Charles Shaughnessy

Actor and Baron
Born Feb 9, 1955

Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy, simply known as Charles Shaughnessy, is a British peer, and television, theatre and film actor. He is known for his roles on American television, as Shane Donovan on the soap opera Days of our Lives and as Maxwell Sheffield on the sitcom The Nanny and kids programme Victorious . Along with his brother, David Shaughnessy and Ophelia Soumekh, he is a partner in 3S Media Solutions Inc.… Read More

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1955 Birth Shaughnessy was born on 9 February 1955 in London, the son of Alfred Shaughnessy, a television writer who was the scriptwriter for Upstairs, Downstairs, and the actress Jean Lodge. … Read More


1984 29 Years Old Shaughnessy first became widely known for playing Shane Donovan on the soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1984 to 1992. … Read More


1986 31 Years Old In 1986, he appeared with Betty White and Bert Convy on Super Password, and in January 1993, Shaughnessy appeared in an episode of Murphy Brown as the title character's date to the inaugural ball.
1993 38 Years Old Shaughnessy is also well known for his portrayal of Maxwell Sheffield opposite Fran Drescher on CBS' The Nanny from 1993 to 1999. … Read More


1996 41 Years Old In 1996, Shaughnessy was reunited with another co-star from Days of Our Lives – Charlotte Ross, who portrayed Shane's daughter Eve Donovan – for the TV movie A Kiss So Deadly. … Read More
2000 45 Years Old He was also seen in the Halloween 2000 made-for-TV movie Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire starring opposite Caroline Rhea (she guest-starred on The Nanny in 1998 as part of a cross-over with Hollywood Squares). … Read More
2002 47 Years Old Shaughnessy appeared on an episode of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and is also the voice of Dennis the Goldfish on the Disney Channel cartoon series Stanley. On 11 May 2002, Shaughnessy won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his portrayal of Dennis the Goldfish on Stanley.


On 8 August 2008, Shaughnessy portrayed the murder victim (Samuel, Guru) in Murder 101 (film series): The Locked Room Mystery.
2009 54 Years Old On 5 May 2009, Shaughnessy made a guest appearance in the series The Mentalist episode "Miss Red" as the manager of a private club. … Read More
Shaughnessy returned to Days of Our Lives in May 2010, in a storyline associated with the funeral of Alice Horton (played by Frances Reid), briefly reuniting him with his former co-star Patsy Pease (Kimberly). … Read More
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In June 2011, Shaughnessy appeared as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts.
2012 57 Years Old Shaughnessy returned to Days of Our Lives for a limited run in May 2012 as Shane Donovan, in a story line involving his return to the ISA and interacting with Hope and Bo Brady and Stephano DiMera. … Read More
2013 58 Years Old He also returned in November 2013 for a three episode arc, in which his character Shane, and his wife Kimberly, deal with their daughter's drug use.
2014 59 Years Old On 23 January 2014 it was announced that Shaughnessy would assume the title role in the play Harvey at the New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas after original star Judge Reinhold was offered the opportunity to leave the production. … Read More
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