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. 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.
Sean Henry 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, Sean Henry 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, Sean Henry Faris is in Amsterdam 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. In 2011 he appeared in the television premiered of The Lost Valentine on CBS a Hallmark Hall of Fame pre-valentines presentation, with co-starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt.