Joe Alves is a american film production designer and director.

Early LifeEdit

Joe was born on May, 21, 1936 in San Leandro, California, USA.

Personal LifeEdit

He has been Married to Jerri Lauridsen since April, 29, 1990. they have two children together.


  • Jaws (production designer (Mechanical Shark)-credited as Joseph Alves Jr., second unit director-uncredited)
  • Jaws 2 (production designer (Mechanical Shark)-credited as Joseph Alves Jr., second unit director, associate producer)
  • Jaws 3 (Director,production designer (Mechanical Shark))
  • Jaws: The Inside Story (Archive Material, himself)
  • The Shark Is Still Working (himself)
  • The Making of 'Jaws 2' (himself)
  • The Making of Steven Spielbergs 'Jaws' (himself)
  • The Making of 'Jaws 3-D': Sharks Don't Die (Himself and director)


  • His wife Jerri Lauridsen was born in 1955 and her roles include being a production associate, production coordinator, assistant and actress.
  • His Birth name is Joseph Manuel Alves
  • He has worked on other films such as The Sugarland Express, Close Encounters of the third kind, Escape from New York and Forbidden Planet.
  • Alternate Names are Joseph M. Alves Jr., Joseph Alves Jr. and Joseph Alves
  • His star sign is Gemini
  • His other roles include being a art director, visual consultant, assistant art director, second unit director, associate producer, technical adviser and assistant effects Illustrator.
  • Jaws 3 was the only film Joe directed due to the generally weak critical reception and negative reviews
  • He was also nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award in 1983 for worst director for Jaws 3.
  • He has also worked on TV Shows such as "Night Gallery" and "Hec Ramsey"
  • He also nominated for an Oscar and won two other awards
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