Scott Caan

Scott Caan

Scott Caan on the red carpet for CBS's Hawaii Five-0
Born Scott Andrew Caan
(1976-08-23) August 23, 1976
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Scotty Caan, Mad Skillz
Occupation Actor, writer, director, photographer
Years active 1993–present
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Partner(s) Kacy Byxbee
Children 1
Parent(s) James Caan
Sheila Ryan

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.

Caan as Detective Danny Williams, CBS Hawaii Five-0

Early life

Caan was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actor James Caan and Sheila Marie Ryan, an actress and former model.[1][2] His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Germany.[3] 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).


Scott Caan Photographs Vol.1

Caan was a roadie for the rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain. Caan was also a member of the hip-hop group The Whooliganz (with producer and fellow MC the Alchemist).[4] The Alchemist and he, when performing as the rap duo the Whooliganz in the early '90s, received a record deal with Tommy Boy records. They recorded the album Make Way for the W., but after their first single "Put Your Handz Up",[5] the album was shelved and the duo was dropped by Tommy Boy. In 1995, the Whooliganz' song "Whooliganz" was released as a single in the UK, but Caan and the Alchemist had already parted ways. In 2014, Caan reunited with his former partner The Alchemist on the Step Brothers project with Evidence Lord Steppington on the song "Byron G".

After enrolling at the Playhouse West acting school in Los Angeles, Caan began acting in the late 1990s, appearing in a number of independent films and low-budget films. His first role in a major motion picture was that of Charlie Tweeder, a reckless Texas football player in Varsity Blues (1999). In the same year, he played the role of Drew in the film Saturn (also known as Speed of Life). Caan subsequently appeared in several studio films, including Ready to Rumble (2000) co-starring David Arquette, Boiler Room (2000) co-starring Vin Diesel, and American Outlaws (2001), co-starring Colin Farrell, in which Caan played 19th-century outlaw Cole Younger. In 2003, Caan made his directorial debut with the film Dallas 362, which won a prize at the 2003 Las Vegas Film Festival.

Caan appeared in the feature film trilogy Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen. In 2005, he co-starred with 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 seasons six to eight.[6]

Caan plays Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in Hawaii Five-0 (a remake of Hawaii Five-O). The series premiered on September 20, 2010. In 2011, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for this performance.[7]

BuddyTV ranked him 95th on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[8]

In addition to acting, Caan has also pursued a career in photography.[9] Inspired and trained by cinematographer Phil Parmet while working together on the 2003 film Dallas 362, Caan has been shooting ever since. "In preparing for the film," Caan said, "Phil inspired me to learn about lenses, lights, frames, and the operation of a 250 millimeter camera. By the time the film was over, I wanted to shoot the next one."[10] In 2009, he published his first collection of photographs in a 256-page book entitled Scott Caan Photographs, Vol. 1. The book was edited and designed by Howard Nourmand, and includes an introduction by Steve Olson.[11]

Volunteer work

Caan has been an active volunteer with Surfers Healing, an organization which introduces children with autism to the joy of surfing, as well as similar groups such as A Walk On Water, TheraSURF, and Life Rolls On.[12]

Personal life

Caan is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[13] In 2014, it was announced that Caan was expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Kacy Byxbee.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 A Boy Called Hate Steve / Hate
1996 Aaron Gillespie Will Make You a Star Sean
1996 Last Resort Strut Nominated – Critics Award at CineVegas (shared with Harvey Silver)
1997 Nowhere Ducky
1997 Bongwater Bobby
1998 Nowhere to Go Romeo
1998 Enemy of the State Jones
1999 Varsity Blues Charlie Tweeder
1999 Saturn Drew
1999 Black and White Scotty
2000 Boiler Room Richie O'Flaherty
2000 Ready to Rumble Sean Dawkins
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Timmy "Tumbler" Tummel
2001 American Outlaws Cole Younger
2001 Novocaine Duane Ivey
2001 Ocean's Eleven Turk Malloy Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Acting Ensemble
2002 Sonny Jesse
2003 Dallas 362 Dallas Also writer and director
Critics Award at CineVegas
2004 In Enemy Hands Lt. Cmdr. Randall Sullivan
2004 Ocean's Twelve Turk Malloy
2005 Into the Blue Bryce
2006 Friends with Money Mike
2006 Lonely Hearts Detective Reilly
2006 The Dog Problem Casper Also writer and director
2007 Brooklyn Rules Carmine Mancuso
2007 Ocean's Thirteen Turk Malloy Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry
2007 Stories USA Hayden Field Segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous"
2008 Meet Dave Officer Dooley
2009 Mercy Johnny Ryan Also writer and producer
2009 Deep in the Valley Rod Cannon
2010 A Beginner's Guide to Endings Cal White
2013 3 Geezers! Scott
2015 Rock the Kasbah[15] Jake
2016 Two for One Alexander Clarke In post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Learning to Fly Dick Unsold ABC pilot
2009 Cop House Brian Ford Unsold Fox pilot
2009–11 Entourage Scott Lavin 19 episodes
2010–present Hawaii Five-0 Danny "Danno" Williams Main cast
TV Guide Award for Favorite Bromance (shared with Alex O'Loughlin) (2013)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action (2013)

98 episodes

2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Episode: "Touch of Death"


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  2. "Chicago - Chicago : News : Politics : Things To Do : Sports". Chicago. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  3. Model, Betsy. "The Ultimate Caan". Cigar Aficionado. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  4. The Alchemist Speaks on Relationship with Scott Caan [Video]
  5. "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 155.
  6. "Entourage Admits Caan, Fichtner, Letscher". Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  7. "Golden Globes 2011: Analyzing the TV nominations". HitFix. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  8. "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  9. Caan, Scott. "Scott Caan Photography". Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  10. Caan, Scott. "Scott Caan Photographs 2003-2009 - Biography". Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  11. "Amazon". Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  12. "Ability Magazine: Scott Caan - Surf Therapy for Autism" (2009)". Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  13. "EGO - Scott Caan, astro da série 'Havaí Cinco-0', se rende ao jiu-jítsu brasileiro - notícias de Famosos". Ego. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  14. "Scott Caan's Girlfriend Pregnant: Actor, Kacy Byxbee Expecting Child - Us Weekly". 11 June 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  15. McNary, Dave (March 31, 2014). "Scott Caan Replaces Shia LaBeouf in 'Rock the Kasbah'". Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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