Comedic actor who starred in My Dinner with Andre in 1981 and and played a major role in Princess Bride. As a playwright, he created Aunt Dan and Lemon and The Designated Mourner. He also voiced the character Rex in the Toy Story series.
He graduated from Harvard College, studied economics and philosophy at Oxford, and planned on being a diplomat. However, he his plans changed when he had his breakthrough role in Princess Bride.
He played Cyrus Rose, the stepfather of Leighton Meester's character Blair, on Gossip Girl.
Before pursuing an acting career, he was employed as an English teacher in India.
His father William Shawn was a popular editor for The New Yorker.
- The meaning of the name Shawn: God Is Gracious