Deacon Sharpe in THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Birthday: June 5
Sean Kanan stars as Deacon Sharpe, the dubious bad boy that everyone loves to hate on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.
Prior to his work on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Kanan starred as Jude Cavanaugh on “Sunset Beach” and A.J. Quartermaine on “General Hospital.” His other television credits include “The Nanny,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger” on the Network, “The Outsiders,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Happily Divorced,” “Lois and Clark,” “Who’s the Boss,” Oliver Stone’s “Wild Palms” and a 2006 appearance on “Dancing With The Stars: Italy.”
Currently residing in Los Angeles with his wife, Michelle, and their children, Kanan was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in New Castle, Penn. While attending Boston University as a political science major, Kanan took acting classes and sought work in local television. When Kanan landed a role in an episode of “Spenser for Hire,” he decided to transfer to University of California - Los Angeles to pursue acting full time. Kanan received his big break working for Academy Award-winning director John Avildsen in the 1989 film ”The Karate Kid, Part III.” Kanan’s other film credits include “Abracadabra,” “My Trip to the Dark Side,” “Chump Change,” “Rich Girl” and “Oasis Cafe,” a short film co-starring Gary Busey which Kanan wrote and produced.
Kanan is an accomplished poet, screenwriter and martial artist. With a love for the stage, he frequently performs in theater productions and standup comedy clubs across the country. In 2011, Kanan wrote The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan, published by Dunham Books.
His birthday is Nov. 2. Follow him on Twitter at @seankanan.