Actor Robert Shield provided voiceovers for numerous television commercials during the 1960s. He also had an extensive background as an actor on stage, radio, television and occasionally in feature films. Shield started out writing programs for the Armed Services Network during WW II. In the late '40s, he lived in Honolulu and launched a stage and radio career there. He was in Hollywood by the mid '50s and made his feature-film debut in Hell's Half Acre (1954). The television series on which he appeared include Bat Masterson, Highway Patrol, and Father Knows Best.