Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley

Born May 8, 1940
  • Novelist, Author, Screenwriter, Actor, Television Producer
Peter Bradford Benchley was an American author, best known for his novel Jaws and its subsequent film adaptation, the latter co-written by Benchley and directed by Steven Spielberg. Several more of his works were also adapted for cinema, including The Deep and The Island.

Peter Benchley Stats


: Peter Bradford Benchley


: Novelist, Author, Screenwriter, Actor, Television Producer


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: May 8, 1940 - Feb 11, 2006 (65 years old)

Place of Birth

: New York City

Date of Death

: Feb 11, 2006

Place of Death

: Princeton

Cause of Death

: Pulmonary fibrosis

Peter Benchley Film Roles

  1. Jaws
  2. The Deep

Peter Benchley TV Guest Roles

  1. 1975
  2. July 10, 2002
  3. Jaws

Peter Benchley Books

  1. The Island
  2. The Deep
  3. Peter Benchley's Creature
  4. Beast
  5. Shark Life
  6. White Shark
  7. Weise Hai
  8. La bête
  9. The girl of the Sea of Cortez
  10. Dans les grands fonds