Quick Facts of Richard Stephen Dreyfus

  • Full Name Richard Stephen Dreyfus
  • Date of Birth29 October, 1947
  • NicknameRichard Dreyfuss
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1964–present
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour White
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseJeramie Rain (m. 1983; div. 1995), Janelle Lacey (m. 1999; div. 2005), Svetlana Erokhin (m. 2006)
  • Height1.65 m
  • EducationCalifornia State University
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Children3
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Net Worth$65 million
Richard Dreyfuss

Short Description of Richard Dreyfuss:

Richard Dreyfuss is an American actor of the 1970s and 1990s, highly recognized for the films like Jaws, Stand By Me, American Graffiti, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, The Goodbye Girl, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Always, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.

The Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award-winning actor has appeared in various films during the 1990s. Richard celebrates his birthday on 29th October every year. Dreyfuss belongs to the white American ethical background with American nationality and was born with star sign Scorpio.

Early Life and Education:

Richard Dreyfuss was born on October 29, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York as Richard Stephen Dreyfus. In his last name, he himself added a second letter “s”. He was raised in Bayside, Queens and in Los Angeles.

Dreyfuss attended Beverly Hills High School and briefly joined a Fernando Valley State College. For his contentious argument with a, he was booted from the California State University. Richard has served as a hospital clerk.


Richard started playing the roles on Television sitcoms, Bewitched and Gidget. Similarly, he performed at Broadway and off-Broadway as well. Richard starred in his first film, Valley of the Dolls and then appeared on The Graduate.

After that, he signed as an actor for The Young Runaways and Dillinger. His breakthrough role was in the film, American Graffiti, that led him the nomination for the Golden Globe award in the category of best actor.

Then he appeared in several films such as The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Jaws, The Goodbye Girl, The Big Fix, and so on. He won the Academy Award for the film, The Goodbye Girl.

Personal Life:

Traveling towards his personal life, Richard Dreyfuss is a married man. He has married thrice in his life. With his first wife Jeramie Rain, he has three children.

He tied the knot for the second time with Janelle Lacy and divorced her after six years. In the year 2006, Richard married to Svetlana Erokhin. Richard has a straight sexual orientation. He resides in San Diego, California with his third wife.

In the year 1982, he was arrested by the cops for possession of coke and prescription pills when he crashed his car into a tree.


A Civil War re-enactor Richard has a height of 1.65 m with average body types and body mass. He has wrinkled skin with brown eyes and white hairs.

Net Worth:

Richard earns a net worth of $65 million.

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