Sean Hardy Faris[better source needed] (born March 25, 1982) is an American actor and model. 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.
Sean Hardy Faris
March 25, 1982
Houston, Texas, U.S.
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 & Ours. Faris 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.
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||The Brotherhood II||John Van Owen||Direct-to-video film|
|2005||Yours, Mine & Ours||William Beardsley|
|2008||Manifest Destiny||Josh||Short film|
|2008||Never Back Down||Jake Tyler|
|2008||Forever Strong||Rick Penning|
|2010||The King of Fighters||Kyo Kusanagi|
|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|
|2013||Lost for Words||Michael||Also executive producer|
|2013||NYC Underground||Logan||Direct-to-video film|
|2015||The App||Vic Becklett|
|2015||Adulterers||Samuel||originally titled Avouterie|
|2016||Female Fight Club||Potter|
|2017||Gangster Land||Jack McGurn||also known as In the Absence of Good Men|
|2017||Surprise Me!||Jeff Bachmann|
|2002||Even Stevens||Scott Brooks||Episode: "Where in the World Is Pookie Stevens?"|
|2002||House Blend||Chris Reed||Unsold 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"|
|2004–2005||Life as We Know It||Dino Whitman||Main role|
|2005||Reunion||Craig Brewster||Main role|
|2010||The Vampire Diaries||Ben McKittrick||3 episodes|
|2011||The Lost Valentine||Lucas Thomas||Television film|
|2012||Christmas with Holly||Mark Nagle||Television film|
|2013–2015||Pretty Little Liars||Gabriel Holbrook||Recurring role (seasons 4–5)|
|2014||Supernatural||Julian Duval||Episode: "Bloodlines"[Note 1]|
|2016||White Hot||Beck Merchant||Television film; also known as Sandra Brown's White Hot|
|2017||An Uncommon Grace||Levi||Television film|
|2018||A Veterans Christmas||Joe Peterson||Television film|
|2019||Psycho Nanny||Todd||Television film; also known as Munchausen by Internet|
|2011||Need for Speed: The Run||Jack Rourke||Voice role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Sleepover||Nominated|||
|2007||Young Hollywood Award||The One to Watch||Himself||Won|
|2008||MTV Movie Award||Best Fight (shared with Cam Gigandet)||Never Back Down||Won|
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