Keegan Allen

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Keegan Allen
Born Keegan Phillip Allen
(1987-07-22) July 22, 1987 (age 31)
California, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor, musician, photographer
Years active 2002–present
External image
Keegan Allen at Palo Alto event

Keegan Phillip Allen (born July 22, 1989[2]) is an American actor, photographer, author and musician. Allen is known for his main role as Toby Cavanaugh on the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Allen was born in California, the son of actor Phillip R. Allen.[4] Keegan’s passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography and other roles behind the camera.[5] A collection of his photos, titled, which was a national bestseller. (ISBN 978-1-250-06570-4), was published in February 2015.[6]

At the age of thirteen Keegan landed his first paid job for a small, non-speaking role in a documentary for Animal Planet.[7] In 2010, after a long break from acting, Keegan appeared in Nickelodeon's TV show Big Time Rush.[2] Shortly after, Keegan began playing the recurring role of Toby Cavanaugh, the love interest of Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), on the ABC Family mystery series Pretty Little Liars, a main role which he played throughout the show's seven seasons.

After filming for Pretty Little Liars ended in late 2016, Allen changed his focus to music, and released a digital-only single, "Million Miles Away", on February 1, 2017.[6]

Subsequently, he started a podcast about his life, interests and experiences, titled Foreverland; the first episode was released December 6, 2017. A second photography book, Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland (ISBN 978-1-250-08602-0) is expected to be published in April 2018.[8]

Allen is Jewish.[9]


Film roles
Year Series Role Notes
2013 Palo Alto Archie "Skull"
2014 The Sound and the Fury Man with Red Tie
2016 King Cobra Harlow
2016 In Dubious Battle Keller
2017 Actors Anonymous Trey
TBA Bukowski Jimmy Haddox
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Big Time Rush Model #2 Episode: "Big Time Jobs"
2010–2017 Pretty Little Liars Toby Cavanaugh main role; 90 episodes
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Max Ferris Episode: "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead"
2013 I Hate My Teenage Daughter Jake Episode: "Teenage Party"
2014 The Hazing Secret Trent Rothman Television film
2015 Young & Hungry Tyler Episode: "Young & Back to Normal"
2016 Youthful Daze Kyle Web series; episode: "Punisher"
2017 A Moving Romance Scott Norrell Television film
2017 Major Crimes Aiden Reed 2 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2013 Temara Melek "Karma's Not Pretty"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer TV Star: Male" Pretty Little Liars Nominated
2013 TV Guide Awards "Favorite Villain" (Shared with: Janel Parrish) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer TV Star: Male" Won
2014 Teen Choice Awards "Choice TV Actor: Drama" Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Nominated


  1. ^ "alloyentertainment". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Keegan Allen Bio". Alloy Entertainment. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Toby Cavanaugh by Keegan Allen - Pretty Little Liars -". Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  4. ^ Walsh, S.M. (2014-07-01). "Keegan Allen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved 2018-01-01. 
  5. ^ "An Interview with Keegan Allen (Toby, 'Pretty Little Liars')". Archived from the original on 31 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Cohen, Nicole (February 23, 2017). "Q&A: Keegan Allen". Richmond Magazine. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Keegan Allen Bio". Kidzworld. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "The On-Sale Calendar: April 2018". Publishers Weekly. October 6, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Pretty Little Liars Star Keegan Allen Talks Dating: Interview". Wetpaint. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-01. 

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