He was registered as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War. He spent one year at San Fernando Valley State College. While in Beverly Hills High School, he attended school in L.A. Before moving to Los Angeles at the age of 9, he spent his early years in Queens, New York. He has two siblings, Lorin and Cathy. His mother, Geraldine, was an attorney and peace activist. Later, he added a second “S” to his surname. Dreyfuss was born on October 29, 1947, in New York City. He won an Oscar for his role in The Goodbye Girl. He starred in a number of films, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Jaws (1975), and Kindergarten Cop (1990). Richard Dreyfuss is an American actor and political/social activist.
He gained a BAFTA Award nomination for that performance. In Steven Spielberg’s thriller Jaws (1975), he later starred as shark expert “Matt Hooper”. The film was directed by George Lucas and it earned $140 million at the box office. Dreyfuss’ breakthrough role was as “Curt Henderson” in American Graffiti (1973). In the gangster film Dillinger (1973), he portrayed bank robber “Baby Face Nelson”. He made his film debut in Valley of the Dolls (1967) with an uncredited role. His early appearances on television include Karen, Gidget, Bewitched, The Big Valley, The Mod Squad, and Gunsmoke. At the age of 15, he appeared in a stage production of ‘In Mama’s House’. Dreyfuss started his acting career as a teenager.
Parenthood and Weeds also credit his television acts. The television film “The Day Reagan Was Shot” portrayed Alexander Haig, the U.S. Secretary of State, with an outstanding performance by Dreyfuss. He earned a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in the drama series “The Education of Max Bickford”, which ran from September 2001 to June 2002 for its first season on CBS. Dreyfuss also starred in and produced the series. He portrayed “Haig” in Oliver Stone’s film “Cheney Dick” and appeared in notable films such as “Mr. Holland’s Opus” with Glenne Headly (1995), “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” with Nick Nolte (1986), and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” with Teri Garr (1977). He earned multiple awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA, for his role in “The Goodbye Girl” (1977) opposite Marsha Mason as Elliott Garfield.
Dreyfuss, a theater actor and director, is involved in film and television as well. In England, he made his directorial debut with the Birmingham Theatre Company’s production of ‘Hamlet’ in 1994. He received the Drama-Logue Award and the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award in 1996 for his role in “Three Hotels”. Additionally, he has been credited for his performances in Total Abandon, Death and the Maiden, Sly Fox, The Producers, and Prophesy and Honor on stage.
In March 2006, he got married to his third and current spouse ‘Svetlana Erokhin’. His second spouse was Janelle Lacey from 1999 to 2005. They have three offspring, Benjamin, Harry Spencer, and Emily. He was previously married to actress ‘Jeramie Rain’ from 1983 to 1995. Dreyfuss is 5ft 4in tall and he is of Jewish descent. In February 2017, the actor revealed that he was financially struggling. He was valued at as much as $55 million during his peak. PERSONAL Richard Dreyfuss has an approximate net worth of $5 million.
Stephen Dreyfus Richard, born on October 29, 1947, in New York, Brooklyn, United States, is a 75-year-old actor with a net worth of $5 million. He has been active in the industry since 1964 and stands at a height of 163 cm (5ft 4in). His zodiac sign is Scorpio and his real name is Richard.