A true renaissance man, Sean Kanan epitomizes the expression “triple threat“ having achieved success as an actor, producer, and author. Sean’s first book, The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan received rave reviews. His second book, Success Factor X, became an Amazon new release best seller one week after its release and was recently named one of the twenty most inspirational books in the last two decades by Book Authority. Sean has been interviewed numerous times by everyone from FOX Business anchor Maria Bartiromo to Katie Couric. He has hosted the Miss World Pageant in London and has appeared multiple times as an entertainment contributor to HLN’s Showbiz Tonight. Sean’s acting career exploded with his breakout performance as a villain, Mike Barnes, in The Karate Kid III beating out over two thousand hopefuls in an open call to his iconic award-winning roles in daytime television playing black sheep AJ Quartermaine on General Hospital to his critically acclaimed portrayal of Deacon Sharpe on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, television’s most syndicated show in history seen in over one hundred countries. Having appeared in more than one thousand episodes of network television and fifteen feature films, Sean is recognized around the world. Most recently Sean has created and stars in the critically acclaimed and Emmy award-winning, digital series, Studio City exclusively on Amazon Prime.