August 13, 2022

Should you, like us, can’t watch previous movies with out questioning what the kid actors are doing now, we’ve got some information for you: Jonathan Searle, who performed one of many boys who staged a shark assault in Jaws, was simply voted to grow to be police chief of Oak Bluffs — the Martha’s Winery city the place the Steven Spielberg traditional was filmed.

In case you want a refresher, the 1975 blockbuster stars Roy Scheider as Martin Brody, a police chief trying to seek out a shark that’s been wreaking havoc on the quaint fictional island. Searle and his brother Steven play two youngsters who’ve the ill-advised concept to pretend an encounter utilizing a cardboard fin — or, because the movie’s credit so scrupulously describe them, “Boy Swimmers with Cardboard Fin.”

Per the Winery Gazette, Searle is a local of Martha’s Winery and has served within the police division of Edgartown, which is adjoining to Oak Bluffs, since 1986. ““I’m clearly elated and and I’m humbled and honored to have been provided the place,” Searle informed the Gazette. “It’s one thing I’ve been working towards my complete profession.” Guess performing was by no means a long-term purpose of his.

Whereas the Gazette didn’t name-drop Searle’s Hollywood connection, the Edgartown Police Division paid homage to Jaws on its forty fourth anniversary again in 2019 with a “then and now” picture montage, together with photographs of Searle. However now that he’s high canine within the police division, it’s protected to say: He’s going to want an even bigger boat.

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