Monday, February 11, 2008

Roy Scheider, 75

Just found out that actor Roy Scheider succumbed to myeloma. People will probably best remember him for his role as the police chief in "Jaws" but I will always associate him with "Blue Thunder", "Seaquest DSV", and "2010". My favorite tough-guy actor from the 1980s.

Scheider, by the way, was also the source for the name of Space Sheriff Shaider (the original, not the execrable GMA spinoff). Apparently, Scheider was big in Japan.


  1. R.I.P, Roy! You were my favoutite player. I will miss you.

  2. When I saw the headline in Yahoo announcing his death, for a second I thought it was Rob Schneider who died. Lol. Cheers Roy, may you find peace in the jaws of heaven. :D