Andrew Keegan

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Andrew Keegan
Born Andrew Keegan Heying
(1979-01-29) January 29, 1979 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present

Andrew Keegan (born January 29, 1979) is an American actor, producer, and community activist. He is best known for his roles in in television shows including Party of Five and 7th Heaven and in films such as 10 Things I Hate about You, The Broken Hearts Club (2000) and O (2001). He has production credits for three feature films and one short film.[1]

Life[edit]

Keegan was born Andrew Keegan Heying in Los Angeles, California, the older son of Lana (Ocampo), a hairdresser, and Larry Heying, a voice-over actor.[2] Keegan's mother is Colombian and his father is from Nebraska.[3] Keegan has a younger brother, Casey (born June 12, 1980), who is also an actor.[4]

In addition to being an actor, Keegan is known for his community and political activism. In 2011, Keegan became involved with the Occupy Movement and was an organizer affiliated with Occupy Venice. He is scheduled to be a speaking at the 2015 United We Stand Festival in Colorado, hosted by Free and Equal.

In 2014, Keegan co-founded Full Circle Venice, a spiritual community center based out of Venice Beach, California that offers regular yoga and meditation classes as well as other spiritually-centered programs. [5]

Career[edit]

He was first recognized for his performance of teen rebel Zack Dell in the cult-classic film Camp Nowhere (1994). Keegan was cast in a minor role in the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. He guest-starred on many hit television shows before being cast on the TV drama Party of Five (1994). That same year, he landed another recurring role on 7th Heaven (1996), the WB's longest-running hit series, on which he played a single teenaged father in love with Jessica Biel's character Mary. Keegan was then cast in two modern-day Shakespearean film adaptations: as the antagonist of Heath Ledger in the comedy 10 Things I Hate About You adapted from The Taming of the Shrew (1999) and as Mekhi Phifer's best friend in O adapted from Othello (2001).

Keegan then took the lead role in Greg Berlanti's critically acclaimed The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000), which won best picture that year at the GLAAD Awards. In 2009, Keegan made his theatrical stage debut in the award winning play "He Asked For It", playing Rigby, a character tackling the emotional issues of being HIV-positive in modern-day society. In 2010, Keegan played Strayger, a drug-smuggling pilot in the 2010 action film Kill Speed. Keegan took on a role as a sadistic and sociopathic vampire named Blake in the film Living Among Us (2015), which is scheduled for release in early 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Camp Nowhere Zack Dell
1996 Independence Day Older Boy
1999 Everyday Short film
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Joey Donner
2000 Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, TheThe Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Kevin limited release
2000 Skateboard Kid II, TheThe Skateboard Kid II Dan Foster
2001 O Michael Cassio
2002 Contract, TheThe Contract Howard Maple
2002 Pandora Phil Newfield Short film
2002 Midsummer Night's Rave, AA Midsummer Night's Rave Xander
2004 Perfect Opposites Trey Reynolds
2005 Flushed Short film
2005 Extreme Dating Troy Riley
2005 Cruel World Bobby
2006 New Wave, AA New Wave Desmond direct-to-video
2007 Waiting for Dublin Mike
2008 Dough Boys Sally Boy
2010 Penitent Man, TheThe Penitent Man Ovid Serrano
2010 Fast Glass Strayger direct-to-video
2011 Sold Clint Short film
2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage Jeremiah direct-to-video
2015 Living Among Us Blake Scheduled for release
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Empty Nest T.J. Episode: "Food for Thought"
1993 Halloween Tree, TheThe Halloween Tree (voice) TV movie
1993 Empty Nest T.J. Episode: "Under the Gun"
1993 Baywatch Landon Thompson Episode: "Blindside"
1994 Baywatch Kenny Episode: "Air Buchannon"
1994–1995 Thunder Alley Jack Kelly 17 episodes
1995 Full House Ryan Episode: "All Stood Up"
1995 Freaky Friday Luke TV movie
1995 Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story Gary Conn TV movie
1995 Step by Step Matt Crawford Episode: "The Flight Before Christmas"
1996 Step by Step Matt Crawford Episode: "Snow Bunnies"
1996 Moesha Matt Tarses Episode: "Reunion"
1996 Boy Meets World Ronnie Episode: "The Happiest Show on Earth"
1996 Pig's Tale, AA Pig's Tale Featured Wolf #1 Video
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Magic Joel Episode: "Magic Joel"
1997–2002 7th Heaven Wilson West 22 episodes recurring character
1997–1998 Party of Five Reed Isley 8 episodes
2002 Teenage Caveman David TV movie
2004 To Kill a Mockumentary Spencer Video
2004 7th Heaven Wilson West Episode: "Fathers"
2005 House Rebellious Student Episode: "Three Stories"
2005–2006 Related Zach 4 episodes
2007 Christmas Too Many, AA Christmas Too Many Matt Video
2010 CSI: NY Simon (uncredited) Episode: "The 34th Floor"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lee Jacobs Episode: "Split Decisions"

References[edit]

  1. ^ imdb.com http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005080/#producer. Retrieved 16 February 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Andrew Keegan Biography (1979-)". Filmreference.com. 1979-01-29. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Keegan - Yahoo! TV". Tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  4. ^ Casey Keegan at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ Keegan describes the center as a place "where people of all beliefs and backgrounds come together to meditate, practice yoga, and engage artistically." They have a weekly yoga and meditation program and also host a variety of what Keegan calls "high vibe, spiritually-centered events."

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