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Shane Rimmer

Shane Rimmer

  • Born on
    • May 28th, 1929
  • Died on
    • March 29th, 2019
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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Filmography

Acting (40 Credits)

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2012Dark Shadows as Board Member #1
2006Alien Autopsy as Colonel
2006Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut as Controller #2 (archive footage)
2005Batman Begins as Older Gotham Water Board Technician
1996Space Truckers as E. J. Saggs
1993Lipstick on Your Collar as Lt. Colonel Trekker
1991Company Business as Chairman, Maxine Gray Cosmetics
1988The Bourne Identity as Gen. Conklin
1988A Very British Coup as Secretary of State
1988Crusoe as Mr. Mather
1986The Last Days of Patton as Dr. Col. Lawrence Ball
1986Whoops Apocalypse as Marvin Gelber (US Secretary of State)
1985Gulag as Jay
1985White Nights as Ambassador Larry Smith
1985Out of Africa as Belknap, farm manager
1985Dreamchild as Mr. Marl
1985The Holcroft Covenant as Lt. MilesWatch Free
1985Morons from Outer Space as Redneck (Melvin)
1983The Hunger as Arthur Jelinek
1983Superman III as State Policeman
1982Gandhi as Commentator
1981Reds as MacAlpine
1980Superman II as Controller
1979Hanover Street as Col. Ronald Bart
1978Warlords of the Deep as Captain Daniels
1977The People That Time Forgot as Hogan
1977The Spy Who Loved Me as Cmdr. Carter
1977Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope as InCom Engineer (uncredited)
1975The 'Human' Factor as Carter, CIA
1975Rollerball as Rusty, Team Executive
1974S*P*Y*S as Hessler
1973Scorpio as Cop in Hotel
1972Baffled! as Track AnnouncerWatch Free
1968Thunderbird 6 as Scott Tracy (voice)
1967You Only Live Twice as Hawaii Radar Operator (uncredited)
1966Thunderbirds Are GO as Scott Tracy (voice)
1965Thunderbirds as Scott TracyWatch Free
1965The Bedford Incident as Seaman 1st Class
1964Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb as Capt. 'Ace' Owens
1958The Day the Sky Exploded as John McLaren (uncredited) (voice)

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