While at Cambridge, appeared in a comedy troupe called Footlights Revue.
Trained at London's Central School for Speech and Drama.
When he played Shane Donovan on the soap Days of Our Lives from 1984 to 1992, pictures that were on the mantel in his TV home were actually old Shaughnessy family photos. (The actor reprised his role for a multiple-episode stint in May 2010.)
Has been a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy, as well as the game shows Super Password, The New Hollywood Squares, Win Lose or Draw, To Tell the Truth and Hollywood Squares.
Became the fifth Baron Shaughnessy of Montreal and Ashford in 2007.
Has been active in AIDS and antiwar organizations.
Alfred Shaughnessy — Father
Madelyn Shaughnessy — Daughter
David Shaughnessy — Brother
Jean Lodge — Mother
Susan Fallender — Wife
Jenny Shaughnessy — Daughter
University of Cambridge, Madgalene College, Cambridge, England (BA in Law, 1977)