Oscar-Winning Star of ‘Goodbye Girl,’ ‘Close Encounters,’ ‘Jaws’ and ‘American Graffiti’ Takes a TV Job

Feb 1, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An actor who has starred in some of the best-loved Hollywood movies of the past 40 years–and who won an Oscar for the 1977 movie “The Goodbye Girl”–will tackle something a little less ambitious when he appears in a four-episode arc on NBC’s drama “Parenthood,” TVLine.com reports.

Richard Dreyfuss will play an old friend of Zeek Braverman (Craig T. Nelson). He will appear as Gilliam T. Blount, a former legendary theater producer who’s anxious for a comeback and thinks Crosby’s dancer wife Jasmine (Joy Bryant) may be the catalyst.

Dreyfuss has appeared on television many times during his long career, going back to the 1960s, when he played Durf the Drag in an episode of “Gidget” and guested on “Bewitched,” “The Big Valley” and a number of other shows. He recently appeared on Showtime’s “Weeds.”

His film career includes many highlights, among them “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Jaws,” “American Graffiti,” “Let It Ride,” “Postcards From the Edge,” “Once Around” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”

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  1. He has already starred in a series. Not a big deal.

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