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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 »

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 2006 Jaws Unleashed (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2001 Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (Video Game) (character: Jaws)
 1999 Amazon (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Blood Angel (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Creature (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 1996 The Beast (TV Movie) (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 (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)
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Published five works of non-fiction, which he either wrote or edited: Time and a Ticket (1964), Ocean Planet: Writings and Images of the Sea (1994), Shark Trouble: True Stories About Sharks and the Sea (2001), Shark!: True Stories and Lessons from the Deep (2002), Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks and the Sea (with Karen ... See more »

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

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After graduating from Harvard University in 1961 he became a reporter at the Washington Post then worked as an editor at Newsweek. He later went to the White House where he wrote difficult speeches about the Vietnam War for President Lyndon Johnson. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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