His acting career began when, as a twelve-year old, he persuaded his mother to take him to an open audition held at Manchester Airport in 2003 for a film named Cheeky and followed this up soon afterwards with the television series Island at War. He became a full-time actor in 2007 and appeared in The Bill, The Royal, Accused, Doctors and Casualty. In 2009 he appeared in the film Awaydays as Robbie. For the next couple of years, acting roles dried up and instead he was an estate agent, dry-stone waller and a waiter before hearing from an old contact and appearing in Our Girl. With a new agent, the part in Coronation Street soon followed. Initially signed up for eight episodes, Sean had his contract extended into 2015 and his final contribution to the show was the live episode in September to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of ITV.