The Info List - Shawn Ashmore

Shawn Robert Ashmore (born October 7, 1979[1]) is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Jake in the television series Animorphs, Agent Mike Weston in the television drama series The Following, and Bobby Drake/Iceman in the X-Men
film series. Ashmore also plays the main character, Jack Joyce, in the 2016 video game Quantum Break. On 3 October 2016, he debuted in his role of Sam Spencer in the new U.S. drama series on ABC, Conviction. He is the identical twin brother of actor Aaron Ashmore.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Video games

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Ashmore was born in Richmond, British Columbia,[1] the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. He was raised in St. Albert, Alberta and Brampton, Ontario, where he attended Earnscliffe Senior Public School
Earnscliffe Senior Public School
and Turner Fenton Secondary School. His twin brother, Aaron Ashmore, is also an actor. Aaron and Shawn have played twins in several movies, but have also pursued roles independently. Aaron is slightly taller than Shawn and, according to Aaron, Shawn often gets cast as the nice guy while Aaron himself is cast as the bully.[2] Career[edit]

Ashmore in January 2010

One of Ashmore's notable roles was as Iceman in X-Men
and its sequels X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Ashmore also reprised his role as Iceman in the animated series The Super Hero Squad Show, as well as voicing the role for X-Men: The Official Game. Ashmore starred as Cadet Major Brad Rigby in Cadet Kelly, a Disney Channel original film which aired in 2002 and he guest-starred as Eric Summers in two episodes of Smallville, a series on which his brother was later cast in the role of Jimmy Olsen. Ashmore had starring roles on Animorphs as Jake Berenson
Jake Berenson
and In a Heartbeat as Tyler Connell. In December 2004, Ashmore was cast in the lead role in the SciFi Channel mini series Legend of Earthsea, based on the novels by Ursula K. Le Guin. He played the role of Ged, a young wizard-in-training, who takes advice from a Magus (Danny Glover) and falls in love with Tenar (Kristin Kreuk), the protege of the High Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan (Isabella Rossellini). In 2005, Ashmore starred in a CTV TV movie about Terry Fox's historic run across Canada, which aired in September of that year. In 2008, he starred as one of the leads in the 2008 horror film The Ruins. Ashmore was cast in Adam Green's 2010 dramatic thriller Frozen as Joe Lynch. Ashmore starred in the apocalyptic siege warfare film The Day with Dominic Monaghan, Michael Eklund, Shannyn Sossamon, and Ashley Bell. Ashmore also starred in the television drama series The Following, starring Kevin Bacon. He reprised his role as Iceman in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past. In April 2016, Shawn appeared in Quantum Break, a singleplayer third-person shooter video game developed by Remedy Entertainment
Remedy Entertainment
and published by Microsoft Studios, that features high budget live action TV show-like cut scenes where Shawn plays the main character, Jack Joyce. He also did the motion capture and voice acting for the character. Beginning 3 October 2016, he began his role as Sam Spencer of New York City's newly created Conviction Integrity Unit on the new U.S. legal drama on ABC, Conviction. The pilot was actually filmed in Toronto, and the series shoots there as well. Personal life[edit] On July 27, 2012, Ashmore married film executive Dana Renee Wasdin, whom he met while filming Frozen.[3] The couple has one son, born in 2017.[4][5] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1991 Married to It Student in Pageant

1998 Hairy Bird, TheThe Hairy Bird Photographer aka All I Wanna Do

2000 X-Men Bobby Drake/Iceman

2002 Past Present College Kid Short film New York International Independent Film
and Video Festival Award for Best Actor

2002 Cadet Kelly Cadet Major Brad Rigby Disney Channel
Disney Channel
Original Movie

2003 X2 Bobby Drake / Iceman MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated— MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (with Anna Paquin) Nominated— Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future (Male) Nominated— Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Anna Paquin)

2004 My Brother's Keeper Twin
Double (uncredited)

2005 Underclassman Rob Donovan

2005 3 Needles Denys, the Porn Actor

2005 Quiet, TheThe Quiet Connor

2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Bobby Drake / Iceman

2008 Solstice Christian

2008 Ruins, TheThe Ruins Eric

2010 Frozen Joe Lynch

2010 Hatchet II Fisherman #1 (uncredited)

2010 Mother's Day George Barnum

2011 Day, TheThe Day Adam

2012 Mariachi Gringo Edward

2012 Already Gone Jude Mulvey Short film

2012 Breaking the Girl Eric

2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Bobby Drake / Iceman

2016 Hollow in the Land



Year Title Role Notes

1989 Katts and Dog

Episode: "Mistaken Identity"

1992 Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater Charlie Episode: "Colonel Stonesteel and the Desperate Empties"

1997 Flash Forward Gord Episode: "Mudpack"

1997 Promise the Moon Leviatus Bennett TV movie

1997 Melanie Darrow David Abbott TV movie

1997 Fast Track Young Chandler Episode: "Combustions"

1998–1999 Animorphs Jake Berenson Main role, 26 episodes

1999 Deep in the City Tyler Episode: "Departures"

1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures Aaron Hall Episode: "Mountain Lion"

1999 At the Mercy of a Stranger Danny TV movie

1999 Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow Ben Valentine TV short

2000 Earth: Final Conflict Max Episode: "Sanctuary"

2000 Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett Jackson Chet Episode: "What You Wish For"

2000–2001 In a Heartbeat Tyler Connell Main role, 21 episodes

2001 Big House, TheThe Big House Trevor Brewster TV movie

2001 Blackout First Son TV movie

2001 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Morris Shottwell Episode: "Lion's Den"

2001 Wolf Girl Beau TV movie

2002 Aces

TV movie

2002–2004 Smallville Eric Summers Episodes: "Leech", "Asylum"

2004 Earthsea Ged TV miniseries Leo Award for Best Lead Performance By a Male in a Feature Length Drama

2005 Terry Terry Fox TV movie Nominated— Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor
in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

2009 Diverted Mike Stiven TV movie

2009–2010 Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad Show Iceman Voice role; episodes: "Mysterious Mayhem at Mutant High!", "The Ice Melt Cometh!"

2010 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures Fitz TV miniseries

2010 Fringe Joshua Rose Episode: "Amber 31422"

2013–2015 Following, TheThe Following Agent Mike Weston Main role, 45 episodes

2016 Relationship Status Ben 3 episodes

2016–2017 Conviction Sam Spencer Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2006 X-Men: The Official Game Bobby Drake / Iceman Voice role

2016 Quantum Break Jack Joyce Voice, likeness and motion capture


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Star.  ^ " Shawn Ashmore
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is married". People. August 29, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2013.  ^ " Shawn Ashmore
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Welcomes a Son". E! Online. Retrieved 2017-07-20.  ^ " Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Welcomes Son". PEOPLE.com. 2017-07-19. Retrieved 2017-07-20. 

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