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David James Shaughnessy (also spelled Shaughnessey) is a British-born theatre and television director, producer and actor.

His father was Alfred Shaughnessy, an English scriptwriter. He is best known for his work as writer and producer of Upstairs, Downstairs. His older brother is the actor Charles Shaughnessy, best known as Maxwell Sheffield on the television show, The Nanny. His wife is former Days of our Lives writer Anne Schoettle. David and Anne had three daughters Amy, Katie and Josie.

He is the heir presumptive to the Barony of Shaughnessy, which is currently held by his brother.


Positions held


Directing and producing

The Young and The Restless

  • Executive Producer (2001-2004)
  • Supervising Producer (2000-2001)
  • Director (1992-2006, 2008)
  • Producer (1991-2000)

The Bold and The Beautiful

  • Director (2004 - Present)

Days of our Lives

  • Occasional Director

Santa Barbara

  • Occasional Director


  • Director (entire run, 1990-1991)
  • Producer (entire run, 1990-1991)

The Last Act is A Solo (TV Play A&E)

  • Director (1991)

Unpublished Letters (TV Play A&E)

  • Director (1990)

Trial by Jury

  • Director (1987)


Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Award

  • Win, 1993, 2004, Drama Series, The Young and the Restless
  • Nomination, 1999-2003, Drama Series, The Young and the Restless

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