Best known for the films ‘Stand by My’, ‘Jaws’, ‘The Goodbye Girl’, ‘American Graffiti’, and ‘Always’, Richard Dreyfuss is an Oscar-winning actor from America. Throughout his career, he has gained massive success and churned out huge net worth. Read on to know more about the career, awards, earnings, and net worth of Richard Dreyfuss in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The American actor was born as Richard Stephen Dreyfuss on October 29, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York. He brought up in Queens, New York in a Jewish family. His mother, Geraldine Dreyfuss, was a peace activist while his father, Norman Dreyfuss, was a restaurateur and an attorney. When he was nine years old, his family moved to Los Angeles where he attended Beverley Hills School. After completing his high school, he enrolled at San Fernando Valley State College but never completed his graduation.
Speaking of his love life, Richard has married thrice in his lifetime and is a father of 3 kids. First, he married Jeramie Rain in 1983. The couple had three kids together. They divorced in 1992. Then, he married Janelle Lacey in 1999 after dating for years. Their marriage ended in 2005. The next year itself, he got married to Svetlana Erokhin. At present, their relationship is going strong. They have no kids together.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Richard had an interest in acting since his childhood. As a teenager, he had acted in the community plays. This is where he got the attention. He made his TV debut when he was only 15 years old with the TV production ‘In Mama’s House’. After a few years, he professionally broke into the industry. Initially, he bagged the small roles on a few TV shows such as ‘Peyton Place’, ‘Gidget’, ‘Bewitched’, and ‘That Girl’. Following that, he made his film debut but again, he could land only a small role.
He first appeared as a leading actor in a Canadian film in 1974. With this film, he got notable attention which helped him to bag the leading role in the blockbuster film ‘Jaws’ in 1975. This was the beginning of his unstoppable career. In 1977, he starred in the film ‘The Goodbye Girl,’ and after this, his career changed forever. Following that, he gave many blockbuster movies.
Richard won the Oscar award for the film ‘The Goodbye Girl’. Other than the Oscar award, he has won several other awards and nominations throughout his career. He has won 1 Golden Globe Award, 1 BAFTA Award, 1 Saturn Award, LAFCA Award, Satellite Award, and a Hollywood Film Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of now, Richard Dreyfuss is 70 years old. So, how much net worth do you expect from such an old actor? At present, the exceptional actor holds a remarkable net worth of $6.5 million. When he was at the peak of his career, his net worth was certainly much higher than this. Richard has made most of his net worth through the acting. He is also involved in politics. So, he might be earning a good chunk of money from that too.
Other than being an award-winning actor, Richard Dreyfuss is also a social person. He runs a foundation named ‘Dreyfuss Civics Initiatives’ which is intended to enhance the knowledge of Civics in the country.