Van Hansis

Biography: A native of Greenfield, MA, actor Van Hansis trained as an actor at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and also cut his dramatic chops at the Williamstown Theater Festival in the Berkshires, where he tackled roles in productions including Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and Tom Stoppard's On the Razzle. Hansis landed a highly visible assignment after his graduation from CMU: the role of Luke Snyder on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. The role and Hansis' Emmy Award-nominated interpretation of it -- which brought an openly and unapologetically gay character to daytime television audiences -- earned a wealth of praise and numerous laurels for Hansis. As an offshoot of that effort, Hansis did a televised public service announcement with series co-star Martha Byrne promoting acceptance and tolerance of homosexuals; the network timed it to coincide with the episode in which the character of Luke decides to come out.

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Mentalist: Season 4 Sep 22, 2011 Derek 7.7
tbd As The World Turns: Season 55 Apr 2, 2010 Luke Snyder tbd
tbd As The World Turns: Season 54 Apr 2, 2009 Luke Snyder tbd
tbd As The World Turns: Season 53 Apr 2, 2008 Luke Snyder tbd
tbd As The World Turns: Season 52 Apr 2, 2007 Luke Snyder (2006-) tbd
tbd As The World Turns: Season 51 Apr 3, 2006 Luke Snyder (2006-) / Luke Snyder tbd
tbd As The World Turns: Season 50 Apr 4, 2005 Luke Snyder tbd