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Sean Kanan Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 2 November 1966Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Birth NameSean Perelman
Nickname Hollywood
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sean Kanan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but was raised in New Castle, Pennsylvania. His parents encouraged him to pursue a wide range of interests, such as acting and martial arts. One of his first roles was in the low-budget horror movie Hide and Go Shriek (1988), but the young actor is also known for his theater work, especially with Sam Shepard's plays.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sonya Marcinkowska <mitchs@total.net>

Spouse (1)

Athena Ubach (26 September 1999 - 2001) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays characters that are obnoxious and menacing

Trivia (14)

Was a bouncer at Father's, a bar in Boston.
Attended Boston University for two years before graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in political science.
Collects baseball cards from the 1940s and 1950s.
Graduated Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, 1985; school also attended by James Stewart, 1927-1928.
He nearly died in 1988 from injuries suffered making The Karate Kid, Part III (1989).
Former brother-in-law of Alanna Ubach.
He is related to former on-screen brother, Steve Burton, by marriage.
Has a daughter, Simone Andrea Kanan (b. late 2001), with former co-star on The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), Gladise Jiminez. Simone lives with her mother, but Sean is very much a part of her life.
During Christmas 1999, he accompanied Christie Brinkley and Al Franken as guests of Secretary of Defense William Cohen, to Bosnia and Kosovo where they entertained U.S. troops.
Partner: Jessica Hammerschlag, with whom he has a movie production company.
In 1995, six years after making The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) (in which he performed most of his own stuntwork), he made a public appearance at the Eagle Rock Plaza in Southern California. The first person in Kanan's autograph line asked him to sign "Mike Barnes," following Sean's own name. Kanan happily obliged; according to himself, it was the first time he had ever been asked for an "autograph" from his KK3 character.
Attended Boston University where he majored in Political Science.
Has a dog named Max.
Completed his degree at UCLA.

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