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Shane Rimmer – Information

Here is some biographical information on Shane Rimmer, all taken from his autobiography entitled From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls: The Autobiography of Shane Rimmer available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com:

  • Canadian by birth
  • Father: Thomas Deacon
  • Mother: Vera Franklin
  • Birthdate: 28 May 1929
  • Sister: Noreen, born two years after Shane
  • Worked as a DJ and a general programmer at radio station CKLB in Oshawa, Ontario
  • Came to England in the mid-1950s as lead singer in a vocal trio called The Three Deuces
  • Wife: Sheila. They met performing on a USO Entertainment Tour for the American Forces. He was a singer, she was in a dance act.
  • First Son: Damian
  • Second Son: Ben
  • Third Son: Paul
  • Worked at a sheet metal factory for a time when acting roles were scarce
  • Appeared in three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Appeared on Coronation Street twice as two different characters
  • Loves to golf

These additional bits of info are gathered from various sources:

  • Has made almost 100 movies
  • Actively worked as a guest actor on many television shows
  • Worked as voice actor on other Anderson shows such as Joe 90 and Captain Scarlet
  • Worked in the theatre as well as in films and on television
  • Shane has done numerous voice overs for commercials and on the radio
  • Shane also voiced private eye Dick Spanner, another Anderson series
  • Shane is the official narrator for the Cape Canaveral Rocket Base Tours
  • Shane often attends science fiction conventions
  • Shane sings as well as acts