David Shaughnessy is my guest on Here's A Thought with Charles Shaughnessy on Thursday, 11 Sept, 2014
|It's YANKS vs BRITS with The Shaughnessy Brothers! drawing by Janne|
I'm pleased to have my brother David Shaughnessy as my guest on this week's show. We are going to be discussing the differences between the UK and America!
If you have questions for us, tweet them to @C_Shaughnessy with hashtag #heresathought and we will try to get to as many as we can during the show.
David was born in London, England and attended Eton College and the Central School of Speech & Drama. David has an extensive background in British Theater, both as a director and performer, where his credits include seven years playing principle roles with the famous “Old Vic Theatre Company.” Arriving in the United States in 1986, he continued to act and direct theater while being trained as a television director at NBC. This led to a busy and successful career behind the camera.
David was the Executive Producer and Director of the #1 rated Daytime Drama, “The Young & The Restless.” He was with the show from 1991-2003, starting as the Producer and working his way through Supervising Producer to Executive Producer in 2000. While with the “Young & Restless,” he won two Emmy Awards for “Best Daytime Drama,” in 1991 and 2003.
David has had extensive experience directing and producing many television shows including, “Trial by Jury,” with Raymond Burr, “Tribes” for Fox, “Days of Our Lives,” for NBC, “Santa Barbara,” also for NBC and “The Bold & The Beautiful,” for CBS.
At the present time David is a freelance director on “The Bold & The Beautiful” and is a very busy voice actor. He has loaned his voice to a myriad of cartoons, video games, films and promos. He also guest directs and teaches acting for camera classes at Harvard-Westlake High School.
David is the son of Alfred Shaughnessy, who served as Head Writer on the acclaimed series “Upstairs, Downstairs.” He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Anne Schoettle, and has three daughters, Amy, Katie and Josie.
You can follow David on Twitter @DavidBiz0303