Shawn Christian

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Shawn Christian
Christian in 2009
Shawn Patrick Christian

(1965-12-18) December 18, 1965 (age 56)
Years active1994–present
Deborah Quinn
(m. 1996⁠–⁠2013)

Shawn Patrick Christian (born December 18, 1965) is an American television and film actor.

Life and career[edit]

Christian in 2011

After graduating from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1989 with a degree in marketing, he moved to Chicago to pursue an acting career.[1] He starred in numerous stage productions and began appearing in commercials. He worked on stage with improvisational company Improv Olympic.[2]

In 1994, he was the first male spokesman on Star Search. He landed his first television role as Mike Kasnoff also in 1994 on As the World Turns.[3] In 1995, he was nominated for "Hottest Male Star" by Soap Opera Digest magazine.[4] He starred on the show until 1997 before moving to Los Angeles. In 1999, he had a recurring role in The WB television series Charmed as Josh, the love interest of Piper Halliwell, played by Holly Marie Combs. He also landed the role of Johnny Durant on WB's short lived series Summerland. In 2002, he portrayed the role of Ross Rayburn in the soap opera One Life to Live.[5] He was cast as a potential cowboy boyfriend of Jack in an episode of the final season of Will & Grace. In his most notable television role, Christian played doctor Daniel Jonas on Days of Our Lives from 2008 to 2017.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Christian married Deborah Quinn on May 18, 1996. The couple met in 1991 while they were both auditioning for a print ad in Chicago. They have a son Kameron (born in 2000), who produces music.[3] Christian's stepdaughter is actress Taylor Cole.[7] The two acted together in the television series Summerland and the Hallmark Channel made-for-tv film Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness.[7]Christian and Quinn divorced in 2013.

On August 5, 2020 Shawn confirmed on The Locher Room show that he and former Days of Our Lives co-star Arianne Zucker have been dating for several years. Since 28 June 2021, they have been engaged



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Beautiful Wink Hendricks
2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection Desert Jack Sawyer Direct-to-video
2004 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Rory
2006 For Your Consideration Pilgrim Man
2008 Meet Dave Lieutenant Left Arm
2008 Mating Dance Ken
2009 Only One Can Play Alex Short film
2010 Small Town Saturday Night Tommy Carson
2013 Spanners Adam Parr
2016 Hidden Truth Michael
2016 Savannah Sunrise Phil
2018 Last Seen in Idaho Lance
2018 U.Z.L.A. Professor Suber
2019 The Experience Peter Evans


Year Title Role Notes
1994–97 As the World Turns Mike Kasnoff
1997 Pacific Palisades Quinn Ragowski 3 episodes
1997 Ellen Danny Episode: "Gay Yellow Pages"
1997 Malcolm & Eddie Trevor Episode: "Dream Racer"
1997 Team Knight Rider Adam Galbreth Episode: "Inside Traitor"
1997 Men Behaving Badly The Plumber Episode: "Special Delivery"
1998 Step by Step Officer Adams Episode: "And Justice for Some"
1998 Wind on Water Val Poole 4 episodes
1999 The Love Boat: The Next Wave Nick Episode: "Three Stages of Love"
1999 Charmed Josh 3 episodes
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Wayne 5 episodes
1999–2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Dr. Lawrence Brandon 3 episodes
2000 Time of Your Life Randall Episode: "The Time They Decided to Date"
2000 V.I.P. Michael Ellins Episode: "Run, Val, Run"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chad Matthews / Patrick Haynes Episode: "Table Stakes"
2001 Crossing Jordan Adam Flynn 3 episodes
2001 Spin City Santa Claus Episode: "An Office and a Gentleman
2001 Friends Dr. Schiff 2 episodes
2002 The Chronicle Dennis Episode: "Hot from the Oven"
2002 Haunted Detective Sykes Episode: "Nocturne"
2002 The Drew Carey Show Grant Episode: "The Dawn Patrol"
2002 One Life to Live Ross Rayburn Recurring role[5]
2002 Red Skies David Cross Television movie
2002–2003 Birds of Prey Wade Brixton Recurring role, 8 episodes
2002–2003 Becker Kevin Episodes: "L.A. Woman", "Nightmare on Becker Street"
2003 Coupling Thad Episode: "Nipple Effect"
2003 Undercover Christmas Jake Cunningham Television movie
2004 10-8: Officers on Duty Stephen James Episode: "Love Don't Love Nobody"
2004 Happy Family Hair Dresser Episode: The Shampoo Effect"
2004 1-800-Missing FBI Special Agent Darren Merritt / Jared Hart Episodes: "Truth or Dare: Part 1 & 2"
2004–2005 Summerland Johnny Durant Main role, 26 episodes
2005 Boston Legal Tim Bauer 3 episodes
2005 Hot Properties John Episode: "Chick Stuff"
2005 CSI: NY Ryan Chisholm Episode: "Jamalot"
2005 Murder in the Hamptons Danny Pelosi Television movie
2006 Will & Grace Travis Episode: "Cowboys and Iranians"
2006 CSI: Miami Carl Silvers Episode: "Rio"
2006 Las Vegas Dr. Derek Stephenson 5 episodes
2006 Runaway Dr. Fisher 3 episodes
2006 12 Miles of Bad Road Jasper Case Episode: "Moonshadow"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Wyatt Jenkins Episode: "The Cradle Will Rock"
2007 Side Order of Life Jack Sager Episode: "Try to Remember"
2007 Shark Kerry Conklin Episode: "Every Breath You Take"
2008–17, 2020 Days of Our Lives Dr. Daniel Jonas Contract role (2008–16), Guest role (2016–17, 2020)
2010 Secrets of the Mountain Tom Kent Television movie
2010–2012 Venice: The Series Brandon Web series; recurring role, 24 episodes
2012 Melissa & Joey Sam Davis Episode: "Pretty Big Liars"
2017–2018 Famous in Love Alan Mills
2017 Unwritten Obsession Paul Lifetime movie
2018 Mommy Be Mine Steve Lifetime movie
2018 The Rookie Jeremy Hawke Episode: "The Hawke"
2018 Instakiller Derek Lifetime movie
2019 Love in the Sun Micah Hallmark movie
2019 Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness John Herring Hallmark movie


  1. ^ "Shawn Christian as Micah on Love in the Sun". Hallmark Channel.
  2. ^ "Shawn Patrick Christian". Soap Central.
  3. ^ a b "One-on-one interview with Shawn Christian from drama series 'Famous in Love'". Feeling the Vibe. Feeling the Vibe Magazine. October 30, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Soap Opera Digest Awards". Washington Post. February 11, 1996.
  5. ^ a b "Comings and Goings: Michael Lowry (Ross)". Soap Opera Digest. Vol. 34. July 21, 2009. p. 18.
  6. ^ Eades, Chris (May 17, 2017). "Shawn Christian Opens Up About Leaving and Returning to DAYS — Plus His Exciting New Primetime Series!". Soaps In Depth.
  7. ^ a b Lewis, Errol (January 7, 2019). "'DAYS' Star Shawn Christian Reunites With Stepdaughter In Hallmark Movie". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved July 30, 2019.

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