Sean Hardy 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. Faris was born on March 25, 1982, in Houston, Texas, the son of Katherine (nee Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris. His family was working-class and lived in a small house in Houston; 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 sleepover Association. After graduating with honors from Padua Franciscan High School in 2000, he relocated to Los Angeles, California, to pursue his acting career.
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