Since the age of fifteen he knew that he had a passion for the performance industry. Shannon Bruce West was born on the 10th of June, 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA).
While moving to the new city he chose to change his name to "Shane".
From 1995 to present, Shane West has starred in several roles on television and on the big screen.
Due to his obvious gifts and talents for acting, Shane West established his career on TV'S "Once And Again" (1999) as Eli Sammler, a young rebellion causes many problems due to his bad ways.
His role on the dramatic soap opera lead him to his debut leading role in the motion picture, Whatever it Takes (2000), starring alongside James Franco (TV'S "Freaks and Geeks"), Marla Sokoloff ("The Baby-Sitters Club") and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ("She's All That").
Although having a great obsession for acting, Shane spends plenty of his time writing music for his pop-punk group "Jonny Was".
Formerly known as "Average Joe", due to legal reasons the name had to be changed.
The band was lucky enough to have one of their songs featured on the "A Walk To Remember" soundtrack, with it being one of their biggest exposures to date.
He appeared in 2000's "Dracula", then made a cameo appearance in 2001's recent rendition of Ocean's Eleven, appearing beside a-list actors Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, George Clooney & Julia Roberts.
Fortunately, it wasn't until his role as Landon Carter in "A Walk To Remember", which was based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, that gave him the publicity he wanted.