Sean Kanan Bio

(Deacon, Y&R)

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BIRTHDATE: November 2
HOMETOWN: Kanan was born in Cleveland, OH and grew up in New Castle, PA
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced from Athena Ubach
CHILDREN: Kanan's daughter, Simone (pronounced Si-mon-ay), with former B&B co-star Gladis Jiminez (ex-Carmen, ex-Maria, GH) was born in 2001

Sean Kanan's interest in show biz began in high school, where he participated in stage productions and performed in area comedy clubs. He went on to Boston University as a political science major, but continued to study acting. Kanan relocated to Los Angeles and got a role in the low-budget horror flick Hide And Go Shriek in 1988 and The Karate Kid III in 1989. In 1993, Kanan got his first steady daytime gig as GENERAL HOSPITAL black sheep AJ Quartermaine, a role he played until 1997. Two years later, he resurfaced on SUNSET BEACH as Jude and in 2000 shook up BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL as smarmy, tormented Deacon Sharpe.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. B&B co-star Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie) referred him to a hypnotist, who helped him stop smoking.
  2. His dream co-stars are Paul Newman, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore (ex-Frannie/Sabrina, ATWT; ex-Carmen, EDGE).
  3. His culinary skills are limited, but Kanan enjoys barbecuing.
  4. Born Sean Perelman.
  5. He is 6'.
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RON CARLIVATI ON KANAN EXIT   Mar 17, 2014

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SEAN KANAN OUT AT GH — RETURNING TO B&B!   Mar 17, 2014

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Sean Kanan Signs On For New Gig   Oct 15, 2013

Sean Kanan (A.J., GH) has signed on for the online zombie comedy ACTING DEAD, set to...

Dish The Daytime Emmys With Sean Kanan   Jun 11, 2013

Sean Kanan and wife Michelle will welcome TV Guide soap expert...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
SUNSET BEACH (Jude Cavenaugh, 1999)
GENERAL HOSPITAL (A.J. Quartermaine, 1993-1997)

Film Roles
Carpool Guy (Tom, 2005)
March (Julian March, 2001)
Chasing Holden (Alex Patterson, 2001)
10 Attitudes (Craig, 2001)
Crash Point Zero (Don, 2000)
The Chaos Factor (Jay, 2000)
Rich Girl (Jeffrey, 1991)
The Karate Kid, Part III (Mike Barnes, 1989)
Hide and Go Shriek (John Robbin, 1988)

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