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Richard Dreyfuss to Appear at FAN EXPO Chicago

JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, WHAT ABOUT BOB?, and MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS Star Appears at Chicago’s Longest-Running Comic Convention August 16 - 18

Chicago, Illinois (May 2, 2024) – Chicago’s original comic con, FAN EXPO Chicago, today announced that award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, known for his iconic roles in AMERICAN GRAFFITIJAWSCLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KINDTHE GOODBYE GIRLWHAT ABOUT BOB?, and MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS is set to appear at this year’s show, running August 16 - 18, 2024 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. 

Richard Dreyfuss’s distinguished career boasts iconic roles in major films, first gaining prominence with his role in George Lucas’s AMERICAN GRAFFITI in 1973. His career quickly ascended with standout performances in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster JAWS in 1975. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his charming portrayal of Elliot Garfield in the 1977 film THE GOODBYE GIRL, becoming the youngest actor to win the award then and further cementing his status as a leading man in Hollywood. In the following years, Dreyfuss continued to captivate audiences with his roles in films like the comedy WHAT ABOUT BOB?, playing a beleaguered psychiatrist opposite Bill Murray, and the inspirational drama MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, where he starred as a passionate music teacher, a role that earned him another Academy Award nomination. 

Dreyfuss joins an impressive roster of previously-announced guests, including Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner; Oscar winner Marisa TomeiTERMINATOR series stars Linda HamiltonRobert PatrickEdward FurlongLance Henriksen, and Michael BiehnFIREFLY stars Morena Baccarin and Alan TudykDAREDEVIL stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D’OnofrioSCREAM franchise stars Skeet Ulrich, Matthew LillardJamie Kennedy, Lee Waddell, and Laurie MetcalfTHE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s Sean GunnSAVED BY THE BELL’s Mario Lopez; and more.

FAN EXPO Chicago, the longest-running pop culture convention in Chicago, runs August 16 - 18, 2024 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Show hours are Friday 4 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets start at $38 during the advanced pricing window until August 1, 2024, and begin at $48 from August 2 through the end of the show; VIP, Ultimate, 3-day, and Family packages also available at More information and updates can be found at

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FAN EXPO HQ is the largest comic con producer in the world. Collectively it hosts nearly one million fans annually at FAN EXPO Chicago, FAN EXPO Canada™, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Dallas™, FAN EXPO Boston™, FAN EXPO Denver, FAN EXPO San Francisco, FAN EXPO New Orleans, FAN EXPO Portland, FAN EXPO Cleveland, FAN EXPO Philadelphia, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, Toronto Comicon, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL and Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo. The latest 2024 schedule of events is available here, along with up-to-date ticket information. Discover. Celebrate. Belong.

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