Andrew Keegan

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Andrew Keegan
BornAndrew Keegan Heying
(1979-01-29) January 29, 1979 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
Children1

Andrew Keegan (born January 29, 1979) is an American actor best known for his roles in television shows including Party of Five and 7th Heaven and in films such as 10 Things I Hate about You (1999), The Broken Hearts Club (2000) and O (2001).

Personal 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.[1] Keegan's mother is Colombian and his father is from Nebraska.[2]

Keegan has a younger brother, Casey (born June 12, 1980), who is also an actor.[3] His daughter, Aiya Rose Keegan, was born in March 2016.[4]

In 2014, Keegan founded Full Circle, a community spiritual center based out of Venice Beach, California.[5] Vice characterized the organization as a "new religion",[6] while other outlets called it a cult.[7] In an interview, Keegan described the group as a "non-denominational spiritual community center where people of all beliefs and backgrounds come together to meditate, practice yoga, and engage artistically."[8] New York Magazine reported in March 2015 that "the actual theology of the group is tough to pin down, but it seems to loosely follow Hinduism—or at least Russell Brand's Sanskrit-tattoo version of it."[5] In May 2015, the Full Circle temple was raided by Californian Alcohol Beverage Control officers.[9] The raid was apparently related to Full Circle's distribution of kombucha, a fermented beverage made from sweet black tea.[9] A spokesperson for the temple stated that they were unaware that they needed a license to distribute kombucha.[9] The organization closed its doors in June 2017.[10][not in citation given]

Career[edit]

He was first recognized for his performance of teen rebel Zack Dell in the film Camp Nowhere (1994). Keegan was cast in a minor role in the 1996 film Independence Day. He also played a love interest for Stephanie Tanner in the television series Full House for an episode. He had guest parts on numerous 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), where 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 1999 comedy 10 Things I Hate About You (adapted from The Taming of the Shrew) and as Mekhi Phifer's best friend in 2001's O, adapted from Othello.

Keegan then took a role in Greg Berlanti's 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 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).

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Camp Nowhere Zack Dell
1995 The Skateboard Kid II Dan Foster
1996 Independence Day Uncredited
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Joey Donner
2000 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Kevin limited release
2001 O Michael Cassio
2002 The Contract Howard Maple
2002 Pandora Phil Newfield Short film
2002 A Midsummer Night's Rave Xander
2004 Perfect Opposites Trey Reynolds
2005 Extreme Dating Troy Riley
2005 Cruel World Bobby
2006 A New Wave Desmond direct-to-video
2007 Waiting for Dublin Mike
2007 A Christmas Too Many Matt Direct-to-video
2008 Dough Boys Sally Boy
2010 The Penitent Man Ovid Serrano
2010 Fast Glass Strayger direct-to-video
2011 Sold Clint Short film
2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage Jeremiah Limited release
2012 Fight Night Legacy Jake Rose Short
2013 The Price We Pay Stone Short
2014 April Rain Nick Kotov
2014 Somebody's Mother Frank Short
2016 Stars in Shorts: No Ordinary Love Frank
2018 Living Among Us Blake
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1994–95 Thunder Alley Jack Kelly 17 episodes
1995 Freaky Friday Luke TV movie
1995 Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story Gary Conn TV movie
1995 Full House Ryan season 8, episode 22
1995-96 Step By Step Matt Crawford 2 episodes
1996 Moesha Matt Tarses
1996 Boy Meets World Ronnie season 3, episode 21
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Joel season 1, episode 8
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
2005 House Med Student 1 episode "Three Stories"
2005–06 Related Zach 4 episodes
2010 CSI: NY Simon Uncredited
2012 Fight Night Legacy Jake Rose Episode: "Homecoming"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lee Jacobs 1 episode, Season 12, Episode 19, "Split Decisions"
2013 A Dog's Life Mozart Voice
TV film
2014 Adam and Jamero Stewart 'Kokopelle' Martin 2 episodes
2014 Gridlocked Adam Episode: "Baby Time"
2017 Hollywood Darlings Andrew Season 1 episode 1: "How Christine Got Her Groove Back"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Keegan Biography (1979-)". Filmreference.com. 1979-01-29. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  2. ^ "Andrew Keegan – Yahoo! TV". Tv.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  3. ^ Jr, Miloslav Rechcigl (2016-11-10). Encyclopedia of Bohemian and Czech-American Biography. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781524620691.
  4. ^ "Andrew Keegan Welcomes Daughter Aiya Rose". People. March 18, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Lauren Bans. "Om-ing by the Beach With Andrew Keegan". Vulture. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  6. ^ Dodge, Shyam; Wakefield, Shanrah (2014-08-14). "One of the Stars of '10 Things I Hate About You' Started a Religion". Vice. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  7. ^ Shechet, Ellie. "Andrew Keegan, Cult Leader: 'Today, I'm Here to Activate High Vibes'". Jezebel. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  8. ^ "Q&A with Actor and Co-Founder of Full Circle Venice, ANDREW KEEGAN – Talks Bringing Music, Spirituality and Love to the community". Music.AllAccess.com. 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  9. ^ a b c Pearl, Mike. "The Guy From '10 Things I Hate About You' Who Started a Religion Had His Temple Raided for Kombucha". Vice. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  10. ^ https://www.facebook.com/fullcirclevenice/

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