Biography

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Shane West (born Shannon Bruce Snaith; June 10, 1978 height 5' 11¾" (1,82 m)) is an American actor, punk rock musician and songwriter. West is best known for portraying Eli Sammler in the ABC family drama Once and Again, Landon Carter in A Walk to Remember, Darby Crash in What We Do Is Secret, Dr. Ray Barnett in the NBC medical drama ER and the male leading role of Michael Bishop in The CW spy drama Nikita.

Early life

Shane West was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Leah Catherine (née Launey) and Don Snaith. His mother is a lawyer; his father, who was born in Jamaica, is a drugstore owner. Both parents were musicians and had their own punk bands. He is of Cajun French descent through his mother. He is the eldest of three children with a sister Simone and a half-sister Marli Ann. His parents divorced in 1982 when he was four years old. Influenced by his parents, he grew up listening to The Clash, The Jam, Blondie, Elvis Costello, and The Kinks. He revealed: "I always thought I would be doing music rather than acting."

At the age of ten, West and his sister Simone moved to Compton, California with their mother because she was looking for a better job and then they moved to Norwalk, California. When he was fifteen or sixteen, West moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career where he struggled for two years and lived at his manager's house.West made his acting debut in 1995, appearing in the CBS drama Picket Fences in season 4: episode 6 titled "Heart of Saturday Night", where he played Dave Lattimore.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Shane West (born Shannon Bruce Snaith; June 10, 1978 height 5' 11¾" (1,82 m)) is an American actor, punk rock musician and songwriter. West is best known for portraying Eli Sammler in the ABC family drama Once and Again, Landon Carter in A Walk to Remember, Darby Crash in What We Do Is Secret, Dr. Ray Barnett in the NBC medical drama ER and the male leading role of Michael Bishop in The CW spy drama Nikita.

Early life

Shane West was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Leah Catherine (née Launey) and Don Snaith. His mother is a lawyer; his father, who was born in Jamaica, is a drugstore owner. Both parents were musicians and had their own punk bands. He is of Cajun French descent through his mother. He is the eldest of three children with a sister Simone and a half-sister Marli Ann. His parents divorced in 1982 when he was four years old. Influenced by his parents, he grew up listening to The Clash, The Jam, Blondie, Elvis Costello, and The Kinks. He revealed: "I always thought I would be doing music rather than acting."

At the age of ten, West and his sister Simone moved to Compton, California with their mother because she was looking for a better job and then they moved to Norwalk, California. When he was fifteen or sixteen, West moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career where he struggled for two years and lived at his manager's house.West made his acting debut in 1995, appearing in the CBS drama Picket Fences in season 4: episode 6 titled "Heart of Saturday Night", where he played Dave Lattimore.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 37

Birthday 1978-06-10

Place of Birth Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Also Known As

  • Shannon Bruce Snaith (Birth Name)

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Hollywood Rules as Donald P. Meyers
2017 Awakening the Zodiac as Mick Branson
2016 Here Alone as Jason
2014 Gotham (4 episodes) as Eduardo Durrance / Bane
2014 Salem (36 episodes) as John Alden
2014 Red Sky as Tom Craig
2010 Nikita (73 episodes) as Michael Bishop
2010 El Dorado (2 episodes) as Jack Wilder
2010 The Presence as Ghost
2009 Echelon Conspiracy as Max Peterson
2009 Red Sands as Jeff Keller
2009 The Lodger as Street Wilkenson
2008 What We Do Is Secret as Darby Crash
2007 Supreme Courtships (1 episode)
2006 The Elder Son as Bo
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as Tom Sawyer
2002 A Time for Dancing as Paul, the DJ
2002 A Walk to Remember as Landon Carter
2001 Ocean's Eleven as Shane West (uncredited)
2001 Get Over It as Bentley 'Striker' Scrumfeld
2000 Dracula 2000 as JT
2000 Whatever It Takes as Ryan Woodman
1999 Liberty Heights as Ted
1999 Once and Again (63 episodes) as Eli Sammler (5 episodes)
1998 To Have & to Hold (1 episode) as Mitch Maloney
1998 The Closer (1 episode) as Tad
1997 Meego (1 episode) as Guy With Big Hat
1997 The Westing Game as Chris Theodorakis
1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1 episode) as Sean
1996 Mr. Rhodes (1 episode) as Mick
1995 The Crew (1 episode) as Store Manager
1995 Sliders (1 episode) as Kirk
1994 ER (67 episodes) as Ray Barnett (1 episode)
1993 Boy Meets World (1 episode) as Nick
1992 Picket Fences (1 episode) as Dave Lattimore
1992 California Dreams (1 episode) as Doug (voice)

Production

2009 Red Sands Co-Producer
2008 What We Do Is Secret Executive Producer

Writing

2003 Bringing Down the House Writer
2002 A Walk to Remember Writer

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