Chicago Horror Film Festival


The Chicago Horror Film Festival is honored to welcome award-winning actor Shannon Brown as host of our 2016 event at the Patio Theater in Chicago, September 23rd - 25th!

Shannon Brown started his professional acting career in 1999 in Los Angeles, CA.  He was fortunate to experience success rather quickly, booking an episode of NBC's hit sit com, Friends. Soon after that, he also booked an episode of FOX's sit com Action.  As a result, Shannon was considered a "must join" and became a member of SAG very early in his career. Shannon was able to find consistent work in the LA market for the next four years.

Although his career was on the upswing, Shannon was forced to move back to Chicago to deal with a family tragedy.  Upon his return to his home market, Shannon put his acting career on hold with the intention of moving back to the west coast to pick up where he left off.  Life happens and seven years later, Shannon was still in Chicago.  In 2010, he couldn't put his passion on the back burner any longer.  He got back into the business and did so with great vigor. Shannon is thrilled to be working consistently in his home town of Chicago, while also being based out of LA. He has worked all across the country in various markets. In the last 3 years alone, Shannon has starred in films that were shot in Chicago, LA, New York, Florida, Michigan and Arizona.

Since his return in 2010, Shannon has added to his resume that now features over 50 SAG projects, ranging from TV and commercials to short and feature films. The most recent being a feature film starring Minnie Driver, Frank Grillo, John Leguizamo and Maggie Q, among others, titled Jekyll Island. One of three films that Shannon will be starring in that will be in theaters in 2016. Shannon was cast as the lead in the other two features, Halloweed andSmothered by Mothers. He also had the opportunity to work with great talent in these two films, including Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo, Burt Young, Heather Matarazzo, Simon Rex, Jason Mewes, Jim O'Heir, Alice Amter, Burt Young, Robert Craighead, Jamie Bernadette, Andy Milonakis and Ray Wise, among others.

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