Shawn has appeared in numerous films throughout his career, including four directed by Louis Malle: My Dinner with Andre (1981), Vanya on 42nd Street (1994), Crackers (1983) and Atlantic City (1980), as well as five directed by Woody Allen Manhattan (1979) , Radio Days (1986), Shadows and Fog (1991), Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)andMelinda and Melinda (2004).
Shawn has also appeared in Amy Heckerling’s Clueless (1995) and Vamps (2012), Paul Bartel’s Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989), Alan Rudolph’s The Moderns (1988), Tom Noonan’s The Wife (1995), Patricia Rozema’s Kit Kittredge (2008), Richard Ayoade’s The Double (2013) and Paul Weitz’s Admission(2013). He has had recurring roles in various television shows such as Murphy Brown, The L Word, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Gossip Girl, The Good Wifeand Mozart in the Jungle.
His most recent film was A Master Builder (2014), directed by Jonathan Demme. Later this summer, fans will rejoice to hear him again in the role of Rex in the upcoming Toy Story 4.