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William E. Shay

William E. Shay was born on September 16, 1866 in New York, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Bishop's Candlesticks (1913), Robespierre (1913) and Lady Audley's Secret (1912). See full bio »

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Known For

The Bishop's Candlesticks
Robespierre Robespierre
Lady Audley's Secret
Lady Audley's Secret Sir Robert Audley
The Ruling Passion
The Ruling Passion Ram Singh, the Rajah of Mawar


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 1927 The Telephone Girl
Detective (as W.E. Shay)
 1917 The Fall of the Romanoffs
 1917 The Lone Wolf
 1917 Old Faithful (Short)
 1917 The Eternal Sin
The Duke of Ferrara
 1917 In the Shadows of the Night (Short)
 1916 Bubbles (Short)
 1916 Her Message to Heaven (Short)
 1916 A Daughter of the Gods
Prince Omar (as William Shay)
 1916 The Missing Witness (Short)
 1916 The Ruling Passion
Ram Singh, the Rajah of Mawar
 1915 The Soul of Broadway
William Craig
 1915 Sin
 1915 The Two Orphans
Chevalier de Vaudrey
 1915 The Clemenceau Case
Pierre Clemenceau
 1915 The Heart of Maryland
Alan Kendrick
 1915 Kreutzer Sonata
Gregor Randor
 1915 The Awaited Hour (Short)
The Prison Chaplain
 1915 She Was His Mother (Short)
The Judge
 1914 Peg o' the Wilds (Short)
Noble - the Detective
 1914 In Self Defense (Short)
Charles Wright - Fred's Father
 1914 The Tenth Commandment (Short)
The Doctor
 1914 Redemption (Short)
 1914 When the Heart Calls (Short)
Billy's Father
 1914 The Messenger of Death (Short)
Lieutenant (as Mr. Shay)
 1914 When the World Was Silent (Short)
Will - the Musician
 1914 The Old Rag Doll (Short)
Mr. Bill Wright
 1914 Papa's Darling (Short)
Ethel's Papa
 1914 Wanted, a House (Short) (as William Shea)
 1914 Love and a Lottery Ticket (Short)
Billy Wright
 1914 Neptune's Daughter
King William
 1914 The Sea Coast of Bohemia (Short)
Jack - the Young Artist
 1914 The Price of Sacrilege (Short)
 1914 The Doctor's Deceit (Short)
Shelley / Walter Stone (re-release)
 1914 Watch Dog of the Deep (Short)
The Son - the Rejected Suitor
 1913 Love or a Throne (Short)
The Heir Apparent (as William Shay)
 1913 Time Is Money (Short)
 1913 Jane's Brother, the Paranoiac (Short)
Professor Thorne
 1913 On Pine Mountain (Short)
The Mountaineer
 1913 His Hour of Triumph (Short)
Derwent Hall - the Reporter / Playwright
 1913 Jane of Moth-Eaten Farm (Short)
Jack Harrington - Jane's Sweetheart
 1913 The Miser's Son (Short)
Henry, the Miser
 1913 Robespierre (Short)
 1913 The Tale of a Fish (Short)
The Fisherman (as William Shay)
 1913 His Mother's Song (Short)
The Son
 1913 'Lizbeth (Short)
The Son from the City
 1913 The Last of the Madisons (Short)
John Clay - the Daughter's Beau
 1913 His Mother's Birthday (Short)
The Son
 1913 The Angel of Death (Short)
The Son
 1913 Self-Accused (Short)
The Police Commissioner
 1913 Secret Service Sam (Short)
Secret Service Sam
 1913 She Never Knew (Short)
Hector Ainscourt
 1913 Blood Will Tell (Short)
The Older Brother - the Detective
 1913 The Golden Hoard; or, Buried Alive (Short)
Jim - a Black Servant
 1913 The Bishop's Candlesticks (Short)
Jean Valjean
 1913/I Kathleen Mavourneen (Short)
Terence O'Moore
 1913 King Danforth Retires (Short)
The King's Daughter's Sweetheart
 1913 Hello Central, Give Me Heaven (Short)
The Child's Father
 1913 In a Woman's Power (Short)
 1913/I The Man Outside (Short)
Charles Maddern
 1912 The New Magdalen (Short)
Julian Gray - a Clergyman aka Pastor Jones
 1912 The Long Strike (Short)
Jim Starkey
 1912 Lass o' the Light (Short)
The Daughter's Sweetheart
 1912 No Greater Love (Short)
Paul Marsden
 1912 Vengeance (Short)
The Governor
 1912 The Open Road (Short)
Billy Martin, Seth's Son
 1912 Leah, the Forsaken (Short)
 1912 A Strange Case (Short)
Jim Hanford
 1912 The Fugitives (Short)
The Governor
 1912 The Cruel Stepmother (Short)
The Father
 1912 The Millionaire Cop (Short)
Justin Gardner
 1912/II The Love Test (Short)
Phillip Steele
 1912 The Padrone's Daughter (Short)
Larry Howard
 1912 In Old Tennessee (Short)
The Moonshiner
 1912 Winning the Latonia Derby (Short)
Jack Prentice, the Villain
 1912 A Child's Influence (Short)
Andron Sarto
 1912/I The Schemers (Short)
Captain Montresser
 1912 The Breakdown (Short)
Robert Harmon
 1912 Up Against It (Short)
Frank Crampton - Louise & Howard's Father
 1912 The Peril (Short)
Col. Jones - Clara's Father
 1912 A Cave Man Wooing (Short)
 1912 Lady Audley's Secret (Short)
Sir Robert Audley
 1912 The Lure of the Picture (Short)
Pietro Novetti - the Successful Artist
 1912/II The Loan Shark (Short)
Frederick Norwood - the Loan Shark
 1912 Rescued by Wireless (Short)
Ralph Morton
 1912 Tempted But True (Short)
Edward Scarfe - Mary's Employer
 1912 The Romance of an Old Maid (Short)
James Hopkins
 1912 The Man from the West (Short)
Harry West - Steve's Friend
 1912 Shamus O'Brien (Short)
Captain R. MacDonald
 1912 A Timely Repentance (Short)
Wilbur Robinson - the Wife's New Lover
 1912 The Right Clue (Short)
Mr. Forbes - the Victim
 1912 The Lie (Short)
Lieutenant Hobson
 1912 A Modern Highwayman (Short)
Alfred Jakes (as William Shay)
 1912 The Tables Turned (Short)
Dr. Corell - the Sanitarium Manager (as William Shay)
 1912 Reflections from the Firelight (Short)
Cpl. Raynor (as a young man) (as William Shay)
 1912 Mrs. Matthews, Dressmaker (Short)
Ralph Baldwin (as William Shay)
 1912 The Power of Conscience (Short)
Vernon Godfrey
 1912 The Dawn of Conscience (Short)
 1911 The Girl and the Half-Back (Short)
Dick Allison
 1911 Percy, the Masher (Short)
 1911 From the Bottom of the Sea (Short)
Billy - the Young Ensign
 1911 The Aggressor (Short)
Hank Denby - the Miner
 1911 'Tween Two Loves (Short)
 1911 The Battle of the Wills (Short)
Pierre Rameau - the Hypnotist
 1911 Just for Her (Short)
Gerald Tompkins
 1911 The Forged Dispatch (Short)
 1911 The Lighthouse Keeper (Short)
Bert Duncan
 1911 Sweet Memories (Short)
Second Duelist
 1911 A Manly Man (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Play: Kassa (1909); written by John Luther Long. Liberty Theatre: 27 Jan 1909- 1 March 1909 (65 performances). Appeared with Henry Weaver. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Billy Shay | Mr. Shay | W.E. Shay | William Shay | William Shea

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Not to be confused with William Shea (1851-1918), who worked primarily at Vitagraph.

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