Soap heartthrob Shawn Christian began his career auspiciously in 1994 as the first male spokesman to compete on the early reality show "Star Search. " Judging by the breadth of his success, the endeavor was more than worth it; he went on to land the part of Mike Kasnoff on "As the World Turns" the same year, capturing the hearts of viewers and earning himself a 1996 nomination for Hottest Male Star at the Soap Opera Digest Awards. Christian's rugged good looks kept him a familiar face on the TV scene; he portrayed recurring characters on both the supernatural series "Charmed" and the high school soap "Beverly Hills, 90210." He began the new millennium with a bang by breaking into film. He found a small role in the Sally Field-directed beauty pageant pic "Beautiful," and garnered a starring role in the 2001 direct-to-video creature feature "Tremors 3: Back to Perfection" as wild man "Desert" Jack Sawyer. In film, Christian also made a memorable appearance in Christopher Guest's 2006 Hollywood satire "For Your Consideration," dressed as a pilgrim, and operated the left arm of a giant Eddie Murphy in the sci-fi comedy "Meet Dave." Eventually returning to the medium that made him a star, Christian joined "Days of Our Lives" in 2008 as sexy surgeon Dr. Daniel Jonas. Outside of the show, Christian is the stepfather of superstar Taylor Cole, with whom he appeared in the early 2000s beach drama "Summerland."