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Shawn Christian

Shawn Christian

Known to television audiences for his role as Mike Kasnoff in the daytime drama As the World Turns, Shawn Christian stars in Summerland as Ava's good friend Johnny.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Christian has enjoyed a successful and varied career as an actor. After graduating from Michigan's Ferris State University with a degree in marketing, he relocated to Chicago. It was there that he honed his acting skills on stage with the improvisational company Improv Olympic.

After spending three seasons in As the World Turns, Christian moved to Los Angeles and landed recurring roles in Crossing Jordan 10-8, Beverly Hills, 90210, Pacific Palisades, and Becker, as well as The WB dramas Charmed and Birds of Prey. He returned to his comic roots with his appearance on Friends playing Rachel's gynecologist. Christian has also guest-starred in such series as CSI, The Drew Carey Show, Spin City and Coupling. Additional television work includes CSI, Malcolm & Eddie, Ellen, Men Behaving Badly and Step By Step. Christian also starred in the television movie Undercover Christmas, opposite Jamie Gertz and Tyne Daly.

On the big screen, Christian was featured in Shopgirl with Steve Martin, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Almost You, Beautiful, directed by Sally Field, and in Tremors III where he starred opposite Michael Gross.

Christian currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son. A sports enthusiast, he enjoys playing basketball, football, baseball and racquetball in his spare time.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Shawn Christian Facts

BirthdayDecember 18, 1965 (58)
BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Shawn Christian compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Heaven Burns
Meet Dave
Tremors 3: Back To Perfection
Never Back Down
Public Enemies
3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD
Small Town Saturday Night
Tremors Anthology
K-19: The Widowmaker
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