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Van Hansis

Van Hansis or Evan Vanfossen "Van" Hansis (born September 25, 1981) is an American actor. Hansis, who uses the name Van professionally, starred on the long-running CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Luke Snyder.

Hansis made his first appearance on December 14, 2005, taking over the role from Jake Weary, and played the character until the end of the show's run, appearing in its final episode, which aired on September 17, 2010.

Shortly after Van Hansis took over the role, the character came out as gay in a storyline in spring 2006. Luke subsequently became romantically involved with Noah Mayer (played by Jake Silbermann), a pairing hailed as the first gay supercouple in soap opera history, despite controversy about their storyline.

In an Out Magazine interview, he mentioned a few of his favorite "gay things": He admires Ian McKellen, thinks Rufus Wainwright writes the best lyrics, counts Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt as his favorite musicisian, and thinks Velvet Goldmine is a great movie.

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