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‘Jaws 2’ actor Marc Gilpin dead at 56

‘Jaws 2’ actor Marc Gilpin dead at 56

“Jaws 2” child actor Marc Gilpin has died. He was 56.

The actor was mostly known for playing Sean Brody, the young son of Roy Scheider’s Martin Brody, in the 1978 shark-infested sequel.

His sister and “Frasier” actress Peri Gilpin confirmed the news of his death on Tuesday to the Hollywood Reporter.

Marc suffered from glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, and died at his home in Dallas, Texas, on July 29.

Peri, known for playing Frasier’s producer Roz Doyle on the sitcom, also paid tribute to her brother and his wife, Kaki Gilpin, in an emotional Instagram post.

“Kaki and Marc took care of each other with kindness, strength, dignity and invaluable humor,” the 62-year-old wrote.

“When Marc became ill, Kaki and their boys surrounded Marc with love, hugs, and round the clock support and care. I just want to say how much I admire Kaki as a wife, mom, first grade teacher, sister and sister-in-law and undaunted caregiver,” Peri continued.

She concluded: “You are an amazing person Kaki and [it’s] so easy to see how much he has always loved you and always will.”Marc Gilpin and Gary Dubin on a raft in a scene from “Jaws 2.”Marc’s best-known role was Sean Brody in “Jaws 2.”

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Marc had a short stint in Hollywood, credited with acting in only about 15 projects, the most recent of which was in 1989.

Alongside “Jaws 2,” Gilpin also made appearances in the 1981 films “The Legend of the Lone Ranger” and “Earthbound.”Lorraine Gary, Roy Scheider and Marc Gilpin in 1978’s “Jaws 2.”

He had a guest role on the 1979 TV series “Fantasy Island” and “CHiPs.”

In 1985, he had a part in the movie “Surviving,” alongside Ellen Burstyn, River Phoenix and Molly Ringwald.Gilpin’s wife, Kaki, set up a GoFundMe to ask fans to help pay for his medical expenses.

This breakout role led to Gilpin signing with a talent manager, who also started working with Peri.

Other Tinseltown credits included spots on the show “Silver Spoons” and in the movie “She’s Out of Control.”Gilpin’s sister Peri played Roz Doyle in the hit NBC sitcom “Frasier.”

He retired from the entertainment industry in the late 1980s and pursued a career in software engineering.

Gilpin was diagnosed with cancer in May 2022, and a GoFundMe page was set up to help pay for medical expenses.

Source: New York Post

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