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Harry Shannon (I) (1890–1964)

Born and raised on a farm in Michigan in 1890, Irish-American character actor Harry Shannon had the credentials for becoming a staple player in westerns. He started off his career traveling around with repertory and stock companies and developed his musical abilities in tent shows, burlesque houses and such tuneful Broadway shows as "Oh, Kay!" (... See full bio »

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Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane Kane's Father
High Noon
High Noon Cooper
Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil Chief Gould
Gypsy Grandpa


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 1962 Gypsy
 1961 Summer and Smoke
Dr. Burke (uncredited)
 1961 Wild in the Country
Sam Tyler (uncredited)
 1959 Yellowstone Kelly
Captain of the Far West (uncredited)
 1958 The Buccaneer
Tom Carruthers - Captain of the Corinthian
 1958 Man or Gun
Justin Corley
 1958 Touch of Evil
Chief Gould
 1957 The Lonely Man
Dr. Fisher
 1957 Hell's Crossroads
Clay Ford
 1957 Duel at Apache Wells
Wayne Shattuck
 1956 Written on the Wind
Hoak Wayne
 1956 The Peacemaker
Drunken Cowpuncher
 1956 Come Next Spring
Mr. Totter
 1955 At Gunpoint
Marshal MacKay
 1955 The Marauders
John Rutherford
 1955 The Tall Men
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Ed - 67 Year Old Patient (uncredited)
 1955 The Road to Denver
Ed Garrett (uncredited)
 1954 Executive Suite
Ed Benedeck
 1954 Witness to Murder
Captain Donnelly
 1954 Rails Into Laramie
Judge Pierce
 1954 Phantom Stallion
Michael Reilly
 1954 The Violent Men
 1953 Jack Slade
Tom Carter
 1953/I Roar of the Crowd
Sam 'Pop' Tracy
 1953 Cry of the Hunted
Sheriff Brown
 1953 Kansas Pacific
 1952 Lure of the Wilderness
Pat McGowan
 1952 High Noon
 1952 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Bearded Miner (uncredited)
 1952 Flesh and Fury
Mike Callan - Paul's Father
 1952 Boots Malone
Colonel Summers (uncredited)
 1951 Behave Yourself!
Police Officer O'Hara (uncredited)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Det. Kleinbaum (uncredited)
 1951 The Scarf
Asylum Warden Anderson
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
John (policeman)
 1951 Blue Blood
Mr. Buchanan
 1951 The Pride of Maryland
Walter Shannon
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
Fred Salter
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Wallace Bennett
 1950 The Flying Missile
Vice-Adm. Williams
 1950 The Sound of Fury
Mr. Yaeger
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Police Officer Houlihan
 1950 Right Cross
Haggerty (uncredited)
 1950 The Underworld Story
George 'Parky' Parker
 1950 Where Danger Lives
Dr. Maynard
 1950 Three Little Words
 1950 The Gunfighter
Chuck (uncredited)
 1950 Curtain Call at Cactus Creek
U.S. Marshal Clay
 1950 Cow Town
Sandy Reeves
 1950 The Jackie Robinson Story
Frank Shaughnessy
 1950 Singing Guns
Judge Waller
 1950 Tarnished
Kelsey Bunker
 1949 Mary Ryan, Detective
 1949 The Devil's Henchman
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Police Sergeant Garrett
 1949 Tulsa
Nelse Lansing
 1949 Champion
 1949 Rustlers
Sheriff Harmon
 1948 Northwest Stampede
Sam Bennett (uncredited)
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
Wade Templeton (uncredited)
 1948 Big Town Scandal
Police Captain Henry (uncredited)
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
Thomas Lee, Lawyer
 1948 April Showers
Policeman (uncredited)
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Judge (uncredited)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Cab Driver
 1947 Dangerous Years
Judge Raymond
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Det. Capt. R.W. Davis
 1947 Exposed
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Capt. Rogers
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Mr. Holstrom
 1947 The Red House
Dr. Jonathan Byrne
 1947 Nora Prentiss
San Francisco Homicide Lieutenant
 1947 The Devil Thumbs a Ride
Detective Owens, San Diego Police
 1946 San Quentin
Warden Kelly
 1946 The Jolson Story
Policeman Reilly (uncredited)
 1946 Crack-Up
First Cop (uncredited)
 1946 The Last Crooked Mile
Police Lt. Blake
 1946 Canyon Passage
Henry McLane (uncredited)
 1946 Night Editor
Police Capt. Lawrence
 1946 I Ring Doorbells
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Uncle Ralph (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
George - Police Detective (uncredited)
 1945 Within These Walls
Head Guard 'Mac' McCafferty
 1945 Captain Eddie
 1945 Nob Hill
Policeman in China Town (uncredited)
 1945 Crime, Inc.
Commissioner Collins
 1944 When the Lights Go on Again
Tom Cary
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
San Francisco Police Chief (uncredited)
 1944 Babes on Swing Street
Lt. Casey (uncredited)
 1944 The Mummy's Ghost
Sheriff Elwood
 1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas
Sam Weston
 1944 Ladies of Washington
Police Lt. Lake (uncredited)
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Chaplain (uncredited)
 1944 The Sullivans
Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1943 True to Life
Mr. Mason
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
Charlie Witherspoon (uncredited)
 1943 The Heat's On
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1943 Government Girl
Mr. Gibon (uncredited)
 1943 Doughboys in Ireland
Michael Callahan
 1943 Headin' for God's Country
Albert Ness
 1943 Someone to Remember
Tom Gibbons
 1943 Alaska Highway
John 'Pop' Ormsby
 1943 Song of Texas
Sam Bennett
 1943 Idaho
Judge John Grey aka Tom Allison (as Harry J. Shannon)
 1943 The Powers Girl
Mr. Hendricks
 1942 Random Harvest
Badgeley - Melbridge Works (uncredited)
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
Ed Cumberland
 1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Mr. Wiggs (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Street
Florida Doctor (uncredited)
 1942 In Old California
Mr. Carlin
 1942 The Mad Martindales
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Steve Finnerty
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Detective Sergeant Barnes
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
American Immigration Official (uncredited)
 1941 Citizen Kane
Kane's Father
 1941 The Saint in Palm Springs
Chief R.L. Graves
 1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again
Capt. Mahoney
 1940 Too Many Girls
Mr. Casey
 1940 Girl from Avenue A
 1940 One Crowded Night
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Father McGann
 1940 Gambling on the High Seas
Chief of Police
 1940 Tear Gas Squad
Lt. Sullivan
 1940 Young as You Feel
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Army Captain Brackett
 1940 Parole Fixer
 1940 City of Chance
 1933 Take a Chance
 1930 Heads Up
Capt. Denny
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Simple Simon (1931). Musical comedy (revival). See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry J. Shannon | Harry T. Shannon | Harry Shanon


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