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Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Biographical information




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October 7, 1979


Actor; Portrayed Jake in the TV show

Behind the scenes
First appearance

My Name is Jake pt 1

Last appearance

Changes pt 3

Shawn Ashmore plays Jake Berenson in the TV show.


Shawn Robert Ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother Aaron in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on October 7, 1979. He is the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. By the age of seven, when their mother became a part of the Multiple Births Association in Alberta, Canada, the Ashmore twins were already in front of cameras impressing their elders. But it was Shawn that at the age of 14, stole the hearts of many with his wonderful performance in Guitarman(1994) in which he played the main character and was nominated for a Gemini Award. Since then, his career has skyrocketed. He has done many made-for-television movies and series, and has guest starred on various television shows, but it was his brief appearance in X-Men (2000) that landed him a role in X-Men 2 (2003) and got him on the road to stardom. As an added bonus, he even got his own personal action figure modeled after him. After only three months after X-Men 2 (2003) he easily earned the very minor role of his brother's double in My Brother's Keeper (2004) with a release date in spring of 2004. Apart from acting, Shawn enjoys spending time with his brother, listening to music, playing guitar and snowboarding. His special skill is that he's fluent in French. His mother Linda, who is a twin herself, is a homemaker, while his father Rick is a manufacturing manager. Shawn has one pet, Jessica, a golden retriever, that he got from his grandmother when he was nine.

Interviews and Articles about Animorphs[]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Married to It Student in Pageant
1998 The Hairy Bird Photographer AKA, All I Wanna Do
2000 X-Men Bobby Drake / Iceman
2001 Wolf Girl Beau
2002 Past Present College Kid Short film

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Award for Best Actor

2002 Cadet Kelly Cadet Major Brad Rigby Disney Channel Original Movie
2003 X2: X-Men United Bobby Drake / Iceman MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance

Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (with Anna Paquin) Nominated — Saturn Award for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future (Male) Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Anna Paquin)

2004 My Brother's Keeper Twin Double (uncredited)
2005 Underclassman Rob Donovan
2005 3 Needles Denys, the Porn Actor
2005 The Quiet Connor
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Bobby Drake / Iceman
2008 Solstice Christian
2008 The Ruins Eric
2010 Frozen Joe Lynch
2010 Hatchet II Fisherman #1 (uncredited)
2010 Mother's Day George Barnum
2011 The Day Adam
2012 Mariachi Gringo Edward
2012 Already Gone Jude Mulvey Short film
2012 Breaking the Girl Eric
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Bobby Drake / Iceman


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Katts and Dog Episode: "Mistaken Identity"
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater Charlie Episode: "Colonel Stonesteel and the Desperate Empties"
1997 Flash Forward Gord Episode: "Mudpack"
1997 Promise the Moon Leviatus Bennett TV movie
1997 Melanie Darrow David Abbott TV movie
1997 Fast Track Young Chandler Episode: "Combustions"
1998-1999 Animorphs Jake Berenson 26 episodes
1999 Deep in the City Tyler Episode: "Departures"
1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures Aaron Hall Episode: "Mountain Lion"
1999 At the Mercy of a Stranger Danny TV movie
1999 Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow Ben Valentine TV short
2000 Earth: Final Conflict Max Episode: "Sanctuary"
2000 The Famous Jett Jackson Chet Episode: "What You Wish For"
2000–2001 In a Heartbeat Tyler Connell 21 episodes
2001 The Big House Trevor Brewster TV movie
2001 Blackout First Son TV movie
2001 The Outer Limits Morris Shottwell Episode: "Lion's Den"
2001 Wolf Girl Beau TV movie
2002 Aces TV movie
2002 Cadet Kelly Brad TV movie
2002–2004 Smallville Eric Summers Episode: "Leech"

Episode: "Asylum"

2004 Earthsea Ged TV miniseries

Leo Award for Best Lead Performance By a Male in a Feature Length Drama

2005 Terry Terry Fox TV movie

Nominated — Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

2009 Diverted Mike Stiven TV movie
2009–2010 The Super Hero Squad Show Iceman (voice) Episode: "Mysterious Mayhem at Mutant High!"

Episode: "The Ice Melt Cometh!"

2010 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures Fitz TV miniseries
2010 Fringe Joshua Rose Episode: "Amber 31422"
2013–2015 The Following Agent Mike Weston Main cast

Video Games[]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 X-Men: The Official Game Bobby Drake / Iceman (voice)
2016 Quantum Break Jack Joyce (voice, likeness and motion capture)



Shawn Ashmore talks about Animorphs-2

While in town to promote the XBox game Quantum Break, Shawn Ashmore lifted the lid on his first major acting gig as a teenager: playing Jake Berenson on the beloved 90s YA series Animorphs.


Animorphs TV show scenes[]

Articles/Web etc.[]

Behind the Scenes
Authors K.A. Applegate | Michael Grant | List of Ghostwriters
Artists David Mattingly | Romas Kukalis | Chris Grine
Actors Shawn Ashmore | Brooke Nevin | Nadia-Leigh Nascimento | Boris Cabrera | Christopher Ralph | Paulo Costanzo