Hallmark Star Victor Webster's Surprising Soap Opera Start

There's no shortage of handsome leading men on the Hallmark Channel, and one fan favorite is Victor Webster. The actor made his debut on the network in 2012's "Puppy Love," in which he played a man whose dog is accidentally adopted by a mom (Candace Cameron Bure) and her daughter. 

Since then, he has starred in a variety of Hallmark films, including "The Magic Stocking," "Love Blossoms," "A Harvest Wedding," "Home for Christmas Day," "Homegrown Christmas," and "Hearts of Winter," per IMDb.

"It's nice getting the call from Hallmark. I do love working with them," Webster told Media Village. "To be honest, doing Christmas movies is fantastic because they have the best decorations! It really gets me in the Christmas spirit because they do it so well."

But the road to success didn't come easy for Webster, who was born and raised in Canada. Although he knew he wanted to act, Webster struggled to land roles at first and had to supplement his income by working as a stockbroker and for a major import-export company, per The Famous People

He even took time off to travel around the world while trying to figure out what to do with his career. He ultimately decided to commit to acting and enrolled in classes.

Webster eventually got his big break, landing roles on two popular soap operas.

He had roles on two different soaps

Before becoming one of the Hallmark Channel's most popular leading men, Victor Webster made his acting debut as Roger on "Sunset Beach," per IMDb. While he was only on for three episodes (per The Famous People), the job got Webster noticed, and he went on to play Nicholas Alamain on "Days of Our Lives."

When his daytime stint ended, Webster went on to spend three seasons on "Mutant X" and four on "Continuum." He has also appeared in a slew of other movies and television shows, including "Bringing Down The House," "Sex and the City," "Charmed," "Melrose Place," "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce," and "Workin' Moms," just to name a few.

He is currently starring in "Motherhood: Fort Salem," in which he plays Blanton Silver, the vice president of the United States who discovers that his daughter is a witch.

And, of course, he will continue to appear on the Hallmark Channel, which definitely holds a special place in his heart — for a big reason.

Victor Webster found love on the Hallmark Channel

Victor Webster found "the one" on the set of one of his Hallmark movies, per Brides. He met Shantel VanSanten on the Belgium set of "Love Blossoms" in 2016, and the two played love interests. Life soon imitated art, and the two got engaged in 2021 before tying the knot in three separate ceremonies due to the pandemic. 

The real-life partners decided to marry in a small civil ceremony at Pasadena City Hall in California on VanSanten's grandparents' wedding anniversary, Aug. 9, after her grandfather unexpectedly died. In an interview with Brides, the actress described her decision to marry that day, noting that her grandfather was originally set to walk her down the aisle. 

"The idea of my grandparents being reunited and watching over our ceremony from above gave me some peace," she stated. "They were married for 63 years [and] had such a special, deep love. They were the example to me of how love is a choice and takes work. It wasn't perfect, but their love was always pure."

Webster and VanSanten's second wedding ceremony was held two months later in Napa, and the third took place in her hometown, Luverne, Minnesota, so older family members could attend.

"My life, literally, is kind of like a Hallmark movie," Webster told Media Village.