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 32)
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.

Life and career[edit]

Pyfrom was born in Tampa, Florida. He is of Welsh, English, Dutch, Italian, German, Hungarian, French and Irish 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 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 (2006) opposite Tim Allen and Kristin Davis, and the film The Darkroom (2007) 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]

  • 1995: Sing Me a Story with Belle (as "Shawn" series regular)
  • 1996: The Reppies (as Master Montague in the episode "Gimmie, Gimmie")
  • 1998: Chicago Hope (as Jonah "Jessica" Boyd in the episode "Risky Business")
  • 1998: Ellen (as Boy Scout in the episode "When Ellen Talks, People Listen")
  • 1998: L.A. Doctors (as Kevin Claybourne in the episode "What About Bob?")
  • 1998: The Drew Carey Show (as Mark Foster in the episode "Kate's Family")
  • 1999: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Hans Strauss in the episode "Gingerbread")
  • 2000: The Kids from Room 402 (as Jesse in the episode "Schnitzy R.I.P.")
  • 2000: 7th Heaven (as Bobby Carver in the episode "Words")
  • 2000: Touched by an Angel (as Aaron in the episode "Bar Mitzvah")
  • 2000: The Trouble with Normal (as Douglas in the episode "Mail Trouble")
  • 2000: Family Guy (voice) (in the episode "E. Peterbus Unum")
  • 2001: State of Grace (as Logan in the episodes "Where the Boys Are" and "The Expanding Universe")
  • 2001: 7th Heaven (as Bobby Carver in the episode "One Hundred")
  • 2001: The Division (as Cory Kenner in the episode "Faces in the Crowd")
  • 2001: Family Guy (voice) (as Oliver in the episodes "Emission Impossible")
  • 2001: Reba (as Bryan in the episode "Don't Know Much About History")
  • 2002: State of Grace (as Logan in the episode "Dating Games")
  • 2002: Malcolm in the Middle (as Eddie in the episode "Cliques")
  • 2003: Oliver Beene (as Bill in the episode "Divorce-o-Rama")
  • 2003: The Division (as John Jr. at 15 in the episode "Wish You Were Here")
  • 2003: The Brothers Garcia (as Jake Brody in the episode "Two Left Feet")
  • 2004: Century City (as Julian Haan in the episode "Sweet Child of Mine")
  • 2004: Still Standing (as Matthew Halverson in the episode "Still Hangin' Out")
  • 2004: Nip/Tuck (as Trevor Hayes in the episode "Oona Wentworth")
  • 2004: 8 Simple Rules (as Jake in the episode "Out of the Box")
  • 2005: Still Standing (as Matthew Halverson in the episode "Still Drinking")
  • 2009: CSI: Miami (as Daniel Burgess in the episode "In Plain Sight")


  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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