Alex Kintner
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Full name
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Cause of death Killed by shark
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Occupation Islander

Mrs. Kintner (mother)

Appearances Jaws
Portrayed by Jeffrey Voorhees

Alexander Maxwell Kintner was an Islander and the son of Mrs. Kintner. In Jaws, Alex Kintner is seen for a brief period enjoying a day at the beach on Amity. During Independence Day festivities, a calamity would occur that would result in the reported second shark attack on the island.

This incident would set in motion a search for the shark responsible for the horrendous attacks that would plague Amity that summer. Alex was an avid swimmer, yet his choice to swim further out and separate from the rest of the swimmers would sadly prove catastrophic.


In the film Jaws which is based on the infamous Amity Incident, Alex is seen speaking with Mrs. Kintner at the beach on Amity Island. Shortly thereafter, Alex enters the water and is seen having fun paddling on a raft. This activity draws the shark into the shallows. The shark shows itself and begins to attack Alex in a bloodied frenzy, and was then seen dragging his corpse into the water before swallowing him whole. Unofficially, Alex is the shark's second victim of the day following the disappearance of a dog named 'Pippit.


  • Jeffery Voorhees (the actor who portrayed Alexander Kitner) coincidentally has the same last name as the serial killer character Jason Voorhees as portrayed in the iconic horror film Friday The 13th.
  • Though commonly referred to as 'Pippet', some believe that the owner of the dog in the film was audibly shouting "Pippen!!". In the original Screenplay the dog is called 'Buster', and in the subtitles of the DVD release it's referred to as 'Tippet'. 
  • The actor that portrayed Alex Kintner is ironically now a restaurant manager at 'The Wharf' on the actual Island of Martha's Vineyard, and the restaurant still serves a sandwich called 'The Alex Kintner Burger'[1].

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