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|Born||Sean Hardy Faris
March 25, 1982
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, model, producer|
Sean Hardy Faris (born March 25, 1982) 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.
Life and career
Faris was born on March 25, 1982, in Houston, Texas, the son of Katherine (née Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris. 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. 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. The same year, he produced and starred in a short film called Manifest Destiny.
In 2010, Faris appeared in three episodes of the TV show The Vampire Diaries. 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.
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Danny's gunner|
|2001||The Brotherhood II||John Van Owen||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Yours, Mine and Ours||William Beardsley|
|2008||Manifest Destiny||Josh||Short film|
|2008||Never Back Down||Jake Tyler|
|2008||Forever Strong||Rick Penning|
|2010||Brooklyn to Manhattan||Logan|
|2010||The King of Fighters||Kyo Kusanagi|
|2011||The Lost Valentine||Lucas Thomas||Television film|
|2011||Freerunner||Ryan||Also executive producer|
|2012||The 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|
|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|
|2005||Reunion||Craig Brewster||Main cast|
|2010||The Vampire Diaries||Ben McKittrick||3 episodes|
|2013–present||Pretty Little Liars||Officer Gabriel Holbrook||Recurring|
|2011||Need for Speed: The Run||Jack Rourke (voice)|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Sleepover||Nominated|
|2007||Young Hollywood Award||The One to Watch||—||Won|
|2008||MTV Movie Award||Best Fight (shared with Cam Gigandet)||Never Back Down||Won|
- According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. At Ancestry.com
- Sean Faris Biography (1982-)
- "Current Stars Who Came From IMTA". International Model and Talent Association. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- Sean Faris Online Gallery: Click image to close this window
- Sean Faris
- Dino May Management
- Ausiello, Michael (November 9, 2009). "Exclusive: Coming up necks on 'Vampire Diaries' — Sean Faris!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
- Holbrook, Damian (March 22, 2013). "Exclusive: Pretty Little Liars Casts a New Law Enforcer". Retrieved March 21, 2013.
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