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Date Of BirthDecember 18, 1965
SpouseDeborah Quinn
FactMet his wife Deborah while both were models auditioning for a print ad in Chicago, in 1991.

Shawn Christian is an American actor. He is known for his role as Daniel Jonas on the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

Christian was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on December 18, 1965. His parents are both teachers. He has two older sisters. Christian graduated from high school in 1984. He then attended the University of Michigan, where he studied acting.

Christian’s first acting role was in the soap opera As the World Turns. He played the role of Mike Kasnoff from 1986 to 1987. He then appeared in the television movie A Killing in a Small Town. In 1990, he had a role in the film Darkman.

From 1990 to 1991, Christian played the role of Scott Chandler on the soap opera All My Children. He then appeared in the television movie In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped. In 1992, he had a role in the film A League of Their Own.

From 1992 to 1995, Christian played the role of Johnny Darrow on the soap opera One Life to Live. He then appeared in the television movie The Babysitter’s Seduction. In 1996, he had a role in the film The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime.

From 1997 to 1998, Christian played the role of Dr. Neil Curtis on the soap opera Sunset Beach. He then appeared in the television movie The Wedding Dress. In 1999, he had a role in the film The Crow: Salvation.

From 1999 to 2004, Christian played the role of Daniel Jonas on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He then appeared in the television movie The Christmas Card. In 2006, he had a role in the film The Grudge 2.

From 2006 to 2007, Christian played the role of Craig Manning on the soap opera As the World Turns. He then appeared in the television movie A Christmas Wedding Date. In 2008, he had a role in the film Quarantine.

From 2009 to 2010, Christian played the role of Ted Durkas on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. He then appeared in the television movie A Christmas Wedding Tail. In 2011, he had a role in the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Christian has been married to actress Deanna Reed-Foster since 2002. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NameShawn Christian
Date Of BirthDecember 18, 1965
Height1.82 m
EducationRogers High School, Ferris State University


SpouseDeborah Quinn
ChildrenKameron Christian


MoviesTremors 3: Back to Perfection, Undercover Christmas, Murder in the Hamptons, For Your Consideration, Meet Dave, Mating Dance, Small Town Saturday Night, Secrets of the Mountain, Red Skies
TV ShowsOne Life to Live, As the World Turns, Summerland, Wind on Water, Days of Our Lives

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1Follow your heart.


1On the roster of an NBAE (basketball) team. For the 2007/2008 season he played for the Miami Heat with teammates Jay Harrington (from Summerland) and Taye Diggs.
2Stars in the short film,Last Chance,which won the Audience award for Best Short Film at the Hamptons International Film Fest in East Hamptons, Long Island.
3Shares a birthday with Brad Pitt and Steve Austin (December 18).
4Acts with stepdaughter, Taylor Cole, in the WB series Summerland (2004).
5Is step-dad to actress/model Taylor Cole.
6Father of one child, a son named Kameron born in July of 2000.
7Nominated for "Hottest Male Star" by Soap Opera Digest magazine in 1995.
8Was voted "Hottest Student Body" by his high school classmates in his yearbook.
9During the 1994 season, he was the first male spokes model to ever appear on the TV show, Star Search (1983).
10While in his youth, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit for outstanding leadership in his community.
11Met his wife Deborah while both were models auditioning for a print ad in Chicago, in 1991.
12Attended Ferris St. University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Graduated class of 1989.
13Attended Rogers High School in Wyoming, Michigan. Graduated class of 1984.




Famous in Love2017TV Series pre-productionAlan Mills
Last Seen in Idaho2016post-productionLance
Days of Our Lives2008-2016TV SeriesDr. Daniel Jonas Daniel Jonas Dr.Daniel Jonas ...
Savannah Sunrise2016Phil
Hidden Truth2016Michael
Venice the Series2010-2014TV SeriesBrandon
Addicts Anonymous2013TV SeriesChristian Goldberg
Spanners2013Adam Parr
Melissa & Joey2012TV SeriesSam Davis
Small Town Saturday Night2010Tommy Carson
Secrets of the Mountain2010TV MovieTom Kent
Only One Can Play2009ShortAlex
Mating Dance2008Ken
Meet Dave2008Lieutenant Left Arm
Last Chance2008TV MovieKelly
12 Miles of Bad Road2007TV SeriesJasper Case
Shark2007TV SeriesKerry Conklin
Side Order of Life2007TV SeriesJack Sager
Ghost Whisperer2007TV SeriesWyatt Jenkins
Runaway2006TV SeriesDr. Fisher
Las Vegas2006TV SeriesDr. Derek Stephenson
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesCarl Silvers
For Your Consideration2006Pilgrim Man
Will & Grace2006TV SeriesTravis
CSI: NY2005TV SeriesRyan Chisholm
Hot Properties2005TV SeriesJohn
Boston Legal2005TV SeriesTim Bauer
Summerland2004-2005TV SeriesJohnny Durant
Murder in the Hamptons2005TV MovieDanny Pelosi
1-800-Missing2004TV SeriesJared Hart / FBI Special Agent Darren Merritt
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover2004Rory Reisman
Happy Family2004TV SeriesHair Dresser
10-8: Officers on Duty2004TV SeriesStephen James
Coupling2003TV SeriesThad
Undercover Christmas2003TV MovieJake Cunningham
Becker2002-2003TV SeriesKevin
Birds of Prey2002-2003TV SeriesWade Brixton
The Drew Carey Show2002TV SeriesGrant
Haunted2002TV SeriesDetective Sykes
Red Skies2002TV MovieDavid Cross
The Chronicle2002TV SeriesDennis
Friends2001TV SeriesDr. Schiff
Spin City2001TV SeriesSanta Claus
Crossing Jordan2001TV SeriesAdam Flynn
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection2001VideoDesert Jack Sawyer
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2001TV SeriesPatrick Haynes / Chad Matthews
V.I.P.2000TV SeriesMichael Ellins
Beautiful2000Wink Hendricks
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1999-2000TV SeriesDr. Lawrence Brandon
Time of Your Life2000TV SeriesRandall
Beverly Hills, 902101999TV SeriesWayne
Charmed1999TV SeriesJosh
Love Boat: The Next Wave1999TV SeriesNick
Step by Step1998TV SeriesOfficer Adams
Wind on Water1998TV SeriesVal Poole
Men Behaving Badly1997TV SeriesThe Plumber
Team Knight Rider1997TV SeriesAdam Galbreth
Malcolm & Eddie1997TV SeriesTrevor
Ellen1997TV SeriesDanny
Pacific Palisades1997TV SeriesQuinn Ragowski
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesRoss Rayburn (2002)
As the World Turns1956TV SeriesMike Kasnoff #1 (1994-1997)


Addicts Anonymous2013TV Series co-director - 5 episodes


Addicts Anonymous2013TV Series writer - 5 episodes


Last Seen in Idaho2016co-producer post-production
Spanners2013executive producer


The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHimself
Steve Harvey2013TV SeriesHimself
Top Chef Masters2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Diner / Dr. Daniel Jonas
We Love Soaps TV2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
From the Mouths of Babes2012TV Series documentaryHimself (2013)
SoapTalk2005TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

1996Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Male StarAs the World Turns (1956)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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