|Born||August 10, 1967|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
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.
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. He has one brother, Ronnell, and five sisters, Kim, Sharon, Yvonne, Yvette, and Rechelle.
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.
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.
In 2011, Blakemore joined the cast of General Hospital in the role of Shawn Butler. In 2015, he exited the role; he later reprised the role for guest appearances in November 2015 and April 2016. Blakemore returned to the role in April 2021.
|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|
|Dahmer||Corliss||Biographical film–crime-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|
|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|
|2007||Young Cesar||Unknown||Crime–drama film directed by Sheldon Candis|
|Blackout||James||Drama film directed by Jerry Lamothe|
|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|
|2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||Klingon||Science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams|
|2019||Ad Astra||Willie Levant||Science fiction film directed by James Grey|
|Lethalz||David Claude||Short film|
|1996||Soul of the Game||Grace's husband||TV movie; uncredited cameo|
|2000||Playing with Fire||Eric Konadu||TV movie|
|2002||The District||Achmed Ali||Episode: "Free-Fire Zone"|
|2003||Momentum||Floor Cop #2||TV movie|
|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"|
|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|
|2015||Lockwood Masters||For the Love of Lockwood Too||Miniseries|
|Fear Files||Lockwood Masters||TV movie|
|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|
|2007||Motives 2||Brandon Collier|
|2008||Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club||Police Photographer|
|The Inspiration of Barack||Derek|
Awards and nominations
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Won|
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- "Woman Thou Art Loosed". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Hot Tamale". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Blackout". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Church Girl". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Star Trek Into Darkness". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Playing with Fire". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Momentum". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "The Fright Night Files". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Fear Files". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Motives 2". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
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