Scott Caan (born August 23, 1976) is an American actor. He stars in
the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0. He is the son of actor James Caan.
Scott Caan was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actor James Caan and Sheila Ryan, an actress and former model. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Germany. His parents divorced a year after his birth; he has four half-siblings from his father's other marriages.
Scott was a roadie for the rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain. Scott was also a member of the hip-hop group The Whooliganz (with producer and fellow emcee The Alchemist).
After enrolling at the Playhouse West acting school in Los Angeles, Scott 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 Charlies Tweeder, a reckless Texas football player in Varsity Blues (1999). In the same year, he played the role of Drew on the film Saturn (also known as Speed of Life). Scott subsequently appeared in several studio films such as 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 Scott played 19th century outlaw Cole Younger. In 2003, Scott made his directorial debut with the film Dallas 362, which won a prize at the 2003 Las Vegas Film Festival.
Scott appears in the feature film trilogy Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen. In 2005, Scott co-starred with actor Paul Walker (with whom he appeared in Varsity Blues) in the action film Into the Blue. Scott wrote and directed the 2006 comedy The Dog Problem. He appears as a supporting character in the film as well.
He appears on the television series Entourage in a recurring role as talent manager Scott Lavin.
Scott plays Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in Hawaii Five-0 (a re-make 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.
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