Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss is an American producer, writer, and actor known for his work in movies released in the 1970s and 1980s. The actor is known for playing ordinary men driven to the emotional extreme. The actor was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The paternal grandparents of Richard were Austro-Hungarian Jewish Immigrants. The actor gives his best performance in every project.

The actor worked in several movies named American Graffiti, Jaws, Stand by Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Down, and many more.

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Biography and Early Life

On 29 October 1947, the producer was Norman Dreyfus and Geraldine. The father of Richard was an attorney. He was also the owner of restaurants and a Plastic Company. His mother was a peace activist. The actor’s father left him at the age of 21. Stephen raises in the Bayside area of Queens, New York.

The actor believes in the Jewish religion. At age nine, Richard’s parents moved to Los Angeles, California, before living in Europe for some years.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Richard Dreyfuss in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Richard Dreyfuss’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 29 October 1947. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162.6 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 160 lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.


He completed high school at Beverly Hills High School. Richard attended California State University for one year.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

The artist married time in his life and Richard first time married to producer and writer Jeramie Rain in 1980. The couple together has three children named Emily, Benjamin, and Harry. Richard and Jeramie’s elder son suffered from a rare genetic eye disorder that left his left eye blind.

In 1995, the couple divorced. The second time, the actor married Janelle Lacey, and the couple divorced in 2005. Richard told about his fight with bipolar disorder in his documentary Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.

The third time the producer married Russian-born Svetlana Erokhin in 2006. The couple lives in San Diego, California. They often visit New York City and London. The actor has a difference from other actors named Robert Shaw, Bill Murray, and Oliver Stone.

Is Richard Dreyfuss Gay?

Richard Dreyfuss is a straight person. He married three times and has children. The actor is very happy with his third marriage.

Professional Career

He starts taking acting lesions at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Arts Centre and Westside Jewish Community Centre at a very young age. Drama teacher Bill Miller trains him. The first TV debut of the actor was in Mama’s House at the age of fifteen.

The actor worked in Los Angeles Hospital as a clerk. Richard played a small role in several TV shows named Peyton Place, Gidget, That Girl, Gunsmoke, Bewitched, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir. In the 1960s and 1970s, Richard performed in Broadway and Improvisational Theatre.

On 17 March 1972, the producer worked in The Time of Your Life in Lost Angeles, directed by Edwin Sherin. Richard first time performed in The Graduate, but his role goes uncredited. He has only one line in the movie. In 1967, the singer worked in Valley of the Dolls. After four years, the actor worked for CBS Pilot Catch-22.

In 1973, he worked hit movie American Graffiti. The first lead role of Richard was in the Canadian film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. After that, the actor stars in two blockbusters movies, Jaws and Close Encounter of the Third Kind.

Film critic Pauline Kael praised the producer’s acting skills. He portrayed a struggling actor in the film The Goodbye Girl. In 1978, the actor started using Cocaine and announced his about his graduation in 1982. The actor underwent Rehab after his Mercedes-Benz crashed into a tree.

In 1986, the actor appeared in the movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills after he underwent Rehab. He did a cameo in the film Stand by Me. In 1991, he worked opposite Bill Murray in the comedy What About Bob?. The actor participated in the historic Papal Concert to Commemorate the Shoah. In 2002, Richard worked in the television drama The Education of Max as Max Bickford.

The actor played the incredible role of the gay architect in the survivor’s movie Poseidon. The producer played the role of Dick Cheney in George W. Bush’s biopic W. Richard did the part of Matt Hooper in the horror film Piranha 3D. He appeared in the documentary title Lincoln’s Greatest Speech.

Richard portrayed Bernie Madoff in a miniseries. On 03 February 2016, the first episode of the series was released. In 2017, he started working in The Last Laugh, which was released on 11 January 2019. The writer released noble The Two Georges co-authored with Harry Turtledove.


In 1974, the actor got nominated for Golden Globe Awards in 1974. He won BAFTA Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Academy Awards, and Golden for his Goodbye Girl performance. In 2015, he won Saturn Awards in dark comedy Weeds.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richard Dreyfuss in 2021

As of 2021, The net worth of Richard Dreyfuss is $6 million. He purchased a $1.5 million house located in Encinitas, California. Richard was part of several blockbuster Hollywood movies.

Richard also earns royalty from the books. We did not have the salary details of the actor.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • The actor often works with Steven Spielberg.
  • He is known for his Low-pitched nasal voice.
  • The actor was included in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Richard was included in The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time in Empire (UK) magazine.

Richard Dreyfuss is a legendary actor in Hollywood. He showcased his acting skills in several movies and television shows. The artist is often involved in controversy.


Facts of Richard Stephan Dreyfuss

  • Gender Male
  • full nameRichard Stephan Dreyfuss
  • birthplaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth October 29, 1947
  • Age 76 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionJewish
  • net worth$6 million
  • professionActor and Writer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 73 Kg, In Pounds – 160 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 162.6 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
  • hair colorGrey
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolBeverly Hills High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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