Konstantin Shayne (born Konstantin Veniaminovich Olkenitski; Russian: Константин Вениаминович Олькеницкий, November 29, 1888 – November 15, 1974) was a Russian-American actor.
Shayne in The Stranger (1946)
Konstantin Veniaminovich Olkenitski
November 29, 1888
|Died||November 15, 1974 (aged 85)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
(m. 19??; div. 19??)
Olga Valierievna Korbut Dashkevitch
(m. 1934; died 1941)
Marjorie Pearl Harris
|Family||Tamara Shayne (sister)|
Shayne was born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (now Kharkiv, Ukraine) to the family of Veniamin Olkenitsky-Nikulin, a Jewish actor. His siblings were actress Tamara Shayne and writers Lev and Yuriy Nikulin.
World War I intervened before he could join the Moscow Arts Theatre, and during the conflict he fought with General Wrangel and the White Armies. Shayne was married two times and he also had children.
Shayne emigrated to the United States in 1928, travelling as a second-class passenger on board the S/S Berengaria, which arrived at the Port of New York on 14 September 1928. He was listed as Konstantin Schein, an artist residing in Berlin, Germany.
As an actor, Shayne performed in movies such as None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Stranger (1946), starring (and directed by) Orson Welles. He performed in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), which featured Danny Kaye in the lead role. His performance in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) was cut from the final release.
|1938||Bulldog Drummond in Africa||Plane Saboteur||Uncredited|
|King of Alcatraz||Murok|
|1939||Paris Honeymoon||Hotel Porter||Uncredited|
|On Your Toes||First Assassin||Uncredited|
|Charlie McCarthy, Detective||Headwaiter||Uncredited|
|1943||Mission to Moscow||Nokollai Bukharin||Uncredited|
|Five Graves to Cairo||Major von Buelow||Uncredited|
|For Whom the Bell Tolls||Karkov||Uncredited (deleted scenes)|
|1944||Song of Russia||Wounded Soldier|
|Passage to Marseille||1st Mate||Uncredited|
|The Seventh Cross||Feullgrabe|
|Till We Meet Again||Major Krupp|
|None but the Lonely Heart||Ike Weber|
|The Falcon in Hollywood||Alec Hoffman|
|1945||The Man in Half Moon Street||Dr. B.A. Vishanoff||Uncredited|
|Escape in the Fog||Schiller|
|Her Highness and the Bellboy||Yanos von Lankofitz|
|1946||The Stranger||Konrad Meinike|
|Dangerous Millions||Prof. Jan Schuyler|
|1947||The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Peter von Hoorn|
|Song of Love||Reinecke|
|Christmas Eve||Gustav Reichman|
|1948||To the Victor||Pablo|
|Night Wind||Dr. Ulding|
|Cry of the City||Dr. Veroff||Uncredited|
|Angel on the Amazon||Dr. Jungmeyer|
|1950||The Red Danube||Professor Serge Bruloff|
|1951||I Was a Communist for the FBI||Gerhardt Eisler|
|The Unknown Man||Peter Hulderman|
|1952||Diplomatic Courier||Austrian Train Conductor||Uncredited|
|1953||Treasure of the Golden Condor||Father Benoit|
|1956||The Price of Fear||Bolasny|
|1965||Joy in the Morning||Mr. Hoffman||Uncredited, (final film role)|