Known to television audiences for his role as Mike Kasnoff in the daytime drama "As the World Turns," Shawn Christian stars in "Summerland" as Ava's good friend Johnny.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Christian has enjoyed a successful and varied career as an actor. After graduating from Michigan's Ferris State University with a degree in marketing, he relocated to Chicago. It was there that he honed his acting skills on stage with the improvisational company "Improv Olympic."
After spending three seasons in "As the World Turns," Christian moved to Los Angeles and landed recurring roles in "Crossing Jordan" "10-8," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Pacific Palisades," and "Becker," as well as The WB dramas "Charmed" and "Birds of Prey." He returned to his comic roots with his appearance on "Friends" playing Rachel's gynecologist. Christian has also guest-starred in such series as "CSI," "The Drew Carey Show," "Spin City" and "Coupling." Additional television work includes "CSI," "Malcolm & Eddie," "Ellen," "Men Behaving Badly" and "Step By Step." Christian also starred in the television movie "Undercover Christmas," opposite Jamie Gertz and Tyne Daly.
On the big screen, Christian was featured in "Shopgirl" with Steve Martin, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," "Almost You," "Beautiful," directed by Sally Field, and in "Tremors III" where he starred opposite Michael Gross.
Christian currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son. A sports enthusiast, he enjoys playing basketball, football, baseball and racquetball in his spare time.
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