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Philip "Phil" FitzRoyce is the secondary antagonist in Jaws 3.

Character Biography[]

Philip is a British oceanographer and photographer. He is the shark's fourth victim. He is devoured while trying to kill the shark with a grenade. At the end of the movie, his arm is seen with the grenade still in hand in the shark's mouth, which is used to ultimately detonate and blow the shark's head apart.

Phillip is swallowed whole, but evades the shark's teeth, just to be smashed inside the shark's guts, having one of the most gruesome and painful deaths of all movies.


A close-up when Michael Brody is able to pull the pin of the grenade still in Phil's hand inside the shark's mouth, Phil was pivotal to the destruction of the shark, his "Mill's bombs" made by a "chap" from the royal ordinance blow the shark apart.



  • In the Original Script, Philip Fitzroyce was named "Philip Hutton" and was a Great White Hunter who moonlighted as a reporter and focumentarian famous for battling and dangerous fish on camera. Also, instead being crushed while in the shark, he is killed by drowning after pulling the plug on his oxygen tank.