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Shane Rimmer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shane Rimmer was a Canadian actor, voice actor and screenwriter, known for providing the voice of Scott Tracy in the British television series Thunderbirds. He has mostly performed in supporting roles, frequently in films and television series filmed in the United Kingdom, having relocated to England in the late 1950s. His appearances include roles in such widely-known films as Dr. Strangelove (1964), Rollerball (1975), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Gandhi (1982), Out of Africa (1985) and Crusoe (1989). More recently he has appeared in Spy Game (2001), and Batman Begins (2005). In the earlier years of his career, there were several uncredited performances, among others for films such as You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Star Wars (1977) and Superman II (1980). With the exception of recurring featured cast members he has appeared in more James Bond films than any other actor. Rimmer has a long association with Gerry Anderson. Thunderbirds fans may recognize him as the voice actor behind the character Scott Tracy. He drafted the plotline for the penultimate episode, "Ricochet", which was later turned into a script by Tony Barwick. He also wrote scripts and provided uncredited voices for Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90 and The Secret Service, has made appearances in episodes of Anderson's live-action UFO and The Protectors, has and provided voices for Space: 1999 and has guest-starred in the episode "Space Brain". In later years he starred in the unscreened pilot Space Police (later made into a series with other actors and titled Space Precinct) and provided the voice for Anderson's stop-motion gumshoe Dick Spanner, P.I.. Rimmer and fellow Anderson actor Ed Bishop often joked about how often their professional paths crossed and termed themselves "Rent-a-Yanks". They appeared together as NASA operatives in the opening of You Only Live Twice and as USN sailors in The Bedford Incident as well as touring together in live stage shows, including "Death of a Salesman" in the 1990s. He also appeared in Doctor Who in 1966, and in Coronation Street as two different characters: Joe Donnelli (1968–1970), who held Stan Ogden hostage in No. 5 before committing suicide, and Malcolm Reid (1988), father of Audrey Roberts' son Stephen. He has made many guest appearances in British television series for ITV, including in Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected, and ITC's The Persuaders!. In 1989 Rimmer was reunited with former Gerry Anderson actors Ed Bishop and Matt Zimmerman in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study In Scarlet. Rimmer and Bishop also appeared in the BBC drama-documentary Hiroshima completed not long after Bishop's death in 2005. Note: His official website and travel record on the Immigration & Travel section of Ancestry give his year of birth as 1929. Description above from the Wikipedia article Shane Rimmer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 28, 1929 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
81
First Appeared:
In the series Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans 1957-04-03
Latest Project:
Movie Darkwave: Edge of the Storm 2016-09-16
Known For
Poster of Batman Begins
Poster of Dick Spanner, P.I.
Poster of The Spy Who Loved Me
Poster of You Only Live Twice
Filmography
Movie Darkwave: Edge of the Storm Anderson 2016-09-16
Movie The Investigator John (voice) 2015-03-30
Movie This Is Supermarionation Scott Tracy (voice) 2014-10-12
Movie Dark Shadows Board Member #1 2012-05-09
Movie Alien Autopsy Colonel 2006-04-07
Movie Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Controller #2 (archive footage) 2006-11-02
Movie Batman Begins Older Gotham Water Board Technician 2005-06-10
Movie Caught in the Act Father 2004-05-10
Series Seven Wonders of the Industrial World Unknown 2003-09-04
Movie One of the Hollywood Ten Parnell Thomas 2002-06-07
Movie Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever' 2000-01-01
Movie Dockers US Longshoreman 1999-07-10
Movie Space Truckers E. J. Saggs 1996-03-01
Movie Pretty Princess Mr. Hughes 1993-01-01
Series Lipstick on Your Collar Lt. Colonel Trekker 1993-02-21
Movie Double Vision Caroline & Lisa's Father 1992-12-02
Movie Company Business Chairman, Maxine Gray Cosmetics 1991-09-06
Movie The Saint: The Software Murders Bob Harrison 1990-08-04
Series A Very British Coup Secretary of State 1988-06-19
Series The Bourne Identity Gen. Conklin 1988-05-08
Movie Crusoe Mr. Mather 1988-06-30
Series Dick Spanner, P.I. Dick Spanner 1987-05-03
Movie Roman Holiday Hogan 1987-12-28
Movie Space Police Lt. Chuck Brogan 1986-01-01
Series Casualty Ed Rhinehart 1986-09-06
Movie Of Pure Blood The Colonel 1986-10-19
Movie The Last Days of Patton Dr. Col. Lawrence Ball 1986-12-15
Movie Reunion at Fairborough Joe Szyluk 1985-05-12
Movie Morons from Outer Space Redneck (Melvin) 1985-03-29
Movie Gulag Jay 1985-01-13
Movie The Holcroft Covenant Lt. Miles 1985-09-20
Movie Dreamchild Mr. Marl 1985-10-04
Movie Out of Africa Belknap, farm manager 1985-12-20
Movie Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill Brod Sarnton 1985-12-15
Movie White Nights Ambassador Larry Smith 1985-11-22
Series Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Unknown 1984-09-05
Movie The Hunger Arthur Jelinek 1983-04-29
Series Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime Unknown 1983-10-09
Movie Superman III State Policeman 1983-06-17
Movie Gandhi Commentator 1982-11-30
Movie Priest of Love Chief Immigration Officer 1981-10-11
Movie Reds MacAlpine 1981-12-25
Movie Superman II Controller 1980-12-04
Series Oppenheimer Unknown 1980-10-29
Movie Hanover Street Col. Ronald Bart 1979-11-29
Series Tales of the Unexpected Arthur Beauchamp 1979-03-24
Movie Charlie Muffin Braley 1979-12-11
Movie Warlords of Atlantis Captain Daniels 1978-05-01
Movie The Billion Dollar Bubble Fred Levin 1978-06-08
Movie Star Wars InCom Engineer (uncredited) 1977-05-25
Movie Nasty Habits Officer I / C 1977-03-18
Movie Alternative 3 Bob Grodin 1977-06-20
Movie The Spy Who Loved Me Cmdr. Carter 1977-07-07
Movie The People That Time Forgot Hogan 1977-07-06
Movie Professional Foul Unknown 1977-09-21
Movie Rollerball Rusty, Team Executive 1975-06-25
Movie The 'Human' Factor Carter, CIA 1975-01-01
Series Quiller Unknown 1975-08-29
Series Space: 1999 Bannion (voice) 1975-09-04
Movie S*P*Y*S Hessler 1974-09-05
Movie Scorpio Cop in Hotel 1973-04-11
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Series The Protectors Vickers 1972-09-29
Series Van der Valk Unknown 1972-09-13
Movie Baffled! Track Announcer 1972-12-17
Series The Persuaders! Unknown 1971-09-17
Series UFO CIA Agent 1970-09-16
Movie Thunderbird 6 Scott Tracy (voice) 1968-08-03
Series Joe 90 Unknown 1968-09-29
Movie You Only Live Twice Hawaii Radar Operator (uncredited) 1967-06-13
Series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Unknown 1967-09-29
Movie Doctor Who: The Gunfighters Seth Harper 1966-05-21
Movie Thunderbirds are GO Scott Tracy (voice) 1966-12-15
Movie The Bedford Incident Seaman 1st Class 1965-10-11
Series Thunderbirds Scott Tracy 1965-09-30
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Capt. 'Ace' Owens 1964-01-29
Series Compact Unknown 1962-01-02
Movie Flaming Frontier Running Bear 1958-08-01
Series Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans Farber 1957-04-03
Movie A Dangerous Age Nancy's Father 1957-09-09