Sean Henry Faris (born March 25, 1982) is an American model and actor. He is well known for his roles as Jake Tyler in Never Back Down, Kyo Kusanagi in The King of Fighters and Rick Penning in Forever Strong. Critics have commented that Faris bears a striking resemblance to Tom Cruise.
* 1 Life and career
* 2 Filmography
o 2.1 Guest
o 2.2 Producer
* 3 Awards
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Life and career
Born in Houston, Texas, he moved to Ohio at age 12 where he attended the Barbizon School of Modeling in Cleveland. In 1999, Faris was named the Junior Male Model of the Year at the International Model and Talent Association. After graduating 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 and Ours.
Faris has 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. Currently, Faris is starring in and producing The Glass Eye with his manager Dino May.
In 2008, he stripped for UK Cosmopolitan magazine for a good cause, benefiting his choice of awareness of pancreatic cancer. The same year, he produced and starred in a short film called Manifest Destiny.
In 2010, Faris appeared in 3 episodes of the TV show The Vampire Diaries.
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Twisted Fernando Castillo
The Brotherhood II: Young Warlocks John van Owen Direct-to-video
Pearl Harbor Danny's Gunner
2004 Sleepover Steve
2005 Yours, Mine, and Ours William Beardsley
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Orlando
2008 Manifest Destiny Josh Short film
Never Back Down Jake Tyler
2009 Ghost Machine Tom
Forever Strong Rick Penning
Signed in Blood George in production
The King of Fighters Kyo Kusanagi
Brooklyn to Manhattan Logan completed
Freerunner Ryan Post-production
The Wolf Joey Dallriva filming
The Lost Valentine - In production
Amsterdam Caden Pre-production
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Undressed Darren
2002 Even Stevens Scott Brooks Where in the World Is Pookie Stevens?
House Blend Chris Reed 1 episode
Maybe It's Me n/a The Prom Episode
Smallville Byron Moore Nocturne
2003 Eve Chip Player Down
One Tree Hill High School Guy The Search For Something More
2004 Boston Public Troy Mooney Chapter Seventy-Nine
2004–2005 Life As We Know It Dino Whitman
2005 Reunion Craig Brewster
2010 The Vampire Diaries Ben McKittrick 3 episodes