Kanan, Sean 1966–

views updated

Kanan, Sean 1966–

PERSONAL

Original name, Sean Perelman; born November 2, 1966, in Cleveland, OH; raised in New Castle, PA; son of Dale (an owner of a chain of jewelry stores) and Michele (a real estate agent) Perelman; married Athena Ubach, September 26, 1999 (divorced, 2001); children: (with Gladys Jiminez, an actress) Simone Andrea. Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., political science; also attended Boston University. Avocational Interests: Collecting baseball cards from the 1940s and 1950s, martial arts.

Addresses:

Agent—Seth Lawrence, Rebel Entertainment Partners, Inc., 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 456, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Manager—Kim Matuka, Online Talent Group, 1522 North Formosa, Suite 211, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career:

Actor, producer, and writer. Worked in comedy clubs as a stand-up comedian; entertainer at various venues, including performing for U.S. military personnel in Bosnia and Kosovo, 1999. Appeared in advertisements. Kanan/Hammerschlag Productions, founder and partner. Public speaker at various venues. Also worked in restaurants and bars.

Awards, Honors:

Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding male newcomer, 1994, for General Hospital; Golden Boomerang Award (with Adrienne Frantz), best couple in daytime television, TV Soap magazine, 2002, Special Fan Award nomination (with Katherine Kelly Lang), America's favorite couple, Daytime Emmy awards, 2002, and Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor, 2005, all for The Bold and the Beautiful.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Gregg Parker, The Outsiders, Fox, 1990.

Alan "A. J." Quartermaine, Jr., General Hospital (also known as Hopital central and Hospital general), ABC, 1993-97.

Jude Cavanaugh, Sunset Beach, NBC, 1999.

Deacon Sharp, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Rags, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 2000-2005.

Judge, The Little Talent Show, MTV, beginning 2006.

Himself (dance competitor), Ballando con le stelle (Italian version of Dancing with the Stars), Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI), beginning 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(Uncredited) Jacob, Wild Palms, ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jeff Sorrento, Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (also known as The Case of the Maligned Mobster), NBC, 1991.

Mark Stratton (some sources cite role of Mark Shaw), Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss, NBC, 1993.

Jay, The Chaos Factor (also known as Chaos Factor), HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Hot Summer Soaps (also known as ABC's "Hot Summer Soaps"), ABC, 1995.

Alan "A. J." Quartermaine, Jr., General Hospital: Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Scott, "X-y-l-o-p-h-o-n-e," Baby Boom, NBC, 1989.

Charlie, "Take Me Back to the Ballgame," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1990.

Michael, "Sister Act," Step by Step (also known as Eine Starke Familie, Kaos i familien, Notre belle famille, Paso a paso, Steg for Steg, and Una bionda per papa), ABC, 1993.

Vince, "Shock the Monkey," Dead at 21, MTV, 1994.

Contestant, Family Feud (also known as The New Family Feud), syndicated, c. 1994.

Himself, "The Secret Crush Show," Night Stand (also known as Nightstand and Night Stand with Dick Dietrick), syndicated, 1995.

Steve Law, "Super Mann," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Mike McMullen, "The Cradle Robbers," The Nanny, CBS, 1996.

Brad Alt, "Eyes of a Ranger," Walker, Texas Ranger (also known as Walker), CBS, 1998.

Stu Solomon, "Three Days to a Kill," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999.

Celebrity contestant, "Cancun (III)," Search Party, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Celebrity contestant, "Cancun (V)," Search Party, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Himself, The Test, FX Network, 2001.

"Surf's Up, Thumbs Down," Rendez-View, syndicated, 2002.

Himself, Pyramid (also known as The $100,000 Pyramid), syndicated, 2004.

Himself, Soap Talk, SOAPnet, 2004.

Steve Mulroy, "Eligible Bachelor," Freddie, ABC, 2006.

Appeared as Alex Roggin (some source spell name Alex Rogan), Likely Suspects, Fox. Appeared in other programs, including Spenser: For Hire, ABC; and in Werewolf. Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Gregg Parker, The Outsiders, Fox, 1990.

Todd Channing, Revenge of the Nerds, 1991.

Film Appearances:

John Robbins, Hide and Go Shriek, New Star Entertainment, 1988.

Mike Barnes, The Karate Kid, Part III (also known as Karate kid III and The Karate Kid III), Columbia, 1989.

Jeffrey, Rich Girl, Studio Three Film Corporation, 1990.

Oasis Cafe (short film), 1994.

Don Spengler, Crash Point Zero (also known as Extreme Limits and Final Crash), New City Releasing, 2000.

Alex Patterson, Chasing Holden (also known as Christmas with J. D.), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Craig, 10 Attitudes, Michael Gallant Entertainment, 2001.

Julian March (title role), March, 2001.

Tom, Carpool Guy, L.A. Ideas, 2005.

Michele Morri, Sons of Italy, Sunstar Productions, 2006.

Vincent King, Hack!, Smithfield Street Productions/Autumn Entertainment/Tomorrow's Horizons, 2007.

Adam McNeil, Jack Rio, Black Hat Productions/GruntWorks Entertainment, 2008.

Some sources cite an appearance in The Fear: Resurrection (also known as The Fear 2, The Fear: Halloween Night, and The Fear II: Happy Halloween), A-pix Entertainment, 1999.

Film Producer:

Oasis Cafe (short film), 1994.

Executive producer, Chasing Holden (also known as Christmas with J. D.), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

March, 2001.

Hack!, Smithfield Street Productions/Autumn Entertainment/Tomorrow's Horizons, 2007.

Jack Rio, Black Hat Productions/GruntWorks Entertainment, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Austin, True West, Zephyr Theatre, Los Angeles; and in Irish Coffee, Burbage Theatre, Los Angeles.

Stage Work:

Produced True West, Zephyr Theatre, Los Angeles.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Oasis Cafe (short film), 1994.

Chasing Holden (also known as Christmas with J. D.), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, October 21, 1994, p. 54.

People Weekly, July 17, 1989.

Soap Opera, December 28, 1993.

Soap Opera Digest, August 31, 1993; October 24, 2000.

Soap Opera Update, April 20, 1993.

Soap Opera Weekly, September 28, 1993; August 24, 1999.

Soap World, May, 2001; March, 2003.

Teen Beat, September, 1989.

TV Guide, June 21, 1997, p. 34.

About this article

Kanan, Sean 1966–

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article