Sean Kanan is an American actor. He became known for portraying A.J. Quartermaine in the General Hospital TV series from 1993 to 1997. In The Outsiders TV series, Sean Kanan was a recurring cast member and portrayed Gregg Parker.
Sean Kanan was born as Sean Perelman on November 2, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents are Dale and Michele Perelman. The family later moved to New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Sean attended Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, Boston University and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a degree in political science.
In July 2012, Sean Kanan married Michele Vega. Both had children from prior relationships, he has a daughter, and she a son and three daughters.
His first major film appearance was in was his role as Mike Barnes in the 1989 movie The Karate Kid, Part III. Already as a teenager, he had been trained in boxing. At age 13, he had changed to to Shotokan Karate and kickboxing. While filming the movie, he also was trained in Shitō-ryū. He was then cast for the role of the recurring character Gregg Parker in The Outsiders TV series (1990).
In 1999, Kanan played the role of Jude Cavanaugh in the Sunset Beach TV series. He then portrayed Deacon Sharpe in The Bold and the Beautiful from 2000 to 2005 and played the same role in The Young and the Restless from 2009 to 2012. Thereafter, he re-joined the cast of General Hospital as well as of The Bold and the Beautiful.
|1988||Hide and Go Shriek||John Robbins|
|1989||The Karate Kid, Part III||Mike Barnes|
|2000||The Chaos Factor||Jay|
|2001||Extreme Limits||Don Spengler|
|2003||Chasing Holden||Alex Patterson|
|2006||Sons of Italy||Michele Morri|
|2008||Jack Rio||Adam McNeil|
|2014||My Trip Back to the Dark Side||David Prince|
|2014||A Place Called Hollywood||Gordon Plum|
|2015||The Hack||Chad Cooper|
|1991||Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster||Jeff Sorrento|
|1991||Revenge of the Nerds||Todd Channing|
|1993||Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss||Mark Stratton|
|1989||Baby Boom||Scott||1 episode|
|1990||Who's the Boss?||Charlie||1 episode|
|1990||The Outsiders||Gregg Parker||Recurring cast, 4 episodes|
|1993||Step by Step||Michael||1 episode|
|General Hospital||A.J. Quartermaine|| 133 episodes|
Main cast: February 16, 1993 – June 10, 1997, October 29, 2012 – April 29, 2014
|1995||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Steve Law||1 Episode|
|1996||The Nanny||Mike McMullen||1 episode|
|1998||Walker, Texas Ranger||Brad Alt||1 episode|
|1999||V.I.P.||Stu Solomon||1 episode|
|1999||Sunset Beach||Jude Cavanaugh|| 43 episodes|
Main cast: August 26 – December 31, 1999
|The Bold and the Beautiful||Deacon Sharpe|| 667 episodes (up to May 6, 2016)|
Main cast: November 1, 2000 – February 22, 2005, June 13, 2014–present
Recurring cast: May 24 – October 11, 2012,
|2006||Freddie||Steve Mulroy||1 episode|
|2009–12||The Young and the Restless||Deacon Sharpe|| 121 episodes|
Recurring cast: July 10, 2009 – January 30, 2012
|2012||Happily Divorced||Keith||1 episode|
|2012||Desperate Housewives||Jason||1 episode|
Sean Kanan never won an award, but was four nominated for the following awards:
- For his role as A.J. Quartermaine in General Hospital, he was nominated in 1994 for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer and in 1997 for the Online Film and Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Daytime Serial.
- For his role as Deacon Sharpe in The Bold and the Beautiful, he was nominated in 2002 for the Daytime Emmy Award America's Favorite Couple (together with Katherine Kelly Lang) and in 2005 for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.