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Also Known As: Scott Andrew Caan Died:
Born: August 23, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, musician

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Like his father before him, actor Scott Caan forged a screen career path with roles that cannily wavered between shades of intensity, often blurring the line between menace and humor. Caan first broke out as a hitman in Jerry Bruckheimer's action project "Enemy of the State" (1998), before tackling male-bonding character dramas like "Varsity Blues" (1999) and "Boiler Room" (2000). He soon rose to stardom as a part of the ensemble "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), standing out as one of the memorable members of a heist crew that included George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, allowing the actor to put forth his hybrid funny toughness. Caan moved deeper into the psychology as an actor with indies like "Novocaine" (2001) and "Friends with Money" (2006), while venturing off into his own films with "Dallas 362" (2003) and "The Dog Problem" (2006). Following reprisals of getaway driver and con artist Turk Malloy in "Ocean's Twelve" (2004) and "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007), Caan made a surprising turn to the small screen with a recurring role as a cocky talent manager on the popular industry-based series, "Entourage" (HBO, 2004- ). By the time he took on the role of Danny "Danno" Williams on the revamped "Hawaii 5-0"...

Like his father before him, actor Scott Caan forged a screen career path with roles that cannily wavered between shades of intensity, often blurring the line between menace and humor. Caan first broke out as a hitman in Jerry Bruckheimer's action project "Enemy of the State" (1998), before tackling male-bonding character dramas like "Varsity Blues" (1999) and "Boiler Room" (2000). He soon rose to stardom as a part of the ensemble "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), standing out as one of the memorable members of a heist crew that included George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, allowing the actor to put forth his hybrid funny toughness. Caan moved deeper into the psychology as an actor with indies like "Novocaine" (2001) and "Friends with Money" (2006), while venturing off into his own films with "Dallas 362" (2003) and "The Dog Problem" (2006). Following reprisals of getaway driver and con artist Turk Malloy in "Ocean's Twelve" (2004) and "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007), Caan made a surprising turn to the small screen with a recurring role as a cocky talent manager on the popular industry-based series, "Entourage" (HBO, 2004- ). By the time he took on the role of Danny "Danno" Williams on the revamped "Hawaii 5-0" (CBS, 2010- ), Caan had fully broken away from any associations with his father to achieve success on his own terms.

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 Rock the Kasbah (2014)
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 Mercy (2009)
5.
 Meet Dave (2008)
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 Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
7.
 Brooklyn Rules (2007)
8.
 Lonely Hearts (2006)
9.
 Dog Problem, The (2006)
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Worked as a roadie for the rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain
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Formed the hip hop music group The Whooliganz with childhood friend Alan Maman; recieved a recording deal with Tommy Boy Records and released one album, <i>Make Way for the W.</i>
1995:
Made his feature debut in the independent film "A Boy Called Hate"; father also acted in film playing his onscreen dad
1997:
Acted in the third installment of Gregg Araki's 'teen apocalypse' trilogy, "Nowhere"
1997:
Appeared in the comedy "Bongwater" with an ensemble cast including Luke Wilson and Jack Black
1998:
Played a cocky government agent chasing Will Smith in Tony Scott's "Enemy of the State"
1999:
Provided comic relief for "Varsity Blues" as a rowdy, girl-chasing high school football player opposite James Van Der Beek
1999:
Starred in the independent film "Black and White"
2000:
Co-starred with Ben Affleck and Giovanni Ribisi in the "Boiler Room"
2000:
Co-starred with David Arquette in the comedy "Ready to Rumble"
2001:
Played Western bandit Cole Younger to Colin Farrell's Jesse James in "American Outlaws"
2001:
Joined an ensemble cast for Steven Soderbergh's remake of "Ocean's Eleven"
2002:
Cast in the drama "Sonny," with James Franco
2004:
Re-teamed with the original cast for "Ocean's Twelve"; again directed by Steven Soderbergh
2005:
Made writing and directing debut with "Dallas 362"; also co-starred with Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Lynch
2005:
Co-starred with Paul Walker and Jessica Alba in the thriller "Into the Blue"
2006:
Cast in Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money" opposite Jennifer Aniston
2007:
Played a detective in "Lonely Hearts," which is based on the true story of the notorious Lonely Hearts Killers of the 1940s
2007:
Co-starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Alec Baldwin in Michael Corrente's "Brooklyn Rules"
2007:
Re-teamed with the original cast for "Ocean's 13"
2008:
Had a small role in the Eddie Murphy comedy "Meet Dave"
2009:
Cast in a recurring role as a talent manager on HBO's "Entourage"
2010:
Produced first feature "Mercy"; also wrote and co-starred opposite his father James Caan
2010:
Landed a starring role on CBS' reboot of "Hawaii Five-0"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television ("Hawaii Five-0")
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Education

Playhouse West: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

"I'm into the school of actors like Marlon Brando, my father, Bobby Duvall and Al Pacino, who in their day had to be pretty tough. They weren't waify, skinny little pretty boys. In Hollywood today, it's cool for guys to wear nail polish and earrings in their lips and tongues. I don't get it. It's like wearing dresses. Men should have rough hands and be strong.

"When I auditioned for 'Enemy of the State', Tony Scott told me, 'You're intimidating enough, man. Don't try to be intimidating. I already know you can kick the s--- out of someone.'" --Scott Caan, to Nancy Mills for the Daily News, January 10, 1999

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Izabella Miko. Actor. No longer together.

Family close complete family listing

father:
James Caan.
mother:
Sheila Ryan. Model, actress. Married c. 1976; divorced when Scott was one.
half-sister:
Tara Caan. Older.
half-brother:
Alexander James Caan. Born on April 10, 1991.
half-brother:
James Arthur Caan. Born on November 6, 1995.
half-brother:
Jacob Nicholas Caan. Born on September 24, 1998.
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