David Shaugnessy is an English-born actor, director, and producer who supplied several character voices in Labyrinth. He was heard as Sir Didymus, The Hat, one of The Four Guards, and various goblins. As a voice actor, he was also heard as Gentleman Starkey in the FOX animated series Peter Pan and the Pirates (with Tim Curry as Captain Hook). Other acting credits include on-camera roles on the British series as Danger UX-B (recurring as Lt. Tim Carter-Brown), Q.E.D., The Consultant, Minder, and Newhart.
Shaughnessy moved behind the camera, working as a director and producer on several soap operas. This culminated in a lengthy stint on The Young and the Restless, as director (since 1990), producer (from 1990 until 2000), supervising producer (2000-2001) and executive producer (until 2004), in addition to directing The Bold and the Beautiful and The Days of Our Lives. He returned to voice work in the 2000s, including video games, two Star Wars animated series, and the Disney animated feature Big Hero 6 and its TV spinoff (as Heathcliff the butler).