Richard Dreyfuss is a renowned actor and writer from the United States. For over five decades, he has played several different roles and is still ongoing in his work. He has been consistent in making appearances whether it was big or small roles. The trajectory of his acting career demonstrates so much commitment, dedication, and consistency.
Richard Dreyfuss Age and Place of Birth
On October 29th the year 1947 is when Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York, to his father, Norman Dreyfuss, an attorney, restaurateur, and owner of a plastics firm, and his mother, Geraldine, a peace campaigner.
Richard Dreyfuss Early Life and Education
Born and bred in Queens’ Bayside neighborhood, Richard’s ethnic descent is rooted in the Jewish culture as he comes from a Jewish family. At the age of 9, his father relocated the family from New York to Europe and back to Los Angeles, California. Richard schooled in Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, and afterward schooled at San Fernando Valley State College, now known as California State University, Northridge for a year.
For the next two years, he served as an alternate service clerk in a Los Angeles hospital as a diligent objector during the Vietnam War. He was present in episodes of Peyton Place, Gunsmoke, Bewitched, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, The Big Valley among several other roles during this time. He also acted on Broadway, Off-Broadway, repertory, and improvisational theater in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Richard Dreyfuss Career
Richard began performing as a child at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Arts Center and the Westside Jewish Community Center, where he was taught by Bill Miller, a theatrical teacher. When he was fifteen, he made his television debut in the show “In Mama’s House”.
Curt Henderson, an intellectual, angst-ridden high-school graduate, was Richards’ breakout performance role in George Lucas’ hit movie “American Graffiti” released in 1973. His role was the first in a long line of ordinary people in difficult situations that he would portray over the next decade. Richard was well-suited to several “ordinary Joe” roles due to his slightly stocky body and basic, everyman features.
Richard Dreyfuss Net worth and Assets
Currently, Richard has a net worth of $6 million. He used $1.5 million to buy property in Encinitas, California. Richard has been in several films in Hollywood. He is also paid handsome royalties from the novels. There is no information available on what Richard may be receiving as salary.
|Real Name||Richard Stephen Dreyfuss|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York|