Tyler Blackburn

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Tyler Blackburn
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Tyler Blackburn in 2016
Born Tyler Jordon Blackburn[1]
(1986-10-12) October 12, 1986 (age 30)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, model
Years active 2002–present

Tyler Jordon Blackburn (born October 12, 1986) is an American actor, singer and model. He is best known for playing Caleb Rivers on the hit Freeform series Pretty Little Liars and its spin-off, Ravenswood.[2]

Early life[edit]

Blackburn was born in Burbank, California. He has three brothers and a sister.[3] He is of English, Welsh, Czech, Swedish and Chinese descent.[4]



Blackburn began performing in 2002 and appeared on the series Unfabulous on Nickelodeon. In the following year he was a teacher in the short film The Doers of Coming Deeds. In 2008, he made a cameo in the film Next of Kin. In 2007, Blackburn appeared in Cold Case and Rock ville CA, a webseries launched by Josh Schwartz. In 2010, he appeared on Days of Our Lives, Gigantic, and was also in the independent film Peach Plum Pear.[5]

In October 2010, Blackburn was cast in a recurring role as Caleb Rivers in the TV series Pretty Little Liars.[6] He was upgraded to series regular for the third season starting in the summer of 2012.[7] In March 2011, he joined the cast of the NBC comedy pilot Brave New World,[8] which was not picked up to series.

Blackburn also starred as Pete in the six-episode webseries Wendy, a project developed by Alloy Entertainment and Macy's that premiered on September 15, 2011.[9]

In 2012, he starred in drama Hiding alongside Ana Villafañe, Jeremy Sumpter, Dean Armstrong and Dan Payne.

In May 2013, it was announced that Blackburn was joining the cast of Pretty Little Liars's spin-off Ravenswood.[10]


For his role in Alloy Entertainment webseries Wendy, Blackburn recorded a song that was released on August 15, 2011.[11]

He recorded another song for the ABC Family television show, Secret Life of the American Teenager.[12]

He recorded Find A Way in 2012 and the song played while he was starring as Caleb Rivers in Pretty Little Liars


Year Film Role Notes
2006 The Doers of Coming Deeds Solly Katz Short film
2008 Next of Kin French student
2010 The Tudor Tutor Toby Short film
2011 Peach Plum Pear Jesse Pratt
2012 Hiding Jesse Direct-to-video
2013 You & Me Young William Short film
2016 Love Is All You Need? Ryan Morris
2017 Hello Again Jack Post Production
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Unfabulous Nathan 2 episodes
2009 Cold Case Foster / Jeff Feldman 1 episode
2009 Rockville, CA Spencer 1 episode
2010 Days of Our Lives Ian Recurring role; 17 episodes
2010 Gigantic Echo 1 episode
2011 Wendy Peter Web series; 9 episodes
2011–present Pretty Little Liars Caleb Rivers Recurring role (Seasons 1–2); Main role (Seasons 3–present); 124 episodes
2011 Brave New World John Litchfield Television film
2013–14 Ravenswood Caleb Rivers Main role; 10 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Pretty Little Liars Won
2015 Teen Choice Awards Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Chemistry (shared with: Ashley Benson) Won


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Gandhi, Neha. "Exclusive Interview: PLL's Tyler Blackburn". Seventeen. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Erica. "Pretty Little Liars - Fan Q&A With Tyler Blackburn". ABC Family. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Erica (June 6, 2012). "Chatting with Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars". ABC Family. 
  5. ^ Alcala, Natalie (December 3, 2012). "Tyler Blackburn on 'Pretty Little Liars,' Female Fans, & His Soap Opera Past". Bullettmedia.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Reiher, Andrea (October 8, 2010). "'Pretty Little Liars' Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell on new bad boy Caleb". Zap2it. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 30, 2012). "'Pretty Little Liars': Tyler Blackburn Promoted to Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ Masters, Megan (March 23, 2010). "Pilot Scoop: Pretty Little Stud Braves New World". TVLine. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ "'Wendy' Starring Tyler Blackburn & Meaghan Martin". Clevvertv.com. August 12, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 1, 2013). "Tyler Blackburn Starring in Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Ravenswood". UsMagazine.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ Graser, Marc (August 12, 2011). "'Wendy' gets some retailtherapy". Variety. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ Pleasant, Maranda (January 15, 2013). "Interview with Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars &#124". Originmagazine.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 

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