Paul Shenar Biography (1936-1989)

Full name, Albert Paul Shenar; born February 12, 1936, in Milwaukee, WI; diedof AIDS, October 11, 1989, in West Hollywood, CA; son of Eugene Joseph and Mary Rosella (Puhek) Shenar.

Birth Details
February 12, 1936
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Death Details
October 11, 1989
West Hollywood, California, United States

Famous Works

  • OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Michael, Pullman Car Hiawatha, Circle in the Square,1962.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Brother Julian, Tiny Alice and Baron Nikolai Lvovich Tusenbach, The Three Sisters (in repertory), both American Conservatory Theatre,American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, 1969.
  • Paul, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Martinique Theatre, 1963.
  • Brother Julian, Tiny Alice, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco,CA, 1966-68.
  • title role, Oedipus Rex, American Conservatory Theatre, 1970.
  • Eilert Lovborg, Hedda Gabler, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1981.
  • Charles, Blithe Spirit, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1982.
  • Mikhail Alexandrovich Rakitin, A Month in the Country and voice of the King's herald, Richard III, both Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1983.
  • Banquo, Macbeth, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1988.
  • Also appeared in Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night's Dream, bothNational Shakespeare Festival, San Diego, CA, 1971; Paradise Lost, AmericanConservatory Theatre, 1972; That Championship Season, American Conservatory Theatre, 1973; Shadow Play, American Conservatory Theatre, 1974; Ring 'round the Moon, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975; The Heiress, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles; and at the Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; and with the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, New York City.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Banquo, Macbeth, U.S. cities, 1988.
  • Ludwig Schon, Lulu, Chase, 1978.
  • Arobin, The End of August, Quartet, 1982.
  • voice of Jenner, The Secret of NIMH (animated), Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer/United Artists, 1982.
  • Joshua Adams, Deadly Force, Embassy, 1983.
  • Alejandro Sosa, Scarface, Universal, 1983.
  • Ben Gardner, Dream Lover, United Artists, 1986.
  • Rocca, Raw Deal, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.
  • Colin Wentworth, The Bedroom Window, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.
  • David Madlock, Best Seller, Orion, 1987.
  • Ettore Balletto, Man on Fire, Tri-Star, 1987.
  • Laurence, The Big Blue (also known as Le Grand Bleu), Gaumont, 1988.
  • Roscoe Corlay, Beaulah Land, NBC, 1980.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Charles Edward Royce, Gemini Man (also known as Code Name: Minus One), NBC, 1976.
  • Joe Silvano, Three Eyes, NBC, 1982.
  • J. Elliott Sloan, Streets of Justice, NBC, 1985.
  • Philip Drake, Dark Mansions, ABC, 1986.
  • Chase, Time Out for Dad, NBC, 1987.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Matthew Lowington, Spenser: for Hire, ABC, 1985.
  • Also Paper Dolls, ABC, 1984; Dynasty, ABC, 1985; Scarecrow and Mrs.
  • King, CBS.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Crawford, The Execution of Private Slovik, NBC, 1974.
  • Orson Welles, The Night That Panicked America, ABC, 1975.
  • Rudi Portinari, The Keegans, CBS, 1976.
  • James Cardone, The Hostage Heart, CBS, 1977.
  • Nick Silcox, The Courage and the Passion, NBC, 1978.
  • Jack Graham, Suddenly, Love, NBC, 1978.
  • Flo Ziegfeld, Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women, NBC, 1978.
  • Schuyler Ross, Brass, CBS, 1985.
  • Jerry Worth, Rage of Angels: The Story Continues, NBC, 1986.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • De Guiche, "Cyrano de Bergerac," Great Performances, PBS, 1974.
  • Also appeared in Richard II.

Further Reference


  • Variety, October 25-31, 1989.

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