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Michael O'Shea

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Biography

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
His five brothers all became policemen, encouraged on by their father, but Hartford-born Irish-American Michael O'Shea defied family tradition and turned to acting. Born on March 17, 1906, Michael dropped out of school at age 12 and went the vaudeville route, touring with his boxing idol Jack Johnson's show. He tried everything. During the Prohibition years, he became a comedian and emcee at speakeasies. He put together his own dance band, "Michael O'Shea and His Stationary Gypsies", and later broke into radio. Read more...

Actor

Character: Biff Brannigan

Lady of Burlesque 1943

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Character: Sergeant Ronald 'Rocky' Fulton

Something for the Boys 1944

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Character: Brod Clinton

It Should Happen to You 1954

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956

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Character: Johnny Delaney

Adam-12 1968

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