Person Details

Birthday: 1978-06-10 21:51:29

Aliases: Shannon Bruce Snaith (Birth Name)

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Movie Involvements: 20

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Gotham
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7

Gotham

(2014) Eduardo Durrance / Bane
Ocean's Eleven
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7

Ocean's Eleven

(2001) Shane West (uncredited)
Nikita
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7

Nikita

(2010) Michael Bishop
Salem
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7

Salem

(2014) John Alden
Sliders
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7

Sliders

(1995) Kirk
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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6
ER
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7

ER

(1994) Ray Barnett
Dracula 2000
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5

Dracula 2000

(2000) JT

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2017 Mick Branson
2016 Jason
2014 Eduardo Durrance / Bane
John Alden
Tom Craig
2010 Michael Bishop
Jack Wilder
Ghost
2009 Max Peterson
Jeff Keller
Street Wilkenson
2008 Darby Crash
2007 N/A
2006 Bo
2004 Paul, the DJ
2003 Tom Sawyer
2002 Landon Carter
2001 Shane West (uncredited)
Bentley 'Striker' Scrumfeld
2000 JT
Ryan Woodman
1999 Ted
N/A
Eli Sammler
1998 Mitch Maloney
Tad
1997 Guy With Big Hat
Chris Theodorakis
Sean
1996 Mick
1995 Store Manager
Kirk
1994 N/A
Ray Barnett
1993 Nick
1992 Dave Lattimore
Doug (voice)
Donald P. Meyers
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2009 Co-Producer
2008 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2003 Writer
2002 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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