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Frank Shannon

Frank Shannon was an Irish-born stage and screen performer. He had his film debut in The Prisoner of Zenda (1913). He is most fondly remembered as the brilliant Dr. Zarkov in the three Flash Gordon serials.

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Jul 27, 1874 In Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Prisoner of Zenda 1913-02-18
Latest Project:
Movie Purple Death from Outer Space 1966-01-01
Known For
Poster of Rawhide Rangers
Poster of A Dispatch from Reuters
Poster of Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite
Poster of Flash Gordon (1936-1940)
Movie Purple Death from Outer Space Dr. Zarkov 1966-01-01
Movie Spaceship To The Unknown Dr. Hans Zarkov (archive footage) 1966-01-01
Movie Batman Dr. Hayden 1943-07-16
Movie The Phantom Professor Davidson 1943-12-24
Movie Ten Gentlemen from West Point Senator (uncredited) 1942-06-26
Movie The Secret Code Police Commissioner 1942-09-04
Movie Rawhide Rangers McDowell 1941-07-18
Movie Federal Fugitives Hammond 1941-03-29
Movie Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Dr. Zarkov 1940-04-09
Movie Emergency Squad Construction Supervisor at Elevator 1940-01-05
Movie The Return of Frank James Sheriff 1940-08-10
Movie Wildcat Bus Sweeney 1940-08-23
Movie A Dispatch from Reuters Mr. O'Malley - Captain of the Nova Scotian (uncredited) 1940-10-19
Movie Brigham Young Second Man with California Gold News 1940-09-27
Movie Union Pacific Old Man (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Torchy Blane in Chinatown Police Capt. McTavish 1939-02-02
Movie Torchy Runs for Mayor Captain McTavish 1939-05-13
Movie Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite Inspector McTavish 1939-08-12
Movie Rulers of the Sea Kelsey (Uncredited) 1939-11-08
Movie Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars Dr. Zarkov 1938-03-21
Movie The Ship That Died Minor Role (uncredited) 1938-02-19
Movie Mannequin Police Sergeant at Jail (Uncredited) 1938-01-21
Movie Blondes at Work Capt. McTavish 1938-02-05
Movie Over the Wall Duke Slattery - Policeman with Warrant 1938-04-02
Movie Next Time I Marry Police Lieutenant 1938-12-09
Movie Torchy Blane in Panama Captain McTavish 1938-05-07
Movie Torchy Gets Her Man Police Captain McTavish 1938-11-12
Movie Mars Attacks the World Dr. Alexis Zarkov 1938-11-07
Movie You Can't Take It with You Mac (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie Ever Since Eve Desk Sergeant (uncredited) 1937-07-15
Movie The Adventurous Blonde Captain McTavish 1937-11-13
Movie Road Gang Chaplain (uncredited) 1936-03-28
Movie The Perfect Set-Up Detective Hewitt (uncredited) 1936-02-01
Movie Black Gold Dan O'Reilly 1936-01-19
Movie The Murder of Dr. Harrigan Police Sergeant 1936-01-11
Movie The Prisoner of Shark Island Mr. Holt 1936-02-12
Movie Flash Gordon Dr. Hans Zarkov 1936-10-10
Series Flash Gordon (1936-1940) Dr. Hans Zarkov 1936-04-06
Movie Rocket Ship Dr. Hans Zarkov 1936-10-01
Movie The Texas Rangers Captain Stafford 1936-08-28
Movie 'G' Men Police Chief at Lodge (uncredited) 1935-05-04
Movie Men Without Names Leahy 1935-06-29
Movie The Eagle's Brood Mike 1935-10-25
Movie The Pace That Kills Mr. Farley 1935-12-01
Movie Woman in the Dark Prison Warden 1934-11-08
Movie A Burglar to the Rescue The Burglar, Holtz aka Jack Dunning 1931-09-07
Movie Icebound Judge Bradford 1924-03-02
Movie The Bride's Play Sir John Mansfield 1922-01-22
Movie The Prisoner of Zenda Detchard 1913-02-18