Chris Egan stars as the reluctant hero, David Shepherd, on the new NBC drama series “Kings.”
Egan’s most recent project has been starring as the lead character in the film thriller “Crush,” which is set to be released in 2009. In 2006, he co-starred as Roran in the film “Eragon,” an adaptation of Christopher Paolini’s best-selling novel. Egan has also been featured in the films “Resident Evil: Extinction,” “Alpha Male” and “Virgin Territory,” alongside Mischa Barton and Hayden Christensen in the latter.
In addition to film, Egan has demonstrated his talent for television acting by making numerous guest appearances on shows such as “Vanished,” “Everwood” and the miniseries “Empire.”
Egan might be most recognized for his three-year role on the hit Australian TV drama “Home and Away,” which he first acted in at the young age of 16. In 2001, his outstanding portrayal of Nick Smith in this series earned him a nomination for a Logie (the Australian television industry awards) in the category of Most Popular New Talent. Before being cast in this role, Egan focused on his theater career starring in both “Les Miserables” and “West Side Story” at Sydney’s Zenith Theatre.
Egan began his training in high school by attending Sydney’s McDonald College School of Performing Art, as well as the Sydney Festival Dance School where he was educated in the art of singing, dancing and acting.
Egan was born in Sydney, but currently resides in Los Angeles.
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