Richard is the voice of Moses in The Word of Promise, a dramatized audio book of the New Testament released by Thomas Nelson in October of 2007.
Richard is of Jewish Descent.
Richard was born in Brooklyn but he grew up in Los Angeles.
Richard graduated from Beverly Hills High School.
Richard was a conscientious objector to the war in Vietnam.
Richard auditioned for The Sound of Music.
At the time of Richard's Academy Award win for The Goodbye Girl he was the youngest man to win for Best Actor, he was 30. With Adrien Brody's win for The Pianist he took that spot, winning at age 29.
Richard has no memory of filming Who's Life is it Anyway? due to his serious drug problem.
Richard has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.
Richard co-wrote the novel The Two Georges.
Richard was treated for an infection in his right lung in May of 2002.
Richard retired from acting in 2004.
Richard was a guest lecturer at Oxford University in 2005.
Richard is left-handed.
Richard hates rock music.
Richard is an avid Civil War re-enactor.
Richard appeared in Michael Jackson's music video for "Liberian Girl."
Richard has appeared in commercials for Honda, McDonald's, and Apple Computers.
Richard has appeared in the following plays:
-Who's Life is it Anyway?
-Death and the Maiden
Richard is 5'5" (1.65 m).
Richard has two sons and a daughter with first wife Jeramie Rain: sons Benjamin (born June 1986), Harry Spencer (born August 1990), and a daughter Emily (born November 1983).
In October 1997, Richard was ranked No.81 in Empire magazine's list of "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time".
Richard won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1978 for his role in The Goodbye Girl.
[On the state panel and public discussions]
Richard Dreyfuss: The melodrama of rudeness and interrupting and yelling and screaming is the only way that people now know, experience public discussion of public issues. They don't know that there were alternative ways of discussing these things.