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.
Shawn Christian Facts
|December 18, 1965 (58)
|Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
|5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Shawn Christian compared to you?
|Tremors 3: Back To Perfection
|Never Back Down
|3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD
|Small Town Saturday Night
|K-19: The Widowmaker