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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 stars on The Bold and the Beautiful, the number one syndicated show in daytime in 120 countries. He plays the deviously sexy Deacon Sharpe, a role that he made famous on both B and B and Y and R. Kanan is starring in a feature film, Limelight, directed by James Cullen Bressacks. Recently he starred in My Trip to the Darkside and subsequent sequel, My Trip Back to the Darkside, directed by Shane Stanley and Abracadabra, directed by Julie Pacino, executive produced by Al Pacino and starring Ty Simpkins. The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival. Early in his career, Kanan was chosen at an open call by Oscar-winning Director, John Avildsen from over 2000 hopefuls for the role of Mike Barnes in the Karate Kid III. Kanan's popularity in Italy and ability to speak fluent Italian garnered him the lead role in the film Sons of Italy and landed him on the in Italian version of the popular show Dancing with the Stars where he lasted 9 weeks. In conjunction with his acting career, Kanan has had great success as a producer and writer. . On the comedy stage, Kanan has performed at some of the countries leading clubs including the Laugh Factory, the Comedy Store, Dangerfield's, the Brokerage, Uncle Vinny's and other venues. In addition, he has performed in Sam Shepard's True West twice, once at the Zephyr theater and once at the Palm Canyon Theater. Sean's book, The Modern Gentleman; Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan was published by Dunham Books and is currently available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Kanan co-hosted a celebrity parenting radio talk show called Kanan's Rules, available for download on iTunes podcast. Kanan's television guest stars include Desperate Housewives, Happily Divorced, True Jackson VIP, Freddie, Who's the Boss, the Nanny, Walker: Texas Ranger and Lois & Clark. He also had a regular role on the series Camera Cafe, executive produced by Antonio Banderas. He worked under executive producer, Francis Ford Coppola on the prime-time series, The Outsiders and he appeared in the miniseries Wild Palms, executive produced by Oliver Stone. Sean Kanan spends his free time studying martial arts, writing scripts, cooking, performing his stand-up routine and further pursuing the study of the Italian and Japanese language. Sean also dedicates much of his time to numerous charitable and nonprofit endeavors including ASPCA and the Anti-Defamation League's anti-bullying campaign.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michele Kanan

Spouse (2)

Michelle Vega (July 2012 - present)
Athena Ubach (26 September 1999 - 2001) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays characters that are obnoxious and menacing

Trivia (15)

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.
Laughingly refers to Mike Barnes, his character from The Karate Kid, Part III (1989), as "Johnny to the Tenth Power".

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