Growing up in Indianapolis as the son of two former college basketball players, Shannon was destined to be a gym rat, were it not for his Theatre teacher at School 70. During Shannon's kindergarten year, his theatre teacher pleaded with his mom, also a teacher, to get him into acting.  Shannon booked the first two projects he auditioned for, both SAG.  Recently Shannon appeared as a recurring Guest Star in Season 1 and 2 of Steven Spielberg's EXTANT(CBS) playing the half alien/half human son of Halle Berry.  Shannon can also be seen recurring as the Young Lucious Lyon on Season 2 of Empire (Fox).  On February 2nd he will share the TV screen with Bill Paxton in CBS' new show, Trianing Day. Shannon still finds time to compete in many team sports including, Football, Track and of course Basketball.  He also trains in martial arts, weapons, stunts and acro. His dream role ~~ a super hero role where he can combine his two loves, athletics and acting.