Born in Massachusetts, Shawn grew up between the suburbs of Boston and small towns of Cape Cod. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he played varsity football and earned his BA in Economics. After graduating, Shawn moved to Los Angeles, CA where he studied under Mr. Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West. After achieving commercial success with several national voiceover campaigns and two award-winning lifestyle and travel shows, Shawn moved to New York to pursue his first love, theater, and to reconnect with the independent film, art, and music thriving on the East Coast. Shawn currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.