An American actor, Christopher Sean, widely recognized for his role as Bing Lee in the critically acclaimed web series “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and as a Gabriel Waincroft on CBS’s “Hawaii F ive-0”.

Early Life

Christopher Sean Friel was born on October 25, 1985, in Oak Harbor, Washington. Sean is Japanese from his mother side and Sayuri Frie’s -Irish, German and Spanish through his father, Patrick. He has two siblings named, Candis and Melody.

Sean grew up mainly in Southern California, although his family moved around a lot. When his father Patrick was placed off from home, he would put himself on video reading books, and his sisters and their mother would send recordings of her children to her husband.

Sean revealed that he was always very cheerful in front of the camera and those adventures inspired him to get into acting. Growing up, He had a big poster of, Bruce Lee on his wall and he assumed there were not many people for him to relate to in the entertainment industry.

Sean can speak Japanese, which he accumulated from his parents when his father was assigned on the USS Tripoli. Sean is trained in Taekwondo, boxing, wrestling, Jujutsu and Mixed martial arts. He studied psychology at Oxnard College and graduated in 2005.

Mr. Asia USA Pageant

He was first discovered in Valencia, California while he was struggling at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Sean began his career with modeling and is a winner of Mr.Asia USA Pageant in 2007, where he gained a $1,500 cash prize. He went to attend a one-year acting class at the Michael John Studio in Van Nuys, California.

Christopher Sean, during Mr. ASIA USA 2007

Sean admitted that he grappled early on his profession due to his mixed ethnicity, he in an interview said:

“I’m not Asian enough to play Asian roles, and I’m not white rather play white roles.”

Acting Career

Sean began his acting career appearing as a waiter in two episodes of “The Bold and the Beautiful” which was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The series won 31 Daytime Emmy Awards, containing one for Outstanding Drama Series. (2009, 2010, 2011).

Sean also trialed for ABC’s “General Hospital” where he confessed to screwing up the test due to his lack of experience.
From 2012 to 2013, he appeared the critically acclaimed web series “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” where he played Bing Lee. In 2013, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries graced the first digital series to obtain an Emmy, for ‘Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media’ – ‘Original Interactive Program.’

In 2013, again appeared in small screen as JB Lycan in the 2008’s Twilight parody Twiharder. In 2014, Sean scheduled the recurring role of Gabriel Waincroft on CBS’s ” Hawaii Five-0″. He starred along with the stars such as Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Masi Oka, Grace Park, Michelle Borth, Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia and Lauren German.

Current Work

He is currently appearing the Ted Corday and Betty Corday’s daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” where he plays Paul Narita since 2014. His character Paul Narita is involved in a love triangle with a gay super couple Sonny Kiriakis and Will Horton.

Paul was later disclosed to be the illegitimate son of the legendary John Black played by Drake Hogestyn. The series is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, displaying almost every weekday since November 8, 1965. His movie Young Again is under post-production.Though he is earning a good living from his successful TV career, His net worth is unknown.

Other Notable works

He also made his notable appearances several films and TV series such as King Eternal as Kele ( 2010), Hollywood Heights as Solo dude #1 ( 2012), Back to Blue as Chris ( 2012), The Mindy Project as Frat Bro #2 ( 2013), Great American Dream as Frates ( 2013), CineDopes as Yoga Student #3 ( 2014) and much more.

Personal Life

Christopher Sean is focusing on his work and keeps his personal life out of media radar. However, he has a beautiful girlfriend named Laneya. He is often seen often posting the images of his girlfriend on his official Instagram account. They also attended charity event supporting the children by Raising toys for the midnight mission and bring children a happy holiday.

Net Worth

The 5′ 11″ actor holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity (Japanese, Irish, German, Spanish). Being a well-established actor and former Mr. Asia USA pageant, he has won million hearts through his work. Besides his acting, he is also involved in different type of charitable works. Most of his income hails from his acting career and his current estimated net worth is reported to be around a $1 million.