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Shawn Spencer

Shawn Spencer (James Roday) hails from a family of cops, and was fully expected to carry the torch by his father, Henry, who meticulously schooled his son from a very young age in the finer points of detective work. But while Henry made him a detective, he can't make Shawn be a detective.

It soon becomes clear that Shawn's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction are still no match for his overdeveloped sense of fun, as he takes a string of random jobs strictly for enjoyment and entertains himself calling in tips to the police hotline for crimes he sees on television.

And then one night, one of Shawn's tips lead police somewhere he never imagined -- back to him. It seems detectives believe information this accurate could only have come from the inside, and Shawn is the suspect.

Desperate to avoid jail time, Shawn hastily explains that his insight is really second sight - he's a psychic. And though skeptical, the department is impressed and Shawn is hired on as a "psychic consultant".

Immediately enlisting the assistance of his reluctant best friend, Gus, Shawn opens his own agency, PSYCH, taking his talent for detective work -- and fun -- in a new direction.

SHAWN ... IN HIS OWN WORDS


Nicknames:
Capt. Crunch, Chief Inspector, The Amazing Psychman

What's an Anagram of Your Name?
Snap Wrenches

What's on your playlist?

  1. The Redwalls: Universal Blues
  2. The 88s: Over and Over
  3. Bob Schneider: The Californian
  4. Luce: Never Ending
  5. Sister Hazel: Absolutely

Favorite Album at Age 15:
The Smithereens: Blow Up

Three things I couldn't live without:

  1. iTunes
  2. Aseptic packaging
  3. Carbon Dioxide

Three Books:

  1. Zagat Guide
  2. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  3. Santa Barbara Yellow Pages (2003 Edition)

Three Websites:

  1. www.gizoogle.com
  2. www.dole-plantation.com
  3. www.pandora.com

What's your secret talent?
Anti-terrorist evasive driving.

What's the craziest thing I've ever done?
Told the truth.

Best American City:
Austin, Key West, New Orleans, Las Vegas Please. Did you think I would choose only one?

Favorite Ice Cream Topping:
Cheerios

Describe Yourself in One Word
Symmetrical.

Now in Spanish:
Simetrico

Worst Hairstyle:
Fauxhawk

Favorite Old Movie:
"Yellowbeard"

Crime of Fashion:
Acid washed jeans, pegged.

Name of Your Imaginary Band? What Instrument Do You Play?:
"The Shawn Spencer Situation" ... Lead Guitar

Dirty Little Secret:
I didn't read "The Da Vinci Code"

If You Had to Have a Girl's Name, What Would You Choose?
Gigi Mimibelle

Here's $10 ... What Do You Buy?
"The Da Vinci Code." Is it in paperback yet?

Your environmentally conscious invention:
Edible Tires

Your Superhero Name ("The," your favorite color, the automobile your dad drives):
The Green F-250

What Celebrity do People Say You Look Like?
Sarah Jessica Parker

The last thing that made me laugh out loud:
Gus. Walking into a screen door. An open screen door. Still not sure how he did it.

Quote:
"Four out of five dentists surveyed recommend sugarless gum for their patients who chew gum."

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