Sean Faris

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Sean Faris
Born Sean Hardy Faris
(1982-03-25) March 25, 1982 (age 32)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model, producer
Years active 2001–present

Sean Hardy Faris[1] (born March 25, 1982)[2] is an American model and actor. He is known for his roles as Jake Tyler in Never Back Down, Kyo Kusanagi in The King of Fighters, and Rick Penning in Forever Strong. He is set to play the lead in the upcoming series Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off to the hit CW show Supernatural.

Life and career[edit]

Faris was born on March 25, 1982, in Houston, Texas, the son of Katherine (née Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris.[3] His family was working-class and lived in a small house in Houston; he moved to Ohio at age 12, where he attended a modeling agency in Cleveland. In 1999, Faris competed at the International Model and Talent Association.[4] After graduating with honors from Padua Franciscan High School in 2000, he relocated to Los Angeles, California, to pursue his acting career.

Faris has starred in many different projects, including two television shows, Life as We Know It, and Reunion, both canceled before the end of their first season. He also played William Beardsley in Yours, Mine and Ours.

Faris has also appeared in Sleepover with Alexa Vega in 2004. Faris was also nominated for the Young Actors Award at the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards in 2004. In 2007, Faris returned to work on three back-to-back films, Forever Strong, Never Back Down, and Brooklyn to Manhattan. Never Back Down was released on March 14, 2008, with the other two films also opening in 2008. Currently, Faris is starring in and producing The Glass Eye with his manager Dino May.

In 2008, he stripped for UK Cosmopolitan magazine for a good cause, benefiting his choice of awareness of pancreatic cancer.[5] The same year, he produced and starred in a short film called Manifest Destiny.[6][7]

In 2010, Faris appeared in three episodes of the TV show The Vampire Diaries.[8] He also appeared on the cover of the January/February issue of U.S. Men's Health Magazine, and was the highest selling issue of the magazine in 2010.[9] In early 2011, he appeared in The Lost Valentine, a CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, which co-starred Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The only video game in which he starred was Need for Speed: The Run as Jack Rourke.

In March 2013, TV Guide announced that Faris would portray Gabriel Holbrook, a Pennsylvania State Officer, on Pretty Little Liars.[10]

On February 20th 2014, it was announced Faris would play one of the lead roles in Supernatural: Bloodlines, spin-off to popular CW series Supernatural with the 20th episode of Season 9 airing as a backdoor pilot.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Twisted Fernando Castillo
2001 Pearl Harbor Danny's gunner
2001 Brotherhood II, TheThe Brotherhood II John Van Owen Direct-to-video
2004 Sleepover Steve Phillips
2005 Yours, Mine and Ours William Beardsley
2008 Manifest Destiny Josh Short film
2008 Never Back Down Jake Tyler
2008 Forever Strong Rick Penning
2009 Ghost Machine Tom
2010 Brooklyn to Manhattan Logan
2010 King of Fighters, TheThe King of Fighters Kyo Kusanagi
2011 Lost Valentine, TheThe Lost Valentine Lucas Thomas Television film
2011 Freerunner Ryan Also executive producer
2012 Truth in Being Right, TheThe Truth in Being Right Jake Short film; also executive producer and producer
2012 Stash House David Nash
2012 Christmas with Holly Mark Nolan Television film
2013 Lost for Words Michael Also executive producer
2013 Pawn Nick
2013 NYC Underground Logan Direct-to-video
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Undressed Darren 4 episodes
2002 Even Stevens Scott Brooks Episode: "Where in the World Is Pookie Stevens?"
2002 House Blend Chris Reed Unsold CBS pilot
2002 Maybe It's Me N/A Episode: "The Prom Episode: Part 2"
2002 Smallville Byron Moore Episode: "Nocturne"
2003 Eve Chip Episode: "Player Down"
2003 One Tree Hill High school guy Episode: "The Search for Something More"
2004 Boston Public Troy Mooney Episode: "Chapter Seventy-Nine"
2004–2005 Life as We Know It Dino Whitman Main cast; 13 episodes
2005 Reunion Craig Brewster Main cast; 13 episodes
2010 Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Ben McKittrick 3 episodes
2011 Leverage Shelley 2 episodes
2013–present Pretty Little Liars Officer Gabriel Holbrook 9 episodes
2014 Supernatural Julian Durant Episode: "Bloodlines"
2014 Supernatural: Bloodlines Julian Durant Upcoming series; main cast
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Need for Speed: The Run Jack Rourke Voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast[11] Sleepover Nominated
2007 Young Hollywood Award One to Watch, TheThe One to Watch Won
2008 MTV Movie Award Best Fight (shared with Cam Gigandet) Never Back Down Won


  1. ^ According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. At
  2. ^ Sean Faris Biography (1982-)
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Current Stars Who Came From IMTA". International Model and Talent Association. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  5. ^ Sean Faris Online Gallery: Click image to close this window
  6. ^ Sean Faris
  7. ^ Dino May Management
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 9, 2009). "Exclusive: Coming up necks on 'Vampire Diaries' — Sean Faris!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ Koblin, John (January 6, 2011). "Memo Pad: Rihanna Was Tops — Topless". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ Holbrook, Damian (March 22, 2013). "Exclusive: Pretty Little Liars Casts a New Law Enforcer". Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  11. ^

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