Robert Shayne

Actor, Journalist, Investment banker
Prolific supporting player of the Broadway stage, screen and TV, whose career lasted for over 60 years. Best known as Inspector Henderson on the popular syndicated series "The Adventures of Superman" (1952-57), Shayne's ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1900 in Yonkers, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Gentleman Tramp 1975 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Barefoot Executive 1969 (Movie)

Sponsor (Actor)

A Tiger Walks 1963 (Movie)

Governor's Adviser (Actor)

Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

Assistant to the Defense Secretary (Actor)

How to Make a Monster 1958 (Movie)

Gary Droz (Actor)

I Mobster 1958 (Movie)

Senator (Actor)

Teenage Caveman 1958 (Movie)

Tribe Member (Actor)

The Rebel Set 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Cassidy (Actor)

Kronos 1957 (Movie)

General (Actor)

Dance With Me Henry 1956 (Movie)

Proctor (Actor)

The Giant Claw 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Indestructible Man 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Invaders From Mars 1953 (Movie)

Dr Wilson (Actor)

The Adventures of Superman 1952 (TV Show)

Actor

Without Warning 1952 (Movie)

Dr. Werner, Police Psychiatrist (Actor)

Christmas in Connecticut 1945 (Movie)

Dudley Beecham (Actor)

Mr. Skeffington 1945 (Movie)

MacMahon (Actor)

The Priest Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Prolific supporting player of the Broadway stage, screen and TV, whose career lasted for over 60 years. Best known as Inspector Henderson on the popular syndicated series "The Adventures of Superman" (1952-57), Shayne's last role was the recurring part of Reggie, the blind news vendor, on another superhero series, "The Flash" (1990-91). On Broadway, he worked with Katherine Hepburn and Ethel Barrymore. Shayne appeared in nearly 100 films, sometimes as a lead, but usually a supporting player, often in B movies. His feature credits include "Hollywood Canteen" (1944), "Mr. Skeffington", "Rhapsody in Blue" (both 1945), "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman" (1947), "Let's Live a Little" (1948) and "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (1970).

Relationships

Mary Crouch

Wife

Dorothy Dawe

Daughter
mother, Mary Crouch

Roberta Dawe

Daughter
mother, Mary Sheffield

Stephanie Dawe

Daughter
born in 1950

Robert Dawe

Son
born in 1947 died of cancer at age 36 in August 1983

Ayn Rand

Companion
had relationship around 1935

Elizabeth Shayne

Wife
worked in stills department at Warner Bros. married 1943 until his death 1992

Mary Sheffield

Wife
divorced after ten years of marriage

EDUCATION

Chicago Academy of the Arts

Chicago , Illinois

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

1970

Final film role in Disney's "The Million Dollar Duck"

1953

Played Inspector Henderson on the syndicated superhero series, "The Adventures of Superman"

1934

Feature acting debut, "Keep `Em Rolling"

Worked as a journalist

Final recurring TV series role, "The Flash"

Acted with repertory companies in Alabama

Bonus Trivia

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He is a member of the Boston stock exchange.

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