Rising star Tyler Blackburn is one of Hollywood's most exciting and versatile young actors.
Blackburn is best known for his work in the hit Freeform drama "Pretty Little Liars," where he accumulated a large fan base for his portrayal of the dark and mysterious character "Caleb Rivers." The show has received an array of nominations and awards, including several Teen Choice and People's Choice Awards. Blackburn's performance garnered him two consecutive individual Teen Choice Awards the last two years. His success on "Pretty Little Liars" led to Blackburn continuing the same character on the ABC Family (now Freeform) spin-off "Ravenswood."
Blackburn recently completed filming "Hello Again," based off of an Off Broadway musical by composer Michael John LaChiusa. The film is directed by Tom Gustafson and the ensemble cast includes Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight and Cheyenne Jackson. The musical was originally staged in 1994 by Lincoln Center Theatre, where it earned eight Drama Desk nominations. It's since been performed in numerous languages by companies around the world. Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play "La Ronde," the film follows "10 lost souls who skip across 10 periods in New York City history, slipping in and out of one another's arms and beds in a daisy-chained exploration of lust's bittersweet embrace of love."
In 2016, he will next be seen in the independent film "Love Is All You Need?," directed by Kim Rocco Shields. Blackburn stars opposite Elisabeth Röhm, Briana Evigan, Emily Osment and Jeremy Sisto. The film, based on the award winning short of the same name, is a provocative look at bullying in a world where being gay is the norm and heterosexuals are persecuted.
Previously, Blackburn starred in the independent film "Plum Peach Pear" directed by Alana Morshead. In addition, Blackburn portrayed the male lead in Alloy Entertainment's web series "WENDY" for which he sang several songs including their theme song, "Save Me." Other television work includes guest spots on the Nickelodeon series "Gigantic," "Unfabulous," and "Cold Case" on CBS.
A native of southern California, Blackburn started his acting career at the age of 17. He currently resides in Los Angeles.