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Shane Rimmer

1929-05-28 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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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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Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever' 2000-01-01
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Space Truckers E. J. Saggs 1996-03-01
A Kid in King Arthur's Court Coach 1995-08-11
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Double Vision Caroline & Lisa's Father 1992-12-02
A Kiss Before Dying 1991-04-26
Company Business Chairman, Maxine Gray Cosmetics 1991-09-06
The Saint: The Software Murders Bob Harrison 1990-08-04
Crusoe Mr. Mather 1988-06-30
Roman Holiday Hogan 1987-12-28
The Last Days of Patton Dr. Col. Lawrence Ball 1986-12-15
Space Police Lt. Chuck Brogan 1986-01-01
Whoops Apocalypse Marvin Gelber (US Secretary of State) 1986-05-06
Of Pure Blood The Colonel 1986-10-19
The Holcroft Covenant Lt. Miles 1985-09-20
Morons from Outer Space Redneck (Melvin) 1985-03-29
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Dreamchild Mr. Marl 1985-10-04
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill Brod Sarnton 1985-12-15
Reunion at Fairborough Joe Szyluk 1985-05-12
White Nights Ambassador Larry Smith 1985-11-22
Gulag Jay 1985-01-13
Last Video and Testament Dr. Hersh 1984-09-12
The Lonely Lady 1983-10-02
The Hunger Arthur Jelinek 1983-04-29
Superman III State Policeman 1983-06-17
Gandhi Commentator 1982-11-30
Priest of Love Chief Immigration Officer 1981-10-11
Reds MacAlpine 1981-12-25
Superman II Controller 1980-12-04
Charlie Muffin Braley 1979-12-11
Hanover Street Col. Ronald Bart 1979-05-18
The Billion Dollar Bubble Fred Levin 1978-06-08
Warlords of Atlantis Captain Daniels 1978-05-01
Alternative 3 Bob Grodin 1977-06-20
The People That Time Forgot Hogan 1977-07-06
Professional Foul Stone 1977-09-21
Star Wars InCom Engineer (uncredited) 1977-05-25
Nasty Habits Officer I / C 1977-01-28
The Spy Who Loved Me Cmdr. Carter 1977-07-07
Rollerball Rusty, Team Executive 1975-06-25
The Human Factor CIA Man 1975-11-19
S*P*Y*S Hessler 1974-09-05
Scorpio Cop in Hotel 1973-04-11
Baffled! Track Announcer 1972-12-17
Diamonds Are Forever Tom (uncredited) 1971-12-13
The Chicago Conspiracy Trial 1970-10-04
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Doctor Who: The Gunfighters Seth Harper 1966-05-21
The Bedford Incident Seaman 1st Class 1965-10-11
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La morte viene dallo spazio John McLaren (uncredited) (voice) 1958-09-04
Flaming Frontier Running Bear 1958-08-01
A Dangerous Age Nancy's Father 1957-09-09