Instead of charming audiences, he got to frighten them as a sinister stranger who drifts into a seaside New Jersey town.In 2006, Show softened in a guest spot on ABC Family's Beautiful People, acting opposite his old Melrose Place love interest, Daphne Zuniga (Jo).Perhaps things are just fine between Van Camp and Bowman and dating your co-star is a really terrific idea with no foreseeable downside.Perhaps history can be our judge: let’s take a look at on/off-screen couples of TV shows past, from Ozzie and Harriet to Billy and Allison; from Sydney and Vaughn to Dexter and Debra, to see just how well that worked out for everyone.If a recent photo of the couple is anything to go by, their real-life relationship may have been concluded by the time tonight’s new episode starts. If they aren’t very good at acting and/or their breakup is especially acrimonious, that awkwardness will be obvious. We do not want to see real-life problems on our guilty pleasure fun show.You don’t have to be a body language expert to think that Bowman, his arms folded protectively over his chest, his eyes dead, horrified or distracted, is not as into this whole thing as Van Camp, who looms over him, lips mashed against his face, sucking with desperate determination. Then again, that could just be a terrible photo, taken at a weird moment.Show's appeal with women was utilized once again in Lifetime's Strong Medicine, in which he portrayed a hospital administrator from 2003-05.
Show realized Ryan's Hope was not what he was looking for, so he studied acting in England at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts for a year.While doing duty on Melrose Place, Show began dating series co-star Laura Leighton (Sydney).Oddly enough, as the show became darker in tone, his character became less of a brooder.Show was used to being bullied in junior high, but by the time he attended high school, he was nurturing his wrestling and basketball skills.
Despite his athleticism, he never felt part of the popular set and soon found his strongest kinship with the theater kids, alongside whom he took to the stage in productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Barefoot in the Park." He studied theater at the University of California, Los Angeles, and upon graduation, was hired onto the then popular ABC soap, Ryan's Hope, which shot in New York City, NY.
In 2007 he was cast in the CBS pilot, Swingtown, a sexy period series revolving around couple-swapping in the 1970's, while awaiting the release of his most terrifying project yet – the film adaptation of novelist Jack Ketchum's harrowing domestic drama, The Girl Next Door.