Christopher Sean Biography
Christopher Sean is an American actor and model. He is best known for his role as Bing Lee in the critically acclaimed web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. He is also famous for his recurring role of Gabriel Waincroft on CBS’s Hawaii Five-0. Sean appears as a series regular playing Paul Narita in the series Days of Our Lives since 2014.
Christopher Sean is an actual embodiment of audacity and hope. He faced rejection in the audition for General Hospitals years ago but he kept on chasing his passion and today stands as an accomplished actor
Christopher Sean Age
Sean was born on 25th October 1985, and, he will be turning 34 years old this year 2019 October 25th. He has a height of 5 feet 11 inches with body weight 82 kg. He has dark brown hair colour and his eye colour is hazel.
Christopher Sean Family
Sean was born Christopher Sean Friel, in Oak Harbor, Washington, to Sayuri and Patrick Friel. He has two sisters, Candis and Melody. While his family moved around a lot, he grew up mainly in Southern California. He is Japanese and Irish on his mother’s side, Spanish and German on his father’s side.
He grew up in the military because his father was in the Navy. When his father Patrick was stationed away from home, he would put himself on video reading books to Christopher and his sisters and their mother would send recordings of her children to her husband.
He explained that he was always very comfortable in front of the camera and those experiences inspired him to get into acting. Growing up, Sean had a big poster of Bruce Lee on his wall and admits there weren’t many people for him to relate to in the entertainment industry.
Sean speaks Japanese, which he picked up from his parents when his father was assigned to the USS Tripoli. Sean is trained in boxing, Taekwondo, wrestling, Jujutsu and mixed martial arts.
Christopher Sean Girlfriend
Christopher Sean is in a relationship. He is dating a girl named Laneya Arvizu. The couple started dating in October 2014. They make a great pair and also they keep sharing pictures of them on social media handle with cute captions.
Christopher Sean Career/Education
Sean said that he was working at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia, California when he was first “discovered.” He started doing modelling work, and in 2007 he won the Mr Asia USA pageant. Sean earned a $1,500 cash prize and a one-year acting class at the Michael John Studio in Van Nuys, California.
Sean revealed that he struggled early on his career due to his mixed ethnicity, saying “I’m not Asian enough to play Asian roles and I’m not white enough to play white roles.” He auditioned for ABC’s daytime soap opera General Hospital, where he admitted to screwing up the audition due to his lack of experience.
Sean has made appearances on Hollywood Heights, The Mindy Project, and the web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. In 2014, he began playing the recurring role of Gabriel Waincroft on CBS’s Hawaii Five-0.
In October 2014, it was announced that Sean had joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as a contract cast member. His character, pro baseball player Paul Narita, comes out as gay and becomes involved in a love triangle with supercouple Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis, and is the illegitimate son of a longtime character John Black.
Sean currently voices lead character Kazuda Xiono in the animated series Star Wars Resistance.
christopher sean TV Shows
1.Days of Our Lives (TV Show)- Paul Narita-2019
2.Hawaii Five-0 (TV Show)- Gabriel Waincroft-2016
3.The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (TV Show)- Bing Lee-2012
Christopher Sean Net Worth
The magnificent actor has spent several years working in the acting sector. His struggle in the industry hasn’t only provided him with fame and recognition but enormous economic fortune. Similarly, the actor received $1,500 dollars cash prize for winning the Mr Asia USA title. Although he hasn’t revealed in bright figures, his earnings from the movies, TV series, brand endorsements and other projects make it evident that he enjoys huge net worth in thousands.
Christopher Sean Star Wars
‘Star Wars Resistance’: Japanese-American Christopher Sean Is the Galaxy’s New Hero, But Still Can’t Impress His Parents
As hotshot pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono in Disney’s new animated series “Star Wars Resistance,” Christopher Sean is the first Asian-American actor to be the lead in the “Star Wars” universe. It’s an impressive achievement unless you’re his parents.
Said Sean, “In my family, it’s like, ‘Dad, Mom, I’m on “Days of Our Lives” and I’m on “Hawaii Five-O.”’ ‘But do you have an Oscar?’ ‘What? I’m on two shows. It’s not enough?’ With Kaz, it’s the same thing. His own father is an Asian father. He’s tough. He expects the best. He expects more. It’s never enough. ‘You’ve got to be doing more. You’re always getting into trouble.’ He’s got that relationship with his father and he’s trying to overcome adversity even at home.”
In “Resistance,” Kaz is a quick-thinking and gutsy pilot flying for the New Republic when Poe Dameron (guest star Oscar Isaac) recruits him as a spy for the Resistance. Posing as a mechanic on Colossus, a massive refuelling platform on an outer rim ocean planet, Kaz gets sucked into the competitive world of pilots who live to race and gamble. Amidst this rough-and-tumble world, Kaz must sniff out who’s actually working for the First Order.
“He’s young and smart, but naïve,” said Sean about Kaz. “He’s one of the characters that is very similar to Luke Skywalker or Ezra (from ‘Star Wars Rebels’) … who is afraid of the responsibility that’s come.”
Kaz has something to prove: His father Hamato Xiono (Tzi Ma) is a senator in the Galactic Congress and expresses nothing but disappointment in his flyboy son. Sean, who is Japanese on his mother’s side, sees the similarities between the Xionos and the high expectations that Asian parents may have for their children. (Earthbound races do not technically exist in the “Star Wars” universe, but they are similar enough to make comparisons.)
“Coming off the coattails of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Searching’ with John Cho… it’s great because, for me, inclusion is everything,” Sean said. “I didn’t really have too many role models growing up that were Asian American. You can probably count the Asian-American actors on one hand. Now we all feel like we’re a part of the universe. Now we all feel like, ‘I can be that.’”
Before him came Kelly Marie Tran, who is one of the main cast members of “The Last Jedi,” and Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, and Wen Jiang, who also have significant onscreen roles in “Rogue One.” On the animated side, Tiya Sircar voices Sabine Wren, and Keone Young portrays Commander Sato. In a way, the character of Kaz was the next logical step for the franchise.
Even if Sean’s own parents aren’t impressed, the actor is well aware of the significance of playing a lead that was written and cast as Asian. Since all “Star Wars” projects are kept under wraps early on, he wasn’t even aware the opportunity existed. In fact, his galactic journey started with disappointment in losing out to a fellow Asian-American actor for another animated series set in space.
“I had one voiceover audition prior to booking this, for ‘Voltron.’ I read for the Red Lion,” Sean said. “I got to producers and I thought, ‘I’m going to book this.’ Then I go find out Steven Yeun from ‘The Walking Dead’ booked it. To beat out by an A-list Asian American actor, that’s huge. I was so proud of him and happy.”
That mixed-blessing letdown is typical for Asian-American actors who often compete against their own friends and colleagues for limited roles. Sean expected that his voiceover dreams would end there, but then Lucasfilm reached out directly to his agent requesting an audition.
“I got in the room, I did the whole process, and I go to find out [I] booked the lead role on ‘Star Wars Resistance,’” he said. “Mind blown, right? And let’s keep it a secret for a year and a half now. It was one of those moments where it was surreal.”
Once booked, Sean had his own journey to learn how to translate his onscreen skills to just his voice.
“The fact is, it was difficult to transition to voiceover because you can’t hear an eyebrow raise, you can’t hear a smirk, so how do you translate that?” he said. “Luckily, Lucasfilm was patient with me and they worked with me. I do a different tone in my voice and a lot of egos. I’m like, ‘Yeah, you know, it’s hard to be the best but someone’s got to do it.’ That’s Kaz. I joke that way with my kids, so it’s kind of like how I am at home, my secret identity as a stepdad. I bring that onto the camera, and it’s really fun to play.”
Playing Kaz has been the culmination of a childhood full of playacting and having a father in the Navy. “When I was a kid in the Philippines, Pacific Bay, … one Christmas, I don’t know why, but we got all kinds of Christmas presents. Just tons of presents. We were pretty poor, so it was really cool,” he said. “The best present was a light-up lightsaber that changed colours. That was like the only thing I played with out of all my toys. It was my favourite, favourite gift.”
“When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut,” he added. “Then I was like, ‘No, I just want to be a pilot.’ I still want to get my pilot’s license. I thought I was going to be in the military because my grandfather, my great-grandfather, and my dad were all in the military. I thought, “Okay, I’m going to be in the military,” but I kind of is. New Republic/Navy. Pilot. In a way, my dreams were fulfilled.”