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|Born||Sean Hardy Faris
March 25, 1982
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, model, producer|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
Sean Hardy Faris (born March 25, 1982) 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.
Faris was born on March 25, 1982, in Houston, Texas, the son of Katherine 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 Barbizon Modeling and Acting School 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 produced and starred in a short film called Manifest Destiny. In 2010, Faris appeared in three episodes of the TV show The Vampire Diaries. 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. In early 2011, he co-starred in the CBS film The Lost Valentine, opposite Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. On March 22, 2013, it was announced that Faris would portray Pennsylvania State Police Officer Gabriel Holbrook on Pretty Little Liars.
In 2011, Faris voiced the character Jack Rourke in the 2011 video game Need for Speed: The Run. 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, with the twentieth episode of the latter's ninth season airing as a backdoor pilot. However, the pilot was not picked up as a series for the 2014–15 season.
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Danny's gunner|
|2001||Brotherhood II, TheThe 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||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|
|2015||App, TheThe App||Vic Becklett|
|2016||Female Fight Club||Potter||Post-production|
|2016||White Hot||Beck Merchant||Television film|
|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"|
|2004–05||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|
|2013–15||Pretty Little Liars||Officer Gabriel Holbrook||Recurring role (14 episodes)|
|2014||Supernatural||Julian Duval||Episode: "Bloodlines"
Backdoor pilot for Supernatural: Bloodlines
|2011||Need for Speed: The Run||Jack Rourke||Voice|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble
|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|
- According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. At Ancestry.com
- Sean Faris Biography (1982-)
- "Barbizon Modeling and Acting - Alumni". http://www.barbizonmodeling.com. External link in
- "Current Stars Who Came From IMTA". International Model and Talent Association. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- 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.
- Koblin, John (January 6, 2011). "Memo Pad: Rihanna Was Tops — Topless". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
- Holbrook, Damian (March 22, 2013). "Exclusive: Pretty Little Liars Casts a New Law Enforcer". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
- 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.
- Thurm, Eric (April 29, 2014). "Supernatural: "Bloodlines"". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
- 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.
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