Grady Thorpe is the mayor of Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama.
During the events of Jaws of Satan (1981) played by Jack Gordon
At his dinner party, Matt Perry tells Mayor Thorpe to quit giving a political speech. After Carnie Kid's body arrives at Greene County Hosptital, Mayor Thorpe calls Dr. Owens to have it released to the crematorium. Dr. Maggie Sheridan goes to speak with Mayor Thorpe and he ignores her advice to warn the public about the snake attacks. During a town meeting, Mayor Thorpe and Matt walk into the building and Mayor Thorpe demands to know what is going on. Mayor Thorpe says any talk of a snake is a waste of time and Blue Collar Worker asks if the body of a kid at the lake was ever found. Dr. Owens lies and says Evelyn died of anaphylactic shock from a bee sting. After Mayor Thorpe tells the people to calm down and go back to work, Father Farrow tells the people he was attacked by a snake earlier. Mayor Thorpe says the meeting will continue in private and walks into his office with Matt, Dr. Owens, Dr. Sheridan, Paul Hendricks and Father Farrow. Matt takes over and tells Dr. Sheridan and Paul they have 18 hours to find and kill the snakes and threatens them to keep quiet if they don't accomplish their mission or they will be sent to the local jail on a trumped up charge. At the opening of the race track, Senator arrives with Matt and Mayor Thorpe. Kim Perry is bitten by a rattlesnake and taken away by Matt. A Female Medic tells Matt, Kim is reacting twice as fast to the snake venom and the Male Medic calls for an an adrenaline shot. Mayor Thorpe tells Matt he is going to tell the people there won't be an opening of the race track, and when Matt tries to stop him, Mayor Thorpe ignores him.