Shane Lee Yaw, known better as Shane Dawson, is a popular YouTube comedian that has done a few episodes with Smosh. Shane Dawson plays Dane Shawson in Bigfoot is Gay. He appeared in the horror film, Smiley and starred in Not Cool and It Gets Worse, which are films produced by him. Along with Smosh, he guest stars in the YouTubers React series by TheFineBrothers (along with other popular YouTubers).
As Dane Shawson
Dane is a greedy, extravagant, and selfish hunter and Ian's rival. Dane appears as the main antagonist of "Bigfoot is Gay". Like Ian and Anthony, he tried to hunt down Bigfoot by himself and take the $5000 reward for himself. He and his partner soon team up with the two, supposedly wanting to capture Bigfoot together and split the reward. Later, Dane betrays the two and sprays them with knockout gas. He tries to disguise them as Bigfoot's children to get a bigger award. When Ian calls bats to attack him, Dane accidentally shoots a tranquilizer dart at Bigfoot, who is revaled to be Dane's partner. Ian and Anthony learn that Dane staged the broadcast from the news and he was behind everything to earn the reward. He explains that he doesn't have a house or car and threatens to kill the two out of revenge of ruining his plan. The real Bigfoot then shows up and punches him, knocking him unconscious. Anthony, Ian and Bigfoot later leave Dane in the forest.
Other Involvement with Smosh
- He also is featured in a deleted scene in Smosh: The Movie.
- He appeared in Every Smosh Video Ever during Smosh 10th Anniversary Week paroding how Ian acts on camera. His friend Drew appeared with him in the video as Anthony.
- Shane interviewed Anthony on his podcast Shane and Friends.
- Needless to say, the name "Dane Shawson" is made by switching the letters "Shane Dawson" with a "D" and "Sh".
- Dane's sidekick is the actor who plays Teleporting Fat Guy.
- Despite wide speculation from YouTube viewers in the video comments, Shane is not a homosexual; he is publicly bisexual, which he announced in a YouTube Video posted on July 7, 2015.
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