The Bold And The Beautiful Star Sean Kanan Returns To The Role That Helped Launch His Career

Sean Kanan is a legend in the soap opera world. He's played on multiple shows, and his career has the longevity many actors strive to achieve. Last year, he reprised his role as Deacon Sharpe on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and has been stirring up trouble ever since (via Soaps). Deacon's currently in a flirtatious love square with Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), Taylor Hayes (Krista Allen), and Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye). He has undeniable chemistry with Taylor, but he's wanted Brooke for decades (via Soaps In Depth). However, Ridge wants both women also so it's a toss-up regarding who will end up with whom.

Deacon isn't the only legendary character played by Kanan. Many best remember the actor for his role as A.J. Quartermaine on "General Hospital." He first played the part of A.J. in 1993, but it was only for a few years. Kanan returned to the role in 2012 for a nearly two-year stint, resulting in the character's on-screen death (via Soap Central). Both Deacon and A.J. were self-destructive messes with alcohol problems. However, the actual link connecting them is that they're bad guys at the core. Both have a knack for wickedness, and portraying villainous characters is a common trait throughout Kanan's career.

Luckily for fans of Kanan (and his affinity for evil guy characters), he's returning to his roots and reprising another role from decades ago. No, it's not a return to "The Young and the Restless." This time, it's a film role that launched his entire career.

Sean Kanan's return to Cobra Kai is 23 years in the making

Per TV Line, Sean Kanan is officially returning to his villainous "Karate Kid III" role of Mike Barnes on the Netflix series "Cobra Kai." "Karate's Bad Boy's" return was confirmed in photos of the upcoming fifth season, but it's unknown how many episodes he is in or what his involvement will entail. His character last appeared in the 1989 movie, and he is one of several characters to make their return to the franchise. Netflix will release Season 5 of "Cobra Kai" September 9, and all episodes will be available to binge. 

Kanan took to Twitter to celebrate the news. "So excited to FINALLY announce that Mike Barnes will be a part of season 5! [Josh Heald], [Jon Hurwitz], & [Hayden Schlossberg] wrote me an awesome story. Can't wait for you all to see it," he tweeted. A fan of Kanan rejoiced as well. "Let's gooooooooo. It was only a matter of time. Karates Bad Boy. Let's get it Mike Barnes," they tweeted

In a separate tweet, Kanan thanked fans for their support, writing, "Thanks for all the messages and support. I'm humbled by the kindness you have shown me." From the looks of things, viewers are in for a wild ride when all 10 episodes of the new "Cobra Kai" season drop next month.