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Mickey Shaughnessy

Mickey Shaughnessy
in Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Personal information
Birth nameJoseph Michael Shaughnessy
Birth dateAugust 05, 1920
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathJuly 23, 1985(age 64)
Death placeCape May Court House, New Jersey, U.S.

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Joseph Michael "Mickey" Shaughnessy (August 5, 1920 - July 23, 1985) was an Irish American character actor who specialized in playing lovable, but not-too-bright lugs. One of his best-known roles was as the tough, experienced mentor of Elvis Presley's character in Jailhouse Rock.

The New York City-born Shaughnessy died at the age of 64 of lung cancer at Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

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