Luke Kleintank

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Luke Kleintank
Born (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 26)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Luke Kleintank (born May 18, 1990)[1] is an American actor. He is known known for his roles as Elliot Leichter on Gossip Girl, Noah Newman on The Young and the Restless, Finn Abernathy on Bones and Joe Blake in 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.[1] He spent his formative years in Stevensville, Maryland, where he resided for 12 years.[1]


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]

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. From 2013 to 2014, Kleintank portrayed the recurring character of Travis in the ABC Family teen drama series Pretty Little Liars. In 2015, Kleintank was cast as Joe Blake in the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.

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


Year Title Role Notes
2012 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
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"
2010–11 Gossip Girl Elliot Leichter 10 episodes (3 uncredited)
2010–11 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"
2011–14 Bones Finn Abernathy 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–present The Man in the High Castle Joe Blake Main role


  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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