Ashmore, Shawn 1979–

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ASHMORE, Shawn 1979–


Full name, Shawn Robert Ashmore; born October 7, 1979, in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; son of Rick (a manufacturing engineer) and Linda (a homemaker) Ashmore; twin brother of Aaron Ashmore (an actor). Avocational Interests: Listening to music, playing guitar, snowboarding.


Agent—David Guillod, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; K. G. Talent, 55 A Sumach St., Toronto, Ontario M5A 3J6, Canada. Manager—Paul Nicholls, Evolution Entertainment, 901 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Publicist—Nancy Seltzer, Nancy Seltzer and Associates, 6200 Del Valle Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Actor, voice performer, musician, and songwriter. Appeared in commercials. Musician and songwriter in a band (with Aaron Ashmore) and performed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Guest host on the MuchMusic network, 2003.

Awards, Honors:

Gemini Award nomination, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, best performance in a children's or youth program or series, 1995, for Guitarman; Best Actor Award, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, short film category, 2002; nomination for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, male category, 2003, Teen Choice Award nomination (with Anna Paquin), choice movie chemistry, 2003, MTV Movie Award, breakthrough male performance, 2004, and MTV Movie Award nomination, best kiss (with Paquin), 2004, all for X2.


Film Appearances:

Student in pageant, Married to It, Orion, 1993.

Photographer, Strike! (also known as All I Wanna Do, The Hairy Bird, College femminile, and Les filles font la loi), Miramax, 1998.

Bobby Drake (Iceman), X–Men (also known as X–Men 1.5), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2000.

Past Present (short film), 2001.

Bobby Drake (Iceman), X2 (also known as X–Men 2, X–Men 2: X–Men United, and X2: X–Men United), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Twin double, My Brother's Keeper (also known as Le sang du frere), Little Ricky Productions, 2004.

Connor, Dot, Burnt Orange Productions, 2005.

Rob Donovan, The Underclassman, Miramax, 2005.

3 Needles, ThinkFilm, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jake Berenson, Animorphs (also known as AniTV), Nickelodeon, 1998–2000.

Tyler Connell, In a Heartbeat, The Disney Channel, 2000–2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ged, Earthsea, Sci–Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Young Brian "Spinner" Spencer, Gross Misconduct, CBC, 1993.

Waylon Tibbins, Guitarman, CBC, 1994.

Billy Schindler, Any Mother's Son, Lifetime, 1997.

Leviatus Bennett, Promise the Moon, Odyssey, 1997.

Danny, At the Mercy of a Stranger, CBS, 1999.

Jake, Changes: An Animorphs Movie, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Beau, Wolf Girl (also known as Blood Moon and Freak-show), USA Network, 2001.

First son, Blackout, CBS, 2001.

Brad Rigby, Cadet Kelly, The Disney Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ben Valentine, Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow (also known as The Winter of Red Snow), HBO, 1999.

Himself, X–pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Mistaken Identity," Katts and Dog (also known as Rin Tin Tin: K–9 Cop), CTV and The Family Channel, 1989.

Charlie, "Colonel Stonesteel and the Desperate Empties," The Ray Bradbury Theater, USA Network, 1992.

Gord, "Mud Pack," Flash Forward, The Disney Channel, 1997.

Aaron Hall, "Mountain Lion," Real Kids, Real Adventures, CanWest Global Television, 1999.

Chet, "What You Wish For," The Famous Jett Jackson, The Disney Channel, 2000.

Max, "Sanctuary," Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's Battleground Earth, Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 2000.

Morris Shottwell, "Lion's Den," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2001.

Eric Summers, "Leech," Smallville (also known as Smallville: Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2002.

Guest, The Michael Essany Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Guest, Total Request Live (also known as TRL), MTV, 2003.

Eric Summers, "Asylum," Smallville (also known as Smallville: Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2004.

Appeared as Shawn in the children's program Mr. Dressup (also known as Mr. Dress–Up), CBC; appeared in episodes of The City, CTV; and Fast Track, Showtime.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Donny, Long Island Fever, ABC, 1996.

David Abbott, Melanie Darrow, USA Network, 1997.

Trevor Brewster, The Big House (also known as Being Brewster), ABC, 2001.

Aces, The WB, 2002.

Television Work; Episodic:

Provided voices for Le Femme Nikita (also known as Nikita), USA Network.



The Second Uncanny Issue of X–Men! Making "X2" (also known as The Second Uncanny Issue of X–Men), Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.


Song featured on compilation album.



Song featured on compilation album.



Toronto Sun, June 16, 2001.


British Broadcasting Corporation Web Site,, November 9, 2004.

Comics 2 Film,, October 9, 2002.

E! Online,, November 9, 2004.

The Gate,, November 9, 2004.