Who is Richard Dreyfuss and what is his net worth 2018? Richard Dreyfuss is a talented American actor well known for his roles in the popular films like ‘American Graffiti’, ‘Jaws’, ‘Stand by Me’, ‘The Good-Bye Girl’, and ‘Always’. At one time, Dreyfuss was the youngest actor ever to win Oscar for Best Actor. Dreyfuss is an ‘Academy Award’ winner actor who was ranked on 81th position by Empire (UK) Magazine in list of ‘The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time’. He has a great dislike for rock music.
Richard Stephen Dreyfuss commonly known as Richard Dreyfuss was born on October 29, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Dreyfuss was born to parents Geraldine Dreyfuss, a peace activist and Norman Dreyfuss, an attorney and restaurateur. Dreyfuss spent his childhood in Bayside, Queens. At the age of nine, he moved to Los Angeles with his family. Dreyfuss went to the Beverly Hills High School and graduated from there in 1965. Dreyfuss started acting at an early age.
At 15 years of age, he debuts with the TV production ‘In Mama’s House’. For a year, Dreyfuss attended the ‘San Fernando Valley State College’. In the ‘Vietnam War’ Dreyfuss worked as a conscientious objector and got chances to act in a few small TV roles on shows like ‘Peyton’, ‘Gidget’, ‘That Girl’ and ‘The Big Valley’.
In the 1980’s Richard Dreyfuss married to a writer and producer Jeramie Rain and he had three children with her. After divorcing Rain, Dreyfuss married to Janelle Lacey but they also divorced. In 2006, he married to Svetlana Erokhin and lived in San Diego, California. They also bought $1.5 million house in Encinitas, California.
Dreyfuss’s first film role was a small, unknown appearance in ‘The Graduate’ followed by few lines in ‘Valley of the Dolls’. In 1973, his stunning performance came with the hit ‘American Graffiti’ for which he was very appreciated. Dreyfuss got very positive reviews for playing leading role in the Canadian blockbuster ‘The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz’. During 1975 to 1977, Dreyfuss worked in films ‘Jaws’ and ‘Close Encounter of the Third Kind’ which became super hit.
Around 1978, Dreyfuss started taking cocaine and was totally addicted to it. He suffered a lot due to drugs in his career. But in 1986, Dreyfuss made come back with ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’ and ‘Stakeout’. After that, Dreyfuss worked in films like ‘Always’ and ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus’. He also appeared and acted in TV shows like ‘The Education of Max Bickford’, ‘Weeds’ and ‘Parenthood’.
Richard Dreyfuss has won many awards in his career. Dreyfuss has got a ‘Academy Award’, a ‘Golden Globe Award’ and a BAFTA for the film ‘The Goodbye Girl’ in the category of Best Actor. He has also won other awards like ‘Satellite Award ’, ‘Ride of Fame Award’ and ‘Saturn Award’.
Richard Dreyfuss Net Worth
Richard Dreyfuss has worked in many hit movies. Dreyfuss is very talented and skilled actor and he is paid handsomely for this. The net worth of Richard Dreyfuss is an estimated around $60 million. The major source of his income are his films through which he has got great success. The TV and public appearances also allow him to earn a lot. Dreyfuss has created organisation ‘The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative’ (TDCI) to enhance the teaching Civics. He also served as the Board Director of ‘National Constitution Center’.
Richard Dreyfuss has also co-written a book in his career. In 1995, Richard Dreyfuss co-written with fiction writer Harry Turtledove the novel ‘The Two Georges’ which was a story of American Revolution that was peacefully avoided. In his career, Dreyfuss has gotten into feuds with many actors and directors. Oliver Stone referred Dreyfuss as a fascist.