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Occupation
  
Actor

Years active
  
1929–1963


Name
  
Harry Shannon

Role
  
Character actor

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Born
  
June 13, 1890 (
1890-06-13
)
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.

Died
  
July 27, 1964, Hollywood, California, United States

Movies
  
Citizen Kane, The Lady from Shanghai, High Noon, Touch of Evil, Gypsy

Similar People
  
Ray Nazarro, Eve McVeagh, Joseph Kane, Morgan Farley, H C Potter

Harry Shannon (June 13, 1890 – July 27, 1964) was an American character actor. He often appeared in Western films.

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Biography

Harry Shannon was born on a farm in Saginaw, Michigan. He began his career in live theatre and vaudeville, and switched to the film industry in the 1930s. Although he played most frequently in Westerns, his best-known film role was perhaps as Charles Foster Kane's rough father in Citizen Kane (1941). Among his other films were Someone to Remember (1943), Alaska Highway (1943), San Quentin (1946), and Witness to Murder (1954).

In 1960, he was cast as the outlaw Clay Hooper in the episode "Showdown at Goldtown" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western television series, Colt .45. The guest cast included Robert Colbert, Ruta Lee, and Dan Sheridan.

Shannon died at the age of seventy-four in Hollywood, California.

Filmography

Actor
1963
The Virginian (TV Series) as
Uncle Josh
- Man of Violence (1963) - Uncle Josh
1963
The Dakotas (TV Series) as
Jim Painter
- Justice at Eagle's Nest (1963) - Jim Painter
1961
Lassie (TV Series) as
Trube Cato / Joseph McCartney
- Fawn Patrol (1962) - Trube Cato
- The Winner (1961) - Joseph McCartney
1962
Gypsy as
Grandpa
1959
Rawhide (TV Series) as
Kilo / Sheriff Blanton / Jeffries / ...
- House of the Hunter (1962) - Kilo
- The Long Count (1962) - Sheriff Blanton
- Incident of the Blackstorms (1961) - Jeffries
- Incident of the Widowed Dove (1959) - Claggert
1956
Cheyenne (TV Series) as
Father Paul / Matt Crowley
- Storm Center (1961) - Father Paul
- Johnny Bravo (1956) - Matt Crowley
1961
Wagon Train (TV Series) as
Sheriff
- The Clementine Jones Story (1961) - Sheriff (uncredited)
1961
Summer and Smoke as
Dr. Burke (uncredited)
1961
Wild in the Country as
Sam Tyler (uncredited)
1961
Outlaws (TV Series) as
John Dawson
- The Brothers (1961) - John Dawson
1961
Bat Masterson (TV Series) as
Jobe Crail
- Meeting at Mimbers (1961) - Jobe Crail (as Harry Shanon)
1957
The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) as
Jamie O'Shaughnessy / Paddy McCormick
- The Scrubwoman (1961) - Jamie O'Shaughnessy
- Chess Game (1957) - Paddy McCormick
1961
Gunsmoke (TV Series) as
Bowers
- About Chester (1961) - Bowers
1958
Death Valley Days (TV Series) as
Horace Woodruff / Old Gabe Jim Bridger
- Deadline at Austin (1961) - Horace Woodruff
- Old Gabe (1958) - Old Gabe Jim Bridger
1959
The Untouchables (TV Series) as
Michael Shaw / Joe Patterson
- The Masterpiece (1961) - Michael Shaw
- The George 'Bugs' Moran Story (1959) - Joe Patterson
1960
Laramie (TV Series) as
Judge / Wilson
- Man from Kansas (1961) - Judge
- Ride into Darkness (1960) - Wilson
1960
Angel (TV Series) as
Mr. Peyson
- The Contest (1960) - Mr. Peyson
1959
Lawman (TV Series) as
Carl May / Pa Jutes
- The Second Son (1960) - Carl May
- 9:05 to North Platte (1959) - Pa Jutes
1960
Lock Up (TV Series) as
Dan Coleman
- The Skid Row Story (1960) - Dan Coleman
1960
Colt .45 (TV Series) as
Clay Cooper
- Showdown at Goldtown (1960) - Clay Cooper
1960
This Man Dawson (TV Series) as
Sgt Tom Porter
- The Informer (1960) - Sgt Tom Porter
1959
The Texan (TV Series) as
Hoss Aggle / Jayson Howell
- Mountain Man (1960) - Hoss Aggle
- Dangerous Ground (1959) - Jayson Howell
1960
Sugarfoot (TV Series) as
Henry Shipman
- The Corsican (1960) - Henry Shipman
1960
U.S. Marshal (TV Series) as
Lou
- Kill or Be Killed (1960) - Lou
1960
Bronco (TV Series) as
Pop Fuller
- Volunteers from Aberdeen (1960) - Pop Fuller
1959
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) as
Luke - Marshal / Bill Tobey
- Red Ransom (1960) - Luke - Marshal
- The Tired Gun (1959) - Bill Tobey
1954
The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) as
Tom / Jim Morton
- The Hired Hand (1960) - Tom
- On Your Honor, Your Honor (1954) - Jim Morton
1959
Yellowstone Kelly as
Captain of the Far West (uncredited)
1959
26 Men (TV Series) as
Doc Bowie
- Fighting Man (1959) - Doc Bowie
1959
State Trooper (TV Series) as
Druid
- The Choker (1959) - Druid
1958
The Buccaneer as
Tom Carruthers - Captain of the Corinthian
1958
Frontier Doctor (TV Series) as
Hal Merrick
- Crooked Circle (1958) - Hal Merrick
1958
Man or Gun as
Justin Corley
1957
Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) as
Marty Buchanan / Jesse
- Twenty-Four Hours at North Fork (1958) - Marty Buchanan
- Three Bells to Perdido (1957) - Jesse
1958
Touch of Evil as
Chief Gould
1958
The Real McCoys (TV Series) as
Uncle Dave
- My Favorite Uncle (1958) - Uncle Dave
1958
Man Without a Gun (TV Series) as
Judge Dave Adcock
- Reward (1958) - Judge Dave Adcock
1958
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- Bye Bye Banshee (1958)
1958
Studio One (TV Series) as
Taylor
- Trial by Slander (1958) - Taylor
1958
The Thin Man (TV Series) as
Harry Fullmer
- The Scene Stealer (1958) - Harry Fullmer
1957
The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series) as
Carnovan
- The Secret of the Sea (1957) - Carnovan
1957
The Restless Gun (TV Series) as
Joe Kennedy
- General Gilford's Widow (1957) - Joe Kennedy
1957
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series) as
Sean McGinty
- Mother O'Hara's Marriage (1957) - Sean McGinty
1957
Casey Jones (TV Series) as
Sheriff Norton
- The Gunslinger (1957) - Sheriff Norton
1957
Whirlybirds (TV Series) as
Walt Harrison
- The Rustlers (1957) - Walt Harrison
1957
The Lonely Man as
Dr. Fisher
1956
The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series) as
Pete / Caleb / Pop Haley
- Hold Up (1957) - Pete
- The Relatives (1957) - Caleb
- Caine and Abel (1956) - Pop Haley
1956
Wire Service (TV Series) as
Harris Ellerby
- The Oil Man (1957) - Harris Ellerby
- Campaign Trail (1956)
1957
Hell's Crossroads as
Clay Ford
1957
Navy Log (TV Series) as
Admiral Morrell
- Cigar-Box John (1957) - Admiral Morrell
1957
The Millionaire (TV Series) as
Judge Westholme
- The Judge William Westholme Story (1957) - Judge Westholme
1957
Duel at Apache Wells as
Wayne Shattuck
1956
The Peacemaker as
Drunken Cowpuncher
1956
Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Swing Your Partner, Hector (1956)
1956
Written on the Wind as
Hoak Wayne
1956
Climax! (TV Series)
- Fear Is the Hunter (1956)
1956
Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) as
Spelli
- A House of His Own (1956) - Spelli
1954
Cavalcade of America (TV Series) as
Pop Smith / Samuel Morse
- Danger at Clover Ridge (1956) - Pop Smith
- The Great Gamble (1954) - Samuel Morse
- Moonlight School (1954)
1956
The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series) as
Greg Payne / Mayor Ben Kelly
- Smoking Guns (1956) - Greg Payne
- False Faces (1956) - Mayor Ben Kelly
1956
Come Next Spring as
Mr. Totter
1956
The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) as
Mr. Wilson
- A Tribute to Joel Chandler Harris (1956) - Mr. Wilson
1955
TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) as
Train Conductor
- Ordeal at Yuba Gap (1955) - Train Conductor (as Harry T. Shannon)
1955
At Gunpoint as
Marshal Pete MacKay
1955
Crossroads (TV Series) as
Detective Sgt. Dave Washburn
- Chinese Checkers (1955) - Detective Sgt. Dave Washburn
1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) as
Dr. Harner
- Breakdown (1955) - Dr. Harner
1955
Stage 7 (TV Series) as
Fox Durkin
- Fox Hunt (1955) - Fox Durkin
1955
The Tall Men as
Sam
1955
Mystery Is My Business (TV Series) as
Harve Miller
- Mission for Murder (1955) - Harve Miller
1955
Not as a Stranger as
Ed - 67 Year Old Patient (uncredited)
1955
The Road to Denver as
Ed Garrett (uncredited)
1955
The Marauders as
John Rutherford
1955
The Star and the Story (TV Series) as
McGinnis
- The Great Shinin' Saucer of Paddy Faneen (1955) - McGinnis
1955
The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series) as
Clyde
- The Case of the Dying Past (1955) - Clyde
1955
The Violent Men as
Purdue
1954
Public Defender (TV Series) as
Murphy
- Open Season (1954) - Murphy
1953
Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) as
Chief White / Big Jim Heywood
- Rabbit Foot (1954) - Chief White
- Big Jim's Boy (1953) - Big Jim Heywood
1954
Topper (TV Series) as
Foreman / Beamis
- Topper Goes West (1954) - Foreman
- The Diamond Ring (1954) - Beamis
1954
Witness to Murder as
Captain Donnelly
1954
Rails Into Laramie as
Judge Pierce
1954
Executive Suite as
Ed Benedeck
1954
Phantom Stallion as
Michael Reilly
1953
Jack Slade as
Tom Carter
1953
Footlights Theater (TV Series)
- Margin for Fear (1953)
1953
Roar of the Crowd as
Sam 'Pop' Tracy
1953
Cry of the Hunted as
Sheriff Brown
1953
The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) as
Judge Varney
- Madame 44 (1953) - Judge Varney
- Margin for Fear (1953)
1953
Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- The Woman of Bally Runion (1953)
1953
Kansas Pacific as
Smokestack
1952
The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series) as
Mr. Cartwright
- The Broken Clock (1952) - Mr. Cartwright
1952
Lure of the Wilderness as
Pat McGowan
1952
The Outcasts of Poker Flat as
Bearded Miner (uncredited)
1952
High Noon as
Cooper
1952
Flesh and Fury as
Mike Callan - Paul's Father
1952
Boots Malone as
Colonel Summers (uncredited)
1951
I Love Lucy (TV Series) as
Jim White, the photographer
- Men Are Messy (1951) - Jim White, the photographer
1951
Behave Yourself! as
Police Officer O'Hara (uncredited)
1951
As Young as You Feel as
Det. Kleinbaum (uncredited)
1951
The Scarf as
Warden Anderson (uncredited)
1951
The Lemon Drop Kid as
John (policeman)
1951
Blue Blood as
Mr. Buchanan
1951
Pride of Maryland as
Walter Shannon
1951
Al Jennings of Oklahoma as
Fred Salter
1950
Hunt the Man Down as
Wallace Bennett
1950
The Flying Missile as
Vice-Adm. Williams
1950
The Sound of Fury as
Mr. Yaeger
1950
Where Danger Lives as
Dr. Maynard
1950
Right Cross as
Haggerty (uncredited)
1950
The Killer That Stalked New York as
Houlihan - Police Officer
1950
The Underworld Story as
George Parker
1950
Three Little Words as
Clanahan
1950
The Gunfighter as
Chuck - Bartender (uncredited)
1950
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek as
U.S. Marshal Clay
1950
Cow Town as
Sandy Reeves
1950
The Jackie Robinson Story as
Charlie
1950
Singing Guns as
Judge Waller
1950
Tarnished as
Kelsey Bunker
1949
Mary Ryan, Detective as
Sawyer
1949
The Devil's Henchman as
Captain
1949
Mr. Soft Touch as
Police Sergeant Garrett
1949
Tulsa as
Nelse Lansing (uncredited)
1949
Champion as
Lew Bryce
1949
Rustlers as
Sheriff Harmon
1948
Northwest Stampede as
Sam Bennett (uncredited)
1948
Return of the Bad Men as
Wade Templeton (uncredited)
1948
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' as
Chauncey
1948
Big Town Scandal as
Police Captain Henry (uncredited)
1948
Fighting Father Dunne as
Thomas Lee, Lawyer
1948
April Showers as
Policeman (uncredited)
1948
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as
Tesander
1948
My Girl Tisa as
Judge (uncredited)
1947
The Lady from Shanghai as
Cab Driver
1947
Dangerous Years as
Judge Raymond
1947
The Invisible Wall as
Det. Capt. R.W. Davis
1947
Exposed as
Severance
1947
Time Out of Mind as
Capt. Rogers
1947
The Farmer's Daughter as
Mr. Holstrom
1947
The Devil Thumbs a Ride as
Detective Owens, San Diego Police
1947
Nora Prentiss as
Police Lieutenant
1947
The Red House as
Dr. Byrne
1946
San Quentin as
Warden Kelly
1946
The Jolson Story as
Policeman Reilly (uncredited)
1946
Crack-Up as
First Cop (uncredited)
1946
The Last Crooked Mile as
Police Lt. Blake
1946
Canyon Passage as
Henry McLane (uncredited)
1946
Night Editor as
Police Capt. Lawrence
1946
I Ring Doorbells as
Shannon
1945
Pride of the Marines as
Uncle Ralph (uncredited)
1945
Incendiary Blonde as
George - Police Detective (uncredited)
1945
Within These Walls as
Head Guard 'Mac' McCafferty
1945
Captain Eddie as
Simmons
1945
Nob Hill as
Policeman in China Town (uncredited)
1945
Crime, Inc. as
Commissioner Collins
1944
When the Lights Go on Again as
Tom Cary
1944
Barbary Coast Gent as
San Francisco Police Chief (uncredited)
1944
Babes on Swing Street as
Lt. Casey (uncredited)
1944
The Mummy's Ghost as
Sheriff
1944
The Yellow Rose of Texas as
Sam Weston
1944
Ladies of Washington as
Police Lt. Lake (uncredited)
1944
The Eve of St. Mark as
Chaplain (uncredited)
1944
The Fighting Sullivans as
Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
1943
True to Life as
Mr. Mason
1943
In Old Oklahoma as
Charlie Witherspoon (uncredited)
1943
The Heat's On as
Police Captain (uncredited)
1943
Government Girl as
Mr. Gibon (uncredited)
1943
Doughboys in Ireland as
Michael Callahan
1943
Headin' for God's Country as
Albert Ness
1943
Someone to Remember as
Tom Gibbons
1943
Alaska Highway as
John 'Pop' Ormsby
1943
Song of Texas as
Sam Bennett
1943
Idaho as
Judge John Grey - aka Tom Allison (as Harry J. Shannon)
1943
The Powers Girl as
Mr. Hendricks
1942
Random Harvest as
Badgeley - Melbridge Works (uncredited)
1942
Once Upon a Honeymoon as
Ed Cumberland
1942
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch as
Mr. Wiggs (uncredited)
1942
The Big Street as
Florida Doctor (uncredited)
1942
In Old California as
Mr. Carlin
1942
The Falcon Takes Over as
Detective Grimes (uncredited)
1942
The Mad Martindales as
Policeman
1942
This Gun for Hire as
Steve Finnerty
1942
The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine as
Pinky
1942
The Lady Is Willing as
Detective Sergeant Barnes
1941
Hold Back the Dawn as
American Immigration Official (uncredited)
1941
Citizen Kane as
Kane's Father
1941
The Saint in Palm Springs as
Police Chief R.L. Graves
1940
Tugboat Annie Sails Again as
Capt. Mahoney
1940
Too Many Girls as
Mr. Casey
1940
Girl from Avenue A as
Timson
1940
One Crowded Night as
McDermott
1940
Sailor's Lady as
Father McGann
1940
Gambling on the High Seas as
Chief of Police
1940
Tear Gas Squad as
Lt. Sullivan
1940
Young as You Feel as
Gillespie
1940
Young Tom Edison as
Army Captain Brackett
1940
Parole Fixer as
Randall
1940
City of Chance as
Passline
1939
The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair as
Father
1937
Alibi Mark (Short) as
Railroad Detective
1936
Shake, Mr. Shakespeare (Short) as
Macbeth (uncredited)
1934
A Peach of a Pair (Short) as
Theatre Manager (uncredited)
1934
Smoked Hams (Short) as
The Landlord
1934
All Sealed Up (Short)
1934
No More West (Short) as
Bank Robber
1933
Take a Chance as
Bartender
1933
Close Relations (Short) as
Harry Wart
1933
20, 000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (Short) as
Warden
1933
The Poor Fish (Short)
1933
Wrongorilla (Short) as
Grogan
1932
The Campus Mystery (Short) as
Police Sergeant
1930
The Three Sailors (Short)
1930
Heads Up as
Capt. Denny
1929
Faint Heart (Short) as
Dynamite Dan
1929
Sympathy (Short) as
Larry
Soundtrack
1940
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (performer: "A Life on the Ocean Wave" (1838) - uncredited)
1940
Too Many Girls (performer: "Potawatomine" (1939) - uncredited)
Self
1962
The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.28 (1962) - Self
Archive Footage
2021
Tonight's Moving Picture... Cold Cash (Short) as
Doctor Hartnell
2014
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (Documentary) as
Kane's Father (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (uncredited)
1999
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (Video documentary short) as
Sheriff Elwood
1984
The World of Tomorrow (Documentary) as
Pop Middleton (uncredited)
1978
AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
Florida Doctor
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978) - Florida Doctor (uncredited)
1968
The Mummy's Ghost (Short) as
The Sheriff
1957
The Travellers

References

Harry Shannon (actor) Wikipedia


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