August 10, 1967|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Nadyia Jones (m. 2010)|
Sean Blakemore (born August 10, 1967), originally from St. Louis, 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. On April 6, 2011 Blakemore signed a contract with ABC to continue his role full-time. 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.
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 follow his dream of acting
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. From 2011–15 he was in the contract role of Shawn Butler on General Hospital. Blakemore returned for one day on November 19, 2015. The week of April 4, 2016, he returned to General Hospital for one day.
"Motives" Brandon Collier "Motives 2" Brandon Collier
|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|
|1996||Soul of the Game||Grace's husband|
|2000||Playing with Fire||Eric Konadu||Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Roy Campanella|
|2002||The District||Achmed Ali||Episode: "Free-Fire Zone" (S 3:Ep 8)|
|2003||Momentum||Floor Cop #2||Made-for-TV-Movie directed by James Seale|
|2004||Monk||Spyder Cell Guard||Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail" (S 2:Ep 16)|
|The Young and the Restless||Ben||Episodes:
|2005||Cold Case||Clyde||Episode: "Strange Fruit" (S 2:Ep 19)|
|The Shield||John Sullivan||Episode:"Hurt" (S 4:Ep 7)|
|Into the West||Ben Franklin||Miniseries directed by Robert Dornhelm, Simon Wincer, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Michael W. Watkins, Timothy Van Patten, and Jeremy Podeswa|
|The O.C.||Trauma Doctor||Episode: "The Aftermath" (S 3:Ep 1)|
|2006||The Unit||African Soldier||Episode: "Stress" (S 1:Ep 2)|
|Invasion||Coast Guard Lt.||Episode: "Re-Evolution" (S 1:Ep 18)|
|CSI: NY||Nick Davis||Episode: "Raising Shane" (S 3:Ep 11)|
|2007||ER||Mario||Episode: "From Here to Paternity" (S 13:Ep 17)|
|K-Ville||Ken||Episode: "AKA" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|2008||Bones||Grayson Barasa||Episodes: * "The End in the Beginning"|
|Days of Our Lives||Barney Bateman||Episode: :#1.10818 (S 43)|
|2009||Bones||Grayson Barasa||Episode: "The Yanks in the U.K.: Parts 1 and 2"|
|Days of Our Lives||Peter||Episodes:
|Lie to Me||FBI Agent Irving||Episode: "Tractor Man" (S 2:Ep 10)|
|2010||Stargate Universe||Reginald Greer||Episodes:
|2011||NCIS||Navy Chief Petty Officer Jerome Carr||Episode: "Recruited" (S 8:Ep 12)|
|General Hospital||Shawn Butler||Contract role from 2011–15; 2016|
|2014||The Fright Night Files||Lockwood Masters||Made-for-TV-Movie directed by R. L. Scott and Russ Parr|
|2015||For the Love of Lockwood Too||Miniseries|
|Fear Files||Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Russ Parr|
|2015–16||CSI: Cyber||Director Silver||Recurring|
|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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- "Big Ain't Bad'". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "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.
- "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.
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