Sean Hankinson (born June 16, 1981) is an American actor who is known for his role as Ethan Blaine on the television soap Days of Our Lives, as series regular Ben Simmons on the Emmy Nominated internet series Prom Queen and as "America's Favorite Boyfriend" Ken on Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse.
Hankinson was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, living briefly in Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving to Los Angeles, California. He attended Tucson High Magnet School, a performing arts public school. During college, he won an OC Weekly award for the title role in Equus, a performance the Los Angeles Times called "both intricate and thorough".
In 2008, Hankinson landed the principal recurring role of Ethan Blaine on the NBC daytime soap, Days of Our Lives, as well as a new web series for MTV, indie feature Bad Actress with Beth Broderick, and a pilot for The History Channel. Additional roles include a guest-starring role as Brett Maxwell on the TLC cult favorite series, Untold Stories of the ER on the episode "Romeo & Juliet" and the independent feature film, Cougar Club starring Faye Dunaway, Carrie Fisher and Joe Mantegna.
After Prom Queen, Sean was the lead in another web series. In Find Me, he played Spencer, a 23-year-old who was trying online dating. The series completed one season. The series was removed from its production website, but some episodes are available on YouTube. In 2011, Hankinson is cast a lead in the web series Foodies with Daniel Franzese. In 2012, Sean lends his voice for the role of Ken in the web series Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse.
Currently, Sean lives in New York, NY appearing Off-Broadway as well as TV and Film. In 2015, Sean was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role (play or musical) from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards. In 2017, after completely a successful run off-broadway in Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, Sean completed a National Tour.
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