Shawn Pyfrom

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Shawn Pyfrom

Born

8/16/1986, Tampa, Florida, USA

Birth Name

Shawn Caminiti Pyfrom

Gender

Male
9.3
out of 10
User Rating
142 votes

Biography

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Shawn Pyfrom was born on August 16th 1986 in Tampa, Florida. Shawn has been acting ever since he could remember. He has acted in movies, TV series and TV movies. Although Shawn is best known for his role as Andrew Van De Kamp on "Desperate Housewives," he has…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 2008, Shawn and his Desperate Housewives castmates were nominated for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series" at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

    • As of 2005, Shawn has been dating Elyanna Reyes.

    • Shawn's best friend is named J.B. Gaynor.

    • Shawn appeared in an American Express commercial with Tiger Woods.

    • Shawn was first introduced to acting at the age four by his parents.

    • Shawn says his most favorite acting job was playing Danny Partridge/Danny Bonaduce in the 1999 TV mini-series, Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story.

    • Shawn is right handed.

    • Shawn's middle name, Caminiti, is actually his mother's maiden name.

    • Shawn is of Italian and Spanish descent.

    • Shawn has a cat named Champaine.

    • Shawn enjoys volunteering with needy children and those less fortunate.

    • Shawn is 5' 7".

    • When the "Desperate Housewives" cast accepted their "Ensemble Cast" award at the SAG"s on stage, Shawn Pyfrom was elected to speak on behalf of them all.

    • Shawn enjoys writing movie scripts for fun, but has never finished one.

    • His future plans are to become an entertainment lawyer after he finishes college.

    • Shawn played Justin in the 1998 television movie A Wing and a Prayer.

    • Shawn played Micheal Landon Jr. in the television movie Michael Landon: The Father I Knew.

    • Shawn is represented by Coast to Coast Talent and Protégé Management.

    • Shawn has a 4.0 GPA and is a straight A student.

    • Shawn enjoys rollerblading, scootering, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and going to the movies whenever he is not working in the acting business.

    • Shawn was nominated for Hollywood Reporters' Young Star Award for Best Actor for his role in "Come On, Get Happy."

    • Shawn starred in ABC television movie "Come On Get Happy" about the Partridge Family series, portraying the affable and very red-headed actor Danny Bonaduce.

    • Shawn was in the Canadian feature, "A Day In The Life".

    • He has worked with many well-known actors such as Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment in the movie "Pay It Forward."

    • Shawn received a Young Artists Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series for his role in "Reba."

    • As of 2006, Shawn lives in Los Angeles, California with his mom, Gail, and his sister, Amber.

    • Shawn's first acting gig was in Disney's "Sing Me a Story."

    • Favorites:
      Actor: Mel Gibson
      Movies: Braveheart, Dogma, and The Shawshank Redemption
      Subject: Calculus
      Least Favorite Subject: Chemistry
      Athlete: Tiger Woods
      Food: French fries, ravioli, and lobster
      Clothing: His Bomber Jacket by Dolce and Gabbana, his vintage belt and vintage police shirt from 'Lo-Fi', his Jimmy Hendrix vintage T-shirt, and his Antik Denim Jeans
      Colors: black and blue
      Musical Artists: Incubus, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Coldplay, John Mayer, A Perfect Circle and Elton John
      Game: Solitaire
      Sports Team: LSU Tigers
      Books: "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Diary of Anne Frank"

  • Quotes

    • Shawn: (Regarding his character Andrew on "Desperate Housewives") What I really liked about it was that he was already developed as this strong little bastard who runs over old women, and now he's developing into a gay youth. I'm glad they had that other storyline first, so people didn't categorize him as "that gay youth".

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Shawn Pyfrom has been acting since he was really young, starting out in commercials. He had a small role in Pay it Forward. Is to be said to be a straigt A student. He is very talented, a great actor, and very handsome.moreless

    9.7
    Shawn is a great actor. He's only 18 and has had outstanding perfomances. He playes Andrew van de Kamp on the hit series Desperate Housewifes from NBC. He plays the son of Bree van de Kamp, who's addicted to perfection. He plays it great. He's now working on the movie "The shaggy Dog", starring Tim Allen, Kristin Davis and Shawn. The movie's due 2006.

    He's not so big though, only 5' 7" (1.70 m). He says that his favourite book is 'The dairy of Anne Frank'. His future plans are to go to college to become an entertainment lawyer.moreless
  • Shawn Pyfrom at such a young age has achieved so much. And yet he still has his whole life ahead of him to go further.

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    Shawn Pyfrom at such a young age has achieved so much. And yet he still has his whole life ahead of him to go further.

    From what I've seen of him, Shawn is able to adapt to different roles and characters well. Something many older actors still struggle to do. Shawn is currently working on two films, "The Shaggy Dog" and "The Dark Room", both of which should make for an interesting watch.

    I believe that one of his highlights would have to be his recent work on “Desperate Housewives” where he plays the role of Andrew Van De Kamp. Andrew is an out of control teenager with a lot of attitude who is trying to understand himself. We discover through the show that Andrew is bisexual, he smokes Marijuana, gets sent to Juvenile Detention, and has to deal with family issues and death. All of this helps bring the character alive and gives him depth. Many of these elements would be hard for any actor to present and portray well.

    I hope to see Shawn more in the future as he is a truly talented young actor.

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