Sean Faris

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Sean Faris
BornSean Hardy Faris
(1982-03-25) March 25, 1982 (age 31)
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 31)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, model, producer
Years active2001–present

Sean Hardy Faris[1] (born March 25, 1982)[2] is an American model and actor. 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 a modeling agency in Cleveland. In 1999, Faris competed at the International Model and Talent Association.[4] 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.[5] The same year, he produced and starred in a short film called Manifest Destiny.[6][7]

In 2010, Faris appeared in three episodes of the TV show The Vampire Diaries.[8] In early 2011, he appeared in The Lost Valentine, a CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, which co-starred Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The only video game in which he starred was Need for Speed: The Run as Jack Rourke.

In March 2013, TV Guide announced that Faris would portray Gabriel Holbrook, a Pennsylvania State Officer, on Pretty Little Liars.[9]


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
2010Brooklyn to ManhattanLogan
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
2001UndressedDarren4 episodes
2002Even StevensScott BrooksEpisode: "Where in the World Is Pookie Stevens?"
2002House BlendChris ReedUnsold CBS 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 Holbrook6 episodes
Video games
2011Need for Speed: The RunJack RourkeVoice

Awards and nominations[edit]

2005Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast[10]SleepoverNominated
2007Young Hollywood AwardOne to Watch, TheThe One to WatchWon
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. ^ "Current Stars Who Came From IMTA". International Model and Talent Association. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  5. ^ Sean Faris Online Gallery: Click image to close this window
  6. ^ Sean Faris
  7. ^ Dino May Management
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 9, 2009). "Exclusive: Coming up necks on 'Vampire Diaries' — Sean Faris!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ Holbrook, Damian (March 22, 2013). "Exclusive: Pretty Little Liars Casts a New Law Enforcer". Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  10. ^

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