Jonathan Searle, a child actor in "Jaws," has been named the new police chief of Oak Bluffs, MA. Some 47 years ago Steven Spielberg filmed the blockbuster in the same Massachusetts town.
“I’m finding the whole thing quite funny myself.” Searle, 56, told The New York Post on Thursday amid all the fuss on the island located south of Cape Cod.
Oak Bluffs, which is home to just over 5,000 full-time residents, is part of ritzy Martha’s Vineyard, where “Jaws” was shot back in 1975.
In that movie, Searle and his real-life brother, Steven, memorably played two pranksters who caused mass panic on the beach after swimming into the ocean with a cardboard fin.
Searle has served in law enforcement since 1986.