Tatum Shank

Tatum Shank

Actor and Screenwriter

Burbank, California

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About Tatum

Tatum Shank was born in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to pursue his acting career. During that pursuit of his career over the years Tatum has branched out into writing, producing and directing. He has written several short films, feature length screenplays and also started his own production company in 2001 called Cross Light Production.

Tatum originated several roles while studying acting for 8 years at Playhouse West in North Hollywood including lead roles in "The Secrets of Sycamore Creek", "Love at the Buenaventura", "Over a Quiet Field" and "The Ultimate Rush."

In his career, Tatum has appeared on a variety of shows from CSI: NY, Castle, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, Men of a Certain Age, and The Young and the Restless. He will appear next as James Graham on ABC Family's upcoming "Recovery Road".

Credits

  • Recovery Road

    Recovery Road (2016)
    Television (Drama) Actor Centers on Maddie, a party girl and a highly functioning addict who makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility, while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life. Written by Anonymous

  • Your Service

    Your Service (2014)
    Film (short) by Tatum Shank (Drama) Actor, Writer, Producer, Director

  • Interior Classroom

    Interior Classroom (2014)
    Film (short) by Tatum Shank (Drama) Actor, Director A teacher, with family challenges of his own, deals with two odd parents of a troubled student.

  • Born to Race: Fast Track

    Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
    Video by Alex Ranarivelo (Action) Actor Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old street racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars on and off the track, and a terrible incident leaves Danny without a racing partner. Facing dismissal from the academy, Danny is forced to team up with an old rival. The pair must learn to set aside their differences as they vie for rookie spots on a professional racing team. Written by Anonymous

  • The Dream

    The Dream (2012)
    Film (short) by Trevor Stevens (Drama) Actor, Writer, Producer When a man tries to discuss the horrors of war, he is transported back to the nightmare in his mind.

  • Witness Impossible: Holy Ghost Protocol

    Witness Impossible: Holy Ghost Protocol (2012)
    Film (short) by Tatum Shank (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer, Director A man gathers a team to help spread the gospel when he is given a Bible and a mission. His team quickly becomes disillusioned with his unique witnessing tactics.

  • Table of the Heart

    Table of the Heart (2012)
    Video by Tatum Shank (Drama) Writer, Producer, Director After a tragic accident, a depressed family man struggles to heal and move on as three angels come to visit and point him toward the path of forgiveness.

  • CSI: NY

    CSI: NY (2012)
    Television by Anthony E. Zuiker (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actor CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

  • Law & Order: LA

    Law & Order: LA (2011)
    Television by Dick Wolf (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor From point of view of the Los Angeles police detectives who investigate crimes and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.

  • Castle

    Castle (2011)
    Television by Andrew W. Marlowe (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor Richard "Rick" Castle is a billionaire playboy who recently killed off his main character when a serial killer starts killing people like he does in his books. He teams up with New York police detective Kate Beckett to solve the case. He finds inspiration in Detective Beckett and starts shadowing her for his next book.

  • The Young and the Restless

    The Young and the Restless (2008 - 2011)
    Television by Lee Phillip Bell (Drama) Actor Set in Genoa City, Wisconsin, The Young And The Restless is the thirty-year-old soap that centres on the saga between two wealthy families (the Newmans and the Abbotts) in the cosmetics industry. Head of the Newman clan is Victor Newman, the arrogant, cavorting billionaire and his wife Nikki; and running the Abbott show is Jack Abbott, the irresponsible, playboy CEO and his sister Ashley. Most of the show is centred on the competition between the two companies: Victor's Newman Enterprises and the Abbotts' Jabot. Written by Josh

  • 'Til Death Do Us Part

    'Til Death Do Us Part (2010)
    Film (short) by Aaron Celious (Horror and Thriller) Actor Finding the man of her dreams was easy, getting rid of him is the hard part.

  • We Salute You

    We Salute You (2010)
    Film (short) by Tatum Shank (Drama) Actor, Writer, Producer, Director

  • No Ordinary Family

    No Ordinary Family (2010)
    Television by Jon Harmon Feldman (Action, Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor The Powells are a typical American family living in fictional Pacific Bay, California, whose members gain special powers after their plane crashes in the Amazon, Brazil.

  • Men of a Certain Age

    Men of a Certain Age (2009)
    Television by Ray Romano (Comedy and Drama) Actor A group of college buddies in the throes of middle age keep their friendship going long after they've graduated.

  • Three Rivers

    Three Rivers (2009)
    Television by Carol Barbee (Drama) Actor Three Rivers is about the lives of organ donors, the doctors, and recipients of the organs at preeminent transplant hospital. Dr. Andy Yablonskiis the leader of the team of surgeons: Dr. Miranda Foster, a woman with a reputation of being a rebel and who strives to live up to her fathers legacy; Dr. David Lee, the surgeon that breaks all the ladies hearts; Ryan Abbott, the inexperienced new transplant coordinator whose come up with a complex new way of transferring organs to the patients; Dr. Sophia Jordan, the head of organ surgery and Pam Acosta, Dr. Andy Yablonski's operating assistant and best friend. These are the stories of organ surgeons and what it's like to be in a race against the clock. Written by Anonymous

  • Evidence

    Evidence (2008)
    Film (short) by Keith Schwalenberg Actor

  • King of the Cardboard People

    King of the Cardboard People (2008)
    Film (short) by Collin Insley (Fantasy) Actor Sebastian is 10 years old and like most boys his age, he has an extremely vivid imagination. It is this that allows Sebastian to escape from a life that has gotten all too real, all too quickly when his father demands that he grow up and start pulling his own weight around the house. Now Sebastian must struggle to assimilate into the adult world that he so desperately wants to avoid. Written by Collin Insley

  • Prison Break

    Prison Break (2008)
    Television by Paul Scheuring (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actor Structural Engineer Michael Scofield turns himself in to the Fox River Penitentiary in order to break out his brother Lincoln Burrows, who is on death row for the murder of the Vice President's brother. But Lincoln was set up by some of the Company (an agency formed by corrupt government officials) guys, headed by General Jonathan Krantz. Michael breaks out from Fox River with his brother Lincoln and other convicts. Written by Jyoti

  • Desperate Housewives

    Desperate Housewives (2008)
    Television by Marc Cherry (Comedy, Drama, Mystery and Romance) Actor The "normal" suburban life for a group of close-knit housewives takes a dark turn when one of their closest friends mysteriously commits suicide. Now while trying to deal with their own hectic problems and romantic lives, each year brings on a new mystery and more dark and twisted events to come. Life behind closed doors is about to be revealed as suburban life takes a funny and dark turn. Written by devil_730

  • The Faithful

    The Faithful (2007)
    Film (short) by Jacob Chase (Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Actor, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director On his thirteenth birthday, Kevin wishes that his dog, Danny, could be a real friend to him. Upon waking up the next morning, he finds that his furry friend has actually become human! Thanks to Danny's dog-like characteristics, he is able to become exceptionally popular in school and brings Kevin up with him. But when the girl of Kevin's dreams, Mary, falls for Danny instead of him, he quickly shuns him, forgetting what a great friend he had always been. Join Kevin on his journey as he learns the fleetingness of popularity while discovering that true friendship is rare and more significant than anything he could ever imagine. Written by Anonymous

  • The Clown

    The Clown (2006)
    Film (short) by Tatum Shank (Drama) Actor, Writer, Producer, Director Profesional clown, Jeremy O. Brown, has lost everything except the one thing that could change his life.

  • Sycamore Creek

    Sycamore Creek (2006)
    Film (short) by Jacob Chase (Drama and Family) Actor Kimberly and her older brother Adam agree to go on a humdrum fishing trip with their long absent grandfather, who has ulterior motives of his own. Kimberly's day turns out to be anything but ordinary after she ruins the fishing equipment and runs away from her grandfather in pursuit of the perfect family and her missing brother. Equipped with only her strong will, Kimberly journeys into the most treacherous of territories: her grandfather's heart. Written by Anonymous

  • Day of Miracles

    Day of Miracles (2005)
    TV Movie by Logan (Documentary, Action and Drama) Actor, Actor During the disaster of 9/11 there were many miraculous survivors whose stories are great. Sujo John was in Tower One and led many down the staircase while the building was peeling like a banana. He got out only to realize that his pregnant wife was in Tower Two. Janelle Guzman prayed for God to help her while the building was crumbling over her. She was the last person found alive the next day. When they found her, she was standing up asleep. She asked for Paul, the policeman who was holding her hand all night and they told her that there was no one named Paul on the team that day. Written by Leslie Mc Ray

  • Heartland

    Heartland (2003)
    Film by Henry Barrial (Drama and Family) Actor The relationship between a young man (Daniel) and his sister (Ally). Their mother dies and Daniel comes to live with Ally. Not understanding all the responsibilities which comes along with Daniel, Ally takes on the role as his protector from not just harm but from life. See Daniel has Downs Syndrome, Daniel lives a regular life. Ally doesn't see this until one day she realizes the only life she needs to protect is her own. Written by Anonymous

  • 3rd Rock from the Sun

    3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
    Television by Terry Turner (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actor A group of aliens has come to Earth to learn about its population, customs, etc. To avoid detection, they have taken on human form which gives them human emotions, physical needs etc. WITHOUT the understanding of what they mean or the inhibitions normally present in humans. Their leader takes the position of a college professor, their military expert as his sister, their intelligence expert, supposedly oldest of group takes form of his teenage son. The uninhibited reactions turn everyday events into unusual situations. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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