Tara Reid’s Sharknado 4 fate revealed; Gilbert Gottfried & more join cast

Last Updated on July 31, 2021

As you may or may not recall, SHARKNADO 4: THE 4TH AWAKENS is picking up on a cliffhanger regarding the fate of Tara Reid's April Wexler. Viewers had the opportunity to vote whether or not she should live or die, and the answer has finally been revealed… You can check out the official announcement in the video below!

SHARKNADO 4 has also added a whole drift of new cameos to its roster. At this point, there are more cameos in the film than there are minutes. I feel so old because I only recognize about 30% of these names, but here's the newest casting coup:

·         YouTuber Andre “Black Nerd” Meadows as a Train Conductor
·         Comic Carrot Top as an Uber Driver
·         Chippendales Dancers as themselves
·         YouTube/Vine star DeStorm Power as a National Guardsman
·         Dolvett Quince of The Biggest Loser as a Trainer
·         Erika Girardi from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as Tech Frances
·         Comic Gilbert Gottfried as Today correspondent
·         Pro wrestler Seth Rollins as AstroTech Lopez
·         Steve Guttenberg as Car Owner
·         Hayley Hasselhoff as Supervisor Mary Jane and Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff as Pilot Shaylin
·         YouTuber iJustine as Supervisor Brock
·         MMA fighter Roy Nelson as Donnie the Paparazzo
·         Vanderpump Rules‘ Stassi Schroeder as Koening and Jax Taylor as a Guardsman
·         Paul Shaffer as himself

In case you got frustrated by the deluge of Vine stars and reality show people, please make sure you noticed that freaking Carrot Top is in this movie, not to mention actual celebrity Gilbert Gottfried, and Steve Guttenberg, fresh from his other SyFy effort LAVALANTULA.


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…

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid as shark fighters Fin Shepard and April Wexler, David Hasselhoff as Fin's father Colonel Gil Shepard, and Ryan Newman as Fin and April's daughter Claudia. Joining them for this go-around are Tommy Davidson as Aston Reynolds, the playboy billionaire CEO of tech company Astro-X; Gary Busey as April's father Wilford Wexler, a scientist taking part in the development of an Astro-X energy system that can stop the formation of tornadoes; Cody Linley as Fin and April's son Matt, now in the Army; Imani Hakim as Matt's friend and fellow soldier Gabrielle; Masiela Lusha as Fin's cousin Gemini; and Cheryl Tiegs as Fin's mother Raye.

CLUELESS' Stacey Dash will be playing the mayor of Chicago, Cynthia Bailey (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank), Kym Johnson (Dancing with the Stars), TV host Carrie Keagan, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (In Living Color), and Baywatch stars Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul all star as Astro-X rocket scientists and astrophysicists, Benjy Bronk (The Howard Stern Show) is a morning show host, and Duane Chapman (Dog the Bounty Hunter) is a chainsaw dealer.

Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts is manager of the Shark World hotel, MMA fighter Frank Mir is its head of security, and Corey Taylor of Slipknot is one of the security guards. David Faustino (Married with Children) is a Las Vegas gambler, Lori Greiner (Shark Tank) pretends to be a home-shopping guru, Dr. Drew Pinsky (Loveline) is a pastor, Patti Stanger (Millionaire Matchmaker) plays a reporter. Then there's Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Wayne Newton, and Todd, Savannah and Grayson Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best playing themselves.

The script is by Thunder Levin.

SHARKNADO 4: THE 4TH AWAKENS premieres on Sunday, July 31st on SyFy.

Source: Deadline

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