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The Main Trio
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."Amity's police chief who moved to the island with his family to get away from the dangers of living in New York. He hates water, and to his dismay he has to deal with one of its toothier inhabitants up-close-and-personal...twice.Played by: Roy Scheider
"Mr. Vaughn, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine."Shark-fascinated marine biologist who was called to Amity island to help with the shark problem. He starts of as a white-collared college kid foil to Quint's blue collar gruffiness, but they come to an understanding with each other.Played by: Richard Dreyfuss
"Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies~"Seaman with a bone to pick with all sharks, due to traumatizing events in World War II. He is hired to hunt down the shark with Brody and Hooper giving him assistance.Played by: Robert Shaw
"I just want to know one thing; when do I get to become an islander?"Martin's loving wife, who offers emotional support to him when things are looking down. After he died, she was forced to deal with a killer shark that was specifically targeting members of her family in the fourth film.Played by: Lorraine Gary
"White sharks are dangerous. I know 'em. My father, my brother, myself. They're murderers."Oldest son in Brody family. Becomes the main focus of third and fourth film.Played by: Chris Rebello (first film), Mrak Gruner (2), Dennis Quaid (3) and Lance Guest (The Revenge)
Sean BrodyMichael's younger brother. He spends most of the time following his brother and is ultimately killed in the first minutes of The Revenge.Played by: Jay Mello (first film), Marc Gilpin (2), John Putch (3) and Mitchell Anderson (The Revenge)
Mayor Larry VaughnThe Mayor of Amity, Vaughn is more concerned with the island's tourism industry than protecting the islanders from the shark.
SharksThe ones with the eponymous jaws. After the first shark swam into the waters of Amity Island, all members of the Brody family have found themselves confronting them in increasingly convoluted ways. For various reasons, the first shark is the one fans prefer to talk about.