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Shawn Patrick Christian (born December 18, 1965) is an American television and film actor.

Shawn Christian
Christian in May 2009
Shawn Patrick Christian

(1965-12-18) December 18, 1965 (age 53)
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Deborah Quinn (1996–2013)


Life and careerEdit

Christian, 2011

After graduating from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan with a degree in Marketing (1989), he moved to Chicago to pursue an acting career. He starred in numerous stage productions and began appearing in commercials. He worked on stage with improvisational company Improv Olympic.[citation needed]

In 1994, he was the first male spokesman on Star Search. He landed the role of Mike Kasnoff also in 1994 on As the World Turns. In 1995 he was Nominated for "Hottest Male Star" by Soap Opera Digest magazine. He starred on the show until 1997, moving to Los Angeles in the meantime. In 1999 he also had a recurring role in The WB television series Charmed as Josh, the love interest of Piper Halliwell, played by Holly Marie Combs. He also landed the role of Johnny Durant on WB's Summerland. Although the show was a hit the first season, it failed to garner the same attention the second season. He acted with his stepdaughter, Taylor Cole. He was cast as a potential cowboy boyfriend of Jack (who made a move on Will) in the final season of Will & Grace. In February 2008 it was reported that he was cast as doctor, and specialist Daniel Jonas on Days of Our Lives.

On the roster of an NBAE basketball team. For the 2007–08 season he played for the Miami Heat with teammates Jay Harrington.[citation needed]

He married Deborah Quinn on May 18, 1996 and they have a son, born in June 2000; they met while both were models auditioning for a print ad in Chicago, in 1991.

Shawn son's name is Cameron who plays the guitar and piano, and also produces music.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Beautiful Wink Hendricks
2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection Desert Jack Sawyer Direct-to-video
2004 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Rory
2006 For Your Consideration Pilgrim Man
2008 Meet Dave Lieutenant Left Arm
2008 Mating Dance Ken
2009 Only One Can Play Alex Short film
2010 Small Town Saturday Night Tommy Carson
2015 Spanners Adam Parr
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1994–1997 As the World Turns Mike Kasnoff
1997 Pacific Palisades Quinn Ragowski 3 episodes
1997 Ellen Danny Episode: "Gay Yellow Pages"
1997 Malcolm & Eddie Trevor Episode: "Dream Racer"
1997 Team Knight Rider Adam Galbreth Episode: "Inside Traitor"
1997 Men Behaving Badly The Plumber Episode: "Special Delivery"
1998 Step by Step Officer Adams Episode: "And Justice for Some"
1998 Wind on Water Val Poole 4 episodes
1999 The Love Boat: The Next Wave Nick Episode: "Three Stages of Love"
1999 Charmed Josh 3 episodes
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Wayne 5 episodes
1999–2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Dr. Lawrence Brandon 3 episodes
2000 Time of Your Life Randall Episode: "The Time They Decided to Date"
2000 V.I.P. Michael Ellins Episode: "Run, Val, Run"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chad Matthews / Patrick Haynes Episode: "Table Stakes"
2001 Crossing Jordan Adam Flynn 3 episodes
2001 Spin City Santa Claus Episode: "An Office and a Gentleman
2001 Friends Dr. Schiff 2 episodes
2002 The Chronicle Dennis Episode: "Hot from the Oven"
2002 Haunted Detective Sykes Episode: "Nocturne"
2002 The Drew Carey Show Grant Episode: "The Dawn Patrol"
2002 One Life to Live Ross Rayburn [1]
2002 Red Skies David Cross Television movie
2002–2003 Birds of Prey Wade Brixton Recurring role, 8 episodes
2002–2003 Becker Kevin Episodes: "L.A. Woman", "Nightmare on Becker Street"
2003 Coupling Thad Episode: "Nipple Effect"
2003 Undercover Christmas Jake Cunningham Television movie
2004 10-8: Officers on Duty Stephen James Episode: "Love Don't Love Nobody"
2004 Happy Family Hair Dresser Episode: The Shampoo Effect"
2004 1-800-Missing FBI Special Agent Darren Merritt / Jared Hart Episodes: "Truth or Dare: Part 1 & 2"
2004–2005 Summerland Johnny Durant Main role, 26 episodes
2005 Boston Legal Tim Bauer 3 episodes
2005 Hot Properties John Episode: "Chick Stuff"
2005 CSI: NY Ryan Chisholm Episode: "Jamalot"
2005 Murder in the Hamptons Danny Pelosi Television movie
2006 Will & Grace Travis Episode: "Cowboys and Iranians"
2006 CSI: Miami Carl Silvers Episode: "Rio"
2006 Las Vegas Dr. Derek Stephenson 5 episodes
2006 Runaway Dr. Fisher 3 episodes
2006 12 Miles of Bad Road Jasper Case Episode: "Moonshadow"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Wyatt Jenkins Episode: "The Cradle Will Rock"
2007 Side Order of Life Jack Sager Episode: "Try to Remember"
2007 Shark Kerry Conklin Episode: "Every Breath You Take"
2008–2016 Days of Our Lives Dr. Daniel Jonas Contract role
2010 Secrets of the Mountain Tom Kent Television movie
2010–2012 Venice: The Series Brandon Web series; recurring role, 24 episodes
2012 Melissa & Joey Sam Davis Episode: "Pretty Big Liars"
2017 Famous in Love Alan Mills
2018 The Rookie Jeremy Hawke Episode: "The Hawke"
2019 Love in the Sun Micah Hallmark Movie


  1. ^ "Comings and Goings: Michael Lowry (Ross)". Soap Opera Digest. 34. July 21, 2009. p. 18.

2. One-on-One Interview with Shawn Christian from Drama Series “Famous in Love.” Feeling the Vibe Magazine October 16, 2016.

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