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David Shaughnessy
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David Shaughnessy in 2014
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • director
Years active1979–present
SpouseAnne Schoettle
Children3
Parents
RelativesCharles Shaughnessy (brother)
Websitedavidshaughnessy.net

David Shaughnessy is an English actor, producer and director best known for his voice-work in Big Hero 6, Big Hero 6: The Series, Fallout 4, Labyrinth, Mass Effect, Peter Pan and the Pirates, Star Wars Rebels, The Darkness II, The Elder Scrolls and Warcraft. He has also directed for American soap operas, such as Santa Barbara, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless and currently Days of Our Lives.

Career

As an actor, Shaughnessy started in repertory theatres in the UK and went on to become a principal actor with The Old Vic in London and touring around the world. He went on to perform in national tours, including 18 months in Godspell for producer Cameron Mackintosh and has acted in a number of American and British films and television series.

Shaughnessy later turned to television and theatre directing. He directed the world premiere of Steve Brown's critically acclaimed musical, Elmer Gantry at the Chichester Festival Theatre. In 1985, he made his voice-over debut in Jim Henson's cult classic Labyrinth. He voiced Didymus, the Hat and various goblin characters. After appearing in several American films and television series, he became an executive producer of the daytime drama The Young and the Restless and has directed episodes of Santa Barbara (1987), The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful , Days of Our Lives and many other shows. He continues to provide voice-work for animation, commercials, films and video games.

His father was Alfred Shaughnessy, a script writer best known for his work as head writer and producer of Upstairs, Downstairs. His older brother, Charles Shaughnessy, is also an actor best known as Maxwell Sheffield on The Nanny and Shane Donovan in Days of Our Lives, and currently holder of the title of Baron Shaughnessy; David is his brother's heir presumptive. His wife is former Days of Our Lives head writer Anne Schoettle. The two live in Los Angeles and have three daughters; Amy, Katie and Josie.

Director

Filmography

Live-action

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Whistle Blower Medical Officer
1989 Death Spa Freddie

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Danger UXB Lieutenant Carter Brown 5 episodes
1982 The Haunting of Cassie Palmer Phillip Craven 1 episode
1982 Q.E.D. Official Episode: "The Great Motor Race"
1984 The Brief Adjutant Episode: "Nickels and Dimes"
1985 Three Up Two Down Man with Wardrobe Episode: "Widower's Mite"
1985 Minder Doctor Episode: "The Return of the Invincible Man"
1986 The Clairvoyant Motorist 1 episode
1988 War and Remembrance RAF Officer (Singapore) Episode: "Part 1"
1989 Newhart Charles Episode: "Home and Jojo"
2012 Guys with Kids Ian Episode: "Thanksgiving"

Voice acting

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Labyrinth Didymus, The Hat, The Four Guards, Left Door Knocker, Firey #3
2012 Adventures in Zambezia Morton
2014 Big Hero 6 Heathcliff
2015 Top Cat Begins Maitre D, Suspicious Guy
2019 Birds of a Feather Percival

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1990–91 Peter Pan and the Pirates Gentleman Starkey 17 episodes
2007 Random! Cartoons Blimey Episode: "Super John Doe Junior"
2013–14 Robot Chicken Hans Gruber, Zordon, Dallas, Farmer Smurf 2 episodes
2014–17 Star Wars Rebels Commandant Aresko, Taskmaster Grint, Mich Matt, Additional Voices 7 episodes
2016–17 Avengers Assemble Ulysses Klaue, Secret Service #3 3 episodes
2017, 2019 The Tom and Jerry Show Cates, Duke 2 episodes
2017–20 Big Hero 6: The Series Heathcliff, Additional Voices 10 episodes
2018–20 Star Wars Resistance Drell, Narvin, Stormtrooper 6 episodes
2020 Cleopatra in Space Msamaki, Chostipher, Nuvillo 2 episodes
2020 Blood of Zeus Chiron the Wise, Dionysis 4 episodes
2021 Young Justice Jason Blood / Etrigan the Demon Episode: "Nomed Esir!"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Destroy All Humans! 2 Additional Voices [1]
2006 Resistance: Fall of Man
2006 Flushed Away
2007 Mass Effect Vigil, Colonist
2009 The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Orc Officer #2
2010 Alice in Wonderland Absolem the Caterpillar, The Dodo
2010 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Ahihud
2010 Final Fantasy XIV Additional Voices English version
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Knight Paladin Gelebor Dawnguard DLC
2012 The Darkness II Jimmy Wilson
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Additional Voices
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Master Shang Xi
2013 The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Quartermaster Webb, Additional Voices
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2014 Hearthstone Khadgar
2014 Smite Jade Rabbit Chang'e
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Hermaeus Mora, Altmer Male, Dunmer Male, Daedric Male, Additional Voices Also Morrowind
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Velen
2014 Lichdom: Battlemage Cavassa, Zealot
2015 The Order: 1886 Lord Hastings
2015 Fallout 4 General Gage, Mayor
2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider Additional Voices
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Various
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Majo
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Disciple
2019 Crackdown 3 Kuli Ngata
2019 World War Z Wolfe
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Ulysses Klaue / Klaw, Additional Voices
2019 Asgard's Wrath Valdorf
2020 World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Mikanikos
2021 Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia Babaton [2]
2022 Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Immaru [3]

Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Award

Executive producing tenure

Preceded byWilliam J. Bell Edward J. Scott Executive Producer of The Young and the Restless (with William J. Bell) (with John F. Smith: August 2003– January 2004) January 2002–January 2004 Succeeded byWilliam J. Bell John F. Smith

References

  1. ^ "Destroy All Humans! 2: Make War Not Love (2006 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 25 September 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.((cite web)): CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  2. ^ "Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia (2021)". David Shaughnessy IMDb page.
  3. ^ "Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (2022)". David Shaughnessy; Voice Actor.