Life and CareerEdit
Born and raised in Rhode Island. Shalansky received a BFA in Acting from Boston University. After moving to New York City immediately following graduation, he became successful in television commercials and continued his acting career by working in the New York and regional theatre circuits. In 2003, Shalansky moved to Los Angeles, and began working steadily in television and film. In October 2016, Shalansky was asked by friend John Krasinski to join the cast in a staged reading of the Oscar Award-winning screenplay "Good Will Hunting". Shalansky joined Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Daveed Diggs, Tom McCarthy, Keegan-Michael Key, Margo Martindale and Harvey Weinstein at the NYU Skirball theater in New York City. In November 2016, Shalansky landed a recurring Guest Star role on the Emmy winning ABC hit, Grey's Anatomy. He currently lives in the New York area with his wife Cassandra and daughter, Lyla Emerson Shalansky.