Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe on The Young and the Restless)
Current Character: Deacon Sharpe
Birthplace: Born in Cleveland, Ohio
Marital Status: Married
Although born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sean Kanan (born Sean Perelman), was raised in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. Sean attended both Boston University and UCLA, and earned a degree in Political Science.
Sean broke into show business in "Karate Kid II," in which he nearly died performing his own stunt work. He went on to make a name for himself in Daytime television, starring in three soap operas over the years (Y&R will be his fourth). Sean also writes and produces in the entertainment industry.
Sean once worked as a bouncer at his father's bar in Boston, and loves baseball. Sean shares a daughter, Simone, with former B&B castmate Gladys Jiminez. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Michele, and their five children.
The Bold and the Beautiful - Deacon Sharpe (November 2000 - February 2005; May - September 2012, June 13 2014 - present)
The Young and the Restless - Deacon Sharpe (July 10 2009 - January 12 2012)
Jack Rio - Adam McNeil (2008)
Sunset Beach - Jude Cavanaugh (1999)
General Hospital - AJ Quartermaine (1992 - 1997; October 26 2012 - April 18 2014)
Karate Kid III - Mike Barnes (1999)
Awards & Acclaim
Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination , Outstanding Male Newcomer (1994)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005)
Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Special Fan Award - Daytime's Favorite Couple w/ Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, The Bold and the Beautiful) (2002)