“Sharknado” was a bona fide hit for the Syfy channel. The channel typically airs made-for-TV movies that fly under the radar of most viewers but the premise of “Sharknado” was so ridiculous, a tornado of sharks, that it became an instant cult-classic and drew record broadcast ratings for the niche cable channel. The original movie starred Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, but the sequel will add numerous household names for cameo appearances, making it a true event movie. “Sharknado 2” will feature a credit roll with recognizable names from a diverse array of entertainment fields. Expect ratings for the “Sharknado 2” premier on July 30, 2014 on the Syfy channel to top the surprising viewership of the first.
Downtown Julie Brown
Former MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown will appear in “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” but this is not her first time performing in a feature length film. She’s actually accrued a decent amount of credits in low-budget movies over the years.
Billy Ray Cyrus
The man who gave us “Achy Breaky Heart” and Miley Cyrus will make an appearance in “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” premiering on Syfy on July 30, 2014.
Sandra “Pepa” Denton
Remember Salt-n-Pepa? It’s probably been a while since you thought about the iconic ’90s hip-hop duo, but Pepa will be on your TV screen on July 30, 2014 when she shows off her acting chops in the “Sharknado” sequel.
Andy Dick of “NewsRadio” fame will be guest-starring in “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” hopefully bringing comedic tones to the film…errr, intentionally comedic tones to the film.
Vivica A. Fox
There was a big uproar over the use of Vivica A. Fox’s name in a 2009 ad for the Psychic Friends Network. It would be an amusing play for her to reference that incident in her role in “Sharknado 2.”
With all of the celebrities signed on to “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” how could they not include the top gossip in town? This casting decision could provide for some amazing snark if handled properly.
Judd Hirsch probably has the most enviable acting career of any cast member of “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” making his performance one that could easily stand out.
During the 2014 Sochi Games, Matt Lauer poked fun at Bob Costas for his pink eye. Will karma get Matt Lauer back for being so snarky to his colleague?
Rapper Biz Markie made a memorable appearance in “Men in Black II” when he comically played an alien version of himself. Hopefully, the powers that be in the land of Syfy’s “Sharknado 2” take the same comedic liberties.
Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray fame later went on to establish himself as a television show host on VH-1. Will he sing “I Just Wanna Fly” during his appearance on the sequel to Syfy’s most iconic B-movie?
Ozzy Osbourne famously bit the head off of a bat. Will Syfy’s “Sharknado 2” somehow make Kelly eating the head off of a shark, a baby one, one of the movie’s signature gags?
After Al Roker revealed his little accident at the White House, I am left expecting great things from his appearance in “Sharknado 2” on Syfy on July 30.
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