Shannon Bruce Snaith was born on 10 June 1978, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, of Cajun French, Jamaican, Portuguese, and British descent. Shane is a musician, songwriter, and actor, best known to have been part of the show “Once and Again” as Eli Sammler. He was also part of “ER”, “A Walk to Remember”, and “Nikita”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Shane West? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He reportedly earns around $50,000 per episode in the series “Salem” in which he plays John Alden. He also performs musically and was part of the punk rock band Germs. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Shane West Net Worth $3 million
West’s mother and father were both musicians, forming punk bands punk bands of their own when they were younger. Under their influence, he well knew artists such as The Kinks, The Clash, and Elvis Costello, who certainly influenced his future direction. When he was 15 years old, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. and struggled for two years trying to get a break. He got eventually made his debut in the fourth season of “Picket Fences”, in which he made a guest appearance. His net worth was slowly rising.
In 1998, he would start making appearances in popular television series, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. He then got his first major role in “Once and Again” in which he appeared for three seasons. Afterwards, he made his film debut in “Liberty Heights” which was directed by Barry Levinson. In 2000, he would appear in teen comedies “Get Over It” and “Whatever It Takes”, then two years later, he was cast alongside Mandy Moore in “A Walk to Remember” which is an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. The film would become a modest success and brought him good reviews and a rise in his net worth.
In 2003, he co-starred in “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” with Sean Connery; the film became a success, earning $179 million worldwide. After a year, he became part of the medical drama “ER” during the 11th season, playing Ray Barnett. He left the show after two seasons but returned in 2008 for three episodes of its final season. During this time he also made independent films, including “What We Do Is Secret” which helped revive the punk band Germs; he also drew many good reviews for his performance. One of his latest roles is the adventure fantasy drama “Salem”.
In music, Shane was the lead singer of the punk rock band Jonny Was, and they contributed to the soundtrack of “A Walk to Remember”. In 2005, he became the frontman of Germs and performed with the band for five years, touring in Europe and the US. However, he had less time with the band due to acting commitments, and his last performance with them was in 2009. He net worth still benefited, however.
For his personal life, it is known that Shane mentioned in an interview that he thought he was going to pursue a music career but found a lot of acting opportunities. He also owns a 1968 Camaro which he used in “A Walk to Remember”. Any relationships he keeps strictly private.
In 2015 he formed the band "Twilight Creeps" with some of his former Jonny Was band members. They have played shows in and around the Los Angeles Area. The debut album is due out in October 2016 with two singles; "Bedroom Eyes" and "Oz" being released prior on iTunes.
Shane's father was born in Jamaica, of English, Sephardi Jewish (from Spain and Portugal), and distant Scottish, ancestry. Shane's mother is from a Cajun family long resident in Louisiana (she is of French, and distant Spanish, descent).
Toronto, On, Canada: Filming Nikita season 1 finale [April 2011]
Is in a band called "Jonny Was", formerly known as "Average Jo". "Jonny Was" performs in clubs in LA and the OC.
What's not to love about Maggie? I mean, she's the consummate professional, and she can kick some serious butt. She has something that's real- she's very caring. And she brings those emotions to her character.
While watching the New Orleans Saints (on television), I got angry and punched my bed, and then my remote control flew up and hit me in the head. My girlfriend didn't stop laughing for an hour.
(On moving when he was younger) " My sister and I were the only white people in school. It was the nicest group of kids I've ever run into."
(On girls) " The first thing I notice is their eyes and smile. I'm not a big make-up fan; I like them to be natural."