Caan in May 2007
|Born||Scott Andrew Caan
August 23, 1976
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Scotty Caan, Mad Skillz|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, director, photographer|
Scott Andrew Caan (born August 23, 1976) is an American actor. He currently stars as Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Caan is also known for his recurring role as manager Scott Lavin in the HBO television series Entourage. He was also a part of 1990s rap group The Whooliganz with The Alchemist. The duo went by the names Mad Skillz and Mudfoot, respectively.
Caan was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actor James Caan and Sheila Marie Ryan, an actress and former model. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Germany. He has an older half-sister named Tara Caan and three younger half-brothers named Alexander James Caan (born 1991), Jacob Nicholas Caan (born 1995), and James Arthur Caan (born 1998).
Caan was a roadie for the rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain. Caan was also a member of the hip-hop group The Whooliganz (with producer and fellow MC the Alchemist). He and the Alchemist, when performing as the rap duo the Whooliganz in the early '90s, received a record deal with Tommy Boy records. They recorded the album Make Way for the W., but after their first single "Put Your Handz Up", the album was shelved and the duo was dropped by Tommy Boy. In 1995, the Whooliganz' song "Whooliganz" was released as a single in the UK, but Caan and the Alchemist had already parted ways.
After enrolling at the Playhouse West acting school in Los Angeles, Caan began acting in the late 1990s, appearing in a number of independent films and low-budget films. His first role in a major motion picture was that of Charlie Tweeder, a reckless Texas football player in Varsity Blues (1999). In the same year, he played the role of Drew in the film Saturn (also known as Speed of Life). Caan subsequently appeared in several studio films including Ready to Rumble (2000) co-starring David Arquette, Boiler Room (2000) co-starring Vin Diesel and American Outlaws (2001), co-starring Colin Farrell, in which Caan played 19th century outlaw Cole Younger. In 2003, Caan made his directorial debut with the film Dallas 362, which won a prize at the 2003 Las Vegas Film Festival.
Caan appeared in the feature film trilogy Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen. In 2005, Caan co-starred with actor Paul Walker (with whom he appeared in Varsity Blues) in the action film Into the Blue. Caan wrote and directed the 2006 comedy The Dog Problem. He appeared as a supporting character in the film as well. He appeared on the television series Entourage in a recurring role as talent manager Scott Lavin from season 6 to season 8.
Caan plays Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in Hawaii Five-0 (a re-make of Hawaii Five-O). The series premiered on September 20, 2010. In 2011 he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for this performance.
In addition to acting, Caan has also pursued a career in photography. Inspired and trained by cinematographer Phil Parmet while working together on the 2003 film Dallas 362, Caan has been shooting ever since. "In preparing for the film," Caan said, "Phil inspired me to learn about lenses, lights, frames, and the operation of a 250 millimeter camera. By the time the film was over, I wanted to shoot the next one." In 2009, he published his first collection of photographs in a 256 page book entitled Scott Caan Photographs, Vol. 1. The book was edited and designed by Howard Nourmand, and includes an introduction by Steve Olson.
Caan has been an active volunteer with Surfers Healing, an organization which introduces children with autism to the joy of surfing, as well as similar groups such as TheraSURF and Life Rolls On.
|1995||Boy Called Hate, AA Boy Called Hate||Steve/Hate|
|1996||Aaron Gillespie Will Make You a Star||Sean|
|1996||Last Resort||Strut||Nominated – Critics Award at CineVegas (shared with Harvey Silver)|
|1998||Nowhere to Go||Romeo|
|1998||Enemy of the State||Jones|
|1999||Varsity Blues||Charlie Tweeder|
|1999||Black and White||Scotty|
|2000||Boiler Room||Richie O'Flaherty|
|2000||Ready to Rumble||Sean Dawkins|
|2000||Gone in 60 Seconds||Tumbler|
|2001||American Outlaws||Cole Younger|
|2001||Ocean's Eleven||Turk Malloy||Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Acting Ensemble
|2003||Dallas 362||Dallas||Also writer and director
Critics Award at CineVegas
|2004||In Enemy Hands||Lt. Cmdr. Randall Sullivan|
|2004||Ocean's Twelve||Turk Malloy|
|2005||Into the Blue||Bryce|
|2006||Friends with Money||Mike|
|2006||Lonely Hearts||Detective Reilly|
|2006||Dog Problem, TheThe Dog Problem||Casper||Also writer and director|
|2007||Brooklyn Rules||Carmine Mancuso|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Turk Malloy||Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry|
|2007||Stories USA||Hayden Field||Segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous"|
|2008||Meet Dave||Officer Dooley|
|2009||Mercy||Johnny Ryan||Also writer and producer|
|2009||Deep in the Valley||Rod Cannon|
|2010||Beginner's Guide to Endings, AA Beginner's Guide to Endings||Cal White|
|2006||Learning to Fly||Dick||Unsold ABC pilot|
|2009||Cop House||Brian Ford||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2009–2011||Entourage||Scott Lavin||19 episodes|
|2010–present||Hawaii Five-0||Det. Sgt. Daniel "Danny" "Danno" Williams||Main cast
TV Guide Award for Favorite Bromance (shared with Alex O'Loughlin) (2013)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action (2013)
|2012||NCIS:LA||Det. Sgt. Daniel "Danny" "Danno" Williams||Episode: "Touch of Death"|
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- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- Caan, Scott. "Scott Caan Photography". Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- Caan, Scott. "Scott Caan Photographs 2003-2009 - Biography". Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Amazon". Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Ability Magazine: Scott Caan - Surf Therapy for Autism" (2009)". Retrieved 2012-04-03.