Andrew Keegan

Active - 1993 - Present  |   Born - Jan 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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Biography

TV teen heartthrob Andrew Keegan was born in Los Angeles, CA, on January 29, 1979. Keegan's career before the camera began before he was even out of diapers, when his parents got him work as a model for a series of magazine ads for Gerber baby foods. Keegan continued to work in commercials as a child, and by the time he was 12, he began making guests shots in episodic television, scoring small roles on Empty Nest, Baywatch, and Full House. Keegan made his motion picture debut in 1994, in the comedy Camp Nowhere, and the same year he was cast in a recurring role on the short-lived television series Thunder Alley. In 1997, Keegan earned his first brush with fame as Wilson West, a teenage father who catches the eye of Mary (played by Jessica Biel) on the series 7th Heaven. Keegan's performance clicked with younger viewers, and he was soon cast on the show Party of Five as hunky football player Reed Isley, who became the love interest for Claudia (Lacey Chabert). Keegan's success on television led to several higher-profile film roles, including Ten Things I Hate About You, O, and The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy. Keegan began focusing on more indie fare, like 2005's Cruel World and eventually turned his attention to Full Circle, a spiritual center he founded in California.

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  • As an infant, was a "Gerber baby" for the baby-food company in print advertising, and also appeared in TV commercials as a child.
  • Was a teen idol in the 1990s thanks to Camp Nowhere, his film debut in 1994; recurring TV roles in Party of Five and 7th Heaven; and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and O (2001), a pair of big-screen updates of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Othello, respectively. 
  • An avid surfer, has competed in celebrity surfing challenges, and has raffled off his talents to give lessons for charity.
  • In 2009, made his stage debut in Erik Patterson's He Asked for It at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood.