Shepard Menken

Highest Rated: 100% The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
Birthday: Nov 2, 1921
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in New York City in 1921, actor and voice performer Shepard Menken began his career at the age of 11, when he started appearing on children's radio programs. After high school, Menken attended Columbia University, and later studied performing arts at the Neighborhood Playhouse Theater and the Juilliard School of Music. Menken made his film debut in 1949 with a supporting role in The Red Menace, and eventually appeared onscreen in 17 movies. Menken also worked steadily as a television actor, appearing on such series as I Love Lucy, I Spy, and The Wild, Wild West. He was also in demand as a voice talent, working on animated cartoons for Hana-Barbara, UPA, and Marvel Productions, as well as advertising spots for Star Kist Tuna and Mattel Toys; his was the voice intoning, "The only way to fly!" in Western Airlines' spots in the 1960s. In 1963, Menken formed his own company, Malibu Films, which specialized in educational and industrial films. Menken died in 1999 of natural causes.

Highest Rated Movies



100% The Phantom Tollbooth Tock 1970
No Score Yet The Man from Button Willow (voice) 1965
No Score Yet The Benny Goodman Story Harry Goodman 1956
No Score Yet Bengal Brigade (Bengal Rifles) Bulbir 1954
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators in film clip from THE ROBE 1954
No Score Yet Killers from Space Major Clift 1954
No Score Yet Captain John Smith and Pocahontas Nantaquas 1953
No Score Yet The Juggler Dr. Traube 1953
No Score Yet Man in the Dark (The Man Who Lived Twice) Intern 1953
No Score Yet The Merry Widow Kunjany 1952
No Score Yet The Great Caruso Fucito 1951
100% 14 Hours Reporter 1951
No Score Yet The Red Menace Henry Solomon 1949


No Score Yet I Love Lucy
William Abbott Eye Doctor Charpentier Jean
  • 1956
  • 1953
  • 1951


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