Keegan Allen (born July 22, 1989) is an American actor, photographer and musician. Allen is best known for his current role as Toby Cavanaugh on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.
Allen is the son of Joan Snyder and Phillip Richard Allen, an off-Broadway theater actor.
Keegan’s passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography and other roles behind the camera.
At the age of thirteen Keegan landed his first paid job for a small, non-speaking role in a documentary for Animal Planet. He went on to star in a short film, Small Emergencies, as the Parakeet Owner’s Son in 2002. In 2010, after a long break from acting, Keegan appeared in Nickelodeon’s TV show Big Time Rush. In the same year, he starred in a short film entitled As A Last Resort. Shortly after, Keegan secured his breakthrough role as Toby Cavanaugh, Spencer Hastings’(played by Troian Bellisario) love interest on ABC’s Pretty Little Liars. He also made an appearance in CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2011. This year, Allen played the role of Jake in an episode of Fox’s sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter and is currently working on a movie titled Bukowski, produced and directed by Hollywood star James Franco.
Allen was nominated as Choice Summer TV Star: Male, for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Allen did not win, but he was nominated again in 2013 and won. His book of photography life.love.beauty is published by St. Martin's Press (2015) and is a National Bestseller.