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|Born||Andrew Keegan Heying
January 29, 1979
Los Angeles, California
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, The Broken Hearts Club (2000) and O (2001).
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. Keegan's mother is Colombian and his father is from Nebraska. Keegan has a younger brother, Casey (born June 12, 1980), who is also an actor.
In 2014, Keegan founded Full Circle, a community spiritual center based out of Venice Beach, California. Vice has characterized the organization as a "new religion". Other outlets have called it a cult. In an interview with All Access Music, 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." 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." In May 2015 the Full Circle temple was raided by Californian Alcohol Beverage Control officers. The raid was apparently related to Full Circle's distribution of Kombucha, which is considered an alcoholic beverage. A spokesperson for the temple stated that they were unaware that they needed a license to distribute Kombucha.
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 also played a love interest for Stephanie Tanner in the hit 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), the WB's longest-running 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 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 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.
|1994||Camp Nowhere||Zack Dell|
|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|
|1995||Skateboard Kid II, TheThe Skateboard Kid II||Dan Foster|
|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||Extreme Dating||Troy Riley|
|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|
|2011||Love, Wedding, Marriage||Jeremiah||direct-to-video|
|2015||Living Among Us||Blake||Scheduled for release|
|1994–1995||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|
|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 m.d.||Med Student||one episode "three stories"|
|2007||Christmas Too Many, AA Christmas Too Many||Matt||Video|
- "Andrew Keegan Biography (1979-)". Filmreference.com. 1979-01-29. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- "Andrew Keegan - Yahoo! TV". Tv.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Casey Keegan at the Internet Movie Database
- Lauren Bans. "Om-ing by the Beach With Andrew Keegan". Vulture. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
- Dodge, Shyam (2014-08-14). "One of the Stars of '10 Things I Hate About You' Started a Religion". United States: VICE. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
- 3/09/15 11:45am. "Andrew Keegan, Cult Leader: 'Today, I'm Here to Activate High Vibes'". Jezebel.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
- "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.
- 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.
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