Shane Rimmer Bio
Shane Rimmer was a Canadian actor, voice actor and screenwriter, known for providing the voice of Scott Tracy in the British television series Thunderbirds.
Shane Rimmer was Born on 28 May 1929 and died on 29 March 2019 at age of 89. He was born in Toronto Canada. Shane was a Canadian actor, voice actor, and screenwriter. He was known for providing the voice of Scott Tracy in the British television series Thunderbirds (1965–1966).
Born: May 28, 1929, Toronto, Canada
Died: March 29, 2019
Books: Space Police: The Original Screenplay
Rimmer appeared mainly in supporting roles, especially in films and television series produced in the United Kingdom. He emigrated to England in the late 1950s, initially performing as a cabaret singer and then auditioning for Thunderbirds.
His appearances include roles in films such as Dr. Strangelove (1964), Rollerball (1975), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Gandhi (1982), Out of Africa (1985), Crusoe (1989), Spy Game (2001) and Batman Begins (2005).
In the earlier years of his career, Rimmer appeared uncredited in, among other films, You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Star Wars (1977) and Superman II (1980).
With the exception of cast members playing recurring characters, he has appeared in more James Bond films than any other actor. He also is believed to have provided the voice for the character Hamilton (played by Robert Dix) in 1973’s Live and Let Die (“Whose, uh, funeral is it?” – “Yours”).
Shane Rimmer Personal Life – Death cause
Shane Rimmer who voiced Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds has died aged 89.
The Canadian actor appeared in more than 100 films including four James Bond movies – Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.
The father-of-three was born in Toronto but moved to Britain in the late 1950s and found work as a cabaret singer before his involvement in Thunderbirds.
Rimmer also featured in hit films such as Gandhi, Batman Begins, Dr Strangelove and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, in which he played an engineer.
He also made various TV appearances, such as Casualty and Coronation Street, which saw him play Joe Donnelli from 1968 to 1970 and Malcolm Reid in 1988.
Rimmer is said to have appeared in more Bond films than any other actor apart from the recurring characters.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Sheila, with whom he lived in the Hertfordshire town of Potters Bar, with their sons and grandchildren.
The news of his death was announced by Bond historian Mark O’Connell, who tweeted: ‘Four Bond bullets, three Superman movies, one Star Wars, a Rollerball, a Dr Strangelove and Scott Tracy… RIP to the godfather of “I know that guy” casting – Mr Shane Rimmer. #RIPShaneRimmer.’
Producer Jonathan Sothcott added: ‘RIP that fine character actor Shane Rimmer. A great face (and voice) in some of the best loved family films of the 70s: The Spy Who Loved Me, Warlords of Atlantis, Star Wars, Thunderbirds. Amazing career.’
Actor Sanjeev Bhaskar tweeted: ‘RIP ShaneRimmer His instantly recognisable voice always filled me with comfort, primarily as Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds but in any movie, Bond or otherwise, he popped up in.’
Rimmer attended Gerry Anderson’s funeral in Reading in January 2013, where he offered a tribute to the Thunderbirds creator’s ‘groundbreaking energy and vision’.
He said at the time: ‘Gerry was an exceptional man – not only to those who began the studio work with him, and they were all terribly talented and so easy to work with – but also to the hundreds of thousands of young, and maybe a little older, viewers who watched that magic flow across television screens all over the world.’
Rimmer also had uncredited voice roles in Anderson’s later science-fiction TV series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90 and The Secret Service.
He is also claimed to be only actor to have been in both the Christopher Reeve Superman film series and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
- A Dangerous Age (1957) as Nancy’s Father
- Flaming Frontier (1958) as Running Bear
- The Day the Sky Exploded (1958) as John McLaren (voice)
- Dr. Strangelove (1964) as Captain “Ace” Owens
- The Bedford Incident (1965) as Seaman 1st Class
- Thunderbirds Are GO (1966) as Scott Tracy (voice)
- You Only Live Twice (1967) as Hawaii Radar Operator (uncredited)
- Thunderbird 6 (1968) as Scott Tracy (voice)
- The Persuaders (1971) as Lomax
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as Tom (uncredited)
- Baffled! (1973) as Race Track Announcer / Commentator
- Scorpio (1973) as Cop in Hotel (uncredited)
- Live and Let Die (1973) as Hamilton (voice, uncredited)
- Take Me High (1973) (uncredited)
- S*P*Y*S (1974) as Hessler
- Rollerball (1975) as Rusty, Team Executive
- The ‘Human’ Factor (1975) as Carter, CIA Man
- Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977) as Colonel Alexander B. Franklin
- Nasty Habits (1977) as Officer
- Star Wars (1977) as Rebel Fighter Technician (uncredited)
- Silver Bears (1977) as American Banker
- The People That Time Forgot (1977) as Hogan
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) as Commander Carter (USS Wayne)
- Julia (1977) as Customs Officer (uncredited)
- Warlords of Atlantis (1978) as Captain Daniels
- The Billion Dollar Bubble (1978)
- Superman (1978) as Naval Transport Commander (uncredited)
- Hanover Street (1979) as Col. Ronald Barth
- Arabian Adventure (1979) as Abu
- Charlie Muffin (1979) as Braley
- Superman II (1980) as Controller #2
- The Dogs of War (1980) as Dr. Oaks
- Priest of Love (1981) as Immigration Officer
- Reds (1981) as MacAlpine
- Gandhi (1982) as Commentator
- The Hunger (1983) as Arthur Jelinek
- Superman III (1983) as State Policeman
- The Lonely Lady (1983) as Adolph Fannon
- Gulag (1985) as Jay
- Morons from Outer Space (1985) as Redneck (Melvin)
- Reunion at Fairborough (1985) as Joe Szyluk
- The Holcroft Covenant (1985) as Lieutenant Miles
- Dreamchild (1985) as Mr. Marl
- White Nights (1985) as Ambassador Smith
- Out of Africa (1985) as Belknap
- The Last Days of Patton (1986) as Dr. Col. Lawrence Ball
- Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) as Harvey Coward
- Whoops Apocalypse (1986) as Marvin Gelber
- The Bourne Identity (1988) as Alexander Conklin
- A Very British Coup (1988) as Marcus Morgan
- Crusoe (1989) as Mr. Mather
- A Kiss Before Dying (1991) as Commissioner Malley
- Company Business (1991) as Chairman, Maxine Gray Cosmetics
- Year of the Comet (1992) as T.T. Kelleher
- Piccolo Grande Amore (1993) as Mr Hughes
- A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995) as Coach
- Space Truckers (1996) as E.J. Saggs
- One of the Hollywood Ten (2000) as Parnell Thomas
- Spy Game (2001) as Estate Agent
- The War of the Starfighters (2003) as Tantive Base Operative (voice)
- Batman Begins (2005) as Older Gotham Water Board Technician
- Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005) as Bob Anderson
- Alien Autopsy (2006) as Colonel
- Lovelorn (2010) as The Barman
- Dark Shadows (2012) as Board Member 1
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