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Peter Benchley (1940–2006)

Grandson of famed humorist and actor Robert Benchley and the son of highly respected children's books author Nathaniel Benchley, novelist Peter Benchley's book were decidedly more dramatic in their content and style than his father's, and usually centered on the world's oceans as a backdrop to his vigorous plots. Benchley is of course best ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jaws
Jaws Writer
(1975)
The Deep
The Deep Writer
(1977)
Jaws 2
Jaws 2 Writer
(1978)
Jaws: The Revenge
(1987)

Filmography

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 2011 Jaws: Ultimate Predator (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2006 Jaws Unleashed (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2001 Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (Video Game) (character: Jaws)
 1999 Amazon (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
- The Blood Angel (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Creature (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... (based on the novel by)
 1996 The Beast (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... (novel)
 1995 Cruel Jaws (TV Movie) (novel)
 1989 Dolphin Cove (TV Series) (writer)
 1987 Jaws (Video Game) (characters)
 1987 Jaws: The Revenge (characters) / (novel "Jaws" - uncredited)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Barrington (1987) ... (writer)
 1983 Jaws 3-D (suggested by the novel "Jaws")
 1980 The Island (novel) / (screenplay)
 1978 Jaws 2 (based upon characters created by)
 1978 Hunters of the Reef (TV Movie) (characters)
 1977 The Deep (novel) / (screenplay)
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
 1976 Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck (TV Movie)
 1975 Jaws (based on the novel by) / (screenplay)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Wrote, played self, in video essay in short-form writers' series "Byline Showtime" for Showtime Networks Inc. Directed, photographed by John M. Heller; produced by Marc Wallace. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 11 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I had known then what I know now about sharks, I would not have been able to write 'Jaws'.

Trivia:

Former speech writer for U.S. president Lyndon Johnson. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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