Sean Kanan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Mar, 2017
Facts of Sean Kanan
Date of Birth: 1966 , November-2
Age: 54 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Sean Kanan
Birth Name Sean Kanan
Nick Name Sean
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cleveland
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For ABC,CBS
Net Worth $12 million
Famous for General Hospital
Married Yes
Married to Michele Vega (m. 2012), Athena Ubach (m. 1999
Children Simone Andrea Kanan
Divorce , Athena Ubach (Div.2001)
Education Pennsylvania, Boston University
Books The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan
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Sean Kanan is a 5o-year-old  American actor best known for his roles on shows like General Hospital,  The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless and for the 1989 movie 'The Karate Kid Part IIl.'

Early Life and Education

Sean Kanan was born on November 2, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio, US.He spent his childhood in New Castle, Pennsylvania with his family. 

Sean Kanan attended Boston University for two years. Later, he joined Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, Boston University.  Sean Kanan has a degree in Political Science from UCLA.

At the age of thirteen, Sean was offered a role in the 1989 movie ' The Karate Kid Part III'. He trained at a school run by Karate master Fumio Demura with Pat E. Johnson, the stunt coordinator and Tang Soo Do master.


Sean Kanan's career took a significant leap in 1989.  He received his big break working for Academy Award-winning director John Avildsen in his film 'The Karate Kid Part III'. 

The same year Sean Kanan also starred on the Fox television series ' The Outsiders.'  Later, he joined the ABC soap opera General Hospital as A.J. Quartermaine. He was nominated for an award by Soap Opera Digest for his work in the show. Sean left the series in 1997 due to his struggle with alcoholism.

After working on the ABC soap opera for a year, Sean joined the cast of the CBS soap opera 'The Bold and Beautiful' as Deacon Sharpe,  a character originally conceived as a short- term villain.

After his  From ' The Bold and the Beautiful,' Sean starred in several feature films and competed in the third season of Dancing with the Stars (2006). On July 10, 2009, he reprised his character ' Deacon Sharpe' on the CBS soap opera 'The Young and the Restless.'

After 15 years of hiatus, Sean returned as A.J. Quartermaine on General Hospital.  He came back as  Deacon Sharpe on ' The Bold and the Beautiful' on June 13, 2014.

Personal Life

Sean Kanan has two marriages to his name. He first got married in 1999 to Athena Ubach. The couple divorced in 2001. 

Sean Kanan got married for the second time in 2012. His second and current wife is Michelle Vega. He has a daughter, Simone Andrea Kanan, with his former co-star Gladys Jiminez. 

Net Worth

Sean has been in Hollywood for over 25 years now. His estimated net worth is $12 million which seems pretty deserving.