Shannon Houk

Shannon Houk

Twisted Chain Entertainment

Actor, producer and director in Fort Worth, Texas

About Shannon

Shannon Houk was born and raised in Dallas / Fort Worth area. Played soccer for 24 years. He left the area when he enlisted in the US Coast Guard where he was stationed in Oregon. When he left the Coast Guard, he moved back to Texas and took on many different jobs. Shannon is involved in paranormal investigations and is currently the tech person for FEAR Paranormal in the DFW area. Shannon is a graphic/web designer, and has had many positions in the filmmaking industry. (Producer, Assistant Director, Director of Photography, Lighting, Grip, Behind the Scenes Photography, Gaffer, Script Supervisor, and Production Assistant.). Shannon has also done some video editing, is a Beachbody Coach and enjoys spending time with his family and pets.

Shannon has been involved in feature films, short films, web series, television series, student films, commercials on both sides of the cameras. He started off in background/extras roles, but has steadily been moving up to featured, supporting and leading roles. You can visit to see his current credited roles. Or to see more roles and some samples of graphic work and photography.

Name: Shannon Houk

Lives in: Fort Worth, Texas

Company: Twisted Chain Entertainment

Occupation: Actor, Producer, Director, Graphic Designer, Photographer (Still), Assistant Director, Stunt Performer, Crew, Grip, Gaffer/lighting Technician, Set Builder, Production Assistant, Editor, Visual Effects Artist, Sound Designer and Sound Editor

Unique traits: Skills Athletic: Aerobics - 3 years (Beachbody Programs P90X, Insanity and more), Baseball - 5 years (Jr Jigh & High School), Basketball 2 years (Jr High), Bicycle 30 years, Bowling 15 years (on and off, league for 2 years), Chess 5 years, Coaching 10 years (Soccer, Fitness Training), Driving-Automatic 28 years, Driving-Boat 10 years (3 in Coast Guard), Driving-Stick 20 years, Billiards 20 years, Football 4 years High school, Frisbee 5 years, Horseback 10 years (very young age but can pick it up easy), Marital Arts (Beachbody Les Mills Combat), Ping Pong 15 years, Rock Climbing (Outdoor)3 years, Roller Blade 1 year, Roller Skate 10 years, Skate Boarding 10 years, Soccer 24 years, Softball 5 years, Swim 30 years, Tennis 1 year, Track & Field 6 years, Volleyball 4 years, Wakeboard 2 years, Weights 5 years, Yoga 2 years, Willing to learn much more... Music: Trumpet 7 years (Jr High, High School, Coast Guard), Bass Guitar learning - 3 months, Drums - learning 2 months, Keyboards - 1 year. Experience Paranormal Investigator - 5+ years, Graphic Designer - 15 years, Auto Auction - 8 years, Youth Club Owner/Promoter - 2 years, New Construction - Residential - 10 years, A/C & Heat - Service & Install 5 years, Father of 3 - 22 years, Rescue Dog Owner (Small & Large) - 10 years, United States Coast Guard - 2 years - 1992-1994


  • R.G.T.V.

    R.G.T.V. (2018)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Beaver

    Beaver (2018)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Cinna Monroe, a single redneck mother of 3 living in Beaver, Oklahoma searches for love.

  • Beside Myself

    Beside Myself (2018)
    Film (Short) Art department Kate Loves Jim, but will Jim ever realize how he feels about her?

  • Howlers

    Howlers (2017)
    Film (Horror) Actor A mysterious monster hunter from the old west returns from the grave to stop a blood thirsty werewolf motorcycle gang from terrorizing a small town.

  • The Plot

    The Plot (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Brady's Lot

    Brady's Lot (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department On his birthday, a kindhearted and simple janitor receives a gift that may have just changed his life. But Brady's lot in life is not as uncomplicated as he is.

  • The Stare 2

    The Stare 2 (2017)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Fall of Grace

    Fall of Grace (2017)
    Film (Horror) Actor When a demon takes a mans daughter to hell, in his desperation, he conjures up another demon to hold it for ransom and get his daughter back. His intentions are honest, but in a fathers love, his choices may release more hell then he could ever imagine. Written by Gerald Crum

  • Slate Me!

    Slate Me! (2017)
    Television (Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew Slate Me is a show giving advice for those wishing to get into the entertainment industry. We will have interviews with Directors, Producers, Studio heads, actors as well as music by up and coming musicians to Grammy Award Winning Bands.

  • Reoccurence

    Reoccurence (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director This is a story about the circular pattern of addiction and the alcoholic brain. The hope is that the cycle will be broken before the alcoholic has been, and that his loved ones will be spared the horror of his destruction.

  • Torrid

    Torrid (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Equally Matched

    Equally Matched (2017)
    Film (Short and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department John Lambert is a lonely single man giving speed dating a try. While unsuccessful, he comes into contact with a lady named Rebecca Willis, both of whom decide to go on a real date together. But will John have the courage to do what is right? Written by Fred Keel

  • Bruthas 321

    Bruthas 321 (2017)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Three bruthas born on the same day at the same hospital three minutes apart but never met each other. After 34 years has past the three bruthas meet by Faith and find out all three have something in common.

  • Don't Drink the Water

    Don't Drink the Water (2017)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Live to Die Another Day

    Live to Die Another Day (2016)
    Film (Action, Drama, Thriller and Short) Actor Centered around the perspective of two WWII soldiers, one separated from his airborne battalion, the other separated from a busted up outfit as a result of an ambushed mission his commanding officer assigned Corporal Donny Hawke and First Sergeant Johnson end up stuck behind enemy lines with sniper threats just overhead the trench they're stuck together in under the most extraordinary circumstances to unfold the most unexpected of exigent events. The Prelude to The Tragedy...The Tragedy of War. Written by [RS]

  • Carl Jackson's the Jesus Freak

    Carl Jackson's the Jesus Freak (2016)
    Film (Action and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • St. Thaddeus and the Holy Shroud

    St. Thaddeus and the Holy Shroud (2016)
    Film (Short) Actor Soon after the Passion of the Christ, Thaddeus, one of the Twelve Apostles, and Mari the Assyrian, a disciple of Jesus, journey to Mesopotamia from Jerusalem. They go there to fulfill a request made by Abgar, the Assyrian King of the city-state of Edessa. King Abgar, afflicted with leprosy, had previously corresponded with Christ, pronouncing his faith and requested that He come and heal him from his disease. Jesus replies that He would not be able to because He must fulfill His mission. However, Jesus promised to send a disciple in his stead, once His work was accomplished. Thaddeus and Mari bring with them an image of Jesus Christ, called the “Mandylion”, and present it to King Abgar. Upon receiving the image, King Abgar is miraculously healed. It is later revealed that the Mandylion is the Shroud of Turin. After success preaching among the Assyrians, Thaddeus continues to spread the Gospel in the surrounding lands, but is captured and tortured by the tyrant king of Armenia, Sanatrouk. After escaping, a mortally wounded Thaddeus returns to Edessa, where he dies from his injuries. The Assyrian Church of the East, founded by Thaddeus and Mari, endures.

  • Caught Up

    Caught Up (2016)
    Film (Crime and Short) Art department Add a Plot »

  • Through My Eyes

    Through My Eyes (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Salem

    Salem (2016)
    Television by Tribune Studios, WGN America (Drama, Fantasy and Thriller) Actor Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. Written By WGN

  • Good Bye Nolan

    Good Bye Nolan (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A man wishes for revenge on who he feels is responsible for him losing his job.

  • Respect the Pillow

    Respect the Pillow (2016)
    Film (Short) Art department RESPECT THE PILLOW is a hard-hitting documentary that delves into the creative and resourceful dominion of Production Design Artist in the exciting and multifaceted World of Independent Films. RESPECT THE PILLOW allows us access through the red velvet rope to glimpse raw behind the scenes footage of a brilliant artistic team consisting of Make-up Wardrobe, Props, Art Department, Set Dressing, Scenic intention and Locations; all working collectively to bring a celluloid story to life. ...OR... Is It A Comedic Mockumentary where we glimpse the sheer magnitude of madness from Production Design within the Independent Film Community....with tongue firmly planted in cheek? Whichever hypothesis you prefer, Please always remember RESPECT THE PILLOW! Written by Stan Baker

  • Back to OZ

    Back to OZ (2016)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Art department Jenny thought she was going to have a boring Summer, until she finds Grandma's silver slippers. When she wakes up, she's in Oz and on the run from a witch.

  • Forgive/Forget

    Forgive/Forget (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Art department After a tragic accident, the Thompson's are living day to day dealing with Chris's recovery and head trauma. Today is the day they have been hoping for.

  • The Leftovers

    The Leftovers (2015 - 2016)
    Television by HBO/Warner Bros. Television (Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Actor Three years after the simultaneous disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people from Mapleton, New York struggle to continue their lives while they cope with loss and the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

  • Jerico

    Jerico (2016)
    Film by Lewis Taylor Productions/ Seckeita Lewis (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Paper Mill Supervisor The story of best friends who set out on a dangerous, but comedic journey that challenges the restrictions of a Jim Crow South to fulfill their dreams

  • Queen of the South

    Queen of the South (2016)
    Television (Action, Drama and Thriller) Actor Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Spain, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.

  • In Security: Follow Me Home

    In Security: Follow Me Home (2016)
    Film (Short, Action and Drama) Actor The Morgan's live the worst situation parents could ever face. After breaking away from a clandestine government organization to start a new life, Dave and Mari must face the life they left behind.

  • Watcher

    Watcher (2016)
    Film (Short, Action and Drama) Actor Corporate, a company which specializes in kidnap and ransom has risen to become one of the most powerful companies in the world. Matt Steele, an ex-special forces operative, is on the verge of exacting his revenge on the corporation responsible for the kidnap and murder of his family. He has spent years working his way into a trusted position within the organization. Now that the pieces of his plan are in place, he is on his way out. Before he can retire, Matt must show his new recruit, Scott, the basics. But Scott is not there to learn from Matt, he's there to kill him. Matt uses his skills to defeat Scott and gains the trust of the newly kidnapped, Amy Whitmore. Amy helps Matt finish a plan seven years in the making-- the destruction of Corporate. Written by Issa Currie

  • 20 Minutes or Less 2

    20 Minutes or Less 2 (2016)
    Film (Short and Action) Actor Our favorite delivery driver is back and this time, she's got the daughter of her boss tagging along.

  • Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

    Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Actor Documentarian Dinesh D'Souza analyzes the history of the Democratic Party and what he thinks are Hillary Clinton's true motivations.

  • 20 Minutes or Less

    20 Minutes or Less (2016)
    Film (Short and Action) Actor As forces conspire against her, Winnie has to make her delivery or risks losing her job or something even more precious to her.

  • Dried Leaves

    Dried Leaves (2016)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Just Kill Me

    Just Kill Me (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department An ex-cop has cancer and wants a mystery writer, who he suspects is a serial killer, to kill him.

  • Things That Go Bump

    Things That Go Bump (2016)
    Film (Short) Sound department When an ancient evil is brought back! Jason and his friends must band together and fight the very things that go bump!

  • Dead Air

    Dead Air (2016)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Super Duper Siblings

    Super Duper Siblings (2016)
    Film (Short and Action) Director 2 Superhero siblings are called upon to stop a new Supervillain, Queen Buzzkill, before it's too late

  • Lesbian Strippers from Hell

    Lesbian Strippers from Hell (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Art department A crazy sexy "anything goes" strip club is accidentally built on the gates of hell which results in a battle between the angel of god and the lord of darkness, who possesses sultry dominant strippers to do his dirty work.

  • Cul De Sac: Shadow of the Abyss

    Cul De Sac: Shadow of the Abyss (2016)
    Film (Short and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Ellie

    Ellie (2016)
    Film by Alexandra De Rossi (Drama) Art department When ex-girlfriend Emily reappears, Shawn finds himself trapped by indecision. Should he give her another chance? What should a guy do, because he is currently seeing Ellie? Caught in the cross-hairs of emotions and intrigues, there is no easy way out as someone will get hurt...

  • Underground Under 10

    Underground Under 10 (2015)
    Film (Action and Short) Actor Retired boxer steps into the ring one more time to save the life of his daughter.

  • Streets of Harvest

    Streets of Harvest (2015)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor Apathy is in the air. Crime rates have reached an all-time high. And two detectives are on the trail of a killer. Police officers Matt Harrison and Joseph Brown have been partners for the past 3 years. While investigating a murder case at a Dallas nightclub, their search leads them to one of the most dangerous drug kingpins in America. Their faith will be put to the test and will have to rely on a higher authority to make it out alive. Written by Fred Keel

  • Coda

    Coda (2015)
    Film (Short and Romance) Art department Two songwriting strangers are haunted by the same unfinished melody. A chance meeting in a studio could help them find a resolution to their song.

  • Siren City

    Siren City (2015)
    Film (short) by Sle7endary Pictures/Randy Shoemake (Action, Drama and Thriller) Airport Pedestrian Ethan, a man with a modern executive look, a mysterious history, but not all he appears to be, lands in a city for a contract job resulting in a journey of extraordinary exigent circumstances.

  • Daylight's End

    Daylight's End (2015)
    Film by Throttle Films/ William Kaufman (Action, Horror and Sci-Fi) Creature Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station and reluctantly agrees to try to help them defend themselves and escape to the sanctuary they so desperately need.

  • Between Heaven and Earth

    Between Heaven and Earth (2015)
    Television by UA Network / Rosa Nichols (Drama) Rioter The shadow of Heaven has passed over the Earth. Mankind's darkest hour is now upon them.

  • Murderface

    Murderface (2015)
    Film (short) by Greg Pauley (Horror) Actor In a post-modern campfire story, young students listen, judge, and often interrupt as their friend weaves a tale of bloody murder by a masked man in the woods.

  • The Package

    The Package (2015)
    Film (short) by Fred Keel (Thriller) Actor A hit man with a conscious. One that always delivers his packages. Except this time, little Gabriella has gone missing. It's up to him to bring her back. But will either of them make it out alive?

  • The Front

    The Front (2015)
    Television (Action, Drama and War) Actor

  • Shakeology

    Shakeology (2012)
    Commercial by Beachbody Inc. Shannon H

  • F*** Machines

    F*** Machines (2010)
    Video by Barrel Suit Productions / Armand Saucier Zombie

  • Girls, Guns & Gangs

    Girls, Guns & Gangs
    Film (Action) Actor An upper middle class family in a small country town with a daughter moves to the big city. The daughter meets a boy while in school, he is a persistent charmer. He has a secret dark side... his father is a cartel leader of the biggest human trafficking ring. The boy is a spoiled controlling, violent and abusive punk. He knows that he can get away with whatever he wants because daddy runs the big city. The girl wants out of the relationship but he won't let her break up with him. He tells her that if he can't have her then nobody can and he will make her and her family disappear if she doesn't listen. Her girlfriend gives her a piece of paper with a number to a cousin in a gang who van help. The only way out of this relationship is to seek protection from a gang with power! She gets initiated into the gang with the plan to stop her boyfriend and his cartel family. Once she achieves this she knows she will be free. What she doesn't realize is that once you're in the girl gang you can't... Written by Author

  • The Devil's Chain

    The Devil's Chain
    Film (Short, Action, Thriller and Western) Actor In 1880s Texas, Warren Badt escapes a posse bent on killing him. He hides out in a cabin just outside the small town of Breakwater. As the posse closes in, and his situation seems to unravel, an old "friend" pays him a visit..the Devil herself. She has sinister plans of her own. Written by [Jim]


  • Southern Shorts Award of Merit for Audio in the short film Brady's Lot

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