Keegan Allen

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Keegan Allen
Born
Keegan Phillip Allen

(1989-07-22) July 22, 1989 (age 29)
California, U.S.[1]
OccupationActor, musician, photographer
Years active2002–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]

Early Life[edit]

Allen was born and raised in California, the son of actor Phillip R. Allen and expressionist painter Joan Snyder.[4][5] In 2009, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from American Musical and Dramatic Academy.[4] Allen is Jewish.[6]

Career[edit]

Allen's passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography and other roles behind the camera.[7] However, at age 13, he landed his first paid job for a small, non-speaking role in a documentary for Animal Planet.[8] In 2010, Allen appeared in an episode of Nickelodeon's TV show Big Time Rush.[3] Shortly after, he began playing the recurring role of Toby Cavanaugh, the love interest of Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), on the ABC Family (later Freeform) mystery series Pretty Little Liars.[9]

In addition to acting, Allen is an accomplished photographer who has published two photography books. In 2015, "life.love.beauty" was released."[10] The Ingram and Publishers Weekly bestselling book, in Allen’s words, "Takes you on a photographic voyage through my life so far."[10] In 2018, Allen published “HOLLYWOOD: Photos and Stories from Foreverland.[11]  

In 2017, Allen released a digital-only music single, "Million Miles Away.”[12] Also in 2017, he started the podcast Foreverland, about his life, interests and experiences.[13]

Bibliography[edit]

Allen, Keegan (2015). life.love.beauty. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9781250065704.

Allen, Keegan (2018). HOLLYWOOD: Photos and Stories from Foreverland. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9781250086020.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Small Emergencies Parakeet Owner's Son Short film
2010 As a Last Resort Driver Short film
2013 Palo Alto Archie "Skull"
2014 The Sound and the Fury Man with Red Tie
2016 King Cobra Harlow Cuadra
2016 In Dubious Battle Keller
2017 Actors Anonymous Trey
2019 Untitled Social Media Thriller Cole Turner Post-production
TBA Bukowski Jimmy Haddox Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Zoey 101 Boy in the Audience Episode: "Wrestling"
2010 Big Time Rush Model #2 Episode: "Big Time Jobs"
2010–2017 Pretty Little Liars Toby Cavanaugh Recurring 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"
2017 A Moving Romance Scott Norrell Television film
2017 Major Crimes Aiden Reed Guest role; 2 episodes

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Youthful Daze Kyle Episode: "Punisher"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Ref.
2013 "Karma's Not Pretty" Temara Melek The Bad Boy [14]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "alloyentertainment". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26.
  2. ^ "Keegan Allen Bio". Alloy Entertainment. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Toby Cavanaugh by Keegan Allen - Pretty Little Liars - ABCFamily.com". Abcfamily.go.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  4. ^ a b Walsh, S.M. (2014-07-01). "Keegan Allen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  5. ^ "Keegan Allen And Mother Joan Snyder Stock Photos & Keegan Allen And Mother Joan Snyder Stock Images - Alamy". www.alamy.com. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  6. ^ "Pretty Little Liars Star Keegan Allen Talks Dating: Interview". Wetpaint. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  7. ^ "An Interview with Keegan Allen (Toby, 'Pretty Little Liars')". Archived from the original on 31 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Keegan Allen Bio". Kidzworld. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  9. ^ Russo, Gianluca. "Keegan Allen Wants Fans to Rewrite Spencer and Toby's Ending on "Pretty Little Liars"". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  10. ^ a b "life.love.beauty | Keegan Allen | Macmillan". US Macmillan. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  11. ^ "Keegan Allen Releases New Photo Book On Hollywood". Haute Living. 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  12. ^ Cohen, Nicole (February 23, 2017). "Q&A: Keegan Allen". Richmond Magazine. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Foreverland by Keegan Allen on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  14. ^ "Temara Melek – Karma's Not Pretty". YouTube. Retrieved December 9, 2018.

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