Faris was born on March 25, 1982, to a working-class family who lived in a small house in Houston, Texas; he moved to Ohio at age 12 where he attended the Barbizon School of Modeling in Cleveland. In 1999, Faris was named the Junior Male Model of the Year at the International Model and Talent sleepover Association. 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 producing the film Amsterdam as well as 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. The same year, he produced and starred in a short film called Manifest Destiny.
In 2010, Faris appeared in 3 episodes of the TV show The Vampire Diaries. In 2011 he appeared in the television premiered of The Lost Valentine on CBS a Hallmark Hall of Fame pre-valentines presentation, with co-starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Attended Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, Ohio. He graduated with honors in 2000 and moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career a few weeks later.
Mastered the training of hockey for the TV show "Life As We Know It" (2004).
#38 of magazine Elle Girl's 50 Sexiest Guys.
Wanted to be an actor when he was 17.
Born in Houston, Texas; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, at age 12 with his mother.
He was a high-school jock - he played soccer, basketball, and baseball. Also a diver for the swim team.
His father and most of his family members live back in Houston while his mom still lives in Cleveland.
Family is his #1 priority.
Nominated for the Young Actors Award at the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards along with Mika Boorem, Eileen April Boylan, Kallie Flynn Childress, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brie Larson, Hunter Parrish, Sara Paxton, Evan Peters, Katija Pevec, Ryan Slattery, and Douglas Smith.
Parents are Warren Stephen Faris and Katherine Irene Ann Miller.
Ran 6 miles, twice a day to get in rugby shape for Forever Strong (2008).
Auditioned for a role in The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), didn't make the cut.
Trained at Florida for Never Back Down (2008).
Before acting, he had in mind enlisting into the United States Air Force. Sadly in the end, he didn't make it due to poor eyesight.
Gained 15 lbs. of muscle during training for Never Back Down (2008).
Trained 7 hours a day, 6 days a week for Never Back Down (2008).
Competes in 1 meter and 3 meter diving.
Produced his first film The Glass Eye (2010) with his current manager, Dino May.
Resides in Los Angeles, California.
Attended the 10th Young Hollywood Awards as a presenter.
Not related to actress Anna Faris.
Has one brother and one half-sister.
"High school is high school, but it's not until you get out of high school that you realize that it's just a stepping stone in life. Nothing is easy about high school. I didn't know where I fit. There are so many cliques of people who are popular and who are not. You get too caught up trying to figure out where you fit in the whole scheme of things, but really, it truly doesn't matter. All that matters is that you have your friends who are your friends -- period." Interview with Tim Lammers, July 2004.
I hate junk food. It depresses me.
For two weeks, I had the entire neighborhood believing I was Tom Cruise's son - until my step-sister spilled the beans on me.
Once I got into modeling, I realized how much I really hated the industry... A lot of people that model tend to think they're God's gift, but I was like 'Great, you can model, but what have you done to accomplish anything in your life?' I wanted a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
I hate the polo collar.
Because I didn't go to college, and because I spent my college time out in LA, it gives me a huge advantage over anyone who went to college... By the time they get out of school, I've already had four years of real world experience. I just feel like I have a major edge over them.
I don't want a girl who's high-maintenance and wants to go shopping... I like a girl who doesn't wear make-up and is naturally beautiful.
I hope people remember me for the kind of person that I am, not because of what I do.
[on being pretty faced] It's like, thanks for the good genes, Mom and Dad. I wanted to work.
I got a role in Pearl Harbor (2001) within a week of getting to L.A. My head swelled. I spent all my money in two months and then didn't work for another six. Luckily, Grandma hooked a brother up.
[favorite designer to wear on the red carpet] On the red carpet, Armani. I love Armani. I actually just went to his fashion show in Milan.
[about his personal style] Comfort. If it's comfortable and it looks decent, I'll wear it. There's no in-between for me. Either I want to be rocking in an Armani suit, or I want to be in jeans and a T-shirt. I wouldn't want to be in khakis and a button-down. That's just not me.
[on Mixed Martial Arts as depicted in Never Back Down (2008)] I actually get a little upset when people say that it's not a sport. It's the evolution of karate, kung fu, ju jitsu, judo, muay-thai - all these sports in their singular form, coming together. Most of these are Olympic sports.
(September 2005) Focusing on new show, Reunion.
(January 2006) At Vancouver, finishing Reunion.
(July 2006) At Utah, starring in new movie, Forever Strong (2008), as a rugby player named Rick.
(October 2006) Finished filming his role in future movie Forever Strong (2008).
(January 2007) New York for future projects.
(June 2007) Training for new movie, Never Back Down (2008).
(August 2007) Filming Never Back Down (2008) at Orlando, Florida.
(March 2008) Finally working on film The Glass Eye (2010) with his manager when the writer's strike ended.
(September 2008) Filming at Ireland for an unknown movie, went back to the United States at New York City for the Forever Strong (2008) screening on the 16th, and then went back to continue filming at Ireland.
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