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Shane Rimmer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shane Rimmer (born 1932) is a Canadian actor and voice actor, probably best known as the voice of Scott Tracy in 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, 1932
Movie/TV Credits:
53
First Appeared:
In the series Alternative 3
Latest Project:
Movie Darkwave: Edge of the Storm 2016-09-16
Known For
Poster of Crusoe
Poster of Reunion at Fairborough
Poster of Reds
Poster of Quiller
Filmography
Series Alternative 3 Unknown 2018
Series Dick Spanner, P.I. 2018
Movie Darkwave: Edge of the Storm Anderson 2016-09-16
Movie Dark Shadows Board Member #1 2012-05-08
Movie Alien Autopsy Colonel 2006-04-07
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 Dockers US Longshoreman 1999-07-10
Movie Space Truckers E. J. Saggs 1996-03-01
Movie Company Business Chairman, Maxine Gray Cosmetics 1991-09-06
Movie Crusoe Mr. Mather 1988-06-30
Movie The Bourne Identity Gen. Conklin 1988-05-08
Movie Space Police Lt. Chuck Brogan 1986-01-01
Movie Reunion at Fairborough Joe Szyluk 1985-05-12
Movie Dreamchild Mr. Marl 1985-10-04
Movie White Nights Ambassador Larry Smith 1985-11-22
Movie Out of Africa Belknap, farm manager 1985-12-20
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 1983-10-16
Movie Gandhi Commentator 1982-11-30
Movie Reds MacAlpine 1981-12-25
Movie Priest of Love Chief Immigration Officer 1981-10-11
Movie Superman II Controller 1980-12-04
Series Oppenheimer 1980-10-29
Movie Hanover Street Col. Ronald Bart 1979-05-18
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie Warlords of Atlantis Captain Daniels 1978-05-01
Movie Alternative 3 Bob Grodin 1977-06-20
Movie Star Wars InCom Engineer (uncredited) 1977-05-25
Movie The Spy Who Loved Me Cmdr. Carter 1977-07-07
Movie The People That Time Forgot Hogan 1977-07-06
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 Pilota Aquila 2 1975-09-04
Movie S*P*Y*S Hessler 1974-09-05
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie Baffled! Track Announcer 1973-01-29
Series Van der Valk Unknown 1972-09-13
Series The Persuaders! Unknown 1971-09-17
Series UFO Unknown 1970-09-16
Series Joe 90 Unknown 1968-09-29
Movie Thunderbird 6 Scott Tracy (voice) 1968-08-03
Series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Unknown 1967-09-29
Movie Thunderbirds are GO Scott Tracy (voice) 1966-12-15
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Movie The Bedford Incident Seaman 1st Class 1965-10-11
Series Thunderbirds Unknown 1965-09-30
Movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Capt. 'Ace' Owens 1964-01-29
Series Compact 1962-01-02
Movie A Dangerous Age Nancy's Father 1957-09-09