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- March 23, 1992
- Vol. 37
- No. 11
Survivor of the Indy 300
By His Hat You Shall Know Him: Sean Patrick Flanery Is TV's Young Indiana Jones
Producer George Lucas plucked Flanery, 26, from 300 hopefuls to play the 16-year-old budding archaeologist. (Corey Carrier plays a 9-year-old Indy.) "We needed a cute, hot kid with a great smile," says casting director Janet Hirshenson. "He seemed like a swashbuckler."
Flanery's early adventures revolved around speed. Raised in a family of three children in Houston, Sean grew up skateboarding and later drove a 1978 VW Scirocco in autocross races. "I've spun out," he says with satisfaction. He started acting at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, inspired by "a beautiful girl I would see leaving the theater." His mother, Genie, a real estate agent, was an early fan, but his father, Paul, a medical-supplies salesman, recoiled when Sean dropped out of school to move to L.A. Now, says the elder Flanery, "we're real proud." Sean waited tables and made commercials for McDonald's and Kellogg's Corn Pops before being cast in two movies for the Disney Channel.
Flanery claims no steady girlfriend, just a sparsely furnished one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood and Indy's famous brown fedora on his spinning head. "I don't know what a big break is," he says, "but this is an excellent job."
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