Finding your feet in Hollywood can be a challenging endeavour. For an unknown who has no link to the industry, it is like walking into a den of lions. However, if you are the son or daughter of a respected Hollywood actor, gaining a foot in the industry can be a smoother process. That has been the story of Scott Caan, son of James Caan. Scott is a film and television actor best known for his role as Det Danny Williams on Hawaii Five-O. Learn more about Scott Caan by reading below.
Scott Caan’s Bio
Scott Andrew Caan was born to James Caan – an Oscar-nominated actor, and Sheila Marie Ryan – a former model on the 23rd August 1976 in Los Angeles, California. Scott is the second child born to his father, having an older half-sister and three younger half-brothers. His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Germany.
Before he got his start in acting, Scott was very involved with music. He first began as an aspiring rapper in the early 90s when he was a roadie for the rap groups ‘Cypress Hill’ and ‘House of Pain’. He later became a part of a rap group, The Whooliganz, rapping under the pseudonym, Mad Skillz. The other member of the group was The Alchemist – a producer, and a rapper. The group was signed onto a record label, Tommy Boy Records in the early days of their existence. They also recorded an album titled Make Way for The W. The label dropped the group after the release of their first single; their recorded album was officially shelved and the group was dissolved.
After the unsuccessful pursuit of a music career, Scott Caan enrolled at the Playhouse West Acting school to become a professional actor. He graduated in the early 90s and began appearing in several independent films.
In the early stages of his career, he appeared in several major feature films alongside notable actors. His debut major film, Varsity Blues was released in 1999. He has acted alongside big names like Colin Farrell in American Outlaws and Nicholas Cage in Gone in 60 seconds. He appeared in the cult classic heist trilogy, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. He is also a film director, who made his directorial debut with the film, Dallas 362. The film won a 2003 Las Vegas Film Festival prize.
Scott Caan has since settled into a career as a major television actor. Before he became the popular detective Danny Williams in Hawaii Five-0, he was a major recurring actor on HBO’s comedy-drama, Entourage, appearing in 19 episodes as Scott Lavin.
He has starred in other television shows like NCIS: Los Angeles playing his Hawaii Five-0 character. He also appeared in an episode of Vice Principals. He has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his Hawaii Five-0 performance.
One of the great things about Hollywood is that you do not have to be the most famous face to be a successful actor and live an affluent life. Scott Caan has been able to build an impressive net worth of $16 million from starring in TV shows and B-list films.
Scott Caan is not yet married. Scott is however in a relationship with Kacy Byxbee, a model. The couple has been together for years and in 2014, they announced the arrival of their child, a daughter named Josie James.
Scott Caan has sustained a couple injuries so far in his career. In 2010, he had surgery on his knee for an ACL injury. He also sustained an injury in 2017 which Hawaii Five-0‘s network claim was never on set. Both injuries were eventually written as part of the show’s story.
Height and Weight
Scott Caan is a notably short actor. He stands at a below average height of 5 feet and 5 inches and weighs 64 kg. He has a fit body due to his fitness regimes which include surfing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which he has a black belt in.
Other Facts to Know About Scott Caan
1. Scott is a philanthropist. As a prolific surfer, he donates his time working with several organizations to teach autistic children and other special needs children how to surf.
2. He may not share her fame and prestige but Scott Caan used to share class halls with Angelina Jolie. The two actors attended Beverly Hills High School.
3. Clearly, Scott Caan is a man that likes to keep busy with different activities. From Jiu-Jitsu to Surfing, Scott Caan is also a decent chess player who regularly plays on the Hawaii Five-0 set.