Luke Kleintank

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Luke Kleintank
Born (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 28)
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present

Luke Kleintank (born May 18, 1990)[1] is an American actor. He is known for playing Finn Abernathy on Bones, Tyler Harne in the 2015 film Max, and Joe Blake in the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.

Early life[edit]

Kleintank was born on May 18, 1990 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when he was 2, where he resided for three years, learning to speak English and Spanish simultaneously.[1] He spent the rest of his formative years in Stevensville, Maryland, where he resided for 12 years.[1]

Acting[edit]

Kleintank's mother introduced him to acting when he was 5. "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]

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 on Gossip Girl as Elliot Leichter, a bisexual love interest for Eric van der Woodsen.[1] After relocating to Los Angeles, Kleintank landed his first daytime role, debuting as Noah Newman in The Young and the Restless on September 21, 2010.[1] He left the role after less than six months to play Chris on No Ordinary Family.

In 2011, Kleintank joined the cast of the Fox series Bones as Finn Abernathy. From 2013 to 2014, he portrayed the recurring character of Travis in the ABC Family teen drama series Pretty Little Liars. He played Tyler Harne in the 2015 film Max.[2] From 2015 to 2018, Kleintank played Nazi agent Joe Blake in the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.[3]

Kleintank will star as Nick Holland in Crown Vic in 2018, and as Platt Barbour in The Goldfinch in 2019. He will also play Clarence Dickenson in the upcoming film Midway.

Personal life[edit]

Kleintank enjoys whitewater rafting, singing, dancing, writing music, and geocaching.[1] When not acting, he travels and spends time with his parents, three brothers and two sisters, and his ten nieces and nephews. In December of 2018, Kleintank got engaged to girlfriend Christina Vignaud.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Dark House Nick Di Santo
2014 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story Brendan "Pops" Trelease Direct-to-video
2014 Sacrifice Hank
2014 Phantom Halo Beckett Emerson
2015 Max Tyler Harne
2019 The Goldfinch Platt Barbour
2019 Midway
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Greg Episode: "Snatched"
2009 The Good Wife Brian Keller Episode: "Home" (uncredited)
2009 Mercy Josh Episode: "I'm Not That Kind of Girl"
2010–11 Gossip Girl Elliot Leichter 10 episodes (3 uncredited)
2010–11 The 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"
2011–14 Bones Finn Abernathy Recurring role, 9 episodes
2011 CSI: Miami Tom Granger Episode: "Long Gone"
2012 The Good Wife Connor Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"
2013, 2015 Person of Interest Caleb Phipps 3 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jake / Usher 2 episodes
2013–14 Pretty Little Liars Travis Hobbs 9 episodes
2015–2018 The Man in the High Castle Joe Blake Main role

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.
  2. ^ Yamato, Jen (May 8, 2014). "Matias Varela Joins Point Break; Luke Kleintank Cast In Max". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 3, 2017). "The Man In the High Castle Renewed For Season 3 By Amazon, Gets A Showrunner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2017.

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