Sean Kanan age: How old is Cobra Kai's Mike Barnes actor now?

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Cobra Kai season five is on Netflix and the new season has stolen the top spot on the streamer’s most-watched list. As the show welcomed back some familiar faces, the Karate Kid’s Mike Barnes (played by Sean Kanan) was called upon by Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) to help him get the dirt on Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith). Express.co.uk has all you need to know about who old Sean is now.

How old is Sean Kanan?

Sean is an American actor, author and producer who is also recognised for his roles in The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied political science before turning his attention to acting.

His first notable role was in the third Karate Kid film, which was released in 1989.

He was 23 years old when he starred as the villain and as a teenager, he studied Shotokan karate.

By the time he landed the role, he had a good knowledge of Japanese karate that proved essential to the job.

READ MORE: Cobra Kai fans in meltdown as Karate Kid legend joins series

The actor is now 55 years old, having been born on November 2, 1966.

His appearance in the film was first aired 36 years ago, and a lot has happened since then.

He married his wife Michele Kanan in 2012, having been previously married to Athena Ubach until 2001.

The star has a daughter from his previous relationship and Michele has four children of her own.

When he is not acting, he likes studying martial arts and writing scripts.

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Fans went into meltdown when they first learned of his official return.

Taking to Twitter, Angie Theo said: “Yessssssssssss! You just made my day!!!! Congrats!!!!

“I had a feeling when @McSchlossberg replied to my tweet and said ‘Be careful what you wish for, it may come true’.

“You are going to rock season five. Everyone is excited to see Mike Barnes.”

@CarlGartley tweeted: “It’s about time! Barnes is and should still be nothing but a menace! Haha can’t wait.”

Cobra Kai season 5 is on Netflix now.



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