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He Performed Mr. Sheffield on “The Nanny.” See Charles Shaughnessy Now at 67. — Finest Life

Charles Shaughnessy is greatest recognized for his position because the stuffy, but dreadfully charming theater producer and father, Maxwell Sheffield, which he performed on The Nanny reverse Fran Drescher. The British-born actor performed the character for all six seasons of the present, from 1993 to 1999, and can also be common with cleaning soap followers, having been a fixture in daytime since he first appeared on Days of Our Lives in 1984. However regardless of being a steadily working TV actor (and a Baron inside the UK, after inheriting the title), Shaughnessy has at all times been a low-key celeb. Learn on to seek out out what the now-67-year-old has been doing since he left Flushing, Queens.

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Charles Shaughnessy in 1988
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On Days of Our Lives, Shaughnessy performed Shane Donovan, a undercover agent despatched to Salem to analyze Stefano DiMero, recurrently from 1984 to 1992, after which on and off by 2021, together with on the spinoff restricted collection, Days of Our Lives: Past Salem. (He additionally performed Shane’s similar twin brother, Drew.) However whereas he’ll at all times be Shane to some, Shaughnessy’s most up-to-date cleaning soap opera position is on Normal Hospital, the place he took over the position of Victor Cassadine, who had beforehand been performed by Thaao Penghlis and was presumed to be useless for seven years. Shaughnessy mentioned of the position to Cleaning soap Opera Digest, “It is actually form of distinctive to the cleaning soap universe that you are able to do this. {That a} character will die and be resurrected by totally different actors. Within the cleaning soap world, you’ll be able to take a personality that is been established and put your twist on it, your little spin. It is a enjoyable character, a fancy character to play.”

Shaughnessy continues to be recurring on Normal Hospital, and followers should not rely out one other return to the Days of Our Lives universe both.

Charles Shaughnessy in 2003
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After The Nanny ended, Shaughnessy had extra on his plate than simply cleaning soap operas. Over time, he is appeared in reveals together with Mad MalesVeronica MarsCitadelFashionable Household, and NCIS. He is popped up in a number of youngsters’s reveals, like Hannah Montana and Victorious, and several other TV motion pictures. The actor has additionally lent his distinguished voice to a number of video video games.

Charles Shaughnessy, Benjamin Salisbury, Renée Taylor, Fran Drescher, and Lauren Lane in 2019
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The solid of The Nanny all seem to have remained shut within the years because the sitcom went off the air. Latest reunions embody Shaughnessy, Benjamin Salisbury (who performed Brighton), Drescher, and Lauren Lane (who performed C.C.) supporting Renée Taylor, who performed Fran’s mother Sylvia, at her one-woman present, My Life on a Food plan, in 2019. (Pictured above.) Then, in 2021, Shaughnessy, his spouse Susan Fallender, daughters Jenny and Maddy, and son-in-law Jonathan battled it out with Drescher and her workforce on Celeb Household Feud.

Given that each Nineteen Nineties sitcom appears to have gotten a reboot, it is comprehensible that Shaughnessy and his former co-stars have been requested in the event that they’re . Whereas he is skeptical that they may recapture the magic, he’d nonetheless need to be concerned.

“It could be lots of enjoyable. It is arduous as a result of folks see The Nanny now, it is 30 years outdated, so we’re all totally different,” Shaughnessy advised Folks in 2021. “I am lots older. [Drescher’s] lots older. The children are lots older. You see that and also you form of need to recreate that, however it’s un-recreatable. I’ve questions on reboots, usually, but when somebody comes up with it and provides me to revisit Maxwell Sheffield, I might be delighted.”

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Charles Shaughnessy in 2021
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Whereas everybody was holed up of their houses in the course of the COVID lockdown, Shaughnessy hosted a podcast on Fb Stay known as Conversations in Quarantine, sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Motion Corps. He spoke to all types of individuals, together with different actors from his cleaning soap operas and producers from The Nanny. Whereas it is not ongoing, the entire movies may be discovered on Fb. And if you would like to present somebody a greeting from Shaughnessy (or Mr. Sheffield), you’ll be able to guide with the actor on Cameo.

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