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Sean Whalen (born 19 May 1964; age 56) (in Washington, DC) is the actor who played Zoumas in the Star Trek: Enterprise second season episode "Canamar". Prior to his appearance on Enterprise, Whalen was a regular on another UPN series, the short-lived Special Unit 2.

A graduate of UCLA, Whalen began his television acting career with a guest appearance in a 1990 episode of Ferris Bueller, a series starring Richard Riehle and based on the film with Alan Ruck. The following year, he appeared on the short-lived Shannon's Deal with Miguel Ferrer and made his feature film debut with a supporting role in Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs, co-starring fellow Enterprise guest star Bill Cobbs.

This was followed by roles in an extensive number of major motion pictures such as: Batman Returns (with Vincent Schiavelli and Biff Yeager) in 1992; Doppelganger (with Dennis Christopher, Sally Kellerman, and Scott Lawrence) in 1993; The Crazysitter (with Ed Begley, Jr. and Christopher Darga), Jury Duty (with Charles Napier, Richard Riehle, and Mark L. Taylor), and the infamous Waterworld (with Lee Arenberg, John Fleck, Robert Joy, and Jack Kehler) in 1995; Twister (with Zach Grenier, Alan Ruck and Scott Thomson), The Cable Guy (with Andy Dick), That Thing You Do! (with Bill Cobbs, Clint Howard, Holmes R. Osborne), and Glory Daze (with John Rhys-Davies) in y|1996; Men in Black (with Steve Rankin and Carel Struycken) and Suicide Kings (with Cliff DeYoung) in 1997; Never Been Kissed and Idle Hands (with Randy Oglesby) in 1999; Python (with Ed Lauter and Wil Wheaton) and Charlie's Angels in 2000; and The Hebrew Hammer (with Andy Dick and Richard Riehle) in 2003. He more recently appeared with his "Canamar" co-star Mark Rolston (as well as Patrick Kilpatrick) in the 2005 thriller Chasing Ghosts. In 2006, he was seen in a supporting role in the comedy Employee of the Month, along with the aforementioned Andy Dick.

He has also appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies, including 1992's Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, co-starring Clancy Brown, Bernie Casey, James Cromwell, Brian Tochi, and Viola Stimpson), 1994's Jailbreakers with Adrienne Barbeau and Charles Napier, and 2000's Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and the City of Boulder with Ronny Cox, Matt Malloy, and John Rubinstein. Other TV credits include guest appearances on Friends, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (starring Teri Hatcher), Nash Bridges (with Daniel Roebuck), Spin City (starring Alan Ruck), Less Than Perfect (starring Andy Dick), NYPD Blue (with Gordon Clapp, Bill Cobbs, and Barbara J. Tarbuck), and Scrubs (with Lee Arenberg), and recurring roles on My Wife and Kids and Unfabulous, the latter starring Molly Hagan.

Whalen won an Audience Award from the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival for his 1999 short subject Turkey. Cake., which he wrote and directed.

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