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 actor, model, and producer. 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.

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 Barbizon Modeling and Acting in Cleveland.[4] In 1999, Faris competed at the International Model and Talent Association.[5] 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.[6] The same year, he produced and starred in a short film called Manifest Destiny.[7][8]

In 2010, Faris appeared in three episodes of the TV show The Vampire Diaries.[9] 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.[10] In early 2011, he co-starred in the CBS film The Lost Valentine, opposite Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He also voiced the character Jack Rourke in the 2011 video game Need for Speed: The Run.

On March 22, 2013, it was announced that Faris would portray Pennsylvania State Police Officer Gabriel Holbrook on Pretty Little Liars.[11]

On February 25, 2014, it was reported that Faris had landed one of the lead roles in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off of the CW series Supernatural,[12] with the twentieth episode of the latter's ninth season airing as a backdoor pilot.[13] However, the pilot was not picked up as a series for the 2014–15 season.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film
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 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
2015 App, TheThe App Vic Becklett post-production
2015 Avouterie Samuel Deuprey post-production
Television
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 Television 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 12 episodes
2014 Supernatural Julian Duval Episode: "Bloodlines"
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[15]
Sleepover Nominated
2007 Young Hollywood Award One to Watch, TheThe One to Watch Himself Won
2008 MTV Movie Award Best Fight (shared with Cam Gigandet) Never Back Down Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. At Ancestry.com
  2. ^ Sean Faris Biography (1982-)
  3. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/sean-faris/bio/190912
  4. ^ "Barbizon Modeling and Acting - Alumni". http://www.barbizonmodeling.com. 
  5. ^ "Current Stars Who Came From IMTA". International Model and Talent Association. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  6. ^ Sean Faris Online Gallery: Click image to close this window
  7. ^ Sean Faris
  8. ^ Dino May Management
  9. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 9, 2009). "Exclusive: Coming up necks on 'Vampire Diaries' — Sean Faris!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ Koblin, John (January 6, 2011). "Memo Pad: Rihanna Was Tops — Topless". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ Holbrook, Damian (March 22, 2013). "Exclusive: Pretty Little Liars Casts a New Law Enforcer". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2014). "Sean Faris Joins The CW's 'Supernatural' Spinoff; Duo Cast In ABC Pilot 'Selfie'". Deadline.com. PMC. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ Thurm, Eric (April 29, 2014). "Supernatural: "Bloodlines"". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  14. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 8, 2014). "Fall TV Scoop: The CW Orders Four Dramas, Including Flash, iZombie and Jane the Virgin, Passes on Supernatural Spin-Off". TVLine. PMC. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1567256/eva_longoria_presents_to_sean_faris/

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