Shawn Christian

D.O.B: Dec 18, 1965 |  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Shawn Christian grew up acting purely for the love of it. Acting in and writing for talent shows and school plays was simply a small town passion until I graduated from Ferris State University.

Biography

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Shawn Christian grew up acting purely for the love of it. Acting in and writing for talent shows and school plays was simply a small town passion until I graduated from Ferris State University. After earning a degree in Marketing Shawn left the next day to pursue his dream as an actor by relocating to Chicago where he honed his acting skills with a variety of acting coaches and styles. He began to find his true voice with the improvisational company Improv Olympic. Just as he was about to begin Second City in Chicago Shawn got his first big break portraying working class anti-hero Mike Kasnoff on the New York-based CBS daytime drama As The World Turns. After a three year run he took the leap to Los Angeles. He landed recurring roles on ABCs Boston Legal as delinquent husband to Julie Bowen and wily journalist on NBCs Crossing Jordan and nemesis to Josh Duhamel on Las Vegas. He returned to his comic roots with a roles on the HBO series 12 Miles of Bad Road, Friends, Will and Grace, The Drew Carey Show, Ellen, Becker, and Coupling. Shawn experienced more than a few failed pilots and shows until he starred opposite Lori Loughlin in The WBs hit series Summerland and opposite Jami Gertz and Tyne Daly in the CBS hit movie Undercover Christmas. Additional television work includes starring opposite Paige Turco in the NBC hit family movie Secrets of the Mountain, C.S.I.