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Harry Shannon

Mostly Credited As: Harry Shannon
Sometimes Credited As: Harry J. Shannon
Harry T. Shannon

Date Of Birth: June 13, 1890 (Age 74)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Saginaw, Michigan
Date Of Death: July 27, 1964

Harry Shannon


Harry Shannon began his career with travelling repertory and stock companies. His musical talent brought him to Broadway where he appeared in shows like Oh, Kay! in 1926. He later joined Joseph Schildkraut's Hollywood Theater Guild and began his film career at the start of "talkies". He did comedy shorts with comedians like Bert Lahr and Shemp Howard. During the 1940s, Shannon got character parts in feature length films playing sherrifs, dads, cowboys Irish cops and bartenders. In 1941, he played the alcoholic father in Citizen Kane. He had small roles in many other well-known films like The Jolson Story and High Noon. On television, he appeared in many westerns including Have Gun - Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Sugarfoot, but his character roles weren't limited to the genre. He also appeared on The Untouchables and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. His last movie role was the grandfather in Gypsy. His last television performance was on The Virginian.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Virginian (1962) 
  Man of Violence 02x14: (Dec/25/1963) As Uncle Josh 

The Dakotas (1963) 
  Justice At Eagle's Nest 01x10: (Mar/11/1963) As Jim Painter 

Lassie (US) (1954) 
  Fawn Patrol 09x06: (Nov/04/1962) As Trube Cato 
  The Winner 08x06: (Oct/15/1961) As Joseph McCarthy 

Rawhide (1959) 
  The House of the Hunter 04x27: (Apr/20/1962) As Kilo 
  The Long Count 04x13: (Jan/05/1962) As Sheriff 
  Incident of the Blackstorms 03x28: (May/26/1961) As Jeffries 
  Incident of the Widowed Dove 01x04: (Jan/30/1959) As Marshal Claggart 

Cheyenne (1955) (1955) 
  Storm Center 06x07: (Nov/20/1961) As Father Paul 
  Johnny Bravo 01x14: (May/15/1956) As Crowley 

Maverick (1957) 
  The Golden Fleecing 05x03: (Oct/08/1961) As Wilson, [Uncredited]

Bat Masterson (1958) 
  Meeting at Mimbres 03x27: (Apr/13/1961) As Jobe Crail (as Harry Shanon) 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  About Chester 06x23: (Feb/25/1961) As Emmett Bowers 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  Deadline at Austin 09x12: (Jan/29/1961) As guest star 
  Old Gabe 07x12: (Dec/08/1958) As Jim Bridger 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  The Masterpiece 02x14: (Jan/19/1961) As Michale Shaw 
  The George "Bugs" Moran Story 01x04: (Nov/05/1959) As Joe Patterson 

Angel (1960) (1960) 
  The Contest 01x08: (Dec/01/1960) As Mr. Peyson 

Lawman (1958) 
  Second Son 03x11: (Nov/27/1960) As Carl May 
  9:05 to North Platte 02x10: (Dec/06/1959) As Pa Jutes 

Lock-Up (1959) 
  Skid Row Story 02x03: (Oct/08/1960) As guest star 

Colt .45 (1957) 
  Showdown at Goldtown 03x27: (Jun/14/1960) As Clay Hooper 

Sugarfoot (1957) 
  The Corsican 03x16: (Apr/12/1960) As Henry Shipman 

The Loretta Young Show (1953) 
  The Hired Hand 07x18: (Feb/07/1960) As Tom 

The Texan (1958) 
  Dangerous Ground 02x14: (Dec/14/1959) As Jay Howell 

26 Men (1957) 
  Fighting Man 02x34: (May/26/1959) As guest star 
  Man in Hiding 02x03: (Oct/21/1958) As Miner 

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957) 
  The Tired Gun 03x28: (Mar/30/1959) As Tobey 

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957) 
  24 Hours at North Fork 01x36: (May/24/1958) As Marty Buchanan 
  Three Bells to Perdido 01x01: (Sep/14/1957) As Jesse Reade, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Real McCoys (1957) 
  My Favorite Uncle 01x24: (Mar/13/1958) As Uncle Dave 

The Thin Man (1957) 
  The Scene Stealer 01x16: (Jan/10/1958) As Fullmer 

Wire Service (1956) 
  The Oil Man 01x27: (Apr/22/1957) As Harris Ellerby 

Navy Log (1955) 
  Cigar-Box John 02x20: (Feb/27/1957) As Admiral Morrell 

The Millionaire (1955) 
  The Story of Judge William Westholme 03x23: (Feb/20/1957) As Judge William Westholme 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  Breakdown 01x07: (Nov/13/1955) As Dr. Harner 

The Man Behind The Badge (1953) 
  The Case of the Dying Past 02x06: (Feb/12/1955) As Clyde 

Cavalcade of America (1952) 
  The Great Gamble 03x01: (Oct/12/1954) As Samuel Morse 
  Moonlight School 02x30: (May/18/1954) As guest star 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  Big Jim's Boy 02x27: (Mar/06/1953) As Big Jim Heywood 

I Love Lucy (1951) 
  Men are Messy 01x08: (Dec/03/1951) As Jim (The Photographer) 

State Trooper (1956) 
  The Choker 03x13: (Unknown) As Druid 
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