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Shawn Toovey (born March 1, 1983 in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Brian Cooper in the popular drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman for which Toovey won four Young Artist Awards.
Shawn Toovey in 2017
March 1, 1983
Toovey was born March 1, 1983 in Lincoln, Nebraska. His family moved to San Antonio, Texas when he was four and ultimately ended up in California, where Shawn spent the next six years playing Brian Cooper on the CBS television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
He is a founding member of the Children's Board of the Audrey Hepburn Hollywood for Children Foundation. He is also involved in the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Braille Institute, Camp Ronald McDonald, Meals on Wheels and various child abuse preventions organizations.
Toovey played the role of Tiny Tim opposite fellow Dr. Quinn actor Orson Bean in the theater production of A Christmas Carol. Toovey has received several awards to date, among them:
- 1994: Youth in Film Award - Best Actor in a Drama Series, 10 and under
- 1994: Spirit of the Prairie Award (from the governor of Nebraska)
- 1996: Young Artist Awards - Best Actor in a Drama Series
- 1996: Michael Landon Award - For: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
- (1993) 1997: Young Artist Awards - Best Actor in a Drama Series.
|1991||In Broad Daylight||Claude Rowan|
|1991||A Seduction in Travis County||Josh Maguire|
|1992||Bed of Lies||Joel Moore|
|1992||An American Story||Sam Meadows|
|1993||The Fire Next Time||Jake Morgan|
|1993||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Brian Cooper||Appeared in 148 episodes, 1993–1998|
|1999||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie||Brian Cooper|
|2001||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within||Brian Cooper|