Sean Patrick Flanery

Actor, Waiter
Easygoing, all-American and athletic, Sean Patrick Flanery was a natural choice to star in "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC, 1992-93), a role he would reprise over the course of his busy career in a string of ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1965 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (66)

Broken Horses 2015 (Movie)

Ignacio (Actor)

Crystal River 2014 (Movie)

Clay Arrendal (Actor)

Deadly Impact 2014 (Movie)

Tom Armstrong (Actor)

Demon Hunter 2014 (Movie)

Jake Greyman (Actor)

First Fear 2014 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Ten Inch Hero 2014 (Movie)

Noah (Actor)

The Last Word 2014 (Movie)

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Veritas: The Prince of Truth 2014 (Movie)

Veritas (Actor)

Cold Spring 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Power 2013 (Movie)

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Dexter 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hidden Away 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission Park 2013 (Movie)

The Captain (Actor)

Phantom 2013 (Movie)

Tyrtov (Actor)

Breaking In 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Crush on You 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Insight 2011 (Movie)

Detective Peter Rafferty (Actor)

Lake Effects 2011 (Movie)

Mark Futterman (Actor)

Sinners and Saints 2011 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

Mongolian Death Worms 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Saw 3D 2010 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day 2009 (Movie)

Connor MacManus (Actor)

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dead Zone 2002 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Masters of Horror 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Savage Planet 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Fire 2005 (Movie)

Walter Hartwig Jr (Actor)

Thirty Days Until I'm Famous 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss the Bride 2003 (Movie)

Tom Terranova (Actor)

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robin Cook's Acceptable Risk 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detox 2001 (Movie)

Connor (Actor)

Stargate SG-1 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boondock Saints 2000 (Movie)

Conner MacManus (Actor)

The Strip 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Men 1999 (Movie)

Billy Phillips (Actor)

Body Shots 1999 (Movie)

Rick Hamilton (Actor)

Simply Irresistible 1999 (Movie)

Tom Bartlett (Actor)

Eden 1998 (Movie)

Dave Edgerton (Actor)

Girl 1998 (Movie)

Todd Sparrow (Actor)

Pale Saints 1998 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

The Suicide Kings 1998 (Movie)

Max Minot (Actor)

Just Your Luck 1997 (Movie)

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Zack & Reba 1997 (Movie)

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The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)

Riley Henderson (Actor)

Young Indiana Jones: Travels With Father 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank and Jesse 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Powder 1995 (Movie)

Powder (Actor)

Raging Angels 1995 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

The Method 1995 (Movie)

Christian (Actor)

Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tiger's Tale 1988 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Citizen Jane (TV Show)

Actor

Guinevere (TV Show)

Actor

Kaw (TV Show)

Actor

Lone Hero (TV Show)

Actor

Run the Wild Fields (TV Show)

Actor

Savage Planet (Movie)

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The Diamond Hunters (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Easygoing, all-American and athletic, Sean Patrick Flanery was a natural choice to star in "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC, 1992-93), a role he would reprise over the course of his busy career in a string of made-for-TV and direct-to-video sequels. Despite the controversy surrounding director Victor Salva, Flanery notched his biggest dramatic showcase as a supernaturally gifted, ultra-sensitive albino in "Powder" (1995). Famous to a particular generation, Flanery booked roles in "Suicide Kings" (1997), "Simply Irresistible" (1999) and "The Boondock Saints" (1999) as well as on "Stephen King's Dead Zone" (USA Network, 2002-07), but frequently appeared in lower-profile genre projects, including the horror schlock "KAW" (Sci Fi Channel, 2008) and "Mongolian Death Worm" (Syfy, 2010). He notched a flashy supporting turn as a duplicitous self-help author undone by his lies in "Saw 3-D" (2010) and joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" (CBS, 1973- ). Although never quite achieving mainstream stardom, Flanery built an impressively lengthy career and a devoted group of fans who enjoyed his eclectic professional range.

EDUCATION

University of St Thomas

Houston , Texas 1988
initially focused on law within the business major; switched to drama

Milestones

2005

Co-starred with Melina Kanakaredes and JoBeth Williams in "Into the Fire"

2002

Starred in "D-Tox," opposite Sylvester Stallone and Charles S. Dutton

1999

Starred in the short-lived UPN series "The Strip"

1999

Had featured role in "Body Shots"

1998

Co-starred in "Suicide Kings"

1995

Feature film debut in the title role of "Powder"

1994

Starred in "Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies", the first of a series of 2-hour Indiana Jones movies on the Family Channel

1992

Starred in "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" on ABC-TV

1991

Cast as the 16-year-old Indiana Jones in the TV series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"

1991

Flew to London for four months of rehearsal before shooting began

1968

Moved to Houston, Texas at age three (date approximate)

Worked as a waiter while appearing in theater and looking for acting jobs

Acquired a commercial agent

Appeared in three simultaneously running national ads for Kelloggs, McDonald's, and the National Milk Board ("Milk Does a Body Good")

Found an agent and lined up a role as a "football-stud heavy" in "Just Perfect", a TV-movie made for the Disney Channel

Appeared in another Disney Channel TV movie, "My Life As a Babysitter"

Traveled to Los Angeles after leaving the University of St Thomas

Bonus Trivia

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The initial shooting of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" took nearly a year to complete since all the filming was done on location in such farflung locales as England, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Germany, Africa and Moscow. Consequently, although Flanery reported to London for rehearsals in the spring of 1991, the show did not premiere until March 1992.

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"There's a lot more adolescence apparent in my character, and he's a lot more naive than Harrison Ford's character," Sean explains. "But as far as mannerisms and gestures, that's the stuff that I really tried to copy from Ford, like the way he puts his hat on or the way he wears it around girls, the way he cracks the whip--everything. I tried to emulate that as close as possible or incorporate that in my character. I just wrapped it all up and used what I could."(From The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: On the Set and Behind the Scenes by Dan Madsen)

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"I spent two months in preproduction taking horseback-riding lessons," he continues. "I got pretty good. I did all kinds of trick riding, you know, standing up in the saddle, jumping on the horse from a full gallop, running next to it, jumping on, jumping off, jumping back on, jumping over cliffs--I mean, all kinds of stuff. I learned a lot about stunts. How to do stunts, how to do falls, how to do punches. What the camera reads as opposed to what really looks like a punch. Gee, I took Spanish lessons. I've learned all kinds of languages from Arabic to Greek, Italian, Ancient Greek, German, French. I've even taken some piano lessons and some nautical lessons."(From The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: On the Set and Behind the Scenes by Dan Madsen)

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