DC's Top 10 Male Entertainers of 2012
No. 6: Sean Kanan, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
Sean Kanan is the only guy on this list who can rightfully claim being hella entertaining on not one, not two, but three daytime soaps in 2012! He kicked off the year by wrapping up an arc as Deacon Sharpe on The Young and the Restless. Later in the year, Kanan reprised Deacon on the character's soap of origin The Bold and the Beautiful.
In a blink-and-you-missed it plot twist, Dollar Bill (Don Diamont) sprung Hope Logan's (Kimberly Matula) father from prison to ruin her wedding to Bill's son Liam (Scott Clifton). While Kanan was barely used by B&B, his scenes opposite Matula proved to be some of the best character moments the heroine has ever been afforded. He also provided Diamont with what could have been a worthy opponent for B&B's 2.0 leading man title. Why Brad Bell didn't sign Kanan to a longterm contract right then and there, we'll never know!
SoCal's loss was Port Charles' gain when Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati made the smart decision to invite Kanan back as presumed dead, bad seed AJ Quartermaine on General Hospital. With AJ back, the Q's were finally front and center again in 2012. Kanan fit right in like he never left. Does anyone else notice their television set crackling when he shares scenes opposite Jane Elliot, who plays AJ's aunt and rival for the family fortune, Tracy Quartermaine?
Kanan's return as AJ has also accomplished what we previously thought unimaginable, it's causing Chad Duell to relax enough in scenes to turn in solid performances as Quartermaine/Corinthos heir Michael. Jason (Steve Burton), who?