Scott Caan

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Scott Caan
Scott Caan by David Shankbone.jpg
Caan in May 2007
BornScott Andrew Caan
(1976-08-23) August 23, 1976 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesScotty Caan, Mad Skillz
OccupationActor, writer, director, photographer
Years active1993–present
ParentsJames Caan
Sheila Ryan
Website
www.scaanphoto.com
 
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Scott Caan
Scott Caan by David Shankbone.jpg
Caan in May 2007
BornScott Andrew Caan
(1976-08-23) August 23, 1976 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesScotty Caan, Mad Skillz
OccupationActor, writer, director, photographer
Years active1993–present
ParentsJames Caan
Sheila Ryan
Website
www.scaanphoto.com

Scott Andrew Caan (born August 23, 1976) is an American actor. He currently stars as Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Caan is also known for his recurring role as manager Scott Lavin in the HBO television series Entourage. He was also a part of 1990s rap group The Whooliganz with The Alchemist. The duo went by the names Mad Skillz and Mudfoot, respectively.

Early life[edit]

Caan was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actor James Caan and Sheila Marie Ryan, an actress and former model.[1][2] His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Germany.[3] He has an older half-sister named Tara Caan and three younger half-brothers named Alexander James Caan (born 1991), Jacob Nicholas Caan (born 1995), and James Arthur Caan (born 1998).

Career[edit]

Scott Caan Photographs Vol.1

Caan was a roadie for the rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain. Caan was also a member of the hip-hop group The Whooliganz (with producer and fellow MC the Alchemist).[4] He and the Alchemist, when performing as the rap duo the Whooliganz in the early '90s, received a record deal with Tommy Boy records. They recorded the album Make Way for the W., but after their first single "Put Your Handz Up",[5] the album was shelved and the duo was dropped by Tommy Boy. In 1995, the Whooliganz' song "Whooliganz" was released as a single in the UK, but Caan and the Alchemist had already parted ways. In 2014, Caan reunited with his former partner The Alchemist on the Step Brothers project with Evidence Lord Steppington on the song "Byron G".

After enrolling at the Playhouse West acting school in Los Angeles, Caan began acting in the late 1990s, appearing in a number of independent films and low-budget films. His first role in a major motion picture was that of Charlie Tweeder, a reckless Texas football player in Varsity Blues (1999). In the same year, he played the role of Drew in the film Saturn (also known as Speed of Life). Caan subsequently appeared in several studio films including Ready to Rumble (2000) co-starring David Arquette, Boiler Room (2000) co-starring Vin Diesel and American Outlaws (2001), co-starring Colin Farrell, in which Caan played 19th century outlaw Cole Younger. In 2003, Caan made his directorial debut with the film Dallas 362, which won a prize at the 2003 Las Vegas Film Festival.

Caan appeared in the feature film trilogy Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen. In 2005, Caan co-starred with actor Paul Walker (with whom he appeared in Varsity Blues) in the action film Into the Blue. Caan wrote and directed the 2006 comedy The Dog Problem. He appeared as a supporting character in the film as well. He appeared on the television series Entourage in a recurring role as talent manager Scott Lavin from season 6 to season 8.[6]

Caan plays Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in Hawaii Five-0 (a re-make of Hawaii Five-O). The series premiered on September 20, 2010. In 2011 he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for this performance.[7]

BuddyTV ranked him #95 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[8]

In addition to acting, Caan has also pursued a career in photography.[9] Inspired and trained by cinematographer Phil Parmet while working together on the 2003 film Dallas 362, Caan has been shooting ever since. "In preparing for the film," Caan said, "Phil inspired me to learn about lenses, lights, frames, and the operation of a 250 millimeter camera. By the time the film was over, I wanted to shoot the next one."[10] In 2009, he published his first collection of photographs in a 256 page book entitled Scott Caan Photographs, Vol. 1. The book was edited and designed by Howard Nourmand, and includes an introduction by Steve Olson.[11]

Volunteer work[edit]

Caan has been an active volunteer with Surfers Healing, an organization which introduces children with autism to the joy of surfing, as well as similar groups such as TheraSURF and Life Rolls On.[12]

Personal Life[edit]

Scott Caan is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Boy Called Hate, AA Boy Called HateSteve/Hate
1996Aaron Gillespie Will Make You a StarSean
1996Last ResortStrutNominated – Critics Award at CineVegas (shared with Harvey Silver)
1997NowhereDucky
1997BongwaterBobby
1998Nowhere to GoRomeo
1998Enemy of the StateJones
1999Varsity BluesCharlie Tweeder
1999SaturnDrew
1999Black and WhiteScotty
2000Boiler RoomRichie O'Flaherty
2000Ready to RumbleSean Dawkins
2000Gone in 60 SecondsTumbler
2001American OutlawsCole Younger
2001NovocaineDuane Ivey
2001Ocean's ElevenTurk MalloyNominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Acting Ensemble
2002SonnyJesse
2003Dallas 362DallasAlso writer and director
Critics Award at CineVegas
2004In Enemy HandsLt. Cmdr. Randall Sullivan
2004Ocean's TwelveTurk Malloy
2005Into the BlueBryce
2006Friends with MoneyMike
2006Lonely HeartsDetective Reilly
2006Dog Problem, TheThe Dog ProblemCasperAlso writer and director
2007Brooklyn RulesCarmine Mancuso
2007Ocean's ThirteenTurk MalloyNominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry
2007Stories USAHayden FieldSegment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous"
2008Meet DaveOfficer Dooley
2009MercyJohnny RyanAlso writer and producer
2009Deep in the ValleyRod Cannon
2010Beginner's Guide to Endings, AA Beginner's Guide to EndingsCal White
20133 Geezers!Scott
2014Rock the Kasbah[14]
2015EntourageScott LavinFilming
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Learning to FlyDickUnsold ABC pilot
2009Cop HouseBrian FordUnsold Fox pilot
2009–2011EntourageScott Lavin19 episodes
2010–presentHawaii Five-0Det. Sgt. Daniel "Danny" "Danno" WilliamsMain cast
TV Guide Award for Favorite Bromance (shared with Alex O'Loughlin) (2013)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action (2013)
2012NCIS: Los AngelesDet. Sgt. Daniel "Danny" "Danno" WilliamsEpisode: "Touch of Death"

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