Peter Benchley

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Peter Benchley
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Birth name Peter Bradford Benchley
Born May 8, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA
Died February 11, 2006 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA from an ideopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Notable Roles Peter Benchley's Amazon: Writer/Executive Producer
Notable Episodes
Awards None

Peter Benchley is an American author best known for writing the novel Jaws and its screenplay adaptation. He has also written several TV movies and series, including Peter Benchley's Amazon, which he also executive produced.




Starring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
I Love 1970's Himself 1x06 - I Love 1975 August 26, 2000
The E! True Hollywood Story Himself - Jaws June 9, 2002

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The American Sportsman April 11, 1982
The American Sportsman June 20, 1982

Notable Film Roles


Staff Writer

Series Year(s) Season(s)
Dolphin Cove 1989 1
Peter Benchley's Amazon 1999-2000 1

Episode Writer

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies Written

Title Airdate Series/Banner
The Great Houdini October 8, 1976

Notable Films Written


Television Series

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
Peter Benchley's Amazon 1999-2000 Executive Producer 1

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies Produced

Title Producer Credit Airdate Series/Banner
The Beast Executive Producer April 28, 1996

Notable Films Produced

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Other Awards

  • Golden Globes, Motion Picture
    • Nominated: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (1975) - Jaws
  • BAFTA Film Awards
    • Nominated: Best Screenplay (1975) - Jaws
  • WGA Awards, Film
    • Nominated: Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium (1975) - Jaws