Conan O'Brien will make acting debut in 'Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda'

Conan O'Brien will appear in "Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda' on Syfy.

By his own admission, Conan O'Brien will never be a movie star on the level of George Clooney or Tom Hanks. But that doesn't mean he can't turn to acting at age 51. Which is why the "Conan" host announced on Monday's show that he will soon be making his debut as a thespian in the upcoming Syfy original movie "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda."

While most people will be distracted by Syfy's "Sharknado 2" on July 30, just three days later, the channel will air yet another original movie starring killer sharks.

"Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda" is a sequel to Syfy 2010 movie "Sharktopus," both produced by legendary low-budget king Roger Corman. 

The sequel, which features the return of the part octopus, part shark creature doing battle with a part pterodactyl, part barracuda monster, will star Robert Carradine, but having O'Brien there doesn't hurt.

O'Brien said it was "the first and only film role offered to me."

While the host didn't give away anything about his role, he's already taken out a billboard in a rough section of L.A. to hype his possible "Emmy and/or Oscar and/or BAFTA consideration."

You can watch O'Brien discuss the role and his award campaign here.

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