|Born||Keegan Phillip Allen
July 22, 1989
|Years active||2002; 2010–present|
|Parents||Phillip R. Allen
Keegan’s passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography and other roles behind the camera. This coupled with his parents' background led up to his job as an actor on the front stage.
At the age of thirteen Keegan landed his first paid job for a small, non-speaking role in a documentary for Animal Planet. He went on to star in a short film, Small Emergencies, as the Parakeet Owner’s Son in 2002. In 2010, after a long break from acting, Keegan starred in Nickelodeon’s TV show Big Time Rush. In the same year, he starred in a short film entitled As A Last Resort. Shortly after, Keegan secured his breakthrough role as Toby Cavanaugh, Spencer Hastings’ (played by Troian Bellisario) love interest on ABC’s Pretty Little Liars. He also made an appearance in CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2011. This year, Allen played the role of Jake in an episode of Fox’s sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter and is currently working on a movie titled Bukowski, produced and directed by Hollywood star James Franco.
In an interview, Keegan mentioned that he passionately keeps in touch with his fans through his Twitter account. Keegan includes in the interview that he also maintains an Instagram account to keep his fans up to speed with his daily life. In addition, Allen also manages a blog on the microblogging platform, Tumblr. On his blog, Allen displays his continued childhood enthusiasm for photography and cinematography despite his digression into the acting industry. Allen is also an avid user of Keek, the recent social media tool that enables users to post video status updates.
|2002||Small Emergencies||Parakeet Owner's Son||Short film|
|2010||As a Last Resort||Driver||Short film|
|2014||The Sound and the Fury||TBA||Post-production|
|2010||Big Time Rush||Model #2||"Big Time Jobs" (Season 1: episode 11)|
|2010–Present||Pretty Little Liars||Toby Cavanaugh||Recurring Role; ABC Family Original Series; 60 episodes|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Max Ferris||"Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" (Season 11: episode 16)|
|2013||I Hate My Teenage Daughter||Jake||"Teenage Party" (Season 1: episode 11)|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice Summer TV Star: Male"||Pretty Little Liars||Nominated|
|2013||TV Guide Awards||"Favorite Villain" (Shared with: Janel Parrish)||Nominated|
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||"Choice TV Actor: Drama"||Pending|
- "An Interview with Keegan Allen (Toby, 'Pretty Little Liars')". Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- "Keegan Allen Bio". Retrieved 3 April 2013.
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- Bukowski (2014) at the Internet Movie Database.
- Thomas, Rachel. "An Interview with Keegan Allen (Toby, 'Pretty Little Liars')". Retrieved 3 April 2013.