He portrayed the gruff ocean captain Quint in Jaws in 1975. Being a talented novelist, he composed Cato Road, The Flag, and A Credit card from Morocco, amongst others. He debuted being a stage professional in local theaters throughout Britain, making his initial London appearance in Cairo William. He is at The Sting and From Russia with Like contrary Sean Connery. When he was 12, his dad dedicated suicide. He ultimately resolved in Ireland and acquired two children along with his third wife, Virginia Jansen. He starred in The Deep with Nick Nolte.