You are familiar with his face from playing the bad guy in Karate Kid 3. Sean Kanan is known for being a bad boy as we've seen so well for years with his role as, Deacon Sharpe on the CBS soap The Bold And The Beautiful, as well as, AJ Quartermaine on General Hospital. Sean Kanan is a bonafide Soap Star and he's letting you know it with his newly released music video, "I'm A Soap Star."
This humorous rap video cleverly gives new meaning to tongue and cheek with cameos from other notable soap stars, The Bold And The Beautiful, Ridge Forrester aka Ronn Moss and "The Young And The Restless, Nick Newman, Joshua Morrow as they make their way through the glamourous life of being a "Soap Star." I even make a cameo a sexy cop of course.
I'm A Soap Star was directed by Sean's wife, Michelle Kanan and has been a labor of love in the making for the newlyweds .
Kanan received his big break working for Academy Award-winning director John Avildsen in the 1989 film The Karate Kid, Part III. The following year, he starred on the Fox television series The Outsiders. In 1993, Kanan joined the ABC soap opera General Hospital as A. J. Quartermaine and was nominated for an award in the Outstanding Newcomer category by Soap Opera Digest. He left the series in 1997.
In 1999, Kanan joined the cast of the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach as Jude Cavanaugh and remained with the show until its cancellation later that year. He wrote and executive-produced Chasing Holden, distributed by Lionsgate, which starred DJ Qualls. In November 2000, he joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful as Deacon Sharpe, appearing until February 2005. Upon his departure from The Bold and the Beautiful, Kanan starred in several feature films and competed in the third season of the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars in 2006. On July 10, 2009, Kanan reprised his role as Deacon Sharpe on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.
While appearing on The Young and the Restless, he starred in the 2009 Indie film Abracadabra, which was directed by Julie Pacino (Al Pacino's daughter) and was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. In May 2010, Kanan appeared in My Trip to the Dark Side, written and directed by Shane Stanley. He later starred in the 2011 sequel My Trip Back to the Dark Side. That same year, Kanan wrote "The Modern Gentleman; Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan", published by Dunham Books. Upon leaving The Young and the Restless in January 2012, Kanan reprised his role as Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and the Beautiful. He appeared on and off from May until September 2012.
On October 26, 2012, Kanan returned to the role of A. J. Quartermaine on General Hospital after a 15-year absence.