Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any more insane, Syfy went and gave the greenlight to another Sharknado movie… and we’re so happy about that. The upcoming sequel will see Ian Ziering’s Fin Shepherd return to do battle with another army of swirling sharks while also revealing the fate of Tara Reid’s April Wexler – whose survival was left up to the viewers in an inspired Jason Todd-esque cliffhanger. We still know very little about the upcoming fourth installment in the Sharknado saga, but we have just learned that Syfy has just added numerous additions to the films cast, including Gary Busey, Cheryl Tiegs, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley and Masiela Lusha.
Of the many new additions to the cast, the most notorious is actor Gary Busey (as seen above), whose not-so-borderline insane personality has provided him with a cult following over the years in movies ranging from Lethal Weapon to Point Break. He will take on the role of Wilford Wexler, April Wexler’s father and (possibly mad) scientist who excels in the field of advanced robotics. Like we said though, he won’t be the only actor joining the fray in Sharknado 4, and let's take a closer look at the rest of the cast that will get caught up in tornadoes full of apex predators.
A woman who needs no introduction, Cheryl Tiegs has become known as one of the most iconic models in American history. In Sharknado 4, she will portray Fin’s mother Raye, an independent free spirit who has no trouble making her opinions known. While we can’t wait to see what she brings to the role, she will undoubtedly feel the weight Col. Gil Shephard’s sacrifice during the climax of the last Sharknado.
A longtime fixture in the comedy community, Tommy Davidson has appeared in numerous cult classic movies and TV shows over the years, ranging from Juwanna Mann to In Living Color. In Sharknado 4, he will play a character named Aston Reynolds, a billionaire tech genius who uses his company’s resources in an effort to prevent future sharknados. Based upon the title of the movie, we have a sneaking suspicious that might not go too well for him.
Audiences will likely recognize Imani Hakim from her role as Tonya Rock on the beloved sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Now it seems the child actress has grown up, as Hakim will portray Gabrielle in Sharknado 4, who is a tough as nails soldier who has no problem standing up for herself in the face of overwhelming danger.
Longtime Disney fans will recognize singer and actor Cody Linley from his role as Jake Ryan in the popular Disney Channel original series Hannah Montana. Sharknado 4 will see Linley take on the role of Matt, Fin and April’s oldest son. Having survived the events of the first movie, Matt went on to become an expert pilot and longs to return to his hero father’s side.
Rounding out the cast is Masiela Lusha, another former sitcom star who first gained notoriety for her role on the hit ABC series George Lopez. Lusha will appear as Fin’s cousin Gemini, another member of the Shepherd bloodline who has absolutely no trouble getting their hands covered in shark guts when a sharknado touches down.
With all of these new additions to the already stellar cast, Sharknado 4 promises to be one of the best installments in the franchise to date. We will keep you up to date with all of the latest and greatest Sharknado information as it becomes available to us.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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