Marc Gilpin Biography, Child Actor in ‘Jaws 2,’ Dies at 56

Marc Gilpin, who endeared audiences as the younger son of Roy Scheider’s Police Chief Martin Brody in the blockbuster sequel Jaws 2, has died at age 56.

Marc Gilpin has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with brain cancer. His death was confirmed by his sister, actress Peri Gilpin, best known for her role on the sitcom Frasier. She shared that her younger brother died on Saturday, July 29th in Dallas, Texas from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor.

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Who Was Marc Gilpin (Biography)?

Marc Gilpin was an American actor who was born on (September 26 1966 – July 29 2023), in Austin, Texas, United States. It’s believed that he has around $5 million in wealth.

Marc’s parents are Wes Gilpin and Barbara Bushway, and he has three sisters: April Gilpin, Susan Gilpin, and Peri Gilpin. His sister April, who was born on March 18, 1969, sadly passed away on July 30, 2017, due to natural causes at her home in Dallas, Texas.

Here is a list of some important movies where Marc Gilpin acted:

  1. Jaws 2 (1978) – He played the character named Sean Brody.
  2. Where’s Willie? (1978) – He acted as Willie.
  3. Earthbound (1981) – He portrayed the character named Dale.
  4. The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)

Among these, his most important roles were in “Jaws 2” where he played Sean Brody, one of Chief Brody’s sons in the famous movie about sharks. He also had a main role as Willie in the 1978 TV movie “Where’s Willie.” In some other movies like “Earthbound” and “The Legend of the Lone Ranger,” he played smaller roles. Marc Gilpin’s acting career was mostly during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was known for being in adventure and sci-fi movies, and his most memorable role was in “Jaws 2” where he acted alongside Roy Scheider when he was a child actor.

Marc Gilpin Net Worth

Certainly, a net worth of $5 million would be considered quite substantial for a former child actor of that time period, especially given that his acting career was relatively short.

What is glioblastoma?

Glioblastoma is a very aggressive kind of brain cancer that starts from cells called glial cells. These cells help and support the nerve cells in the brain. Here are some important things to know about glioblastoma:

  • It mostly affects adults, usually around the (age 45 to 70). It’s rare in kids and teenagers.
  • People with glioblastoma might have headaches, seizures, trouble seeing, feeling sick, throwing up, or changes in how they feel or think.
  • This cancer shows up in the brain’s big parts, usually in the front and side areas.
  • The tumors have different kinds of cells and often grow blood vessels. Some parts of the tumor might be dead. They can spread within the brain, but they hardly ever move outside of it.
  • With the usual treatment of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, the average time someone lives after diagnosis is about 12-18 months.

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