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Peter Benchley (1940–2006)

Writer | Producer | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Jaws (1975) | The Deep (1977) | Jaws 2 (1978)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations More »
BORN 
May 8, 1940 (died Feb 11, 2006)
HEIGHT 
6' 4" (1.93m)

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Past Film & Video (11 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for A Quint-mas CarolA Quint-mas Carol (Short) Writer (character: Quint) (uncredited)  Less 2016 $1K
  • Primary photo for The ReaderThe Reader Acknowledgment (JAWS by)  Less 2008 $32MM $34MM
  • Primary photo for Personal History: Foreign HitchcockPersonal History: Foreign Hitchcock (Video) Himself - Grandson of Robert Benchley / Author 'Jaws', Special Thanks  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Mrs. Parker and the Vicious CircleMrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Frank Crowninshield  Less 1994 $7MM $2.1MM
  • Primary photo for Jaws: The RevengeJaws: The Revenge Writer (characters), Writer (novel "Jaws") (uncredited)  Less 1987 $23MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for Jaws 3-DJaws 3-D Writer (suggested by the novel "Jaws")  Less 1983 $20MM $46MM
  • Primary photo for The IslandThe Island Writer (novel), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1980 $22MM $16MM
  • Primary photo for Jaws 2Jaws 2 Writer (based upon characters created by)  Less 1978 $20MM $103MM
  • Primary photo for The DeepThe Deep Mate (uncredited), Writer (novel), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1977 $9MM $6.8MM
  • Primary photo for JawsJaws Interviewer, Writer (based on the novel by), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1975 $8MM $260MM
Past Television (10 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Jordan HatesJordan Hates (TV Mini-series) Writer (character: Quint) ( 2 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016 2
  • Primary photo for AmazonAmazon (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 22 episodes, 1999–2000 ) , Writer (creator) ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999–2000 22
    • A Bible and a Gun (May 20, 2000) Executive Producer  Less
    • Wild Child (May 13, 2000) Executive Producer  Less
    • Babel (May 6, 2000) Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for CreatureCreature (TV Mini-series) Exec's Buddy ( 2 episodes, 1998 ) , Writer (based on the novel by) ( 2 episodes, 1998 )  Less 1998 2
    • Episode #1.2 (May 17, 1998) Exec's Buddy, Writer (based on the novel by)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (May 17, 1998) Exec's Buddy, Writer (based on the novel by)  Less
  • Primary photo for The BeastThe Beast (TV Mini-series) Writer (novel) ( 2 episodes, 1996 ) , Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 1996 )  Less 1996 2
    • Episode #1.2 (Apr 29, 1996) Executive Producer, Writer (novel)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Apr 28, 1996) Executive Producer, Writer (novel)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cruel JawsCruel Jaws (TV Movie) Writer (novel)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Dolphin CoveDolphin Cove (TV Series) Writer  Less 1989– 
  • Primary photo for CBS Summer PlayhouseCBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Hunters of the ReefHunters of the Reef (TV Movie) Writer (characters)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Great HoudiniThe Great Houdini (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Jeremiah of Jacob's NeckJeremiah of Jacob's Neck (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1976
Self (14 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The Shark Is Still WorkingThe Shark Is Still Working Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
    • Jaws (Jun 9, 2002) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for I Love 1970'sI Love 1970's (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for In the Teeth of JawsIn the Teeth of Jaws (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1976–1994 )  Less 1976–1994
  • Primary photo for The Man Who Loves SharksThe Man Who Loves Sharks (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Expedition EarthExpedition Earth (TV Series) Himself - Host  Less 1990– 
  • Primary photo for World of Audubon: Sharks!World of Audubon: Sharks! (TV Movie) Himself - Host  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Byline ShowtimeByline Showtime (TV Series) Himself  Less 1988– 
  • Primary photo for The American SportsmanThe American Sportsman (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1982 )  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Les nouveaux rendez-vousLes nouveaux rendez-vous (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself ( 5 episodes, 1974–1980 )  Less 1974–1980
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  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Author ( 2 episodes, 1976–1977 )  Less 1976–1977
  • Primary photo for Jaws: From the SetJaws: From the Set (Video) Himself  Less 1974
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for MythBustersMythBusters (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
    • Jaws Special (Jul 17, 2005) Himself (archive footage)  Less
Other (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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