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Robert Shayne (Robert Shaen Dawe)

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Biography

Yonkers, New York, USA
Born in turn-of-the-century Yonkers, New York, Robert Shayne (born Robert Shaen Dawe) worked at a variety of jobs before his interests ultimately turned toward acting. He appeared in a succession of legit theater productions throughout the 1930s and even appeared in a few films, making a comedy short in New York in 1929, two features in 1934 and a comedy short shot in New York in 1937. In 1942 he signed with Warner Brothers and trekked to Hollywood, where he became a contract player at their Culver City studios. Read more...

Actor

Character: Major James Parker

Keep 'Em Rolling 1934

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Character: U.S. Marshal Frankie Wilson

Wagon Wheels West 1943

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Character: Chaplain aka 'Padre'

I Won't Play 1944

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Character: Lester Knight

Make Your Own Bed 1944

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Character: Christine's Escort

Rhapsody in Blue 1945

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Character: Dudley Beecham

Christmas in Connecticut 1945

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Character: Bertram Fallon

Three Strangers 1946

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Character: Chet King

Nobody Lives Forever 1946

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Character: Roy Chesley

Welcome Stranger 1947

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Character: Jimmy - Aragon's Manager

The Ring 1952

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Character: Larry Wade

North by Northwest 1959

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Character: Charlie Munro

Why Must I Die? 1960

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Character: Governor's Adviser

A Tiger Walks 1964

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Character: Cmdr. William H. Buracker - Halsey's Operations Officer

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970

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Character: Russian Scientist 1

Evil Deeds 2004

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Character: Rudy Matthews

Columbo 1971

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Character: Dr. Flanigan

The Donna Reed Show 1958

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Character: Dr. Bill Wilson

Invaders from Mars 1953

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Character: Stephen Allen

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Dave O'Bryan

Screen Directors Playhouse 1955

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Character: Refinery Executive

The Million Dollar Duck 1971

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Character: Defense Secretary's Assistant

Son of Flubber 1963

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