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Mickey Shaughnessy (1920–1985)

Mickey Shaugnessy, the Irish-American character actor best known for his portrayal of Elvis Presley's musical mentor in the rock n' roll classic "Jailhouse Rock" (1957), was born Joseph Michael Shaughnessy on August 5, 1920 in New York City. As a performer, the young Mickey made his bones on the Catskill Mountains tourist resort circuit. During a ... See full bio »

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 1987 Primal Scream
Charlie Waxman
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Police Sergeant Riordan
 1964 A Global Affair
Police Officer Dugan
 1962 How the West Was Won
Deputy Stover
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
 1961 Dondi
 1960 North to Alaska
Peter Boggs
 1960 College Confidential
Sam Grover
 1959 Edge of Eternity
Scotty O'Brien
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Stan Wychinski
 1959 Ask Any Girl
Mr. Eager - Man Smoking Cigarette (uncredited)
 1959 The Hangman
Al Cruse
 1958 A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed
Harold 'Rocky' Baker
 1958 Gunman's Walk
Deputy Sheriff Will Motely
 1958 The Sheepman
Jumbo McCall
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Farragut Jones
 1957 Until They Sail
US Marine, Store Customer
 1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Solly Pitts
 1957 The Burglar
 1957 Designing Woman
Maxie Stultz
 1955 Conquest of Space
Sgt. Mahoney
 1953 The Sabre and the Arrow
Rusty Potter
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Pat Bundy
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Man who brings the beers (uncredited)
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In 1969, he co-starred in an unsold sitcom pilot for CBS called "Vernon's Volunteers." The plot concerned the enthusiastic but incompetent volunteer fire department who protects the small town of Vernon from burning to the ground.

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Michael Shaughnessy


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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