Sean Faris

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Sean Faris
BornSean Hardy Faris
(1982-03-25) March 25, 1982 (age 32)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, model, producer
Years active2001–present
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Sean Faris
BornSean Hardy Faris
(1982-03-25) March 25, 1982 (age 32)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, model, producer
Years active2001–present

Sean Hardy Faris[1] (born March 25, 1982)[2] is an American actor, model, and producer. He is known for his roles as Jake Tyler in Never Back Down, Kyo Kusanagi in The King of Fighters, and Rick Penning in Forever Strong.

Life and career[edit]

Faris was born on March 25, 1982, in Houston, Texas, the son of Katherine (née Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris.[3] His family was working-class and lived in a small house in Houston; he moved to Ohio at age 12, where he attended Barbizon Modeling and Acting in Cleveland.[4] In 1999, Faris competed at the International Model and Talent Association.[5] After graduating with honors from Padua Franciscan High School in 2000, he relocated to Los Angeles, California, to pursue his acting career.

Faris has starred in many different projects, including two television shows, Life as We Know It, and Reunion, both canceled before the end of their first season. He also played William Beardsley in Yours, Mine and Ours.

Faris has also appeared in Sleepover with Alexa Vega in 2004. Faris was also nominated for the Young Actors Award at the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards in 2004. In 2007, Faris returned to work on three back-to-back films, Forever Strong, Never Back Down, and Brooklyn to Manhattan. Never Back Down was released on March 14, 2008, with the other two films also opening in 2008. Currently, Faris is starring in and producing The Glass Eye with his manager Dino May.

In 2008, he stripped for UK Cosmopolitan magazine for a good cause, benefiting his choice of awareness of pancreatic cancer.[6] The same year, he produced and starred in a short film called Manifest Destiny.[7][8]

In 2010, Faris appeared in three episodes of the TV show The Vampire Diaries.[9] He also appeared on the cover of the January/February issue of U.S. Men's Health Magazine, and was the highest selling issue of the magazine in 2010.[10] In early 2011, he co-starred in the CBS film The Lost Valentine, opposite Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He also voiced the character Jack Rourke in the 2011 video game Need for Speed: The Run.

On March 22, 2013, it was announced that Faris would portray Pennsylvania State Police Officer Gabriel Holbrook on Pretty Little Liars.[11]

On February 25, 2014, it was reported that Faris had landed one of the lead roles in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off of the CW series Supernatural,[12] with the twentieth episode of the latter's ninth season airing as a backdoor pilot.[13] However, the pilot was not picked up as a series for the 2014–15 season.[14]


2001TwistedFernando Castillo
2001Pearl HarborDanny's gunner
2001Brotherhood II, TheThe Brotherhood IIJohn Van OwenDirect-to-video
2004SleepoverSteve Phillips
2005Yours, Mine and OursWilliam Beardsley
2008Manifest DestinyJoshShort film
2008Never Back DownJake Tyler
2008Forever StrongRick Penning
2009Ghost MachineTom
2010King of Fighters, TheThe King of FightersKyo Kusanagi
2011Lost Valentine, TheThe Lost ValentineLucas ThomasTelevision film
2011FreerunnerRyanAlso executive producer
2012Truth in Being Right, TheThe Truth in Being RightJakeShort film; also executive producer and producer
2012Stash HouseDavid Nash
2012Christmas with HollyMark NolanTelevision film
2013Lost for WordsMichaelAlso executive producer
2013NYC UndergroundLoganDirect-to-video
2015App, TheThe AppVic Becklettpost-production
2015AvouterieSamuel Deupreypost-production
2001UndressedDarren4 episodes
2002Even StevensScott BrooksEpisode: "Where in the World Is Pookie Stevens?"
2002House BlendChris ReedTelevision pilot
2002Maybe It's MeN/AEpisode: "The Prom Episode: Part 2"
2002SmallvilleByron MooreEpisode: "Nocturne"
2003EveChipEpisode: "Player Down"
2003One Tree HillHigh school guyEpisode: "The Search for Something More"
2004Boston PublicTroy MooneyEpisode: "Chapter Seventy-Nine"
2004–2005Life as We Know ItDino WhitmanMain cast; 13 episodes
2005ReunionCraig BrewsterMain cast; 13 episodes
2010Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire DiariesBen McKittrick3 episodes
2011LeverageShelley2 episodes
2013–presentPretty Little LiarsOfficer Gabriel Holbrook13 episodes
2014SupernaturalJulian DuvalEpisode: "Bloodlines"
Video games
2011Need for Speed: The RunJack RourkeVoice

Awards and nominations[edit]

2005Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble
2007Young Hollywood AwardOne to Watch, TheThe One to WatchHimselfWon
2008MTV Movie AwardBest Fight (shared with Cam Gigandet)Never Back DownWon


  1. ^ According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. At
  2. ^ Sean Faris Biography (1982-)
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Barbizon Modeling and Acting - Alumni". 
  5. ^ "Current Stars Who Came From IMTA". International Model and Talent Association. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  6. ^ Sean Faris Online Gallery: Click image to close this window
  7. ^ Sean Faris
  8. ^ Dino May Management
  9. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 9, 2009). "Exclusive: Coming up necks on 'Vampire Diaries' — Sean Faris!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ Koblin, John (January 6, 2011). "Memo Pad: Rihanna Was Tops — Topless". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ Holbrook, Damian (March 22, 2013). "Exclusive: Pretty Little Liars Casts a New Law Enforcer". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2014). "Sean Faris Joins The CW's 'Supernatural' Spinoff; Duo Cast In ABC Pilot 'Selfie'". PMC. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ Thurm, Eric (April 29, 2014). "Supernatural: "Bloodlines"". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  14. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 8, 2014). "Fall TV Scoop: The CW Orders Four Dramas, Including Flash, iZombie and Jane the Virgin, Passes on Supernatural Spin-Off". TVLine. PMC. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
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