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Shepard Menken est un Acteur Américain né le 2 novembre 1921 à New York (Etats-Unis)

Shepard Menken

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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 2 novembre 1921 à New York (Etats-Unis)
Mort 2 janvier 1999 (à 77 ans) à Woodland Hills (Etats-Unis)

Shepard Menken (November 2, 1921 — January 2, 1999) was an American voice actor, radio actor, and character actor.

Menken began his career at the age of 11, when he started appearing on children's radio programs. After high school, Menken attended Columbia University, and later studied performing arts at the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre and the Juilliard School of Music.

Menken made his film debut in 1949 with a supporting role in The Red Menace, and eventually appeared onscreen in 17 movies. Menken worked steadily as a television actor, appearing on such series as I Love Lucy, I Spy, and The Wild Wild West. He was also in demand as a voice talent, working on animated cartoons for Hanna-Barbera, UPA, and Marvel Productions, as well as advertising spots for StarKist Tuna and Mattel Toys; his was the voice intoning, "The only way to fly!" in Western Airlines' spots in the 1960s. Menken voiced the Clyde Crashcup character in The Alvin Show. He also voiced the Spelling Bee and Chroma the Great in the 1970 live-action/animated film The Phantom Tollbooth, and provided the voice for the titular character in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. In 1963, Menken formed his own company, Malibu Films, which specialized in educational and industrial films.

Shepard Menken died in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills two months after his 77th birthday.

Biographie

Menken began his career at the age of 11, when he started appearing on children's radio programs. After high school, Menken attended Columbia University, and later studied performing arts at the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre and the Juilliard School of Music. He was not related to actress Helen Menken.

Menken made his film debut in 1949 with a supporting role in The Red Menace, and eventually appeared onscreen in 17 movies. He played a lead role in an episode of the anthology drama television series Police Call, one of the top grossing television series released in 1955. Menken worked steadily as a television actor, appearing on such series as I Love Lucy, I Spy, and The Wild Wild West. He was also in demand as a voice talent, working on animated cartoons for Hanna-Barbera, UPA, and Marvel Productions, as well as advertising spots for StarKist Tuna and Mattel Toys; his was the voice intoning, "The only way to fly!" in Western Airlines' spots in the 1960s. Menken voiced the Clyde Crashcup character in The Alvin Show. He also voiced the Spelling Bee and Chroma the Great in the 1970 live-action/animated film The Phantom Tollbooth, and provided the voice for the titular character in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. In 1963, Menken formed his own company, Malibu Films, which specialized in educational and industrial films.

Menken died of natural causes on January 2, 1999.

Le plus souvent avec

Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(2 films)
Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
(1 films)
Abe Levitow
Abe Levitow
(1 films)
Lew Landers
Lew Landers
(2 films)
June Foray
June Foray
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Shepard Menken (12 films)

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Les Mille et un contes de Bugs Bunny, 1h17
Réalisé par Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Animation
Thèmes Films pour enfants
Acteurs Mel Blanc, June Foray, Bea Benaderet, Arthur Q. Bryan, Lennie Weinrib, Shepard Menken
Rôle Old Storyteller (voice)
Note70% 3.537993.537993.537993.537993.53799
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck have to sell books for Rambling House. They go their separate ways and experience many wacky things. For instance, while flying through a winter storm, Daffy ran into a house owned by Porky Pig and briefly stayed there while taking place of a stuffed duck which he merely destroyed. Meanwhile, Bugs burrowed his way to a jungle where he pretended to be a baby ape to an ape couple. One half of the couple wanted to do Bugs in, but manages to divert him after he accidentally dropped a boulder on his wife's head.
The Phantom Tollbooth, 1h30
Réalisé par Chuck Jones, David Monahan, Abe Levitow
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Fantasy, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes Musique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Butch Patrick, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido, Hans Conried, June Foray
Rôle Spelling Bee / Chroma The Great (voice) (as Shep Menken)
Note69% 3.4954953.4954953.4954953.4954953.495495
Milo, a bored, lonely boy who lives in a San Francisco apartment block all by himself, is surprised by the sudden arrival of a large, gift-wrapped package. Inside is a tollbooth, which turns out to be a gateway into a magical parallel universe. As Milo passes through the tollbooth, the character moves from live action to animation, and his toy car transports him to the enchanted Kingdom of Wisdom in the Lands Beyond, and the cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis.
Benny Goodman, 1h56
Réalisé par Valentine Davies
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Biographie, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Le jazz, Musique
Acteurs Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Sammy Davis Jr., Hy Averback
Rôle Harry Goodman
Note66% 3.3459653.3459653.3459653.3459653.345965
Evocation de la carrière du compositeur , clarinettiste et chef d'orchestre avec la participation de grosses pointures du Jazz de l'époque ( Lionnel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Ben Pollack etc ..... )..... A Chicago, en 1910, la famille Goodman végète. Le père, petit tailleur en confection, malgré ses lourdes charges, veut faire apprendre la musique à ses fils. Benny, âgé de dix ans, est orienté vers la clarinette. Il devient vite un élève très doué, à la grande satisfaction de son professeur. Pour n'être plus à charge à son père, il s'engage d'abord dans l'orchestre d'un bateau de promenade .....
La Révolte des Cipayes, 1h27
Réalisé par László Benedek
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Guerre, Aventure, Historique
Thèmes Politique
Acteurs Rock Hudson, Arlene Dahl, Ursula Thiess, Dan O'Herlihy, Torin Thatcher, Arnold Moss
Rôle Bulbir
Note57% 2.858662.858662.858662.858662.85866
En 1856, dans le vaste empire britannique des Indes, un brillant officier doit donner sa démission après avoir désobéi à un ordre supérieur. Il devient alors chasseur de fauves et va reprendre accessoirement du service en s'introduisant secrètement dans le palais du rajah, un conspirateur qui veut libérer son pays de la domination étrangère grâce à une formidable révolte fomentée parmi les Cipayes.
Killers from Space, 1h11
Genres Science-fiction, Action, Horreur
Thèmes Extra-terrestres, Extraterrestre
Acteurs Peter Graves, James Seay, Steve Pendleton, Shepard Menken, Ron Gans, Ben Welden
Rôle Maj. Clift
Note32% 1.616181.616181.616181.616181.61618
Dr. Douglas Martin is a scientist working on atomic bomb tests. While collecting aerial data on an Air Force atomic blast at Soledad Flats, his plane crashes. He survives the crash unhurt, walking back to the air base with no memory of what happened, except for a strange scar on his chest.
Flèches de feu
Réalisé par Lew Landers
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Historique, Romance
Acteurs Anthony Dexter, Douglass Dumbrille, Jody Lawrance, Alan Hale Jr., James Seay, Robert Clarke
Rôle Nantaquas
Note48% 2.4069352.4069352.4069352.4069352.406935
Le capitaine John Smith surmonte la traîtrise de certains de ses hommes et le ressentiment des Amérindiens locaux pour établir la colonie de Jamestown.
Remains to Be Seen
Réalisé par Don Weis
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Horreur, Policier
Acteurs June Allyson, Van Johnson, Louis Calhern, Angela Lansbury, John Beal, Dorothy Dandridge
Rôle Minor Role
Note64% 3.2395653.2395653.2395653.2395653.239565
A girl vocalist and her apartment manager get mixed up in a creepy Park Avenue murder and find themselves facing danger at every turn.
La Veuve joyeuse, 1h45
Réalisé par Curtis Bernhardt
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Musique, Adaptation d'une opérette
Acteurs Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn, Thomas Gomez, John Abbott
Rôle Kunjany
Note59% 2.9538552.9538552.9538552.9538552.953855
The young widow Crystal Radek is invited to Marshovia, a small European kingdom, to attend the unveiling of a statue in honour of her deceased husband. The royal coffers are seriously in need of her money so the king sends out count Danilo to seduce her.
Avril a Paris, 1h34
Réalisé par David Butler
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie musicale, Comédie romantique, Musical, Romance
Thèmes La musique, Musique
Acteurs Doris Day, Ray Bolger, Claude Dauphin, Eve Miller, Paul Harvey, George Givot
Note61% 3.0504953.0504953.0504953.0504953.050495
Un fonctionnaire du ministere des Affaires etrangeres americain, charge d'envoyer une delegation culturelle au Festival international des arts a Paris, engage par erreur une petulante vedette de music-hall.