Sean Kanan

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Sean Kanan
BornSean Perelman
(1966-11-02) November 2, 1966 (age 47)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Spouse(s)Athena Ubach (1999–2001; divorced)
Michele Vega (2012–present)
Website
http://www.seankananent.com
http://www.seankananthemoderngentleman.com
 
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Sean Kanan
BornSean Perelman
(1966-11-02) November 2, 1966 (age 47)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Spouse(s)Athena Ubach (1999–2001; divorced)
Michele Vega (2012–present)
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 in 1997.

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, appearing until February 2005. 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.

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, Kanan reprised his role as Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and the Beautiful. He appeared on and off from May until September 2012.

On October 26, 2012, Kanan returned to the role of A. J. Quartermaine on General Hospital after a 15-year absence.

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRole
1988Hide and Go ShriekJohn Robbins
1989The Karate Kid, Part IIIMike Barnes
1991Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned MobsterJeff Sorrento
Rich GirlJeffrey
1993Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer KissMark Stratton
1991Extreme LimitsDon Spengler
The Chaos FactorJay
200110 AttitudesCraig
MarchJulian March
Chasing HoldenAlex Patterson
2005Carpool GuyTom
2006Sons of ItalyMichele Morri
2007Hack!Vincent King
2008Jack RioAdam McNeil
2010My Trip to the Dark SideDavid Prince
2011My Trip Back to the Dark SideDavid Prince
Television
YearTitleRole
1989Baby BoomScott
1990Who's the Boss?Charlie
The OutsidersGregg Parker
1993Wild PalmsJacob (uncredited)
Step by StepMichael
1993–97, 2012—General HospitalA. J. Quartermaine
1994Dead at 21
1995Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanSteve Law
1996The NannyMike McMullen
1998Walker, Texas RangerBrad Alt
1999V.I.P.Stu Solomon
Sunset BeachJude Cavanaugh
2000–05, 2012The Bold and the BeautifulDeacon Sharpe
2002Rendez-View
2006FreddieSteve Mulroy
2009–12The Young and the RestlessDeacon Sharpe
2012Desperate HousewivesJason
Happily DivorcedKeith

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