Sean Kanan

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Sean Kanan
BornSean Perelman
(1966-11-02) November 2, 1966 (age 48)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1988–present
Known forGeneral Hospital
The Bold and the Beautiful
Height6 feet (180 cm)
Spouse(s)Athena Ubach (m. 1999; div. 2001)
Michele Vega (m. 2012)
Website
http://www.seankananent.com
http://www.seankananthemoderngentleman.com
 
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Sean Kanan
BornSean Perelman
(1966-11-02) November 2, 1966 (age 48)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1988–present
Known forGeneral Hospital
The Bold and the Beautiful
Height6 feet (180 cm)
Spouse(s)Athena Ubach (m. 1999; div. 2001)
Michele Vega (m. 2012)
Website
http://www.seankananent.com
http://www.seankananthemoderngentleman.com

Sean Kanan (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, best known for his portrayals of A. J. Quartermaine on General Hospital, Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless, and Mike Barnes in The Karate Kid, Part III.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Kanan was born Sean Perelman to Dale and Michele Perelman in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] His family later relocated to New Castle, Pennsylvania.[2] He attended Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, Boston University and UCLA where he earned a degree in political science.

Career[edit]

Kanan received his big break working for Academy Award-winning director John Avildsen in the 1989 film The Karate Kid, Part III. The following year, he starred on the Fox television series The Outsiders. In 1993, Kanan joined the ABC soap opera General Hospital as A. J. Quartermaine and was nominated for an award in the Outstanding Newcomer category by Soap Opera Digest. He left the series abruptly in 1997 following his struggle with alcoholism.[3]

In 1999, Kanan joined the cast of the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach as Jude Cavanaugh and remained with the show until its cancellation later that year. He wrote and executive-produced Chasing Holden, distributed by Lionsgate, which starred DJ Qualls. In November 2000, he joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful as Deacon Sharpe,[4] playing a character that was originally conceived as a short-term villain.[5] In 2002, rumors surfaced that the actor was fired, but he remained with the show until early 2005 when he opted to go on a recurring status, and he last appeared February 22, 2005.[5]

Upon his departure from The Bold and the Beautiful, Kanan starred in several feature films and competed in the third season of the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars in 2006. On July 10, 2009, Kanan reprised his role as Deacon Sharpe on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.[6]

While appearing on The Young and the Restless, he starred in the 2009 Indie film Abracadabra, which was directed by Julie Pacino (Al Pacino's daughter) and was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. In May 2010, Kanan appeared in My Trip to the Dark Side, written and directed by Shane Stanley. He later starred in the 2011 sequel My Trip Back to the Dark Side. That same year, Kanan wrote "The Modern Gentleman; Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan", published by Dunham Books.

Upon leaving The Young and the Restless in January 2012,[7] Kanan reprised his role as Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and the Beautiful. He appeared on and off from May until September 2012.[8][9] Following his departure from the show, Kanan was reported to be returning to General Hospital. On October 26, 2012, Kanan returned to the role of A. J. Quartermaine on General Hospital after a 15-year absence.[10] The actor was convinced that his past issues with alcohol abuse would be the reason he would never return to the soap.[11] He was let go in early 2014, and expressed disappointment in what the writing team had come up for his character.[12][13] The actor then returned to The Bold and the Beautiful as Deacon Sharpe, first airing June 13, 2014.[12] Upon being rehired, Kanan noted that Deacon is the favorite of all the characters he played.[13]

The Karate Kid, Part III[edit]

As a teenager, years prior to his role in The Karate Kid, Part III, Kanan trained in boxing before switching to Shotokan Karate and kickboxing at age 13.[14] During the filming of the movie he trained in Shitō-ryū at a school run by Karate master Fumio Demura, and with stunt coordinator and Tang Soo Do master Pat E. Johnson.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Sean and Michele Kanan married in July 2012. He has an 11-year-old daughter by a prior relationship and she has four children of her own.[16] The actor is involved with the Anti-Defamation League.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Hide and Go ShriekJohn Robbins
1989The Karate Kid, Part IIIMike Barnes
1991Rich GirlJeffrey
1991Hot Shots!Barracks Man in UnderwearUncredited
1994Oasis CafeActor
2000The Chaos FactorJay
2001Extreme LimitsDon Spengler
200110 AttitudesCraig
2001MarchJulian March
2003Chasing HoldenAlex Patterson
2005Carpool GuyTom
2006Sons of ItalyMichele Morri
2007Hack!Vincent King
2008Jack RioAdam McNeil
2010Changing HandsTom
2010My Trip to the Dark SideDavid PrinceVideo
2014My Trip Back to the Dark SideDavid Prince
2014A Place Called HollywoodGordon Plum
2015The HackChad CooperPre-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Baby BoomScottEpisode: "X-y-l-o-p-h-o-n-e"
1990Who's the Boss?CharlieEpisode: "Take Me Back to the Ballgame"
1990The OutsidersGregg ParkerRecurring, 4 episodes
1991Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned MobsterJeff SorrentoTV movie
1991Revenge of the NerdsTodd ChanningTV movie
1993Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer KissMark StrattonTV movie
1993Wild PalmsJacobUncredited, Episode: "Everything Must Go"
1993Step by StepMichaelEpisode: "Sister Act"
1993–97, 2012–14General HospitalA.J. QuartermaineMain cast: February 16, 1993 – June 10, 1997, October 26, 2012 – April 29, 2014[10][11][12]
1994Dead at 21UnknownEpisode: "Shock the Monkey"
1995Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanSteve LawEpisode: "Super Mann"
1996The NannyMike McMullenEpisode: "The Cradle Robbers"
1998Walker, Texas RangerBrad AltEpisode: "Eyes of the Ranger"
1999V.I.P.Stu SolomonEpisode: "Three Days to a Kill"
1999Sunset BeachJude CavanaughMain cast: August 26 – December 31, 1999
2000–05, 2012, 2014–The Bold and the BeautifulDeacon SharpeMain cast: November 1, 2000 – February 22, 2005,[4][5] June 13, 2014 – present[12][13]
Recurring cast: May 24 – October 11, 2012[8][9]
2001Rendez-ViewUnknownEpisode: "Surf's Up, Thumbs Down"
2006FreddieSteve MulroyEpisode: "Eligible Bachelor"
2009–12The Young and the RestlessDeacon SharpeRecurring cast: July 10, 2009 – January 30, 2012[6][7]
2012Happily DivorcedKeithEpisode: "Daddy's Girl"
2012Desperate HousewivesJasonEpisode: "With So Little to Be Sure Of"

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardWorkResultRef
1994
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male NewcomerGeneral HospitalNominated
[17]
1997
Online Film and Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Daytime SerialGeneral HospitalNominated
[18]
2002
Daytime Emmy Award America's Favorite Couple (shared with Katherine Kelly Lang)The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[19]
2005
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting ActorThe Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sean Kanan profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Cubbal, Kayleen (October 9, 2012). "Soap secret: Return of New Castle native Sean Kanan to General Hospital is shrouded in mystery". New Castle News. Max Thomson. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Soap Opera Weekly Magazine: Dated August 24, 1999
  4. ^ a b Dan J. Kroll (October 1, 2000). "Sean Kanan, GH's AJ, joins B&B". soapcentral.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Dan J. Kroll (February 8, 2005). "Kanan confirms his B&B exit". soapcentral.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Dan J. Kroll (June 26, 2009). "Sean Kanan to reprise B&B role on Y&R". soapcentral.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Dan J. Kroll (December 13, 2011). "Sean Kanan out, in at The Young and the Restless". soapcentral.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Michael Fairman (April 18, 2012). "Sean Kanan Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful! What trouble will Deacon Sharpe cause this time?". michaelfairmansoaps.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Michael Fairman (June 1, 2012). "Sean Kanan: B&B time has come to an end". soapcentral.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Dan J. Kroll (September 17, 2012). "Soaps Shocker: General Hospital Brings Back Sean Kanan, But As Who? Dead A.J.? NuJason?". soapcentral.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Michael Logan (September 17, 2012). "Exclusive: Sean Kanan Returns to General Hospital". TV Guide. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d Dan J. Kroll (March 17, 2014). "Sean Kanan Out at ‘General Hospital,’ Returning to ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’". soapcentral.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c Michael Logan (March 17, 2014). "Exclusive: Sean Kanan Out at General Hospital, In at The Bold and the Beautiful". TV Guide. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  14. ^ Sean Kana profile; accessed February 6, 2010.
  15. ^ Kessler, S.E: "Meet The Bad Boy From Karate III: Sean Kanan Was Ralph Machio's Worst Nightmare", page 60. Black Belt Maganzine, February 1995; accessed February 6, 2010.
  16. ^ a b CBS (June 8, 2011). "Sean Kanan: Our Family Is A "Benevolent Dictatorship"". celebritybabyscoop.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Soap Opera Digest Awards 1994". February 4, 1994. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  18. ^ "The 1st Annual Online Film and Television Association Award Nominees and Winners". ofta.cinemasight.com. 1997. Archived from the original on July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Event: Daytime Emmy AWards (2001)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993. 
  20. ^ "Soap Opera Digest Awards 2005". February 22, 2005. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 

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