Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, or simply known as Charles Shaughnessy, is a British peer and television, theatre, and film actor. He is known for his roles on American television, as Shane Donovan on the soap opera, Days of Our Lives, and as Maxwell Sheffield on the sitcom The Nanny.

For Disney, he voiced Dennis from the Playhouse Disney animated series, Stanley, and he portrays Tom Fairbanks in Dog With a Blog, Jordan Welsh in The New Adventures of Spin and Marty: Suspect Behavior, Nigel Wyndham in the ABC TV show Castle, Dimitri Denatos in Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire, and Detective Charles Meany/Falco Grandville in Get a Clue.