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Tanner Buchanan
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Buchanan at the premiere of He’s All That in 2021
Born (1998-12-08) December 8, 1998 (age 22)
Years active2009–present

Tanner Buchanan (born December 8, 1998) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Leo Kirkman in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor and Robby Keene in the Netflix series Cobra Kai. He is also known for his role in the Nickelodeon television series Game Shakers as Mason Kendall.


In 2010, he made his first appearance on television, playing a child role in the Modern Family series. Three years later he appeared in Grey's Anatomy, Major Crimes, and The Goldbergs. He had recurring roles on Girl Meets World, Game Shakers, and The Fosters. In 2016, he played his first main role on television, playing Leo Kirkman in the political drama series Designated Survivor.[1][2] In 2018, he began playing Robby Keene in the YouTube Premium (and later Netflix) series Cobra Kai.[3][4] He also starred in the remake of She's All That called He's All That.



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Jake Squared Sammy
2014 Guests Bobby Bell Short film
2014 Ellie Bowie Short film
2015 The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Bobby Bell
2015 Alone in the Dust Izzi Short film
2017 Anything Jack Sachman
2019 Max Winslow and the House of Secrets Connor Lawson
2019 Sinister Seduction Dylan Warren
2019 Painted Beauty Young Peter
2020 Chance Colton
2021 He's All That Cameron Kweller


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Modern Family Kid #2 Episode: "Halloween"
2011 Untitled Jeff and Jackie Filgo Project Jimmy Unsold pilot
2012 The Real St. Nick Cynical Kid Television film
2013 Grey's Anatomy Lucas Episode: "Idle Hands"
2013 Major Crimes Michelle Brand Episode: "Boys Will Be Boys"
2013 Ghost Ghirls Hero Episode: "Field of Screams"
2013–2014 The Goldbergs Evan Turner 2 episodes
2014 Growing Up Fisher Slade Episode: "Work with Me"
2014 Mixology Young Dom Episode: "Fab & Jessica & Dominic"
2015 Girl Meets World Charlie Gardner Recurring role; 3 episodes
2015–2019 Game Shakers Mason Kendall Recurring role; 6 episodes
2016 The Fosters Jack Downey Recurring role; 6 episodes
2016–2018 Designated Survivor Leo Kirkman Main role; 28 episodes
2017 Fuller House Chad Brad Bradley 2 episodes
2018 The Goldbergs: 1990-Something Mike Stamm Schooled' backdoor pilot
2018–present Cobra Kai Robby Keene Main role; 30 episodes
2020 Deputy Brendan Episode: "10-8 Entitlements"


  1. ^ Burns, Geoff (March 4, 2017). "Lima native goes from Ohio to Hollywood". The Blade. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Lesnick, Silas (September 29, 2016). "ABC Gives Full-Season Orders to Designated Survivor and Speechless". Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (April 25, 2018). "'Cobra Kai': TV Review Tribeca 2018". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Mendez, Michele (April 26, 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: 'Cobra Kai' Star Tanner Buchanan Talks Season 2, Training Process, and Being Part of the 'Karate Kid' Franchise". CelebMix. Retrieved May 6, 2019.

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