Sean Kanan won the 2021 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series as the Executive Producer/Creator of Studio City exclusively on Amazon Prime. He previous received four nominations for Studio City in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Writing Team. He also won the Indie Series Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his heartbreaking and humorous portrayal of Sam Stephens aka Dr. Pierce Hartley.
On the big screen Sean began this year starring in back to back films with Bruce Willis. Both Survive the Game and The Fortress were produced by Emmett/Furla and filmed in the mountains and jungles of Puerto Rico. Lionsgate Entertainment will distribute. Next up is a lead role in the suspense thriller, Sinister Societyfor Lifetime.
Proving himself a “triple threat” Sean has recently launched his third and most personal book, Way of the COBRA (WOTC). Drawing upon intimate personal stories Way of the COBRA details the strategies and philosophy that Sean uses to achieve success in his life. “Transform yourself and you can transform the world.” Way of the Cobra is a compelling book by Sean Kanan that is quite intriguing, motivational, and food for thought. It is a great source of inspiration for anyone, and it is highly recommended for all.” –Markos Papadatos, Digital Journal
Sean’s first book, The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan received rave reviews. His second book, Success Factor X, became an Amazon New Release Best Seller in one week and was recently named one of the twenty most inspirational books in the last two decades by Book Authority.
Sean’s acting career exploded with his breakout performance as iconic villain, Mike Barnes, in the The Karate Kid III beating out over two thousand hopefuls in an open call to his award winning roles in daytime television playing black sheep AJ Quartermaine on General Hospital to his critically acclaimed portrayal of Deacon Sharpe on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, television’s most syndicated show in history seen in dozens of countries. Having appeared in more than one thousand episodes of network television and more than twenty feature films, Sean is recognized around the world.
Whether lobbying on Capitol Hill raising awareness about bullying or taking his stand up act to Bosnia to entertain the troops with USO, Sean remains active in numerous charitable organizations including The American Cancer Society, various animal advocacy groups and serving as the international youth ambassador for Boo2Bullying.
Sean and wife, Michele, split their time between Los Angeles and Palm Springs where he has a star on the walk of fame. He spends his free time practicing martial arts, cooking, traveling and studying multiple foreign languages including Italian and Mandarin.