Sean Haroy Faris (born March 25, 1982) is an American model and actor. Faris decided to become an actor at the age of 17. He began his acting and modeling career in Cleveland and attended the International Model and Talent Association. He was named to Junior Male Model of the Year at the International Model and Talent Association in 1999 but eventually gave up on modeling to focus on acting. Three weeks after high school graduation, Faris moved to California. Faris was cast in the role of Danny's gunner in Michael Bay's blockbuster war film Pearl Harbor alongside well-known stars Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett. 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 starred in Sleepover with Alexa Vega 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.