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Peter Benchley

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
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 remembered for penning the multi-million selling thriller Jaws, which was eventually filmed by director Steven Spielberg starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Frank Crowninshield

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994

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Character: Exec's Buddy

Creature 1998

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Character: Himself

Jaws Special 0

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Writing