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.