Aug. 23rd, 1976
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Scott Andrew Caan (born August 23, 1976) is an American actor. He currently stars as Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Caan is also known for his recurring role as manager Scott Lavin in the HBO television series Entourage. He was also a part of 1990s rap group The Whooliganz with The Alchemist. The duo went by the names Mad Skillz and Mudfoot, respectively.
Born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actor 'James Caan' and Sheila Marie Ryan, an actress and former model. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Germany. He has an older half-sister named Tara Caan and three younger half-brothers named Alexander James Caan (born 1991), Jacob Nicholas Caan (born 1995), and James Arthur Caan (born 1998).
Muscular, swaggering and tough, Caan gives every indication of becoming a "man's-man" like his father, legendary actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn, James Caan's eldest son also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in the film Varsity Blues (1999). He is quoted as saying that originally only the women in the scene were to be nude, but that he felt it really sexist, so he stripped too.
Raised being shuttled between his parent's homes (his mom is actress and model Sheila Ryan; the Caans divorced when Scott was a year old,) Caan benefited from his father's hands-on approach to child rearing (the elder Caan reportedly took a five-year hiatus to coach all of his son's little league teams.) Caan has appeared in a handful of independent films such as Last Resort (1998), Nowhere (1997), Nowhere to Go (1998), and Bongwater (1997), and has been improving his craft with each of his mainstream entries. Caan is one of the best of the current crop of second-generation actors.
Caan appeared in the feature film trilogy Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen. In 2005, Caan co-starred with actor 'Paul Walker' (with whom he appeared in Varsity Blues) in the action film Into the Blue. Caan wrote and directed the 2006 comedy The Dog Problem. He appeared as a supporting character in the film as well. He appeared on the television series Entourage in a recurring role as talent manager Scott Lavin from season 6 to season 8.