John Shrapnel (born April 27, 1942) is an English actor.

Shrapnel was born in Birmingham, the son of Norman and Myfanwy Shrapnel. He was brought up in Stockport and south London, attending City of London School and Cambridge University. He was an original member of the National Youth Theatre and has worked extensively in theatre, particularly the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. He lives in Suffolk and London.

For Disney, he portrayed Mr. Skinner in Disney's live-action film 101 Dalmatians.