|Dermot Shan (Book)|
Mr. Shan (Movie)
|Relatives||Angela Shan (wife)|
Darren Shan (son)
Annie Shan (daughter)
Darius Shan (grandson)
|Book Universe||The Saga of Darren Shan|
|First Book Appearance||Cirque Du Freak|
|Movie/Book Character||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant|
|Acted By||Don McManus|
Dermot Shan or Mr. Shan in the movie is supposedly Darren Shan's father. He is also the father of Annie Shan and the husband of Angela Shan. Little did they know that it was actually Desmond Tiny who secretly impregnated Angela, making him the real father of Darren, and Dermot more of a step-father. He liked to garden and talk to people around the world before Darren's 'death'.
After Dermot and Angela had helped Annie raise Darius, he and Angela moved away as the house reminded them of Darren, leaving Annie at the house with Darius. Annie's neighbor mentioned that Dermot had suffered a minor heart attack.
- He wears size 12 shoes. 
In the movie
In the movie, he is shown as very authoritarian and particularly concerned with the path that Darren chooses in life, stressing over and over that this path should be "college, job, family" in that order.