Scott Caan, October 2010
|Born||Scott Andrew Caan
August 23, 1976
Los Angeles, California,
|Other names||Scotty Caan, Mad Skillz (The Whooliganz)|
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Director, Photographer, Musician (The Whooliganz: Hip-Hop Group)|
|Scott Caan - Photographs 2003-2009|
Scott Andrew Caan (born August 23, 1976) is an American actor. He currently stars 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.
Early life 
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 (b. 1991), Jacob Nicholas Caan (b. 1995), and James Arthur Caan (b. 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.
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.
Volunteer work 
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||A Boy Called Hate||Hate||First lead movie role.|
|1998||Enemy of the State||Jones|
|1999||Varsity Blues||Charlie Tweeder|
|Black and White||Scotty|
|Saturn||Drew||aka Speed of Life (DVD title)|
|2000||Boiler Room||Richie O'Flaherty|
|Gone in 60 Seconds||Tumbler|
|Ready to Rumble||Sean Dawkins|
|2001||American Outlaws||Cole Younger|
|Ocean's Eleven||Turk Malloy|
|2003||Dallas 362||Dallas||also as Writer & Director.|
|2004||Ocean's Twelve||Turk Malloy|
|In Enemy Hands||Lt. Cmdr. Randall Sullivan|
|2005||Into the Blue||Bryce|
|2006||Friends with Money||Mike|
|The Dog Problem||Casper||also as Writer & Director.|
|Lonely Hearts||Detective Reilly|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Turk Malloy|
|Brooklyn Rules||Carmine Mancuso|
|Stories USA||Hayden Field|
|2008||Meet Dave||Officer Dooley|
|2009||Deep in the Valley||Rod Cannon|
|2010||Mercy||Johnny Ryan||also as Writer & Producer.|
|A Beginner's Guide to Endings||Cal White||released at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival on September 17.|
|2009-2011||Entourage||Scott Lavin||Appearance: Season 6 (2 Episodes), Season 7 (9 Episodes), Season 8 (8 Episodes)|
|2010–present||Hawaii Five-0||Det. Sgt. Daniel "Danny" "Danno" Williams||People's Choice Awards - Best New TV Drama (2011)
Nominated: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
|2012||NCIS:LA||Det. Sgt. Daniel "Danny" "Danno" Williams||NCIS:LA and Hawaii Five-0 Cross Over (2 Episodes)|
- Scott Caan Biography (1976-)
- Model, Betsy. "The Ultimate Caan". Cigar Aficionado. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
- "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 155.
- "Entourage Admits Caan, Fichtner, Letscher". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
- "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.