Sean Kanan

Soap star Sean Kanan began his career with a bang. His third-ever professional role found him starring in the franchise hit "Karate Kid III" (1989). By the next year, Kanan was starring in a TV series adaptation of "The Outsiders" (Fox, 1990), executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola himself. The much hyped project proved to be short lived, however, and soon, Kanan was back to square one. Kanan had attended Boston University and was a graduate of UCLA, where his major had been political science. When "The Outsiders" was cancelled, Kanan got his bearings by enrolling in acting classes for the first time ever. By 1996, his career was picking up speed again, as he was cast as the dashing AJ Quartermaine on the long running soap "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963-). He was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards' Special Fan Award for his performance, but after four years on the show, he left the series and joined the cast of another well loved soap opera, "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987-). In 2009, he began appearing on "The Young and the Restless" (CBS, 1973-) as well.