Sean Blakemore

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Sean Blakemore
Born (1967-08-10) August 10, 1967 (age 54)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)
Nadyia Jones
(m. 2010)
Children1

Sean Blakemore (born August 10, 1967) is an American actor who is portraying Shawn Butler on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital, a role he began playing on January 21, 2011 on a recurring basis. Blakemore was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on General Hospital in 2012 and won the award in 2016. On April 6, 2011, he signed a contract with ABC to continue his role full-time.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Blakemore was born on August 10, 1967, the fifth of seven children (five girls and two boys) from a single parent household, in St. Louis, Missouri.[3] He has one brother, Ronnell, and five sisters, Kim, Sharon, Yvonne, Yvette, and Rechelle.[4]

He attended Hazelwood East High School in his hometown of St. Louis. Blakemore was a successful model, then moved to Los Angeles on July 19, 1998, to become an actor.[3]

Career[edit]

Blakemore has appeared on episodes on such series as ER, Monk, The Shield, Cold Case, NCIS and Bones. He won Auds honors at the Hollywood Black Film Festival for his portrayal of Ric Jackson in the independent romantic drama Big Ain't Bad.

Blakemore also appeared in the 2002 film Dahmer, and TV movies Motives 2: Retribution, and Blackout.[5]

In 2011, Blakemore joined the cast of General Hospital in the role of Shawn Butler.[6][7] In 2015, he exited the role;[8] he later reprised the role for guest appearances in November 2015 and April 2016.[9][10] Blakemore returned to the role in April 2021.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Blakemore married Nadyia Jones on June 19, 2010.[12] In late March 2013, it was announced that the couple were having their first baby.[13] In May 2013, the Blakemores had a daughter.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Can't Let Go David Short film directed and written by Shandra L. McDonald
2002 Big Ain't Bad Ric Drama film directed by Ray Culpepper[14]
Dahmer Corliss Biographical filmcrime-drama film directed by David Jacobson
2003 Keepin' It Real Richard Comedy–crime–romantic film directed and co-written Brian Cox
2004 Woman Thou Art Loosed Pervis Drama film directed by Michael Schultz[15]
2006 Restraining Order Dontae McNeil Drama film directed and written by Reggie Gaskins
Hot Tamale Dewayne Longfellow Action–comedy–crime film directed by Michael Damian[16]
2007 Young Cesar Unknown Crime–drama film directed by Sheldon Candis
Blackout James Drama film directed by Jerry Lamothe[17]
2008 Columbus Day Officer Walters Crime–drama–thriller film directed and written by Charles Burmeister
The Porter Arthur Dodd Short film directed and written by Vincent Singleton.
2010 Butterfly Rising Jacob Drama film directed and written by Tanya Wright
2011 Church Girl Jacob Drama film directed by Reuben Yabuku[18]
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Klingon Science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams[19]
2019 Ad Astra Willie Levant Science fiction film directed by James Grey
Lethalz David Claude Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Soul of the Game Grace's husband TV movie; uncredited cameo[citation needed]
2000 Playing with Fire Eric Konadu TV movie[20]
2002 The District Achmed Ali Episode: "Free-Fire Zone"
2003 Momentum Floor Cop #2 TV movie[21]
2004 Monk Spyder Cell Guard Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail"
The Young and the Restless Ben 4 episodes
2005 Cold Case Clyde Episode: "Strange Fruit"
The Shield John Sullivan Episode: "Hurt"
Into the West Ben Franklin Miniseries
The O.C. Trauma Doctor Episode: "The Aftermath"
2006 The Unit African Soldier Episode: "Stress"
Invasion Coast Guard Lt. Episode: "Re-Evolution"
CSI: NY Nick Davis Episode: "Raising Shane"
2007 ER Mario Episode: "From Here to Paternity"
K-Ville Ken Episode: "AKA"
2008 Bones Grayson Barasa Episode: "The End in the Beginning"
2008–2009 Days of Our Lives Peter / Barney Bateman 3 episodes
2009 Bones Grayson Barasa Episode: "The Yanks in the U.K.: Parts 1 and 2"
Lie to Me FBI Agent Irving Episode: "Tractor Man"
2010 Stargate Universe Reginald Greer 2 episodes
2011 NCIS Navy Chief Petty Officer Jerome Carr Episode: "Recruited"
2011–2016, 2021 General Hospital Shawn Butler Series regular
2014 The Fright Night Files Lockwood Masters TV movie[22]
2015 Lockwood Masters For the Love of Lockwood Too Miniseries
Fear Files Lockwood Masters TV movie[23]
2015–2016 CSI: Cyber Director Silver Recurring role
2016 Devious Maids Reverend James Hamilton 4 episodes
2016 Hawaii Five-0 Supervisor Keith Harlan Episode: "Ka makuahine a me ke keikikane"
2017 American Crime Reggie Pollard 3 episodes
2017–2018 The Quad Eugene Hardwick Main role
2018 Scorpion Captain Dan Drake Episode: "Kenny and the Jet"
2018 13 Reasons Why Mr. Cole 2 episodes
2018 American Horror Story: Apocalypse Cooperative Agent Episode: "The End"
2019 Lethal Weapon Barrett Episode: "Dial M for Murtaugh"
2020 MacGyver President Danny Linson 1 episode

Videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Motives Brandon
2007 Motives 2 Brandon Collier[24]
2008 Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club Police Photographer
The Inspiration of Barack Derek

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2012
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[25]
2016
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Won
[26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GH Casting News". Soap Opera Digest. April 8, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Interview with Sean Blakemore". www.screenplayers.net. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  3. ^ a b SOD. "Sean Blakemore". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media, inc. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "GH Actors' Birthdays". The Official General Hospital Fan Club. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "Sean Blakemore". TVGuide.com. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "GH Casting News". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. April 8, 2011. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  7. ^ "Sean Blakemore upped to contract status on GH! | Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps | Daytime Soap Interviews, News, Updates and Previews, Video and Audio Interviews". Michaelfairmansoaps.com. April 7, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  8. ^ Fairman, Michael (May 18, 2015). "Sean Blakemore Done at General Hospital!". Michael Fairman TV. United States: The Michael Fairman Company. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  9. ^ SOD (November 19, 2015). "Blakemore Returns to GH". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  10. ^ SOD (April 4, 2016). "Sean Blakemore on GH Return". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "Who's Coming". Comings and Goings. Soap Opera Digest. Vol. 46, no. 17. United States: American Media, Inc. (published April 19, 2021). April 26, 2021. p. 12.
  12. ^ "Sean Blakemore Bio". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media, Inc. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  13. ^ Eades, Chris (March 25, 2013). "GH's Shawn Is Gonna Be A Dad!". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Big Ain't Bad'". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  15. ^ "Woman Thou Art Loosed". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  16. ^ "Hot Tamale". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  17. ^ "Blackout". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  18. ^ "Church Girl". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  19. ^ "Star Trek Into Darkness". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  20. ^ "Playing with Fire". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  21. ^ "Momentum". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  22. ^ "The Fright Night Files". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  23. ^ "Fear Files". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  24. ^ "Motives 2". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  25. ^ "The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 9, 2013. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  26. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. New York City: Prometheus Global Media. May 1, 2016. Archived from the original on May 2, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  27. ^ "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

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