Tyler Blackburn

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Tyler Blackburn
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Tyler Blackburn in 2016
Born (1986-10-12) October 12, 1986 (age 34)
  • Actor
  • singer
  • model
Years active2002–present

Tyler Jordon Blackburn (born October 12, 1986[1]) 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] He is currently starring as Alex Manes in The CW series Roswell, New Mexico (2019–present).

Early life[edit]

Blackburn was born in Burbank, California.[3] He has one older sister and three younger brothers.[4]

Blackburn has a 4 inch long scar on his left shoulder. This was caused due to the removal of a benign bone tumor at the age of 10.[5]



Blackburn began performing in 2004 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 Rockville 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.[6]

In October 2010, Blackburn was cast in a recurring role as Caleb Rivers in the television series Pretty Little Liars.[7] He was upgraded to series regular for the third season starting in the summer of 2012.[8] In March 2011, he joined the cast of the NBC comedy pilot Brave New World,[9] which was not picked up to series.[10]

Blackburn also starred as Pete in the six-episode web series Wendy, a project developed by Alloy Entertainment and Macy's that was based on Peter Pan which premiered on September 15, 2011.[11] 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 would star in the 2013 Pretty Little Liars' spin-off Ravenswood.[12]

In March 2018, Blackburn joined the cast of The CW series Roswell, New Mexico.[13]


For his role in Alloy Entertainment web series Wendy, Blackburn recorded Golden State's "Save Me" to be used as the show's theme song, which was released on August 15, 2011.[14] He recorded "Find a Way" in 2012 for the ABC Family television show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and the song played while he was starring on Pretty Little Liars.[citation needed] He has recorded several songs with Novi, including "Can't Love Me" which played in the twelfth episode of Roswell, New Mexico.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Blackburn publicly came out as bisexual on April 19, 2019 through an interview with The Advocate.[16]



Year Title 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 (The Young Thing)


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Unfabulous Nathan 2 episodes
2009 Cold Case Jeff Feldman / Foster Episode: "Witness Protection"
2010 Days of Our Lives Ian 17 episodes
2010 Gigantic Echo Episode: "Bye Bye Baby"
2011–2017 Pretty Little Liars Caleb Rivers Recurring role (seasons 1–2), main role (seasons 3–7); 124 episodes
2013–2014 Ravenswood Caleb Rivers / Original Caleb Main role; 10 episodes
2019–present Roswell, New Mexico Alex Manes Main role
2019 Charmed Viralis Episode: "Surrender"
2019 Capsized: Blood in the Water Brad Cavanagh Television film


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Rockville CA Spencer Episode: "Shoegazed"
2011 Wendy Pete Main role; 9 episodes


Extended play[edit]

Title EP details
Find a Way


As main artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Find a Way"[18] 2012 Find a Way
"Would You Come Home" 2020 Roswell New Mexico

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Long Day"[19]
(Novi featuring Tyler Blackburn)
2017 Non-album single
"Can’t Love Me"[20]
(Novi featuring Tyler Blackburn)
2019 Non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Hard to Forget"[21]
(with Anabel Englund)
2012 Find a Way and Anabel Englund

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
As main artist
"Save Me" 2011 N/A Un­known
"Hard to Forget" 2012 Anabel Englund Hannah Lux Davis
As featured artist
"Long Day" 2017 Novi Quinn Starr

Awards and nominations[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Tyler Blackburn". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on June 20, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Neha Gandhi (2011-02-22). "Exclusive Interview: PLL's Tyler Blackburn". Seventeen. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2107620/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  4. ^ Erica. "Pretty Little Liars - Fan Q&A With Tyler Blackburn". ABC Family. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Outfitted: Tyler Blackburn".
  6. ^ Natalie Alcala (December 3, 2012). "Tyler Blackburn on 'Pretty Little Liars,' Female Fans, & His Soap Opera Past". Bullettmedia.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  7. ^ Andrea Reiher (October 8, 2010). "'Pretty Little Liars' Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell on new bad boy Caleb". Zap2it. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  8. ^ Lesley Goldberg (January 30, 2012). "'Pretty Little Liars': Tyler Blackburn Promoted to Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  9. ^ Megan Masters (March 23, 2011). "Pilot Scoop: Pretty Little Stud Braves New World". TVLine. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Four More Comedies Make the Cut on NBC's 2011-12 Roster". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "'Wendy' Starring Tyler Blackburn & Meaghan Martin". Clevvertv.com. August 12, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  12. ^ Zach Johnson (May 1, 2013). "Tyler Blackburn Starring in Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Ravenswood". Us Magazine. Retrieved June 10, 2013.[better source needed]
  13. ^ "Roswell Reboot: PLL's Tyler Blackburn, Originals' Nathan Parsons Join Cast". 2018-03-06.
  14. ^ Marc Graser (August 12, 2011). "'Wendy' gets some retailtherapy". Variety. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  15. ^ Allison Stubblebine (2019-04-11). "'Pretty Little Liars' Actor Tyler Blackburn And NOVI Dig Into The Complexities Of Love On "Can't Love Me"". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  16. ^ Artavia, David (19 April 2019). "Do You Think You Really Know Tyler Blackburn?". The Advocate. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Find a Way - EP". iTunes. November 5, 2013.
  18. ^ "Find a Way - Single". iTunes. April 2, 2012.
  19. ^ "Long Day (feat. Tyler Blackburn) - Single". iTunes. August 18, 2017.
  20. ^ "Can't Love Me (feat. Tyler Blackburn) - Single". iTunes. April 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "Hard to Forget - Single". iTunes. August 1, 2012.

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