Tyler Blackburn

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Tyler Blackburn
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Tyler Blackburn in 2016
Born (1986-10-12) October 12, 1986 (age 32)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, model
Years active 2002–present

Tyler 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]

Early life

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

Career

Acting

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]

Music

For his role in Alloy Entertainment web series Wendy, Blackburn recorded a song that was released on August 15, 2011.[14] He recorded another song for the ABC Family television show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.[15] He recorded "Find a Way" in 2012 and the song played while he was starring as Caleb Rivers in Pretty Little Liars.[citation needed]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Next of Kin French Student
2011 Peach Plum Pear Jesse Pratt
2012 Hiding Jesse Direct-to-video film
2016 Love Is All You Need? Ryan Morris
2017 Hello Again Jack (The Young Thing)
TBA Tarot TBA Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Unfabulous Nathan 2 episodes
2009 Cold Case Jeff Feldman / Foster Episode: "Witness Protection"
2010 Days of Our Lives Ian Recurring role, 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)
2011 Brave New World John Litchfield Unsold television pilot[9][10]
2013–2014 Ravenswood Caleb Rivers / Original Caleb Main role
2019 Roswell, New Mexico Sgt. Alex Manes Main role

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Rockville CA Spencer Episode: "Shoegazed"
2011 Wendy Pete 6 episodes

Discography

Extended play

Title EP details
Find a Way

Singles

As main artist

Title Year Album
"Find a Way"[17] 2012 Find a Way

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Long Day"[18]
(Novi featuring Tyler Blackburn)
2017 Non-album single

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Hard to Forget"[19]
(with Anabel Englund)
2012 Find a Way and Anabel Englund

Music videos

Title Year Other artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
As main artist
"Save Me" 2011 N/A Unknown [20]
"Hard to Forget" 2012 Anabel Englund Hannah Lux Davis [21]
As featured artist
"Long Day" 2017 Novi Quinn Starr [22]

Awards and nominations

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

References

  1. ^ "Tyler Blackburn". Hollywood.com. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Neha Gandhi. "Exclusive Interview: PLL's Tyler Blackburn". Seventeen. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Erica. "Pretty Little Liars - Fan Q&A With Tyler Blackburn". ABC Family. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  4. ^ Erica (June 6, 2012). "Chatting with Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars". ABC Family. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013.
  5. ^ https://www.maxim.com/style/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. ^ a b Megan Masters (March 23, 2011). "Pilot Scoop: Pretty Little Stud Braves New World". TVLine. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "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.
  13. ^ http://tvline.com/2018/03/05/roswell-reboot-tyler-blackburn-cast-the-cw/
  14. ^ Marc Graser (August 12, 2011). "'Wendy' gets some retailtherapy". Variety. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  15. ^ Maranda Pleasant (January 15, 2013). "Interview with Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars |". Originmagazine.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  16. ^ "Find a Way - EP". iTunes. November 5, 2013.
  17. ^ "Find a Way - Single". iTunes. April 2, 2012.
  18. ^ "Long Day (feat. Tyler Blackburn) - Single". iTunes. August 18, 2017.
  19. ^ "Hard to Forget - Single". iTunes. August 1, 2012.
  20. ^ "Save Me - Official WENDY Music Video". YouTube. August 14, 2011.
  21. ^ "Hard to Forget (Official Video)". YouTube. October 17, 2012.
  22. ^ "NOVI - Long Day Ft. Tyler Blackburn". YouTube. September 29, 2017.

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