Shawn Pyfrom

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Shawn Pyfrom
Shawn Pyfrom at 2007 GLAAD Awards.jpg
Pyfrom at the 2007 GLAAD Awards
Born Shawn Caminiti Pyfrom
(1986-08-16) August 16, 1986 (age 28)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Singer
Years active 1995–present

Shawn Caminiti Pyfrom (born August 16, 1986) is an American actor who has appeared in several television series and films, and is best known for his portrayal of Andrew Van de Kamp on ABC's Desperate Housewives, and as Lionel Griff in Playhouse Disney's Stanley (TV series)

Life and career[edit]

Pyfrom was born in Tampa, Florida. He is of Welsh, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch and French descent. "Caminiti", his middle name, is the maiden name of his mother, Gail.[1][2][3] Pyfrom has an older brother named Christopher and a younger sister named Amber.

He is known for his recurring role as Andrew Van de Kamp, the troubled, gay son of Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross) and the late Rex Van de Kamp (Steven Culp) on ABC's Desperate Housewives. He played the role, as a recurring guest appearance, throughout the show's first season (2004–2005). After appearing in the entire second season as a supporting cast member (for which he was credited in the opening credits), and appearing in the third season and fourth season, he returned in the fifth season as a full-fledged series regular. Shawn appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures film The Shaggy Dog opposite Tim Allen and Kristin Davis, and the film The Darkroom opposite Erin Foster. In 2009, Pyfrom left Desperate Housewives as a series regular, but continued to make frequent guest appearances, including the series finale.[4][5]

In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death in 2014 by overdose, Pyfrom admitted five-month recovery as of February 2014 from drug addiction and alcoholism.[6][7]


Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Pyfrom, Shawn (2002-01-24). "Re: achievement". Officially Shawn Pyfrom Message Board. Retrieved 2006-11-30. 
  2. ^ Pyfrom, Shawn (2001-09-06). "Re: shawn, questions again". Officially Shawn Pyfrom Message Board. Retrieved 2006-11-30. 
  3. ^ Shawn Pyfrom Biography (1986-)
  4. ^ Shawn Pyfrom Quits "Desperate Housewives", Digital Spy, July 29, 2009
  5. ^ Shawn Pyfrom Leaving "Desperate Housewives",, July 28, 2009
  6. ^ "something i must share..." at Tumblr
  7. ^ "Shawn Pyfrom Writes About His Own Addiction Following Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death",, February 3, 2014

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