Paul Shenar

Paul Shenar

Highest Rated: 93% The Secret of NIMH (1982)

Lowest Rated: 23% Raw Deal (1986)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1936

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

It is a testament to the acting style of Paul Shenar that early in his career he was chosen to play two of the largest personalities in show business history. In 1975 he portrayed filmmaking legend Orson Welles in the made for TV drama "The Night That Panicked America," a retelling of the events surrounding the director's infamous 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds." Three years later Shenar would take on the role of famed theater producer Flo Ziegfeld in another made-for-TV movie. He grew up in Milwaukee, where his immersion in local theater productions led to the calling of acting. After a stint in the Air Force, Shenar, along with other fellow thespians, was integral in founding the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where he became a performer and teacher for the remainder of his career. He branched into television in the 1970s, playing bit parts in the decade's biggest hits until landing the two huge roles as Welles and Ziegfeld. His feature-film career began to take off simultaneously with his TV success, and he gravitated to more villainous performances. He was the voice of the conspiratorial rat Jenner in the animated adventure "The Secret of NIHM," played opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the crime drama "Raw Deal," and was most famously the Bolivian cocaine kingpin, Alejandro "Don't fuck me, Tony!" Sosa in Brian DePalma's crime thriller "Scarface" in 1983. Shenar contracted the AIDS virus and died at the age of 53.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
62% 93% The Big Blue Dr. Laurence (Character) $2.9M 1988
72% 49% The Bedroom Window Collin Wentworth (Character) $8.8M 1987
73% 55% Best Seller David Madlock (Character) $2.9M 1987
No Score Yet 15% Dream Lover Ben Gardner (Character) $210.7K 1986
23% 28% Raw Deal Paulo Rocca (Character) $14.8M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Schuyler Ross (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Streets of Justice J. Elliott Sloan (Character) - 1985
82% 93% Scarface Alejandro Sosa (Character) $656.2K 1983
No Score Yet 43% Deadly Force Joshua Adams (Character) - 1983
93% 85% The Secret of NIMH Jenner (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lulu Ludwig Schon (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Courage and the Passion Nick Silcox (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly, Love Jack Graham (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women Florenz Ziegfeld (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mask of Alexander Cross Alexander Cross (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hostage Heart James Cardone (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code Name: Minus One Charles Edward Royce (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gemini Man Charles Edward Royce (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Keegans Rudi Portinari (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night That Panicked America Orson Welles (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 64% The Execution of Private Slovik Crawford (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alone With Terror Lt. Joe Moroni (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Johnny Sands (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Sgt. Young (Guest Star) 1974

QUOTES FROM Paul Shenar CHARACTERS

Jennar says: We were just talking about you...

Justin says: That's refreshing, Jenner. Usually you're screaming about us...

Alejandro Sosa says: I told you a long time ago, you fucking little monkey, not to fuck me!

Alejandro Sosa says: I told you a long time ago, you fucking little monkey, not to fuck me!

Jennar says: I learned this much: take what you can, when you can.

Justin says: Then you have learned nothing.