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If you’re a zombie fan, you’re probably counting down to the Season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead Oct. 16. If so, keep an eye out for Shane, of Middle River, Md., who should be appearing in a commercial for charity ”zombie run” during the premiere. ”Look for the guy in the shredded green shirt,” says the 21-year-old budding actor. Another curious note about Shane is his gay dad. ”His boyfriend is pretty cool, too, like a second dad.” But they’re down in Georgia. Look for Shane online on YouTube, where his coming-out video is raking in the hits, or in person at Club Hippo, Grand Central or Town.
What’s on your nightstand?
A lot of water bottles, an alarm clock and an empty fish tank.
What’s in your nightstand drawer?
Old birthday and Christmas cards. Condoms and stuff, of course. Random crap.
What’s the strangest thing?
An extra pair of shoelaces or stage makeup.
What are your television favorites?
Glee. I’m obsessed.
What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
What superhero would you be?
Who’s your greatest influence?
My mother. And my middle school music teacher. She gave me my passion for singing.
What’s your greatest fear?
I’m always scared that I’m dying. I’m a huge hypochondriac.
Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Adam Sandler.
What would you serve?
I don’t cook very well. We’d probably order something.
How would you describe your dream guy?
Pretty much like a Disney prince, as gay as that sounds. Good looking, caring. A nice, clean-cut guy.
Define good in bed.
Oh, goodness. Not a quick hookup. Romantic, like it means something.
Who should star in a movie about your life?
Leonardo DiCaprio. Or Chris Colfer since he’s from Glee and looks a lot like me.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
I had the hots for Duane Johnson. He’s just delicious looking.
Who gets on your nerves?
I hate Bible busters. Westboro Baptist Church.
If your home was burning, what’s the first thing you’d grab while leaving?
My cell phone, my dog, my mom. Not in that order.
What’s your biggest turn-on?
If he’s cute and he can sing and dance really well. And muscles.
What’s your biggest turn-off?
What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet tried?
I would love to go to L.A. and do a bunch of auditions.
What’s something you’ve tried that you never want to do again?
Ride a Jet Ski. Love roller coasters, hate those.
Boxers, briefs or other?
Briefs are best.
Who’s your favorite musical artist?
Lady Gaga or Beyoncé.
What’s your favorite website?
YouTube or Facebook.
What’s the most unusual place you’ve had sex?
Behind an electrical box in the mall parking lot, daytime. It wasn’t all the way, but I was young and stupid.
What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
I wait on the bench till I’m told where to go.
That sounds like the versatile answer.
What’s your favorite retail store?
rue21 and Express.
What’s the most you’ll spend on a haircut?
$15. I’m cheap.
What about on shoes?
I don’t make that much at PetCo. Maybe $90.
What’s your favorite food to splurge with?
My kryptonite is bourbon chicken and white rice from China Kitchen.
What’s your favorite season?
Summer – minus the bees and mosquitoes.
What kind of animal would you be?
A tiger. I’m cute and cuddly, but if you piss me off I’ll bite your head off.
What kind of plant would you be?
A sunflower. They’re very tall and I’m 6’3.
What kind of car would you be?
A green – my favorite color – Honda Element.
What are you most grateful for?
My mother and my talent for performing.
What’s something you want more of?
Castings! That, or luck with men.
State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Follow your dreams, never give up. There’s only one chance.
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