Sean Patrick Flanery
|Occupation(s)||Actor, author, martial artist|
|Spouse||Lauren Michelle Hill|
|Children||3, including Lola Flanery|
Sean Patrick Flanery (born October 11, 1965) is an American actor, author, and martial artist. He is known for playing Connor MacManus in The Boondock Saints (1999) and its sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009), Greg Stillson in the USA Network television series The Dead Zone, Jeremy "Powder" Reed in Powder (1995), Indiana Jones in the ABC television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, as well as Bobby Dagen in Saw: The Final Chapter (2010). He is also known for his role as Sam Gibson on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless in 2011. He starred in Devil's Carnival, a short film which was screened on tour beginning in April, 2012. In 2016, he published his first novel, Jane Two, a coming-of-age story drawing inspiration from his own childhood and early experiences.
Flanery was born on October 11, 1965 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and was raised in Houston, Texas. His mother, Genie (née LeDoux), is a real estate broker, and his father, Paul Flanery, is a medical equipment salesman. His ancestry includes Irish, Cajun (French), and English. After attending Awty International School, Flanery graduated from Dulles High School in Sugar Land, and attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Flanery started acting in college after he joined an acting class to meet a girl on whom he had a crush. He later moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue his acting career. Since 1988 he has appeared in over 53 films, including Powder, Simply Irresistible, and D-Tox. He is best known, however, for playing the Indiana Jones in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and Connor MacManus in The Boondock Saints. He had a brief role as the ascended being, Orlin, in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Ascension". He appeared on the TV show The Dead Zone in the role of Vice-President, Greg Stillson, until its cancellation. Flanery also appeared in an installment of Showtime's Masters of Horror playing a town sheriff who later became one of the antagonistic entity's possessed hosts in the episode "The Damned Thing". In March 2010 he was cast in the lead role in the sci-fi horror film Mongolian Death Worm. He also had a supporting role in 2010's Saw 3D. Flanery appeared in The Black Keys' music video "Howlin' For You", which was released on February 10, 2011. In April 2011 Flanery headed to the CBS soap The Young and the Restless, playing the part of Sam, Sharon Newman's boyfriend from New Mexico.
He once had a dog named Donut who is named after the donuts she devoured shortly after being adopted by Flanery.
Flanery won the 1997 Toyota Pro-Celebrity Race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as the celebrity driver; the "Alfonso Ribeiro rule" (whereby if a celebrity wins, he must be classified as a professional the next time) forced him to "defend" his title as a professional driver under TGPLB rules, and he won the 1998 race as a professional driver.
Flanery is also a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which he teaches. He placed first in the Master 1/ Blue/ Male/ Light division at the 2003 American National IBJJF Jiu-jitsu Championship and the 2003 Pan Jiu-jitsu IBJJF Championship by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Flanery indicated in an interview that, at one point, he considered competing in mixed martial arts, saying "If it didn’t come around so late in my life, that would’ve 100 percent been my trajectory."
|1987||A Tiger's Tale||Buddy|
|1994||Frank & Jesse||Zack Murphy|
|1995||The Grass Harp||Riley Henderson|
|1995||Powder||Jeremy 'Powder' Reed|
|1996||Just Your Luck||Ray||Direct-to-video|
|1996||The Method||Christian||Also executive producer|
|1997||Suicide Kings||Max Minot|
|1997||Best Men||Billy Phillips|
|1998||Zack and Reba||Zack Blanton|
|1999||Simply Irresistible||Tom Bartlett|
|1999||The Boondock Saints||Connor MacManus|
|1999||Body Shots||Rick Hamilton|
|2002||Kiss the Bride||Tom Terranova|
|2002||Con Express||Alex Brooks||Direct-to-video|
|2004||The Gunman||Ben Simms|
|2004||30 Days Until I'm Famous|
|2005||Demon Hunter||Jake Greyman|
|2006||The Insatiable||Harry Balbo||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Veritas, Prince of Truth||Veritas|
|2007||Ten Inch Hero||Noah|
|2008||Crystal River||Clay Arrendal|
|2009||Deadly Impact||Tom Armstrong|
|2009||The Whole Truth||Gary Langston|
|2009||The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day||Connor MacManus|
|2009||Sinners & Saints||Colin||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Saw 3D||Bobby Dagen|
|2011||InSight||Detective Peter Rafferty|
|2012||The Devil's Carnival||John||Short film|
|2016||Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich||Capt. Evan Blackburn|
|2016||My First Miracle||Charlie|
|2016||Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word||District Attorney Danny Hill|
|2017||The Evil Within||John|
|2017||Furthest Witness||The Florist|
|2019||2177: The San Francisco Love Hacker Crimes||Burnett Adams|
|2019||The Outsider||Chris King|
|2020||The Orchard||Martin Ellsbury|
|2020||Lady Driver||Tim Lansing|
|2021||Born a Champion||Mickey Kelley||Also writer and producer|
|2021||Assault on VA-33||Jason Hill|
|2022||Frank and Penelope||Club Manager||Also writer and director|
|1990||Just Perfect||Television film|
|1990||My Life as a Babysitter||Television film|
|The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Indiana Jones (age 16–21)||22 episodes|
|1993||The Accident||The Driver||Television film|
|1994||Guinevere||King Arthur||Television film|
|1994||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies||Indiana Jones (age 21)||Television film|
|1995||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye||Indiana Jones (age 19)||Television film|
|1995||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen||Indiana Jones (age 17)||Television film|
|1996||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father||Indiana Jones (age 19)||Television film|
|1999||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure||Indiana Jones (age 16)||Re-edited series (with new connecting segments)|
|1999||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service||Indiana Jones (age 17)||Re-edited series (with new connecting segments)|
|1999||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert||Indiana Jones (age 18)||Re-edited series (with new scenes)|
|1999||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence||Indiana Jones (age 18)||Re-edited series (with new scenes)|
|1999||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil||Indiana Jones (age 19)||Re-edited series (with new connecting segments)|
|The Strip||Elvis Ford||10 episodes|
|2000||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song||Indiana Jones (age 16)||Re-edited series (with new connecting segments)|
|2000||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons Of Deception||Indiana Jones (age 17)||Re-edited series (with new connecting segments)|
|2000||Run the Wild Fields||Tom Walker||Television film|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Eric||Episode: "Stasis"|
|2001||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades||Indiana Jones (age 18)||Re-edited series (with new connecting segments)|
|2001||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change||Indiana Jones (age 19)||Re-edited series (with new scenes)|
|2001||The Diamond Hunters||Johnny Lance||unknown episodes|
|2001||Acceptable Risk||Bobby||Television film|
|2001||Stargate SG-1||Orlin||Episode: "Ascension"|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Daniel Lee Corbitt||Episode: "Famous Last Words"|
|2002||Charmed||Adam||Episode: "Happily Ever After"|
|Stephen King's Dead Zone||Greg Stillson / Vice President Greg Stillson||19 episodes|
|2003||Then Came Jones||Sheriff Ben Jones||Television film|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||Dr. Paul Thorson||Episode: "Cold Fusion"|
|2004||Dead Lawyers||Jimmy Blake||Television film|
|2004||30 Days Until I'm Famous||Cole Thompson||Television film|
|2005||Into the Fire||Walter Harwig Jr.||Television film|
|2006||Savage Planet||Randall Cain||Television film|
|2006||Secrets of a Small Town||Jimmy Lee Daniels||Pilot episode|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||The Big Hombre||Episode: "Double Cross"|
|2006||Masters of Horror||Sheriff Kevin Reddle||Episode: "The Damned Thing"|
|2007||Numb3rs||Jeff Upchurch||Episode: "Tabu"|
|2008||No Game||Devlin||Television film; also director and executive producer|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Darrin Call||Episode: "Haunted"|
|2010||Mongolian Death Worm||Daniel||Television film|
|2011||The Young and the Restless||Sam Gibson||Soap opera; April 18 - November 4|
|2011||A Crush on You||Ben Martin||Hallmark TV Film|
|2013||Dexter||Jacob Elway||Season 8|
|2018||The Bay||Ty Garrett||3 episodes|
|2022||The Boys||Gunpowder||Episode: "The Only Man In The Sky"|
- "Sean Patrick Flanery". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. November 7, 1995. p. Class Acts 8. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
AGE: 30; BIRTHDAY: Oct 11.
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- "George Lucas Takes It Easy with Indy Chronicles". New Straits Times. February 2, 1993. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
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- "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Winners for the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards" (PDF). emmyonline.org. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
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- "American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2003". IBJJF. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
- "Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2003". IBJJF. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
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