Biography

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 12, 2006) was an American author, best known for his novel Jaws and its subsequent film adaptation, the latter co-written by Benchley (with Carl Gottlieb) and directed by Steven Spielberg. Several more of his works were also adapted for cinema, including The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark.

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 12, 2006) was an American author, best known for his novel Jaws and its subsequent film adaptation, the latter co-written by Benchley (with Carl Gottlieb) and directed by Steven Spielberg. Several more of his works were also adapted for cinema, including The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1940-05-08

Day of Death 2006-02-11

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

Official Site http://www.peterbenchley.com

Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1998 Creature (2 episodes)Novel
1996 The Beast (2 episodes)Novel
1995 Cruel Jaws Novel
1987 Jaws: The Revenge Characters
1983 Jaws 3-D Novel
1980 The Island Novel Screenplay
1978 Jaws 2 Screenplay
1978 Hunters of the Reef Characters
1977 The Deep Screenplay Novel
1976 The Great Houdinis Writer
1975 Jaws Screenplay Novel

Acting

2003 I Love the '70s (1 episode)
1997 The View (1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1995 The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' as Himself
1978 Hunters of the Reef as Bus Passenger (uncredited)
1975 Jaws as Interviewer

Creator

1999 Amazon Creator

Production

1999 Amazon (22 episodes)Executive Producer

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