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Van Hansis

Van Hansis, full name Evan Vanfossen Hansis (born September 25, 1981) is an Emmy nominated actor. Hansis, who uses the name Van professionally, stars on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Luke Snyder, the son of one of the show's signature supercouples, Holden and Lily Snyder (Jon Hensley and Martha Byrne).

He made his first appearance on December 14, 2005, taking over the role from Jake Weary. Shortly after taking over as Luke, the character came out as a gay man in a story line in 2006.

Hansis graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. Prior to joining As the World Turns, Hansis starred in the Broadway play The Laramie Project, among other stage shows. In 2006 he also starred in the short film The Time Machine.

He is good friends with co-star Elena Goode, who plays his cousin and former faux love interest, Jade Taylor.

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As the World Turns Quotes

Noah: Do you just not like me?
Luke: No, I like you Noah.
Noah: Then why do you keep pushing me away?
Luke: Because...I like you Noah.
Noah looks surprised.
Luke: Yeah, like that.

Noah: You know if I do stay here, I do have one condition
Luke: Oh yeah? Whats that?
Noah: You better not hog all the covers.