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Mickey Shaughnessy (Joseph Michael Shaughnessy)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Mickey Shaugnessy, the Irish-American character actor best known for his portrayal of Elvis Presley's musical mentor in the rock n' roll classic "Jailhouse Rock" (1957), was born Joseph Michael Shaughnessy on August 5, 1920 in New York City. As a performer, the young Mickey made his bones on the Catskill Mountains tourist resort circuit.

During a stint in the Army during World War II, Mickey appeared in a service revue. After being demobilized, he made his living making the rounds of the nightclub circuit with a comedy act. Read more...

Actor

Character: Man who brings the beers

The Princess and the Pirate 1944

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Character: Pat Bundy

The Marrying Kind 1952

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Character: Sgt. Leva

From Here to Eternity 1953

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Character: Maxie Stultz

Designing Woman 1957

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Character: Solly Pitts

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 1957

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Character: Farragut Jones

Don't Go Near the Water 1957

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Character: Mr. Eager - Man Smoking Cigarette

Ask Any Girl 1959

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Character: Peter Boggs

North to Alaska 1960

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Character: Deputy Stover

How the West Was Won 1962

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Character: Police Sergeant Riordan

A House Is Not a Home 1964

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Character: Henny Combs

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Jumbo McCall

The Sheepman 1958

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