Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Cameos Announced, Poster Art Released

Fittingly, Syfy chose May the Fourth — notable for its punny connection with Star Wars Day, as in “May the Fourth Be With You” — to announce cameos for its upcoming installment in the Sharknado franchise, the equally punnily titled Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.

The fourth Sharknado entry will debut on Syfy July 31, and has already announced some of its major casting, including returning favorites and new costars. You can see many of them below in the poster art for the film that was released today (like the movie’s title itself, the poster seems pretty reminiscent of the one for Star Wars: The Force Awakens). Looks like it could be an even more crowded film than one of Marvel’s Avengers titles.


A lot of the fun people have watching a Sharknado movie is in the cameos from often C- or lower-list celebs, who generally turn into shark bait.

Here are some of the personalities making cameo appearances in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (Syfy promises that more cameo announcements will be announced at a later date):

  • Cynthia Bailey (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Robert Herjavec (“Shark Tank”), Kym Johnson (“Dancing with the Stars”), Carrie Keagan (TV host), T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (“In Living Color”) and “Baywatch” stars Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul as Astro-X rocket scientists and astrophysicists
  • Benjy Bronk (“The Howard Stern Show”) as a morning show host
  • Duane Chapman (“Dog the Bounty Hunter”) as a chainsaw dealer
  • Stacey Dash (actress and pundit) as the Mayor of Chicago
  • Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) as manager of the Shark World hotel
  • David Faustino (“Married with Children”) as a Las Vegas gambler
  • Lori Greiner (“Shark Tank”) as a home shopping guru
  • Frank Mir (MMA fighter) as head of security for the Shark World hotel
  • Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Wayne Newton (aka Mr. Las Vegas) and Todd, Savannah and Grayson Chrisley (“Chrisley Knows Best”) as themselves
  • Dr. Drew Pinsky (“Loveline”) as a pastor
  • Patti Stanger (“Millionaire Matchmaker”) as a reporter
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot) as a Shark World hotel security guard
    Jillian Barberie (TV Host) as a train passenger
    Jedward (Musicians) as Astro techs

UPDATE 6/22/16: More cameos have been announced:

Andre “Black Nerd” Meadows (YouTube star) as a Train Conductor
Carrot Top (“Vegas Headliner”) as an Uber Driver
Chippendales Dancers (“Chippendales”) as themselves
DeStorm Power (You Tube/Vine Star) as a National Guardsman
olvett Quince (“The Biggest Loser”) as a Trainer
Erika Girardi (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”) as Tech Frances
Gilbert Gottfried (comedian) as TODAY Show correspondent
Seth Rollins (WWE Superstar) as AstroTech Lopez
Steve Guttenberg (“Colton West,” “Lavalantula,” “2 Lava 2”) as Car Owner
Hayley Hasselhoff as Supervisor Mary Jane and Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff as Pilot Shaylin
iJustine (You Tube star) as Supervisor Brock
Roy Nelson (MMA fighter) as Donnie the Paparazzo
Stassi Schroeder as Koening and Jax Taylor as a Guardsman (“Vanderpump Rules”)
Paul Shaffer as himself

UPDATE 6/22/16: The result of #AprilLives or #AprilDies is in:

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens airs July 31 at 8pm ET/PT on Syfy.