Mickey Shaughnessy (1920–1985)

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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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Known For

Jailhouse Rock Hunk Houghton
Don't Go Near the Water Farragut Jones


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 1987 Primal Scream
Charlie Waxman
 1976 Muggsy (TV Series)
Long John
- The Big Break (1976) ... Long John
- Rage to Burn (1976) ... Long John
 1972 Andy Capp (TV Movie)
 1971-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Officer O'Brien (segment "Love and Lover's Lane") / Harry (segment "Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon")
- Love and the Contact Lens/Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon/Love and the Motel Mixup (1971) ... Harry (segment "Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon")
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
- The Rivalry (1971) ... Lefty
- Annie Get Your Cue (1971) ... Lefty
- The Auction (1971) ... Lefty
- Billy the Kid (1971) ... Lefty
- The Spy (1971) ... Lefty
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Deputy Hollis
- The Day They Hanged Kid Curry (1971) ... Deputy Hollis
 1970 The Boatniks
 1969 Vernon's Volunteers (TV Movie)
 1967-1969 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Foley / Sheriff Hoop
- My Dog, the Thief: Part 2 (1969) ... Foley
- My Dog, the Thief: Part 1 (1969) ... Foley
- A Boy Called Nuthin': Part 2 (1967) ... Sheriff Hoop
- A Boy Called Nuthin': Part 1 (1967) ... Sheriff Hoop
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Chauncy James
- Through a Stained Glass Window (1969) ... Chauncy James
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
- Rendezvous in Tokyo (1967) ... Morgan
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Ab Truxton
- South Wind (1966) ... Ab Truxton
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
- The Pride of the Rangers (1965) ... Monahan
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Police Sergeant Riordan
 1964 A Global Affair
Police Officer Dugan
 1963 Mickey and the Contessa (TV Movie)
Mickey Brennan
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Coach Mickey Brennan
- Mickey and the Contessa (1963) ... Coach Mickey Brennan
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Jim Bancroft
- The Slasher (1963) ... Jim Bancroft
 1962 How the West Was Won
Deputy Stover
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Big Day, Great Day (1962) ... Muldoon (as Michael Shaughnessy)
 1962 Maverick (TV Series)
Mr. Muldoon
- Mr. Muldoon's Partner (1962) ... Mr. Muldoon
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
 1961 The McGonigle (TV Movie)
Mac McGonigle
 1961 Dondi
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Henny Combs
- Kiss of Death Girl (1960) ... Henny Combs
 1960 North to Alaska
Peter Boggs
 1960 College Confidential
Sam Grover
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Duke of Bilgewater
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Pippo the Clown
- The Clown (1960) ... Pippo the Clown
 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 Jailhouse Rock
Hunk Houghton
 1957 Until They Sail
US Marine, Store Customer
 1957 Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Solly Pitts
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Sing a Song (1957) ... Benny
 1957 The Burglar
 1957 Designing Woman
Maxie Stultz
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- Combat Medics (1955)
 1955 Conquest of Space
Sgt. Mahoney
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Sgt. Leva
 1953 Last of the Comanches
Rusty Potter
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Pat Bundy
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Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a sitcom pilot for CBS called "Vernon's Volunteers." The plot concerned the enthusiastic but incompetent volunteer fire department that protects the small town of Vernon from burning to the ground. See more »

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Michael Shaughnessy


5' 10½" (1.79 m)


Sarah Gallagher  (his death)  (7 children)

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Son of Michael Shaughnessy and Mary Copley.

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