Raised in rural Newfoundland Canada, Shaun Majumder has been a performer his entire life.
After leaving his hometown of Burlington (Pop 350) and moving to Mississauga Ontario at the age of thirteen, Shaun acted in his first stage play in the 8th Grade (Grade 8 in Canada). Immediately he was hooked. He continued theatre throughout high school, winning several awards at festivals for his many performances. But according to the adults around him, there was no future in this acting thing. So, Shaun followed the guidance of his teachers and did what most did; went to university with the hopes of a career finding him. After one year of partying and taking general arts classes, Shaun quickly realized his true passion was acting, so he abandoned his safety net and went for it.
He found early success as a Standup Comedian and host, landing his first gigs with YTV (Canada’s Nickelodeon) as a host/PJ for five years, along with CBC’s Just For Laughs comedy series. He continued to book small roles in Film and TV and in 2003 he Joined the cast of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 minutes where he spent seventeen seasons. For the past twenty plus years, Shaun has found success on both sides of the border. A few noteworthy performances include his work as Detective Vik Mahajan in the ABC’s critically acclaimed crime drama, Detroit 1-8-7. His role as Andrew Palmer on NBC’s The Firm starring alongside Josh Lucas and Juliette Lewis. As Hassan Numair on FOX’s 24.
His comedy roles include starring in the Sketch Comedy Series Cedric The Entertainer Presents, The Farrelly Brothers Unhitched, ABC’s Married Not Dead, NBC’s Nevermind Nirvana, and CBC’s Hatching Matching and Dispatching. He currently stars alongside Harold Parineau, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Eion Bailey, in the EPIX Sci Fi/Horror series FROM playing Father Khatri. Shaun resides in Los Angeles with his wife Shelby Fenner, his two daughters Mattis Maple and Eslyn Willow and their two Boston terriers Jazzy and Freddy.