by: Sammy Mink
Some familiar faces are back for the fifth installment of the franchise, TREMORS 5. This time around Jamie Kennedy and Michael Gross will star as a creature hunter and his tech-savy assistant who battle terrifying subterranean creatures in South Africa. Gross is a franchise regular but Kennedy replaces past sidekicks including Kevin Bacon, Chris Gartin, Shawn Christian, and Brent Roam. John Whelpley, the writer of Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, will be back to pen the script for director Don Michael Paul.
If you don’t recognize Gross from the previous Tremors films, you may know him instead as Steven Keaton from Family Ties or, more recently, as Ted’s dad on How I Met Your Mother. He also has a recurring role as Dr. Randy on the FX series Anger Management. Kennedy got his start in comedy, but made a name for himself in the Scream franchise. From there, he starred in his own series The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, appeared in Bowfinger and Three Kings, and had a regular role on Ghost Whisperer.