VH: My parents always used to say I was 10 going on 40. I didn’t always say the nicest things about people, and looking back on it, I really regret that. I lost out on people who could’ve been my friends and grew up to be really incredible people. I thought of legally just changing my name to “Van,” but then I thought, what’s the point? TB: What’s the critical element of an un-dramatic relationship? Because if you respect somebody, then you wouldn’t take some of the actions these characters take. To love someone, you really have to respect them and put their needs as high as yours, if not higher. TB: Would you say it takes emotional maturity to play emotionally immature characters?Silbermann joined the CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Noah Mayer, on June 1, 2007, which was also his 24th birthday.
From October 2007 through January 13, 2008, Van appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Die Mommie Die. For some time now, we’ve watched as Luke Snyder (played deftly by Van Hansis) came out to his friends and family.For a genre not known for its subtlety, his coming out journey has been surprisingly realistic and poignant.As the World Turns' gay couple Luke and Noah recently offered contestants on CBS' unscripted casting series In Turn lessons on how to make out for the camera.AFTER THE JUMP, watch the clip (via GLAAD's Cine Queer)...Van Hansis was born on September 25, 1981 as Evan Vanfossen Hansis in North Adams, MA, moving to Greenfield MA when he was in the third grade.