Van's real name is Evan Vanfossen Hansis. Vanfossen means "House of the Fox."
Van's astrological sign is Libra.
Van's favorite musician is Stephin Merritt.
Van's parents are both college professors.
Van has a pet cat.
Van loves to read.
Van worked as a bartender while he was in school.
Van admires British actor Ian Murray McKellen.
One of Van's favorite movies is the Velvet Goldmine.
Van's favorite band is the Magnetic Fields.
Van had to decline a Pepsi commercial when he got the part on ATWT.
Van has been to a live performance by singer Cyndi Lauper.
Van met former Vice President Al Gore's wife Tipper, at a benefit production of the Laramie Project.
Van appeared in productions of On the Razzle, Twelfth Night, and The Indian Wants the Bronx.
Van worked as a professional actor at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
Van has blond hair and brown eyes.
Van's hobbies include cooking and bike riding.
Van is 6" tall.
Van loves to perform in the theater.
Van has a Bachelor's degree in acting.
Van attended Carnegie Mellon University.
Van admits that he had a hard time keeping his apartment clean.
Van toured the office of Marvel Comics in New York.
Van is a huge comic book fan.
Van received his first Daytime Emmy Nomination in 2007 for Younger Lead Actor.
Van: (on acting) I would do little school plays when I was a kid. I did this thing with a theater company where I was a gargoyle, and I really liked it. It was like, the smallest part. I was four, maybe, in this really small town in Massachusetts. It was something I really liked doing and my parents were very encouraging of whatever their kids wanted to do. Then they enrolled me in some acting classes.
Van: (on his ATWT's character) It's a delicate balance, because you can't completely ignore the fact that Luke's gay, but if every story was about Luke being gay, then that would kind of make him a poster child and not really a full, well-rounded character.
Van: (on meeting actress Judith Light) I was excited to meet Judith Light because she went to my college, and I have some friends who know her and have said really, really great things about her. And she was an awesome lady.
Van: (on performing in The Laramie Project) Last time, I played one of the killers and a 65-year-old limo driver. The role that I did in the reading wasn't one that I'd done before. It was the bicyclist that found the body.