David Shaughnessy

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David Shaughnessy
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David Shaughnessy in 2014
Born David James Shaughnessy
Occupation Director/Producer/Actor
Years active –present

David James Shaughnessy (also spelled Shaughnessey) is a British-born television director, theatre director and, producer and actor. He was educated at Eton College and the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He started in repertory theatres all around the UK and went on to become a principal actor with the Old Vic Theatre Company in London and touring around the world. He went on to perform in national tours, including 18 months in Godspell for producer Cameron Mackintosh, and acted in television series and movies both in the UK and the US.

Later he turned to theatre and television directing. then moved into producing, ultimately becoming executive producer of the daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. He now directs for The Bold and the Beautiful on a freelance basis, while developing ''And... Seen" a service for actors, with Geoffrey Wade. He also provides voice-overs for films, cartoons, commercials and video games.

His father was Alfred Shaughnessy, a scriptwriter, best known for his work as Head Writer and producer of Upstairs, Downstairs. His older brother is the actor Charles Shaughnessy, best known as Maxwell Sheffield on the television show, The Nanny. His wife is former Days of Our Lives head writer Anne Schoettle. David and Anne live in Los Angeles and have three daughters Amy, Katie and Josie.

He is the heir presumptive to the Barony of Shaughnessy, which is held by his brother.

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Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Award

  • Win, 1993, 2004, Drama series, The Young and the Restless and 2013, Directing Team, The Bold & The Beautiful
  • Nomination, 1999–2003, Drama series, The Young and the Restless, 2013 Directing team, The Bold & The Beautiful


  1. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.

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David Shaughnessy Voice Actor*[1]