Charles Shaughnessy

Actor
Dapper and debonair in that "so-British" way that makes American women swoon, Shaughnessy exuded charm and fortitude as Shane Donovan on NBC's long-running "Days of Our Lives" for eight years before deciding to give it ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1955 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (66)

Dog With A Blog 2014 (Tv Show)

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Murder in the First 2014 (Tv Show)

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See Dad Run 2014 (Tv Show)

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Sullivan & Son 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Super Fun Night 2014 (Tv Show)

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Liz & Dick 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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This Magic Moment 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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A Taste of Romance 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Castle 2012 (Tv Show)

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Deadtime Stories 2012 (Tv Show)

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Victorious 2012 (Tv Show)

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Your Highness 2011 (Movie)

Narrator/Soul of the Maze (Actor)

CSI: New York 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Suite Life on Deck 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Wishing Well 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Hannah Montana 2009 (Tv Show)

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Mad Men 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2009 (Tv Show)

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Murder 101: Locked Room Mystery 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Polar Opposites 2008 (Movie)

David (Actor)

The Tale of Despereaux 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Pietro (Actor)

Saints and Sinners 2007 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

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Living with Fran 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Veronica Mars 2006 (Tv Show)

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Kids in America 2005 (Movie)

Sargeant Carmichael (Actor)

The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Painting 2005 (Movie)

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Young Blades 2005 (Tv Show)

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Stargate SG-1 2004 (Tv Show)

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She Spies 2003 (Tv Show)

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Adventures From the Book of Virtues 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Stanley 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Squirrel (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 2002 (Tv Show)

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Cupid's Funniest Moments 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Second Chances 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Martial Law 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Denial 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Fran Drescher 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Mad About You 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Nanny 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Duckman 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Gourmet Getaways With Robin Leach 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Oy to the World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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A Kiss So Deadly (TV Show)

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Dayo (TV Show)

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Gargoyles (TV Show)

Voice

Get a Clue (TV Show)

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Love's Christmas Journey (TV Show)

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Permanent Vacation (TV Show)

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Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up (TV Show)

Voice

Till We Meet Again (Movie)

Armand (Actor)

Biography

Dapper and debonair in that "so-British" way that makes American women swoon, Shaughnessy exuded charm and fortitude as Shane Donovan on NBC's long-running "Days of Our Lives" for eight years before deciding to give it a go on primetime. His gamble paid off. After well-received guest spots on "Murphy Brown" and "Mad About You", CBS slotted him into the pilot of "The Nanny" which premiered on the fall schedule in 1993. Shaughnessy was the cool, collected, uppercrust British widower and Broadway producer whose household both comes unglued and is improved by the entrance of the Nanny from Flushing, New York (Fran Drescher). It took a few months for the audience to find the series, but "The Nanny" soon became CBS' biggest sitcom hit since "Murphy Brown" in 1987. The chemistry between Shaughnessy and Drescher was said to be a big part of the success of the show, and viewers waited with anticipation to see if Maxwell and his children's Nanny would first kiss and then, perhaps, live happily ever after.

Relationships

Susan Fallender

Wife
married on May 21, 1983

Madelyn Shaughnessy

Daughter
born in 1995

David Shaughnessy

Brother
worked on "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

Jenny Shaugnessy

Daughter
born in 1990

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England
began studies in law before switching majors

Milestones

1989

Starred in CBS miniseries, "Judith Krantz' Till We Meet Again"

1984

Regular cast member on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" soap opera as Shane Donovan

1983

First part in Hollywood -- a four day role on ABC's "General Hospital"

Starred in British TV series "Jury"

Cast as Maxwell Sheffield in the CBS sitcom "The Nanny"

Bonus Trivia

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Shaughnessy had "a classic English nanny" while growing up.

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"As you get older, there's a certain dignity that you want to preserve. When you're young and (fans at malls scream) 'Take your shirt off!' you go, 'Okay.' But when you're 40 and a father of two, it just isn't what you want to get into." --Shaughnessy in SOAP OPERA DIGEST, September 26, 1995

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