Luke Kleintank

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Luke Kleintank
Born (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 24)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Luke Kleintank (born May 18, 1990)[1] is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Elliot Leichter on Gossip Girl and as Noah Newman on The Young and the Restless. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kleintank and his family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when he was two.[1] He spent his formative years in Stevensville, Maryland, where he resided for twelve years.[1]

Acting[edit]

Kleintank's mother introduced him to acting when he was five. "She threw me into my first play, Carnival. Made a part for me", he recounts. "That's when I knew I wanted to act." He started doing plays and community theater, and took part in a number of stage productions while in high school.[1]

Ultimately, Kleintank went to New York City to pursue his acting career, and made his television debut as Greg in a 2009 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[1] In 2010, he played a recurring role in Gossip Girl as Elliot Leichter, a bisexual love interest for Eric van der Woodsen.[1] Kleintank landed his first daytime role that same year, debuting as Noah Newman in The Young and the Restless on September 21, 2010;[1] however, he left the role after less than six months.

In 2011, Kleintank joined the recurring cast of the Fox series Bones, playing Finn Abernathy. He has also appeared multiple times in the CBS series "The Good Wife". As of 2013, Kleintank portrays the recurring character of Travis in the ABC Family teen drama series Pretty Little Liars.

Kleintank enjoys whitewater rafting, singing, dancing, and writing music. He is also interested in geocaching.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Haunted Nick Di Santo
2014 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story Brendan Trelease Direct-to-video
2014 Sacrifice Hank In post-production
2014 Phantom Halo Beckett Emerson In post-production
2015 Max Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Greg Episode: "Snatched"
2009 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Brian Keller Uncredited; episode: "Home"
2009 Mercy Josh Episode: "I'm Not That Kind of Girl"
2010–2011 Gossip Girl Elliot Leichter 10 episodes (3 uncredited)
2010–2011 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Noah Newman Role held: September 21, 2010 – April 8, 2011
2010 Parenthood Howard 2 episodes
2011 No Ordinary Family Chris Minor 7 episodes
2011 Greek Rylan Episode: "Agents for Change"
2011 Law & Order: LA Jesse Beckman Episode: "Runyon Canyon"
2011–present Bones Finn Abernathy 9 episodes
2011 CSI: Miami Tom Granger Episode: "Long Gone"
2012 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Connor Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"
2013 Person of Interest Caleb Phipps Episode: "2πR"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jake/Usher 2 episodes
2013–2014 Pretty Little Liars Travis 9 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Luke Kleintank". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on October 2, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 

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