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

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
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 17 episodes
2010 Gigantic Echo Episode: "Bye Bye Baby"
2011–2017 Pretty Little Liars Caleb Rivers 101 episodes
2011 Brave New World John Litchfield Unsold television pilot [18] [19]
2013–2014 Ravenswood Caleb Rivers 10 episodes

Web

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

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
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Chemistry (shared with: Ashley Benson ) Pretty Little Liars Won