Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Van Hansis

Van Hansis was born September 25, 1981. Originally from Greenfield, MA, Van began acting in theater camp as a kid.

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He received a BFA in Acting from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked professionally at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, in productions of On the Razzle, Twelfth Night, and The Indian Wants the Bronx.

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Van has traveled extensively, having studied theatre in Moscow during his time at Carnegie Mellon. He also visited various countries in Latin America as a child.

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He joined the cast of As the World Turns on December 14, 2005, taking over the role of Luke Snyder.    A recent transplant to New York City, Van bike rides around his new city, every chance he gets. He is also teaching himself to cook.

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In an Out Magazine interview, he mentioned a few of his favorite "gay things": He admires Ian McKellen, thinks Rufus Wainwright writes the best lyrics, counts Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt as his favorite musicisian, and thinks Velvet Goldmine is a great movie.

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