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What happened to the old Shawn,and is he coming back

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Jason Cook

    Jason John Cook (born September 13, 1980) is an American actor best known for playing the role of Shawn-Douglas Brady on the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

    Cook was born in Somerdale, New Jersey to Bill Cook (an engineer for amusement parks) and JoAnne (a pre-school teacher); he has two sisters, Michelle and Jenean, and a brother, Michael. When he was very young, his family moved to California. At an early age, Jason began studying the piano. As his musical skills improved, he got jobs performing at occasional weddings. He did not consider acting until high school, when he served as an emergency replacement in Whodunnit? He knew from then on that he wanted to be an actor. His father had a friend who was a theatre manager and he happened to be in the audience that night, who helped him get other jobs.

    Cook portrayed Shawn-Douglas Brady on Days of Our Lives from October 1999 and was very popular with fans, especially in Shawn's relationship with Belle Black. When Cook's contract with Days of our Lives expired in September 2006, he left the show. Actor Brandon Beemer has been recast as Shawn and debuted in the role September 28, 2006.

    Cook has turned his attentions to writing and directing films, recently making the indie film Social Security Guard, starring his former Days of Our Lives co-star, John Ingle.

    Cook's other acting credits include the film The Wizard of Loneliness and the TV movie Club Med

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not sure if he wanted to leave or if they got rid of him. It seems the character of Shawn has grown up a bit and I think the old Shawn looked too young for the part. I didn't really like the new one at first, but I'm getting used to him.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nope the old Shawn isn't coming back! I think he might be on another soap by now. I liked the old Shawn better!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The old shawn left to pursue other acting opportunities. He is not coming back. They chose the new guy because they wanted him to age a little. Sorry!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Storyline changes... I think the new Shawn looks older than his father, Bo.

  • 1 decade ago

    He contract was up and he didn't resign. I am bummed cause I hate the new shawn. although he works better with the current Belle.

  • Essie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    everyone is right. he is not coming back. i read about it in a soap magazine awhile back. i'm disappointed b/c i love the old shawn. its weird to have someone new replace him. also, did you know that lexie is leaving the show too?? i read about that too.

  • 1 decade ago

    He is not coming back, his contract was up and he wanted to do other things.He has turned his attentions to writing and directing films, recently making the indie film Social Security Guard, starring his former Days of Our Lives co-star, John Ingle (mickey horton).

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know why he left,but I wish he would come back,this new guy just doesn't do it for me!!

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