent American actor who is most known for his iconic role in movies like Jaws, Stand by Me, American Graffiti, and more. He won Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the romantic comedy-drama film The Goodbye Girl. Likewise, Dreyfuss' also has earned home numerous accolades including Golden Globe and BAFTA.

Family And Education

Richard Dreyfuss was born on October 29, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York to Norman Dreyfus and Geraldine Robbins. His father was an attorney, restaurateur, and owner of a plastics company whereas, his mother was a peace activist.

Richard Dreyfuss SOURCE: Pinterest

Dreyfuss grew up with his brother, Lorin Dreyfuss in the Bayside area of Queens, New York. Later, his family shifted to Los Angeles, California. He lost his father when he was 21 years old.

Talking about his education, he completed school at Beverly Hills High School.

He Played Elliot Garfield In 'The Goodbye Girl'

The 72-year-old Richard started his acting career as David Rowe III in the television series Karen in 1964. The next year, he was cast in the TV shows such as Peyton Place and Ben Casey.

Dreyfuss' other early life television series and films are The Second Hundred Years, Judd for the Defense, and Hello Down There. 

In 1973, he played Curt in the comedy-drama film American Graffiti. He starred as Hooper in the 1975 hit adventure-thriller Jaws.

Richard's iconic performance in the romantic comedy-drama film The Goodbye Girl in 1977 earned him numerous awards like Academy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for Best Actor.

Taking about his recent work, he appeared as Angus Stewart in the drama film Astronaut in 2019. He is also set to appear in the comedy movie Killing Winston Jones in 2020.

Whopping Net Worth Of $5 Million

Richard, who is 5 feet 4 inches, has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of May 2020. He received a tremendous amount of wealth from his professional acting career.

Dreyfuss has been part of several hit movies some of them are listed below:

Movie Year Budget Box Office
American Graffiti 1973 $777,000 $140 million
Jaws  1975 $9 million $470.7 million
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 $20 million $306.1 million
The Goodbye Girl 1977 N/A $102 million

Woking in these hit movies, he certainly has added hundreds of thousands of dollars in his bank balance.

Relationship Status

Richard Dreyfuss is married to Russian-born Svetlana Erokhin as of 2020. The two tied the knot in 2006 and currently reside in San Diego, California.

Richard Dreyfuss with his wife, Svetlana SOURCE: Grizzly Медведь - LiveJournal

Prior to marrying Erokhin, Richard was divorced twice. He married Jeramie Rain, a writer, and producer in 1983. The former couple share three children; Emily Dreyfuss (born in 1983), Benjamin Dreyfuss (1986), and Harry Dreyfuss (1990).

Richard and Rain's marriage didn't last long and finalized divorced in 1995. After Jeramie, Dreyfuss went on to marry Janelle Lacey in 1999, but they also divorced in 2005.

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