Shawn Christian

Shawn Christian – 9th Annual Indie Series Awards – Arrivals – The Colony Theatre Company, 555 N 3rd Street – Burbank, CA, USA, 2018 – Photo Credit: Photography by E /

Birth Name: Shawn Patrick Christian

Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 1965

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, one eighth Czech, one eighth Danish

Shawn Christian is an American actor.

Shawn has stated:

I’m Scandinavian, Irish and a little German. My mom is Scandinavian, with blue eyes and blonde hair. My dad is dark with jet black hair. Maybe I need to do to find out if there is anything else in me.

He has a son with his former wife Deborah Quinn.

Shawn’s paternal grandfather was Leonard L. Christian (the son of Bert Leroy “Roy” Christian and Mabel Lyon/Lion). Bert was the son of Almarin/Almerion/Almarine D. Christian and Pluma E. Emmons/Emens. Mabel was the daughter of William Lyon and Lillian Trowbridge.

Shawn’s paternal grandmother was Alice Catherine Wacha (the daughter of Joseph Wacha and Catherine Ida Carten). Alice was born in Orleans, Michigan. Joseph was the son of Czech parents, Ignatius Henry Wacha and Barbara Marik. Catherine was born in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of John Patrick Carten, who was Irish, and of Catherine Stone, who was Canadian.

Shawn’s maternal grandfather was named John Wycliffe Howe (the son of Maud). John was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shawn’s maternal grandmother was June V. Stockholm (the daughter of Andrew Stockholm and Emma C. Burkle). June was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was a professional singer. Andrew was the son of Danish parents, Nicholas Stockholm and Gensine Senna/Sena/Siena Holmes. Emma was the daughter of German parents, Charles Burkle and Katharina Friederika Held.

Sources: Genealogy of Shawn’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Obituary of Shawn’s father –

Obituary of Shawn’s aunt (mother’s sister) –

Obituary of Shawn’s maternal grandfather, John Howe –

Obituary of Shawn’s maternal grandmother, June V. (Stockholm) Howe –

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