Birth Date: December 18, 1965 / Age: 50
Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Biography: Shawn Christian (born December 16th, 1965 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a television and film actor.
After graduating Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan in 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. 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. He starred on the show until 1997, moving to Los Angeles in the meantime.
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 step-daughter, Taylor Cole.
He married Deborah Quinn in 1996 and had one child together, son Kameron in July 2000.
Spouse: Deborah Quinn (18 May 1996 - present) 1 child
Attended Rogers High School in Wyoming, Michigan. Graduated class of 1984.
Attended Ferris St. University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Graduated class of 1989.
Met his wife Deborah while both were models auditioning for a print ad in Chicago, in 1991.
While in his youth, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit for outstanding leadership in his community.
During the 1994 season, he was the first male spokesmodel to ever appear on the TV show, Star Search.
Was voted "Hottest Body" by his high school classmates in his yearbook.
Nominated for "Hottest Male Star" by Soap Opera Digest magazine in 1995.
Father of one child, a son named Kameron born in July of 2000.
Is step-dad to actress/model Taylor Cole.
Acts with stepdaughter Taylor Cole in the WB series Summerland.