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Gary Busey Will Play Tara Reid’s Father in ‘Sharknado 4,’ And Nothing Has Ever Made More Sense

Sharknado 4 Gary Busey Cast Details
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Sharknado 3 already reach the pinnacle of great white weather catastrophes in taking its titular threat to friggin’ space, and there’s only one way to top it. You’re goddamn right: Gary Busey. The fourth installment in Syfy’s surprisingly endurant social media disaster flick has whipped up the winds of production, announcing its first guest stars and details.


Per Syfy’s official announcement, the tentatively-titled Sharknado 4 has begun shooting for a July premiere, returning Anthony C. Ferrante to direct a Thunder Levin screenplay. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will of course return, though the latter perhaps only to film the outcome of Sharknado 3’s #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign.

David Hasselhoff and Ryan Newman have also confirmed returns, while the first synopsis reads thusly:

Set to premiere on Syfy this July, SHARKNADO 4 will take place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!. Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks – and ‘nados! – are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected…

Whatever becomes of Tara Reid, we’ll always have Gary Busey as her scientist father, along with other Sharknado 4 guests:

Gary Busey (“Lethal Weapon,” ”Celebrity Apprentice”), as Wilford Wexler, April’s father and a lead scientist at Astro-X. He’s at the forefront of advances in the field of robotics.

Tommy Davidson (“Black Dynamite,” “In Living Color”), as Aston Reynolds, playboy tech billionaire. Aston is the CEO of tech company Astro-X, developers of a revolutionary energy system that can stabilize the atmosphere and prevent the formation of tornadoes.

Imani Hakim (“Everybody Hates Chris”), as Gabrielle, Matt’s best friend and a fellow soldier. Gabrielle is tough and no-nonsense, can take care of herself and isn’t afraid to show what she’s capable of doing.

Cody Linley (“Hannah Montana,” “Melissa & Joey”), as Matt, Fin and April’s eldest son.  After surviving the first Sharknado, Matt finished flight school and joined the Army. He’s experienced the events of the last six years from afar and longs to reunite with his American Hero father.

Masiela Lusha (“George Lopez”), as Gemini, Fin’s cousin. Ever resourceful, Gemini is chock full of shark-busting attitude and is ready to dive into the fight once the sharks hit the fan.

Cheryl Tiegs (“The Apprentice”), as Raye, Fin’s mother and Col. Gil Shepard’s ex-wife. Raye is a little bit of a former flower child, but not afraid to speak her mind or protect her family.

Welp, that’s how the planet Earth is going. How was your day?

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