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Sean Kanan

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.

Personal life

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 1993, Kanan joined the cast of the General Hospital TV series where he portrayed portraying A.J. Quartermaine. He left the show in 1997.

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.


Cinema films:

Year Title Role
1988 Hide and Go Shriek John Robbins
1989 The Karate Kid, Part III Mike Barnes
1991 Rich Girl Jeffrey
1994 Oasis Cafe Actor
2000 The Chaos Factor Jay
2001 Extreme Limits Don Spengler
2001 10 Attitudes Craig
2001 March Julian March
2003 Chasing Holden Alex Patterson
2005 Carpool Guy Tom
2006 Sons of Italy Michele Morri
2007 Hack! Vincent King
2008 Jack Rio Adam McNeil
2010 Changing Hands Tom
2014 My Trip Back to the Dark Side David Prince
2014 A Place Called Hollywood Gordon Plum
2015 The Hack Chad Cooper

TV Movies:

Year Title Role
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

TV series:

Year Title Role Notes
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.


→ see also Sean Kanan/Gallery and Category:Images of Sean Kanan


→ see also Sean Kanan/Gallery#Videos and Category:Videos of Sean Kanan

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