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Shane West

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.

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Jun 10, 1978 In Baton Rouge - Louisiana - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series California Dreams 1992-09-12
Latest Project:
Movie Here Alone 2016-04-15
Known For
Poster of Salem
Poster of Get Over It
Poster of The Closer
Poster of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Movie Here Alone Jason 2016-04-15
Series Salem John Alden 2014-04-20
Movie Red Sky Tom Craig 2014-03-12
Series Gotham Eduardo Dorrance 2014-09-22
Movie The Presence Ghost 2010-08-04
Series El Dorado Jack Wilder 2010-08-25
Series Nikita Michael Bishop 2010-09-09
Movie The Lodger Street Wilkenson 2009-01-14
Movie Echelon Conspiracy Max Peterson 2009-02-27
Movie Red Sands Jeff Keller 2009-02-24
Movie What We Do Is Secret Darby Crash 2008-08-08
Movie The Elder Son Bo 2006-01-01
Movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Tom Sawyer 2003-07-11
Movie A Time for Dancing Paul, the DJ 2002-09-06
Movie A Walk to Remember Landon Carter 2002-01-25
Movie Get Over It Bentley 'Striker' Scrumfeld 2001-03-08
Movie Ocean's Eleven Shane West (uncredited) 2001-12-07
Movie Whatever It Takes Ryan Woodman 2000-03-31
Movie Dracula 2000 JT 2000-12-22
Series Once and Again Eli Sammler 1999-09-21
Movie Liberty Heights Ted 1999-11-17
Series The Closer Unknown 1998-02-23
Series To Have & to Hold Unknown 1998-09-30
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Unknown 1997-03-10
Movie The Westing Game Chris Theodorakis 1997-09-14
Series Meego Unknown 1997-09-19
Series Mr. Rhodes Unknown 1996-09-23
Series Sliders Unknown 1995-03-22
Series The Crew Unknown 1995-08-31
Series ER Ray Barnett 1994-09-19
Series Boy Meets World Unknown 1993-09-24
Series California Dreams Unknown 1992-09-12