Tyler Blackburn (born October 12, 1986[17]) 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.[3]

 

 

Early life

Blackburn was born in Burbank, California. He has three brothers and a sister.[4] He is of English, Welsh, Czech, and Swedish descent.[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,[18] which was not picked up to series.[19]

Blackburn also starred as Pete in the six-episode web series Wendy, a project developed by Alloy Entertainment and Macy's that premiered on September 15, 2011.[17] 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.[17]

Music

For his role in Alloy Entertainment web series Wendy, Blackburn recorded a song that was released on August 15, 2011.[17] He recorded another song for the ABC Family television show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.[17] He recorded "Find a Way" in 2012 and the song played while he was starring as Caleb Rivers in Pretty Little Liars.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006The Doers of Coming DeedsSolly KatzShort film
2008Next of KinFrench Student 
2010The Tudor TutorTobyShort film
2011Peach Plum PearJesse Pratt 
2012HidingJesseDirect to video
2013You & MeYoung WilliamShort film
2016Love Is All You Need?Ryan Morris 
2017Hello AgainJack 
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Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005UnfabulousNathan2 episodes
2009Cold CaseJeff Feldman / FosterEpisode: "Witness Protection"
2010Days of Our LivesIan17 episodes
2010GiganticEchoEpisode: "Bye Bye Baby"
2011–2017Pretty Little LiarsCaleb Rivers101 episodes
2011Brave New WorldJohn LitchfieldUnsold television pilot[18][19]
2013–2014RavenswoodCaleb Rivers10 episodes

Web

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Rockville CASpencerEpisode: "Shoegazed"
2011WendyPete6 episodes

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRefs
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: MalePretty Little LiarsWon 
2015Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: MalePretty Little LiarsWon 
2016Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: DramaPretty Little LiarsNominated 
2016Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Chemistry (shared with: Ashley Benson)Pretty Little LiarsWon