A child actor from Jaw was appointed chief of police in the city where the classic film was filmed.
Jonathan Searle starred alongside his real-life brother in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film, in which the boys played two young pranksters who cause mass hysteria on the beach by swimming in the ocean with a cardboard flipper.
Now, 47 years after the thriller was filmed, 56-year-old Martha Vineyard has been tapped into a senior role in the Edgartown Massachusetts Police Department.
“I find the whole thing pretty funny myself!” said Searle The New York Post.
Despite his role in the classic film, he eventually decided not to pursue an acting career and instead joined law enforcement in 1986.
Searle rose steadily through the years, following in the footsteps of his father, who had previously served as the force’s chief of police from 1981 to 1995.
“I am clearly thrilled, humbled and honored to have been offered the position,” said Searle The Vineyard Leaf. “It’s what I’ve been working toward my whole career.”
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Jaw was a box office success, grossing nearly $500 million (£400 million), which led to three more sequels, Jaw 2, Jaw 3-D, and Jaws: The revenge.
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