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Shane Rimmer was a Canadian actor, voice actor and screenwriter, known for providing the voice of Scott Tracy in the British television series Thunderbirds.

He has mostly performed in supporting roles, frequently in films and television series filmed in the United Kingdom, having relocated to England in the late 1950s. His appearances include roles in such widely-known films as Dr. Strangelove (1964), Rollerball (1975), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Gandhi (1982), Out of Africa (1985) and Crusoe (1989). More recently he has appeared in Spy Game (2001), and Batman Begins (2005). In the earlier years of his career, there were several uncredited performances, among others for films such as You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Star Wars (1977) and Superman II (1980). With the exception of recurring featured cast members he has appeared in more James Bond films than any other actor.

Rimmer has a long association with Gerry Anderson. Thunderbirds fans may recognize him as the voice actor behind the character Scott Tracy. He drafted the plotline for the penultimate episode, "Ricochet", which was later turned into a script by Tony Barwick. He also wrote scripts and provided uncredited voices for Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90 and The Secret Service, has made appearances in episodes of Anderson's live-action UFO and The Protectors, has and provided voices for Space: 1999 and has guest-starred in the episode "Space Brain". In later years he starred in the unscreened pilot Space Police (later made into a series with other actors and titled Space Precinct) and provided the voice for Anderson's stop-motion gumshoe Dick Spanner, P.I..

Rimmer and fellow Anderson actor Ed Bishop often joked about how often their professional paths crossed and termed themselves "Rent-a-Yanks". They appeared together as NASA operatives in the opening of You Only Live Twice and as USN sailors in The Bedford Incident as well as touring together in live stage shows, including "Death of a Salesman" in the 1990s. He also appeared in Doctor Who in 1966, and in Coronation Street as two different characters: Joe Donnelli (1968–1970), who held Stan Ogden hostage in No. 5 before committing suicide, and Malcolm Reid (1988), father of Audrey Roberts' son Stephen.

He has made many guest appearances in British television series for ITV, including in Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected, and ITC's The Persuaders!. In 1989 Rimmer was reunited with former Gerry Anderson actors Ed Bishop and Matt Zimmerman in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study In Scarlet. Rimmer and Bishop also appeared in the BBC drama-documentary Hiroshima completed not long after Bishop's death in 2005. Note: His official website and travel record on the Immigration & Travel section of Ancestry give his year of birth as 1929.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Shane Rimmer was a Canadian actor, voice actor and screenwriter, known for providing the voice of Scott Tracy in the British television series Thunderbirds.

He has mostly performed in supporting roles, frequently in films and television series filmed in the United Kingdom, having relocated to England in the late 1950s. His appearances include roles in such widely-known films as Dr. Strangelove (1964), Rollerball (1975), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Gandhi (1982), Out of Africa (1985) and Crusoe (1989). More recently he has appeared in Spy Game (2001), and Batman Begins (2005). In the earlier years of his career, there were several uncredited performances, among others for films such as You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Star Wars (1977) and Superman II (1980). With the exception of recurring featured cast members he has appeared in more James Bond films than any other actor.

Rimmer has a long association with Gerry Anderson. Thunderbirds fans may recognize him as the voice actor behind the character Scott Tracy. He drafted the plotline for the penultimate episode, "Ricochet", which was later turned into a script by Tony Barwick. He also wrote scripts and provided uncredited voices for Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90 and The Secret Service, has made appearances in episodes of Anderson's live-action UFO and The Protectors, has and provided voices for Space: 1999 and has guest-starred in the episode "Space Brain". In later years he starred in the unscreened pilot Space Police (later made into a series with other actors and titled Space Precinct) and provided the voice for Anderson's stop-motion gumshoe Dick Spanner, P.I..

Rimmer and fellow Anderson actor Ed Bishop often joked about how often their professional paths crossed and termed themselves "Rent-a-Yanks". They appeared together as NASA operatives in the opening of You Only Live Twice and as USN sailors in The Bedford Incident as well as touring together in live stage shows, including "Death of a Salesman" in the 1990s. He also appeared in Doctor Who in 1966, and in Coronation Street as two different characters: Joe Donnelli (1968–1970), who held Stan Ogden hostage in No. 5 before committing suicide, and Malcolm Reid (1988), father of Audrey Roberts' son Stephen.

He has made many guest appearances in British television series for ITV, including in Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected, and ITC's The Persuaders!. In 1989 Rimmer was reunited with former Gerry Anderson actors Ed Bishop and Matt Zimmerman in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study In Scarlet. Rimmer and Bishop also appeared in the BBC drama-documentary Hiroshima completed not long after Bishop's death in 2005. Note: His official website and travel record on the Immigration & Travel section of Ancestry give his year of birth as 1929.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Shane Rimmer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1929-05-28

Day of Death 2019-03-29

Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Dick Spanner, P.I. (4 episodes)
2016 Darkwave: Edge of the Storm as Anderson
2012 Dark Shadows as Board Member #1
2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut as Controller #2 (archive footage)
2006 Alien Autopsy as Colonel
2005 Batman Begins as Older Gotham Water Board Technician
2004 Caught in the Act as Father
2003 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (1 episode)
1999 Dockers as US Longshoreman
1996 Space Truckers as E. J. Saggs
1991 Company Business as Chairman, Maxine Gray Cosmetics
1988 Crusoe as Mr. Mather
1988 The Bourne Identity (2 episodes) as Gen. Conklin
1986 The Last Days of Patton as Dr. Col. Lawrence Ball
1986 Of Pure Blood as The Colonel
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Ed Rhinehart
1986 Space Police as Lt. Chuck Brogan
1985 Out of Africa as Belknap, farm manager
1985 Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill as Brod Sarnton
1985 White Nights as Ambassador Larry Smith
1985 Dreamchild as Mr. Marl
1985 Reunion at Fairborough as Joe Szyluk
1985 Morons from Outer Space as Redneck (Melvin)
1985 Gulag as Jay
1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1 episode)
1983 Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (1 episode)
1983 The Hunger as Arthur Jelinek
1982 Gandhi as Commentator
1981 Reds as MacAlpine
1981 Priest of Love as Chief Immigration Officer
1980 Superman II as Controller
1980 Oppenheimer (7 episodes)
1979 Charlie Muffin as Braley
1979 Hanover Street as Col. Ronald Bart
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (2 episodes)
1978 Warlords of Atlantis as Captain Daniels
1977 Professional Foul
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me as Cmdr. Carter
1977 The People That Time Forgot as Hogan
1977 Alternative 3 as Bob Grodin
1977 Star Wars as InCom Engineer (uncredited)
1975 Space: 1999 (2 episodes) as astronauta Kelly (1 episode) as Pilota Aquila 2
1975 Quiller (1 episode)
1975 Rollerball as Rusty, Team Executive
1975 The 'Human' Factor as Carter, CIA
1974 S*P*Y*S as Hessler
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1 episode)
1973 Baffled! as Track Announcer
1972 Van der Valk (1 episode)
1971 The Persuaders! (1 episode)
1970 UFO (3 episodes)
1968 Joe 90 (3 episodes)
1968 Thunderbird 6 as Scott Tracy (voice)
1967 Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (3 episodes)
1967 You Only Live Twice as Hawaii Radar Operator (uncredited)
1966 Thunderbirds are GO as Scott Tracy (voice)
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode)
1965 The Bedford Incident as Seaman 1st Class
1965 Thunderbirds (32 episodes) as Scott Tracy (7 episodes)
1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb as Capt. 'Ace' Owens
1962 Compact (370 episodes)
1957 A Dangerous Age as Nancy's Father

Writing

1972 The Protectors (2 episodes)Writer
1969 The Secret Service (1 episode)Writer
1968 Joe 90 (6 episodes)Writer
1967 Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (3 episodes)Writer

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