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Shawn Pyfrom reveals drug addiction

February 3rd, 2014 11:20pm EST
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'Desperate Housewives' Shawn Pyfrom has revealed his battle with drugs and alcohol.
The 27-year-old actor has talked about his battles with addiction in the wake of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in New York yesterday (02.02.14).
Shawn - who played character Marcia Cross' son Andrew Van de Kamp in the TV series - wrote on his Tumblr blog: "I just read the news about mr. philip seymour hoffman, and against the advise of others; i had to write this open letter. i can't stay quiet anymore about this...
"i am an alcoholic and a drug addict....
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'Desperate Housewives'' Shawn Pyfrom Proclaims: 'I am an alcoholic and a drug addict'

February 3rd, 2014 4:30pm EST
'Desperate Housewives'' Shawn Pyfrom Proclaims: 'I am an alcohol
27-year-old actor Shawn Pyfrom has confessed he was hooked on drugs and alcohol but has decided to tell all about his issues following the sudden death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

On Sunday, Capote actor Hoffman was found dead after an apparent drug overdose, and the tragedy has stunned Pyfrom into going public with his own battle with addiction.

In an open letter posted on his blog, Desperate Housewives actor writes, "I just read the news about mr. philip seymour hoffman, and against the advise of others; I had to write this open letter. I can't stay quiet anymore about this... I am an al...
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Shawn Pyfrom Leaving 'Desperate Housewives'

July 29th, 2009 12:51pm EDT
Shawn Pyfrom
Actor Shawn Pyfrom is stepping down from hit TV show Desperate Housewives as a regular castmember to pursue other projects.

The 22 year old has been portraying Andrew Van De Kamp, the gay son of actress Marcia Cross' character, on the program since its inception in 2004. But Pyfrom will not feature as heavily in the upcoming sixth series as he attempts to branch out into other acting jobs, according to People.com.

A source tells the website, "Shawn's not returning for a full season next fall. But he'll come back and make a few guest star appearances.

"His decision didn't come ea...
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Joanna Garcia Discusses Her New Show 'Welcome To The Captain'

February 11th, 2008 2:23pm EST
Joanna Garcia
At last, some relief from bad reality and game shows. Joanna Garcia stars in "Welcome to the Captain," a new wacky comedy series on CBS, along with Fran Kranz, Chris Klein, Jeffrey Tambor, and Raquel Welch. We talked to Joanna this week and found her to be as bright and fresh as her character on "Captain."

We've just seen the of pilot "Welcome to the Captain." It is a very cute show.

Thank you! I'm excited about it and very proud to be a part of it.

Tell us more about it.

It's kind of a wacky ensemble set in an apartment building. It's a nice backdrop to all these diffe...
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Shawn Pyfrom Talks About 'Housewives,' The Writers' Strike, Playing Danny Bonaduce & More

December 14th, 2007 10:01am EST
Shawn Pyfrom
Shawn Pyfrom is amazingly astute and mature for a man of his age. At only 21, he already has some fine ideas and ideals. Starpulse talked to him recently about his past work, his current role as the gay Andrew Van De Camp in "Desperate Housewives," his upcoming movie, and more.

We heard that you just turned 21 in August. Happy Birthday!

Thank you. It's very exciting to be 21.

Why?

I would be lying if I said that I hadn't had a few drinks before then, but every time you go to a place that features alcohol, like a bar, club, or restaurant, it's nice to be able to get a dri...
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