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Shane West
Born Shannon Bruce Snaith
June 10, 1978 (1978-06-10) (age 31)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Other name(s) Shannon Snaith

Shane West (born Shannon Bruce Snaith; 10 June 1978) is an American actor, musician and songwriter. He has had regular roles in the television series ER and Once and Again[1] and a leading role opposite Mandy Moore in the film A Walk to Remember.[2]


Early life

West was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Don Snaith (a drugstore owner who was born in Jamaica), and Catherine, both of whom were musicians; he has a younger sister, Simone, and a much younger half-sister, Marli Ann. His parents divorced and at the age of 10, West moved to California with his mother.


He is currently acting, performing with The Germs and living in Los Angeles.[3] He works as singer and band leader of the punk rock band Jonny Was' [4]

West won the Young Hollywood Award Male Superstar of Tomorrow in 2002. West also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Chemistry with Mandy Moore for the film A Walk to Remember.


Year Title Role Note
1995 Picket Fences Dave Lattimore series - 1 episode
California Dreams Doug voice
1996 The Crew Store Manager series - 1 episode
Boy Meets World Nick series - 1 episode
1997 Mr. Rhodes Mick series - 1 episode
The Westing Game Chris Theodorakis TV movie
Meego Guy With Big Hat series - 1 episode
1998 Clips' Place TV movie
The Closer Tad series - 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sean series - 1 episode
Sliders Kirk series - 1 episode
To Have & to Hold Mitch Maloney series - 1 episode
The Cider House Rules Mark Taper co-starred
1999 Liberty Heights Ted
Once and Again Eli Sammler series - 54 episodes
2000 A Time for Dancing Paul, the DJ
Whatever It Takes Ryan Woodman
Dracula 2000 JT
2001 Get Over It! Bentley 'Striker' Scrumfeld
2002 A Walk to Remember Landon Carter Main role
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Tom Sawyer
2004 ER Dr. Ray Barnett Regular role 2004-2007, 2008, 2009 - 70 episodes
2006 The Elder Son Bo
2007 Supreme Courtships TV movie
What We Do Is Secret Darby Crash
2009 The Lodger Street Wilkenson
Red Sands Jeff Keller
Echelon Conspiracy Max Peterson
El Dorado Jack Wilder
2010 The Presence Ghost
Kerosene Cowboys Tom Craig post-production
2011 The Cold Sean Kotz pre-production
The Trophy Unknown in-production


Year Category Recipient(s) Result
Teen Choice Awards
2002 Film - Choice Chemistry "A Walk to Remember" Winner
2002 TV - Choice Actor, Drama "Once and Again" Nominated
Young Hollywood Awards
2002 Superstar of Tomorrow - Male Winner
Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award
2003 Best Male Performance "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" Nominated
2004 Best Male Performance "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" Nominated
Rising Star Award
2008 Film "What We Do Is Secret" Winner


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