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Born in California, Robert Shields literally ran away from home and joined the circus as a young boy. He studied mime in Paris and, eventually, became a street mime performer in San Francisco. He met Lorene Yarnell Jansson and formed the "Shields and Yarnell" mime duo. They played stages, worldwide, and appeared in TV and film productions. After ... See full bio »

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 2011 Sedona
 1994 Count DeClues' Mystery Castle (TV Movie)
 1986 Zoobilee Zoo (TV Series)
Elmo the Clown
- Whazzat the Clown (1986) ... Elmo the Clown
 1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Bobby Joe, the Robot
- Robot P. Coltrane (1984) ... Bobby Joe, the Robot
 1984 Steadfast Tin Soldier (TV Movie)
Tin Soldier
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
- Hear No Evil (1980) ... Toby
 1979 The Wild Wild West Revisited (TV Movie)
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
- Formicida (1978) ... Doug
 1977 Tomcats
Chief Henderson
 1976-1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series)
Regular Performer
- Episode #2.22 (1977) ... Regular Performer (as Shields and Yarnell)
- Episode #2.20 (1977) ... Regular Performer (as Shields and Yarnell)
- Episode #2.11 (1976) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.9 (1976) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.6 (1976) ... Regular Performer
 1974 The Mac Davis Show (TV Series) (1976)
 1974 The Conversation
The Mime
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
 1971 Banyon (TV Series)
Mechanical Man
- Pilot (1971) ... Mechanical Man
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He and then-wife Lorene Yarnell Jansson performed in a musical revue, "Broadway Follies," at the Nederlander Theater in New York City. The show closed after one performance after receiving poor notices. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Shields & Yarnell | Shields and Yarnell

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Owns Robert Shields Creations, where he paints, sculpts and designs jewelry in Sedona, Arizona. See more »

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