Shannon Kook

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Shannon Kook
Shannon Kook 2016.jpg
Kook at the 2016 Fan Expo Canada
Born Shannon Kook-Chun
Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation Actor
Years active active

Shannon Kook is a South African actor, best known for his role as Zane Park on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Life and career[edit]

Shannon Kook-Chun was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.[1] He then moved to attend the National Theatre School of Canada.[2] For the majority of his acting roles, he is credited as Shannon Kook.[3]

Born to a Mauritian father of Chinese descent and a South African mother, his early appearances on stage after graduation was for The Forbidden Phoenix at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, Citadel Theatre in Toronto, and the world premiering of the Madness of the Square at the Factory Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

A time came when Shannon got a break in television and movies, working for CBC Television, and HBO. It seemed the stage celebrity had a humanitarian side to his personality, when the year 2010 saw Shannon time traveling to India on behalf of an international charity trust called Free the Children to build a school. A documentary film was made on the missionary visit. Shannon also really enjoys a good cuddle during his spare time.

Since 2015, Kook has starred in the Lesbian web series Carmilla.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Requiem for Romance Yun Video; voice only
2013 The Conjuring Drew Thomas
2013 Empire of Dirt Angel
2013 Hunting Season Jason
2014 The Dependables Vic Skinner
2014 Dirty Singles Ian
2015 Dark Places Young Trey Teepano
2015 A Christmas Horror Story Dylan
2016 The Conjuring 2 Drew Thomas
2017 Goliath Dylan Watters In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Being Erica Kendrick Kwan Episode: "Cultural Revolution"
2009 The Border Yuan Doa Episode: "Kiss and Cry"
2009 Cra$h & Burn Benny Episode: "The Boss is Coming"
2010 Durham County David Cho 5 episodes
2010–2011 Degrassi: The Next Generation Zane Park 19 episodes
2010–2011 Baxter Deven Phillips 10 episodes
2010 Aaron Stone Grudge 2 episodes
2011 Rookie Blue Pete Sun Episode: "God's Good Grace"
2012 XIII: The Series Victor Gong 2 episodes
2013 Holidaze Karl Johnson Television film
2015 Carmilla Theo Straka 6 episodes
2016 Private Eyes Jay Lee Episode: "Karaoke Confidential"
2017 Incorporated Commander Tobias 2 episodes
2017 Thornwood Heights Jamie Chen Episode: "Deadly Secrets by the Lake"
2017 Running With Violet Stewart 5 episodes


  1. ^ Langford, Anthony D. (17 August 2010). "From "DeGrassi" to "Verona": Shannon Kook-Chun on Playing Gay, Fitting in and More!". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "An Evening With Degrassi’s Shannon Kook-Chun". ChicagoTalks. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Shannon Kook – IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  4. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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