Harry Shannon

Highest Rated: 100% The Tall Men (1955)
Lowest Rated: 33% The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
Birthday: Jun 13, 1890
Birthplace: Not Available
A stagestruck 15-year-old Michigan farm boy, Harry Shannon succumbed to the lure of greasepaint upon joining a traveling repertory troupe. Developing into a first-rate musical comedy performer, Shannon went on to work in virtually all branches of live entertainment, including tent shows, vaudeville, and Broadway. By the 1930s, Shannon was a member of Joseph Schildkraut's Hollywood Theater Guild, which led to film assignments. Though he was busiest playing Irish cops and Western sheriffs, Harry Shannon is best remembered as Charles Foster Kane's alcoholic father ("What that kid needs is a good thrashin'!") in Orson Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Dead and Gone Sheriff Johnson 2008
No Score Yet The Life of Jackie Robinson Charlie 2003
69% Gypsy Grandpa 1962
No Score Yet Summer and Smoke Dr. Burke 1961
50% Wild in the Country Sam Tyler 1961
No Score Yet Yellowstone Kelly Riverboat Captain 1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Captain, Corinthian 1958
96% Touch of Evil Gould 1958
No Score Yet Man or Gun Justine Corley 1958
No Score Yet The Lonely Man Dr. Fisher 1957
81% Written on the Wind Hoak Wayne 1957
No Score Yet Come Next Spring Mr. Totter 1956
No Score Yet At Gunpoint (Gunpoint!) Marshal MacKay 1955
100% The Tall Men Sam 1955
No Score Yet The Marauders John Rutherford 1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men Purdue 1955
100% Executive Suite Ed Benedeck 1954
No Score Yet Witness to Murder Capt. Donnelly 1954
No Score Yet Cry of the Hunted Sheriff Brown 1953
No Score Yet Kansas Pacific Smokestack, Train Engineer 1953
No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness Pat McGowan 1952
96% High Noon Cooper 1952
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats Bearded miner 1952
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury Mike Callan 1952
No Score Yet The Scarf Warden 1951
No Score Yet Hunt the Man Down Mr. Bennett 1951
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma Fred Salter 1951
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid Policeman John 1951
No Score Yet The Killer That Stalked New York Officer Houlihan 1950
No Score Yet Right Cross Haggerty 1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Dr. Maynard 1950
No Score Yet Cow Town Sandy Reeves 1950
63% The Jackie Robinson Story Charlie 1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words Clanahan 1950
No Score Yet The Underworld Story George R. 'Parkie' Parker 1950
No Score Yet Mr. Soft Touch Sgt. Garret 1949
No Score Yet Tulsa Nelse Lansing 1949
92% Champion Lew Bryce 1949
No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men Wade Templeton 1948
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne John Lee 1948
86% The Lady From Shanghai Cab Driver 1948
No Score Yet Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Chauncey 1948
82% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House W.D. Tesander 1948
No Score Yet Time Out Of Mind Capt. Rogers 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Mr. Holstrom 1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss Police Lieutenant 1947
No Score Yet The Devil Thumbs a Ride Owens 1947
80% The Red House Dr. Byrne 1947
No Score Yet Invisible Wall Detective Captain 1947
No Score Yet San Quentin Warden Kelly 1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Policeman Riley 1946
No Score Yet Crack-Up Cop 1946
No Score Yet The Last Crooked Mile Lt. Blake 1946
No Score Yet Night Editor (The Trespasser) Capt. Lawrence 1946
No Score Yet I Ring Doorbells Shannon 1946
No Score Yet Nob Hill Policeman 1945
No Score Yet Crime, Inc. Commissioner Collins 1945
33% The Mummy's Ghost Sheriff Elwood 1944
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas Sam Weston 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Charlie Witherspoon 1943
No Score Yet Alaska Highway John 'Pop' Ormsby 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Judge Grey 1943
No Score Yet The Heat's On Police Captain (uncredited) 1943
No Score Yet Song of Texas Sam Bennett 1943
No Score Yet In Old California Mr. Carlin 1942
No Score Yet The Falcon Takes Over Grimes 1942
93% This Gun for Hire Steve Finnerty 1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing Detective Sergeant Barnes 1942
No Score Yet Once Upon a Honeymoon Cumberland 1942
100% Citizen Kane Kane Sr. 1941
No Score Yet The Saint in Palm Springs Chief Graves 1941
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again Capt. Mahoney 1940
No Score Yet Too Many Girls Mr. Casey 1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison Capt. Brackett 1940
No Score Yet Someone To Remember Actor


No Score Yet Gunsmoke
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Dr. Harner
  • 1955
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
Jim White
  • 1951


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