Shane Rimmer

Shane Rimmer

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 28
Date of passing: 
March 29, 2019







Shane Rimmer was a Canadian actor and screenwriter.

Born in Toronto, Rimmer moved to the UK in the 1950s. He would go on to appear on dozens of TV shows there, including the long-running soap opera Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Orlando, and numerous miniseries.

Rimmer was best known as the voice of Scott Tracy, a member of the International Rescue team in the popular series Thunderbirds (1965-66) and subsequent film and TV remake.

His first major movie role came in 1964’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb as Captain Ace Owens, co-pilot of the B-52 “Stratofortress” opposite Slim Pickens and James Earl Jones. Rimmer had uncredited roles in the early James Bond movies Live and Let Die and Diamonds are Forever, and portrayed a submarine captain in You Only Live Twice. He played an uncredited role as a rebel crew chief in 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Rimmer also appeared in Rollerball, Gandhi, Out of Africa, Crusoe, Spy Game, Batman Begins, and the first three Superman films with Christopher Reeve.

Rimmer died March 29, 2019, in Barnet, London, England. He was 89.