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Robert Shayne (1900–1992)

Born in turn-of-the-century Yonkers, New York, Robert Shayne (born Robert Shaen Dawe) worked at a variety of jobs before his interests ultimately turned toward acting. He appeared in a succession of legit theater productions throughout the 1930s and even appeared in a few films, making a comedy short in New York in 1929, two features in 1934 and a... See full bio »

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The Neanderthal Man
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 1990-1991 The Flash (TV Series)
- Sight Unseen (1991) ... Reggie
- Sins of the Father (1990) ... Reggie
 1977 Never Con a Killer (TV Movie)
Club member
 1977 Emergency! (TV Series)
Raymond Foster
- Insanity Epidemic (1977) ... Raymond Foster
 1975 The Four Deuces
 1975 The Specialist
Chairman Hopkins
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
- A Coven of Killers (1975) ... Dr.Gordon (uncredited)
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Man on Stretcher
- The Shield (1975) ... Man on Stretcher
 1972 The Waltons (TV Series)
- The Typewriter (1972) ... Clerk
 1972 Cool Breeze
Dr. Fields, Gynocologist (uncredited)
 1971 Columbo (TV Series)
Rudy Matthews
- Suitable for Framing (1971) ... Rudy Matthews (uncredited)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Father Adam Wendell
- The Priest Killer (1971) ... Father Adam Wendell (uncredited)
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
Refinery Executive (uncredited)
 1971 The Barefoot Executive
 1970-1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Mr. Gilroy / Andrew McIntyre
- Skiing Anyone? (1971) ... Mr. Gilroy
- The Feminist (1970) ... Andrew McIntyre
 1970 The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
U.S. Senator (uncredited)
 1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Sound Mixer / Sound Man / Set Sound Mixer
- Nude Scene (1970) ... Sound Mixer
- Diffusion (1970) ... Sound Mixer
- Papa Never Spanked Me (1970) ... Sound Mixer
- Stop Date (1969) ... Sound Mixer
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Cmdr. William H. Buracker - Halsey's Operations Officer (uncredited)
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Committee member
- Neither Punch nor Judy (1969) ... Committee member (uncredited)
 1969 The Arrangement
Board Member (uncredited)
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Mr. Clinton
- Every Dog Needs a Boy (1969) ... Mr. Clinton
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
Appellate Judge
- If I Should Wake Before I Die (1969) ... Appellate Judge (uncredited)
 1969 Winning
Well-Wisher at Indy Victory (uncredited)
 1968 Blondie (TV Series)
 1965 Runaway Girl
Walter Quillen
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mr. Fillmore
- A Tale of Two Dogs (1965) ... Mr. Fillmore
 1958-1965 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mr. Wyatt / Highway Engineer
- The Adventures of Gallegher: Part 1 (1965) ... Mr. Wyatt (uncredited)
- Magic Highway U.S.A. (1958) ... Highway Engineer
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Mr. Marfield
- Divorce, Bryant Park Style (1964) ... Mr. Marfield
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant
- Never Trouble Trouble (1964) ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Governor's Adviser (uncredited)
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
Mr. Morgan
- A Diamond in the Rough (1963) ... Mr. Morgan (as Bob Shayne)
 1963 This Is the Life (TV Series)
- Side by Side (1963) ... Cliff
 1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
- Black Thursday (1963) ... Charley
 1963 Son of Flubber
Defense Secretary's Assistant (uncredited)
 1961-1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Joe / Dr. Flanigan
- Free Flight (1962) ... Joe
- Donna's Helping Hand (1961) ... Dr. Flanigan
 1961 20,000 Eyes
Police Lieutenant
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
- Double Image (1961) ... Dowell
 1960-1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Eldon Howard / Allan Thornton
- The Target (1961) ... Eldon Howard
- Dead-Log Pickup (1960) ... Allan Thornton
 1960 From the Terrace
Partner (uncredited)
 1960 Cage of Evil
Victor Delmar
 1960 Why Must I Die?
Charlie Munro
 1960 Valley of the Redwoods
Capt. Sid Walker
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Sheriff Henry Logan
- Tangled Trail (1960) ... Sheriff Henry Logan
 1960 Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus
Husband in Audience (uncredited)
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Lieutenant Frome
- Broken Rope (1960) ... Lieutenant Frome
 1959 Battle Flame
Lt. Norris
 1959 North by Northwest
Larry Wade (uncredited)
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Warden Peter Crown
- Gringo Pete (1959) ... Warden Peter Crown
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Captain Cass Emerson
- Payroll to Tombstone (1959) ... Captain Cass Emerson
 1956-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
- The Rip Matson Story (1956) ... Stuart (uncredited)
 1959 26 Men (TV Series)
- The Hellion (1959) ... Judge
 1957-1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Col. Scott / Newscaster
- Sailor on a Horse (1959) ... Col. Scott
- Fifty Years a Mystery (1957) ... Newscaster
 1958 I Mobster
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
Mickey (uncredited)
 1958 The Lost Missile
Air Force General (uncredited)
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Stephen Allen
- All Our Yesterdays (1958) ... Stephen Allen
 1958 How to Make a Monster
Gary Droz
 1958 Teenage Cave Man
The Fire Maker
 1958 War of the Satellites
Cole Hotchkiss
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Mike Coleman
- The Dark Horse (1958) ... Mike Coleman
 1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Sam Thatcher
- The Mark of Crime (1957) ... Sam Thatcher
 1957 Death in Small Doses
FDA Chief Insp. Frank Ainsley (uncredited)
 1955-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Norris / Navy Captain / Commander / ...
- The Marines Have Landed (1957) ... Norris
- The Death of Dillinger-San (1956) ... Navy Captain
- Get Back Somehow (1956) ... Commander
- Navy Corpsman (1955) ... Marine General
 1957 Spook Chasers
Police Lt. Harris
 1957 The Giant Claw
Gen. Van Buskirk
 1957 Footsteps in the Night
Fred Horner
 1957 Kronos
Air Force General
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Lt. Fowler
- The Hostages (1957) ... Lt. Fowler
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
- The Rescue (1957) ... Torbert
 1956 Hot Shots
Pierre M. Morley
 1956 Accused of Murder
Doctor (uncredited)
 1956 Dance with Me, Henry
 1956 Rumble on the Docks
Judge (uncredited)
 1956 Indestructible Man
Prof. Bradshaw
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Dave O'Bryan
- One Against Many (1956) ... Dave O'Bryan
 1956 Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (TV Series)
- The Renegades (1956) ... Logan
 1955 King of the Carnival
Jess Carter
 1955 Double Jeopardy
Mr. Ross (uncredited)
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Cmdr. Dean (uncredited)
 1955 Murder Is My Beat
Police Captain Bert Rawley
 1953-1954 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Luther Gage / Leland Spinner
- Colorado Gold (1954) ... Luther Gage
- Black Gold (1953) ... Leland Spinner
 1954 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
Clyde Sanders
- The Seance (1954) ... Clyde Sanders
 1954 Tobor the Great
General #1 (uncredited)
 1954 The Desperado
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1954 Space Patrol (TV Series)
- Marooned in the Past (1954) ... Groata
- Baccarratti's 'Z' Ray (1954) ... Groata
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Colonel Marsh
- Geronimo (1954) ... Colonel Marsh
 1954 Trader Tom of the China Seas
Maj. Conroy
 1953 Flight Nurse
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1953 Sea of Lost Ships
Executive Officer (uncredited)
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
- Jungle Treasure (1953) ... Joe
 1953 The Neanderthal Man
Prof. Clifford Groves (as Robert Shane)
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Cocoon (1953)
 1953 Invaders from Mars
Dr. Bill Wilson (uncredited)
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
Doctor (uncredited)
 1953 Prince of Pirates
Prime Minister Treeg
 1953 Marshal of Cedar Rock
Paul Jackson / Fake John Harper
 1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie
Capt. Burke
 1952 The Ring
Jimmy - Aragon's Manager
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- False Colors (1952) ... Gilford
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
John Waythron
- Designing Woman (1952) ... John Waythron
 1952 And Now Tomorrow (as Bob Shayne)
 1952 Without Warning!
Dr. Werner, Police Psychiatrist
 1952 Indian Uprising
Maj. Nathan Stark
 1951 Mark Saber (TV Series)
- The Case of Carrie's Coffin (1951) ... (as Robert Shane)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Kite High (1951) ... Wallace
 1951 Criminal Lawyer
Clark P. Sommers
 1951 The Dakota Kid
Ace Crandall
 1951 Missing Women
 1951 The Living Christ Series (TV Mini-Series)
- Escape to Egypt ... Priest
 1950 Experiment Alcatraz
Barry Morgan
 1950 Big Timber
 1950 When You're Smiling
Jack Lacey
 1950 Federal Man
Chief Agent Charles Stuart
 1950 State Penitentiary
Stanley Brown
 1950 Rider from Tucson
John Avery
 1950 Customs Agent
West Coast Chief Agent J.G. Goff
 1950 Dynamite Pass
Jay Wingate
 1949 The Threat
Police Insp. Murphy
 1949 Forgotten Women
Richard Marshall
 1949 Law of the Barbary Coast
Michael Lodge
 1948 Loaded Pistols
Don Mason
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Dr. Richard Field
 1948 Shaggy
Bob Calvin
 1948 Best Man Wins
Judge Leonidas K. Carter
 1948 The Inside Story
T.W. 'Tom' O'Connor
 1948 The Swordsman
Ronald MacArden
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Roy Chesley
 1947 Backlash
James O'Neil
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Mr. Gordon
 1946 Wife Wanted
Bill Tyler
 1946 Nobody Lives Forever
Chet King
 1946 I Ring Doorbells
Dick Meadows
 1946 Three Strangers
Bertram Fallon
 1945 San Antonio
Captain Morgan
 1945 Frontier Days (Short)
Marshal Jim Blake
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Christine's Escort (uncredited)
 1945 Escape in the Desert
Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Law of the Badlands (Short)
Lieutenant Robert Fleming aka Bob Tate
 1945 Navy Nurse (Short)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Busboy (uncredited)
 1944 I Won't Play (Short)
Chaplain aka 'Padre'
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
Lester Knight
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Dan Costello
 1944 Roaring Guns (Short)
Jared Whitney
 1944 Gun to Gun (Short)
Steve Randall
 1943 Wagon Wheels West (Short)
U.S. Marshal Frankie Wilson
 1943 Oklahoma Outlaws (Short)
Ned Kincaid
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Engineer (uncredited)
 1938 Air Parade (Short)
 1937 Broker's Follies (Short)
Broker (uncredited)
 1937 Off the Horses (Short)
 1937 Man to Man (Short)
 1937 The Big Courtship (Short)
District Attorney
 1937 See Uncle Sol (Short)
 1935 The People's Enemy
First Department of Justice Representative (uncredited)
 1934 Wednesday's Child
Howard Benson
 1934 Keep 'Em Rolling
Major James Parker
 1929 Faint Heart (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of "Never Too Late", Palm Springs, CA. Also in cast: Phyllis Coates, Stephanie Shayne (as "Kate").

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Robert Shane | Bob Shayne


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Raised in the political arena of Washington, DC. His father was a publisher with major connections to the White House. As a very young child Shayne once sat on the lap of President William Howard Taft. When Taft asked him how he was, the young Shayne replied that he was uncomfortable sitting on Taft's lap because his belly was so big (Taft was renowned for his girth and was so fat he once got ... See more »



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