Shane West

Actor, Musician, Songwriter
Though he appeared at first blush to be the latest in a long line of handsome but brooding leading men, actor Shane West proved to be a capable and adventurous actor who pursued roles of substance after a brief run as ... Read more »
Born: 06/09/1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Salem 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Nikita 2010 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tourist 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Sky 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Teen Choice 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Presence 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

ER 2004 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Echelon Conspiracy 2009 (Movie)

Max Peterson (Actor)

The Lodger 2009 (Movie)

Street (Actor)

What We Do is Secret 2008 (Movie)

Darby Crash (Actor)

Boy Meets World 1995 - 1996, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1995 - 1999, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sliders 1995 - 1999, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Elder Son 2005 (Movie)

Bo (Actor)

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 (Movie)

Detective Tom Sawyer (Actor)

A Time for Dancing 2002 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

A Walk to Remember 2002 (Movie)

Landon Carter (Actor)

Once and Again 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Basebrawl: MTV Rock N' Jock 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

Bentley 'Striker' Scrumfeld (Actor)

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

JT (Actor)

Whatever It Takes 2000 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

To Have & to Hold 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crew 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Westing Game (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Bringing Down the House 2003 (Movie)

("Billy Jean Is MIA") (Song)
Producer (1)

What We Do is Secret 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Other (2)

Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014 (Movie)

Extras Wrangler (Coordinator)

Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

Though he appeared at first blush to be the latest in a long line of handsome but brooding leading men, actor Shane West proved to be a capable and adventurous actor who pursued roles of substance after a brief run as an idol in "Whatever it Takes" (2000) and "A Walk to Remember" (2003). Though in his twenties when he began acting, he started out as a juvenile lead on television; most notably on "Once and Again" (ABC, 1999-2002). Its popularity led to pin-up status with the aforementioned teen projects, but West quickly dodged the label with mature turns in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003) and the punk biopic "What We Do Is Secret" (2008). A four-year stint on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) solidified his status as an adult, though he struggled in subsequent years to find an appropriate vehicle for his talents. He finally made good playing a rogue operative who trains a troubled teen-turned-assassin on the well-received revamp, "Nikita" (The CW, 2010- ), one of several spin-offs of Luc Besson's popular 1990 thriller. West's willingness to reach beyond the limitations of standard Hollywood fare made his career worth following.

Relationships

Rachael Leigh Cook Actor

Companion
Dated in 1998 no longer together

Jenna Dewan-Tatum Actor

Companion
Dated in 2003 no longer together

Dina Meyer Actor

Companion
Dated in 2002 no longer together

Don West

Father
Divorced from Catherine c. 1982

Catherine West

Mother
Divorced from Don c. 1982

Simone West

Sister

Evan Rachel Wood Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2009 No longer together

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action Adventure

2010

Cast as as Michael, a Division operative, in The CW's "Nikita"

2009

Co-starred with Edward Burns and Ving Rhames in the thriller "Echelon Conspiracy"

2007

Played Darby Crash, a member of the 1970s punk band The Germs, in the independent film "What We Do Is Secret"

2004

Joined the cast of "ER" (NBC) as intern Dr. Ray Barnett; left at the end of the 13th season (2007), but returned briefly for the 15th and final season

2003

Appeared with Sean Connery in the film "The Extraordinary League of Gentlemen"

2002

Played the male lead opposite Mandy Moore in the teen romance "A Walk to Remember"

2001

Was featured in the teen romance "Get Over It"

2000

Co-starred with James Franco in the teen comedy "Whatever It Takes"

1999

Debuted as a series regular in ABC's "Once and Again" as Eli Sammler

1999

Made film debut in Barry Levinson's "Liberty Heights"

1998

Los Angeles stage debut in "The Cider House Rules" at the Mark Taper Forum

1997

Played a speech impaired computer whiz in "The Westing Game" (Showtime)

1996

Guest starred on "Boy Meets World" (ABC)

1995

TV debut, cast in an episode of "Picket Fences" (CBS)

1995

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career

Bonus Trivia

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Shane West plays lead guitar in the band Average Jo.

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Marshall Herskowitz on West's audition for "Once and Again": "We saw his manliness, his fear, his love, his vulnerability. He had a sense of himself that was very attractive." - from People magazine, Nov. 15, 1999

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"It's nice to be considered a teen heart-throb, but it's not what I'm in the business to do." - West in emmy magazine, issue No. 5, 2004

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