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Shari Rhodes (Casting Director)

The first half of Jaws is filled with wondrous, unforgettable background characters creating the rich tapestry of life in a seaside town. The lady who is the first to enter the water before Alex Kintner’s death. The Amity Harbour master with his pipe and Scorsese-esque eyebrows. The black haired motel owner who doesn’t find the reward money gag (“Cash or cheque?”) funny. The two clowns who catch the tiger fish. These indelible bit-parts are the handi-work of Shari Rhodes, a casting director who was an expert in the now defunct art of finding talent and extras on location rather than bringing in standard LA types (look at the beach scenes in Jaws — it is a real beach filled with people of all shapes and sizes). She worked with Spielberg again on Close Encounters and also cast Silverado, Terms Of Endearment, Mississippi Burning and TV shows ranging from Dallas to Breaking Bad. She passed away in 2009. Here is a tribute to some of the fantastic faces she discovered for Jaws.


Tom Cassidy (Jonathan Filley)

Peggy Scott (Polly)

Steven Pottter (Pipit's owner)

Pipit (Pipit)

Alfred Wilde (Bad Hat Harry)

Jane Courtney (Motel Owner Mrs. Taft)

Ed Chalmers and Bob Chambers (Jetty Bozos)

Donald Poole (Amity Harbour master Frank Silva)

Craig Kingsbury (Ben Gardner)

Robert Nevin (Medical Examiner)

Lee Fierro (Mrs Kintner)

Henry Carreiro (Felix — Tiger shark bozo)

Dick Young (Pratt — Tiger shark bozo)

Stephen and Jonathan Searle (Fake shark Fin pranksters)

Carla Hogendyk (Artist by the estuary)

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