Welcome to SHANE WEST NETWORK • shane-west.com, your number one resource and longest running site dedicated to American actor Shane West. Shane is known for his roles in A Walk to Remember, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the CWs Nikita and most recently the WGN America series Salem. He will be seen next on the final season of FOXs Gotham as the infamous Bane/Eduardo Dorrance. With success on both the big screen and television, Shane has captured the hearts of many since he began acting 20 years ago, proving to be a talented actor, singer and gain fans from around the globe. Here at SHANE WEST NETWORK we aim to bring you the latest news on Shane's career, a gallery of high quality pictures, fan pages of fun trivia on Shane's many roles and more. We hope you enjoy visitng the site and make sure to come back soon! Samantha xx

samantha • January 17, 2019 • 0 Comments

Great news Shane fans – we have 4 HQ stills of Shane’s first episode of Gotham along with the synopsis!  I think you will agree with me that Shane looks absolutely amazing as Eduardo and I can’t wait to see him in action.  Only a few more weeks to go until Shane’s episode airs which means soon a promo!  But first make sure to check out these gorgeous stills, thanks to FarFarAwaySite as always, and read the episode synopsis below.

A MILITARY TASK FORCE ARRIVES IN GOTHAM CITY ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, ON FOX

Shane West Guest-Stars and BD Wong (“Hugo Strange”) Returns

A military task force, led by Eduardo Dorrance (guest star Shane West) is called in to provide relief to Gotham. Meanwhile, Nygma looks for answers from Penguin, who leads him back to Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong). Then, Bruce is concerned about Selina’s recent behavior in the all-new “Pena Dura” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-505) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox

Guest Cast: Cameron Monaghan as Jeremiah Valeska, Shane West as Eduardo Dorrance, BD Wong as Hugo Strange, Francesca Root-Dodson as Ecco, Shiva Kalaiselvan as Lelia, Marceline Hugot as Gretel.


samantha • January 17, 2019 • 0 Comments

First I want to say a belated Happy New Year to everyone – I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that 2019 brings you happiness, success and love in the coming year.  Thank you to everyone who supported the site last year and I look forward to sharing the latest news, photos, videos and more with you next year as I work to expand the site and make it the best resource possible for Shane fans.  And with that in mind, you can find 2 HQ photos of Shane attending Matt Smiley’s art exhibit in Los Angeles last night.


samantha • December 21, 2018 • 0 Comments

An early Christmas present for sure, FOX have released a 4 minute promo for the upcoming 5th and final season of Gotham and we get our first proper look at Eduardo/Bane in action!  I am so excited at just this little tease of Shane’s character and I am counting down the days until his first appearance in episode 5!  I have added screencaps of the trailer to the gallery so make sure to head over and check them out!



samantha • December 10, 2018 • 0 Comments

As the premiere for Gotham season 5 approaches, FOX have released the first character portraits and we are lucky enough to have one of Shane as Edurado Dorrance – the man who becomes the infamous Bane!  TVLine have shared some portraits – which I will be replacing as soon as the HQ version is available.  But make sure to head over to the gallery and check it out.

EDIT: Promo picture replaced with HQ version

Gotham‘s assorted heroes and villains appear steeled — and look quite steely — for battle in this exclusive first look at the Fox drama’s final batch of cast portraitsDavid Mazouz, Ben McKenzie, Robin Lord Taylor and Camren Bicondova are just a few of the dozen series vets featured in the (morally) gray-tinted photos, which also highlight a makeover for Cameron Monaghan’s Jeremiah Valeska.

Subtitled “Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight” and premiering Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8/7c, the Batman prequel series’ final, 12-episode run is described as “a farewell event that will focus on Bruce Wayne’s ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, as Jim Gordon tries to hold together a city on the edge of chaos‎.”

The fifth and final season will also introduce new villains, including the iconic Bane (Nikita‘s Shane West), who is also featured among the cast portraitsGotham Season 5 will again on Thursday nights lead into The Orville (which will air its Season 2 premiere on Sunday, Dec. 30, leading out of an NFL doubleheader). – TVLine.com


samantha • November 15, 2018 • 0 Comments

Great news fellow Westaholics – Shane has joined the cast of ‘Gossamer Folds‘ which has already began production in Baton Rouge (and we are also so excited that Shane is finally getting the chance to film a movie in his home state after working in the business for 20+ years!)  – you can read the press release from Deadline.com below where it shares some information on the plot and also Shane’s character.

I personally am looking forward to this project so much and I am also so excited to see Shane take on new and interesting characters.

EXCLUSIVE: Yeardley Smith and Ben Cornwell’s Paperclip Ltd and Mill House Motion Pictures announced today that their forthcoming drama Gossamer Folds starring Alexandra Grey (Transparent, When We Rise) and Jackson Robert Scott (It) has begun production. The Lisa Donato-directed film written by Bridget Flanery has also added Sprague Grayden, Shane West, Ethan Suplee, and Franklin Ojeda Smith.

Yeardley Smith will also appear along with Brenda Currin (In Cold Blood, The World According to Garp) and Jen Richards (Mrs. Fletcher, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City). Ava Benjamin Shorr (Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, Baja Come Down) serves as DP.

The film is set in 1986 and tells the story of ten-year-old Tate (Scott) who is uprooted from the big city and unceremoniously moved to a small town where he is forced to spend a lonely summer bearing witness to his parents’ disintegrating marriage (West and Grayden). Tate ends up befriending his new next-door neighbors, recently retired English professor, Edward Bryant (Ojeda Smith) and his transgender daughter, Gossamer, (Grey). Despite his father’s knee-jerk transphobia and his mother’s misplaced protectiveness, Tate forms a deep friendship with fellow misfit, Gossamer that changes his life and the lives of their families.

The announcement of the project continues Hollywood’s slow and steady campaign for authentic representation and narratives of marginalized communities. In the case of Gossamer Folds, its transgender representation with Tate and LGBTQ advocate Donato behind the camera as director. Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Media & Representation at GLAAD, advised the project during pre-production. Paperclip reached out to GLAAD after reading the TRANSform Hollywood guide created by GLAAD and 5050by2020, a project of Time’s Up. These resources are designed to help content creators who are telling stories that include transgender characters.

Gossamer Folds is financed by Paperclip Ltd. Smith and Cornwell of Paperclip will produce alongside Jordan Foley and Jonathan Rosenthal of Mill House Motion Pictures and Adam Carl. The project is the third collaboration between Paperclip and Mill House. The two worked on All Square, which won the Audience Award at SXSW 2018. They also worked on the John Hyams thriller Alone which is slated for a 2019 release.

Grayden is represented by Untitled Entertainment and AKA Talent Agency. Franklin Ojeda Smith is represented by Headline Talent Agency and Bohemia Group.

Alexandra Grey is repped by GVA Talent Agency and Zero Gravity Management. Jackson Robert Scott is repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group and Artistic Endeavors. Shane West is repped by Paradigm and Management 360. Sprague Grayden is repped by Untitled Entertainment and AKA Talent Agency. Franklin Ojeda Smith is repped by Headline Talent Agency and Bohemia Group. Lisa Donato is Repped by Michael Kolodny at Kaplan Stahler and managed by Mainstay Entertainment. – Source: Deadline.com

Another article provides what Shane’s character name is, Billy Millikin – Source: BroadwayWorld.com


samantha • November 14, 2018 • 0 Comments

As the premiere date for the fifth and final season of Gotham approaches, FOX have released their first teaser trailer for the upcoming season – and in it with get our first glimpse of Shane as Bane!  It is only two short clips with Shane getting the famous Bane mask which fuels the venom into him giving him his superhuman strength and speed – but enough to tease as we wait for more trailers to come, hopefully with more Shane!  I have posted the trailer below and there also also some caps in the gallery for you to check out as well.  Make sure to follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom for all the latest news and info on Shane. And don’t forget to bookmark the site too!


samantha • November 04, 2018 • 0 Comments

I have added 14 HQ pictures of Shane on set of Gotham filming with co-stars David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova – you can also catch a glimpse of Shane and his stunt double in costume too.  Beware that the set does contain spoilers so if you want to avoid, take this as your warning. Make sure to follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom for all the latest news and info on Shane. And don’t forget to bookmark the site too!


samantha • November 01, 2018 • 0 Comments

Last night Shane was rocking some awesome skull face makeup while he attended Heidi Klum’s 19th Annual Halloween Party at LAVO New York – a look which many fans will notice has become quite the tradition for Shane and one I personally love seeing what little twists will be done on his makeup each year.  You can find 13 HQ photos in our gallery – some generously donated by the lovely Jasper – so head over to the gallery to check them out.  Make sure to follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom for all the latest news and info on Shane. And don’t forget to bookmark the site too!  Shane’s makeup for the event was done by the talented Amy Kate (@muamy___ on instagram) so make sure to go and give her page a visit!

EDIT (November 1, 2018) An additional 8 HQ photos have been added to the gallery!


samantha • October 29, 2018 • 0 Comments

A bittersweet moment today for Gotham fans as the premiere date for the fifth and final season was announced, along with the news that the original 10 episode order has been increased to 12!  You can read the press release from TVLine below:

Gotham is going out with a bigger bang than expected.

In revealing its midseason plan on Monday, Fox announced that the fifth and final season of its Batman prequel series will run 12 episodes, up from the original order of 10. As such, Gotham will end its run with an even 100 episodes, which at the very least is appreciated by OCD types such as myself.

Gotham‘s end will begin on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8/7c, where it will again lead into The Orville. Source: TVLine.com

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samantha • October 26, 2018 • 0 Comments

Shane was back at it filming Gotham on the streets of New York last night and we have got 10 HQ pictures in the gallery for you to check out.  With Shane’s teases throughout the week of hospital rooms and smokey corridors it’s great to get to see more pictures of him in action.  Make sure to follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom for all the latest news and info on Shane. And don’t forget to bookmark the site too!

EDIT: An additional 15 HQ photos have been added to the gallery!