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Was bouncer at Father's, a bar in Boston.

Attended Boston University for two years before graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in political science.

Collects baseball cards from the 1940s and 1950s.

Graduated Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg Pa. 1985 (Same school attended by James Stewart, 1927-28)

He nearly died in 1988 from injuries suffered making The Karate Kid, Part III (1989).

Former brother-in-law of Alanna Ubach.

He is related to former on-screen brother, Steve Burton, by marriage.

Has a daughter, Simone Andrea Kanan (b. late 2001), with former co-star on "The Bold and The Beautiful"(1987), Gladys Jimenez. Simone live with her mother, but Sean is very much a part of her life.

During Christmas 1999, he accompanied Christie Brinkley and Al Franken as guests of Secretary of Defense William Cohen, to Bosnia and Kosovo where they entertained U.S. troops.

Partner: Jessica Hammerschlag, with whom he has a movie production company.

In 1995, six years after making The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)(in which he performed most of his own stuntwork), he made a public appearance at the Eagle Rock Plaza in Southern California. The first person in Kanan's autograph line asked him to sign "Mike Barnes," following Sean's own name. Kanan happily obliged; according to himself, it was the first time he had ever been asked for an "autograph" from his KK3 character.

Attended Boston University where he majored in Political Science.

Has a dog named MAX.

Completed his degree at UCLA.

SEAN Intervista Kanan al The Hollywood Natale 2009 Parade

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