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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 also on the sister show, "The Young and the Restless." Recently he starred in "My Trip to the Darkside" and subsequent sequel, "My Trip Back to the Darkside." Early in his career, Kanan was chosen 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," for 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 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"stage play twice. Sean's book, "The Modern Gentleman; Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan" 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. 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 also dedicates much of his time to numerous charitable and nonprofit endeavors including ASPCA and the Anti-Defamation League's anti-bullying campaign.
Sean Kanan is an internationally renowned actor best known for is iconic role as Deacon Sharpe in the daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful. He recently reprised the role of A. J. Quartermaine on the ABC daytime drama, General Hospital. Sean has been a hard-working actor ever since receiving his degree from UCLA. Shortly after graduation, he landed one of the major roles in the megahit Karate Kid III, starring as Ralph Macchio’s nemesis. He followed quickly followed with roles on the TV series produced by Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders, and Oliver Stone’s Wild Palms. He subsequently moved to network television with roles on General Hospital, Sunset Beach, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless. Recently, with soap opera fans clamoring for his return, Sean revived his role as Deacon Sharpe on The Young and The Restless, the show from which The Bold and The Beautiful was spun off.Sean also recently completed filming of Prodigal, the directorial debut Julie Pacino, the daughter of Al Pacino, in which he was cast as in the leading role. Other TV credits include guest roles on Freddy, Who’s the Boss?, VIP, The Nanny, Walker: Texas Ranger, Lois and Clark, and True Jackson VP. Film credits include Hack, where he starred and served as Executive Producer, as well as the comedy, Chump Change, the action films Chaos Factor and Extreme Limits, and the independent film 10 Attitudes. Sean drops by on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 5pm EST, to discuss his return to General Hospital & his impeccable career.
A favorite guest on Olivia Wilder Times, Sean Kanan, returns to catch everyone up on his uber-busy life.
Sean plays bad boy, Deacon Sharpe on "The Young & The Restless". This is the same role he originated on "The Bold & The Beautiful". Next up for this talented actor is a lead in the feature film, "My Trip Back to the Darkside". Currently Sean can be seen as a recurring guest panelist on FOX's "Red Eye" and on HLN's "Showbiz Tonight". Watch for his upcoming book, "The Modern Gentleman" this coming fall.
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Daytime's very own bad boy, Sean Kanan, joins us to discuss being back to Port Charles as AJ Quartermaine on General Hospital on ABC, plus his time as Deacon Sharpe on CBS' The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. He also chats about his new radio show, "Kanan's Rules" and his book, The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan. We also take fan calls at the end!
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THE 21st CENTURY GENTLEMAN
Sean Kanan's first big break came when he was cast in "The Karate Kid, Part 3," directed by Academy Award winner, John Avildsen. He went on to star in the FOX series, "The Outsiders," later joining the cast of the ABC daytime show, "General Hospital," playing A.J. Quartermaine, from 1993-7, which resulted in his being nominated for Outstanding Newcomer in Soap Opera Digest's awards. He joined the cast of "Sunset Beach," on NBC, as Jude Cavanaugh, until the show was cancelled. Sean wrote and executive produced "Chasing Holden," and joined the cast of the CBS daytime hit, "The Bold and the Beautiful," playing bad boy Deacon Sharpe for nearly four years.
Since leaving "The Bold and the Beautiful" in 2005, Sean has starred in several feature films, and competed in the third season of the Italian version of "Dancing With The Stars," in 2006. In 2009, Kanan starred in the Indie film, "Prodigal," directed by Al Pacino's daughter, Julie Pacino, considered at the Cannes Film Festival. In late April 2010, Sean was cast in two Indie comedy horror films, "Watch Island," and "Slayers." His newest film, "My Trip To The Dark Side," was written and directed by Emmy Award-winner, Shane Stanley.
Grateful fans are happy to see Sean back on daytime, currently appearing in "The Bold and the Beautiful" sister show, the award winning, "The Young and the Restless," reprising his 'Deacon Sharpe' role.
♥I was fortunate enough to attend this year's General Hospital Fan Club Weekend, which is extra special since it's the 50th Anniversary. I'll recap the entire weekend,the events that I attended including:
Genie Francis, Lisa LoCicero, Finola Hughes, Main Cast Event, Dominic Zamprogna & Jason Thompson, Past Cast Event, Kimberly McCullough's secret event & Carolyn Henessy...
♥Then stick around- Sean Kanan took the time out of the busy weekend to chat about General Hospital, his own radio show, & what he thinks of this frenzied weekend!
PWTorch columnist Sean Radican hosts this week's Wednesday Livecast in place of Pat McNeill, talking live with former PWTorch Lounge writer Mike Sempervive. Plus, a guest or two? And your live calls and emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#MusicMonday, Fun, Interviews and laughs, with your boy Sean P, Desire Mi Brown, and Special Guest Interviews with Nikki Black of Nikki Black Talent Management, and Artist Cal Ripken....
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