Andrew Keegan
Birth Date:
January 29, 1979
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Famous for:
His role on TV series Thunder Alley (1994)
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First recognized for his gregarious performance of teen rebel Zack Dell in the cult classic film “Camp Nowhere” (1994), American actor and producer Andrew Keegan, who got his start in the industry as a baby model for Gerber Baby Foods, was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his portrayal of Jack Kelly in the ABC short lived sitcom “Thunder Alley” (1994-1995) and continued to win the hearths of younger audiences thanks to his roles on the popular series “7th Heaven” (as Wilson West, 1997-2004) and “Party of Five” (as Reed Isley, 1997-1998). Following a meaty supporting role in “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999), the good looking actor, who lost out to Chris Klein for a role in the movie “American Pie,” altered to features, and he has since worked in a number of productions, such as “The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy” (2000), “O” (2001), “A New Wave” (2006), “Waiting for Dublin” (2007), “Dough Boys” (2008), “The Penitent Man” (2010) and “Love, Wedding, Marriage” (2011).

he dark brown haired, dark brown eyed Los Angeles native who speaks Spanish fluently enjoys surfing and swimming. In 2005, he became the winner of the Trestles Boost Mobile and Malibu Rip Curl celebrity surf competition and donated the winnings to Life Rolls On. On a more personal note, Keegan was engaged to singer LeAnn Rimes in 2001 but they separated after a few months. The same year, he was reportedly dated actress Piper Perabo.     


Childhood and Family:

Andrew Keegan was born Andrew Keegan Heying on January 29, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, to Larry Heying, a voice-over actor, and Lana, a hairdresser. His dad is from Nebraska, while his mom is Columbian. Andrew, who is known by his family and close friends with the nickname Andy, has a younger brother named Casey (born 1980), who is also an actor.   

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Andrew Keegan entered the showbiz while still a baby when he modeled  for a series of advertising campaigns for Gerber Baby Foods, and moved on to television commercial when he was four years old. Keegan landed his first real acting at age 12 when he began a two episode role as T.J. in    the hit NBC sitcom “Empty Nest,” created as a spin off of “The Golden Girls.” Two years later, he had a co-hosting gig on an ABC Saturday Morning Special, “Rhythm & Jam,” contributed his voice to the feature length animated television movie “The Halloween Tree,” which was an adaptation of the Ray Bradbury 1972 fantasy novel of the same name, and made a guest appearance in the “Baywatch” episode, titled “Blindside,” as London Thompson.

Keegan's first big break came when he scored the leading role of teen rebel Zack Dell in the Jonathan Prince comedy “Camp Nowhere” (1994), which received poor reviews. Co-stars in the film included Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson, Wendy Makkena and Tom Wilson. The same year, he landed the role of Jack Kelly in the ABC sitcom “Thunder Alley” (1994-1995), starring Edward Asner and Felicity Huffman. The role brought him a 1995 Young Artist nomination for Best Performance:  Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series.

Keegan played Dan Foster in the family film “The Skateboard Kid II” (1995), a sequel to 1993's “The Skateboard Kid,” opposite Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison and Andrew Stevens, appeared with Shelley Long, Gaby Hoffmann and Sandra Bernhard in the television movie version of “Freaky Friday” (1995), which was directed by Melanie Mayron, and portrayed Nancy's son, Gary, on the NBC television film “Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story” (1995), starring Marilu Henner as the title role. He appeared as Alicia's boyfriend Matt Crawford in two episodes of ABC's “Step by Step” called “The Flight Before Christmas” (1995) and “Snow Bunnies” (1996), as Ryan in an episode of ABC's “Full House” called “All Stood Up” (1995), as Matt Tarses, Brandy's boyfriend, in an episode of UPN's “Moesha” (1996), as Ronnie in an episode of “Boy Meets World” (1996) and as Magic Joel in “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” (1996).

However, Keegan did not achieve a true fame until he landed the recurring role of Wilson West, a teenage single father who attracted the attention of Mary Camden (played by Jessica Biel) on The WB series “7th Heaven,” which he played in a total of 24 episodes between May 1997 and October 2004. His performance charmed younger audiences and led to his subsequent recurring role on Fox's critically acclaimed teen drama, “Party of Five,” where he played hunky football player Reed Isley, who became the love interest for Claudia (played Lacey Chabert). He was on the show  from September 1997 to January 1998. In 1997, Keegan co-hosted The Discovery Channel program “No Really.”

Keegan returned to the big screen with a small part in the Roland Emmerich blockbuster disaster movie “Independence Day” (1996), starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Margaret Colin. Following a stint at the short “Everyday” (1999), which won Silver Award for Drama at the Crested Butte Reel Fest, he had a supporting role as Joey Donner, a male model who formerly bedded Kat and makes a bet that he can do the same with Bianca, on the teen romance/comedy film “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999), a modernization of Shakespeare's “The Taming of the Shrew,” directed by Gil Junger. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a moderate success at the box office. It was considered as a breakout success for its stars Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.  

Entering the new millennium, Keegan starred as Kevin, a young man in the early stages of coming out, in the Greg Berlanti directed “The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy,” following the lives of a group of gay friends in West Hollywood. It was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 29, 2000  and  was met with generally favorable reviews from critics. The cast also included Ben Weber, Timothy Olyphant, Matt McGrath, Zach Braff, Dean Cain and Billy Porter. He reunited with Julia Stiles for Tim Blake Nelson's “O” (2001), a loose modern adaptation of Shakespeare's “Othello,” where he played Michael Cassio, co-starred with Camilla Overbye Roos and Jeff Fahey in the thriller movie “The Contract” (2002), where he also served as a co-producer, and starred as Xander in Gil Cates Jr.'s drama, “A Midsummer Night's Rave” (2002). He also starred as David in Larry Clark's “Teenage Caveman” (2002), which was made as part of a series of low budget made for television movies loosely inspired by b-movies that Samuel Z. Arkoff had produced for AIP,  had a supporting role on the direct to video “To Kill a Mockumentary” (2004), starring Jason London and Brian Krause, and appeared with former girlfriend Piper Perabo in the drama film “Perfect Opposites” (2004).

Keegan had a recurring role as Zach, a college student who stays in the same dorm as Rose at NYU, on the short lived comedy/drama series “Related” (The WB, October 2005-March 2006),  starring Jennifer Esposito, Kiele Sanchez, Lizzy Caplan, Laura Breckenridge and Callum Blue. In 2005, he also appeared as rebellious student in an episode of “House M.D.” called “Three Stories.” On the film front, he played the supporting role of Troy Riley in “Extreme Dating” (2005), a action/comedy film starring Monique Demers, Meat Loaf and Benjamin King, and co-starred (with Edward Furlong, Susan Ward and Daniel Franzese) and co-executive produced the horror film “Cruel World” (2005), in which he played a kidnapped college student. He starred as a a would-be artist who is working in a dead end job as a bank teller in the independently produced direct to to video comedy film “A New Wave” (2006), played a pilot in the romance film “Waiting for Dublin” (2007), which won the Audience Award and the Seahorse Award at the Moondance International Film Festival, and worked with Louis Lombardi and Vincent Pastore in “Dough Boys” (2008), which was also directed and co-written by Lombardi. He starred and  executive produced the direct to video comedy “A Christmas Too Many” (2007).

In 2010, Keegan had an uncredited guest spot as Simon in an episode of “CSI: New York” called “The 34th Floor,” co-starred with Lance Henriksen and Lathrop Walker in Nicholas Gyeney's drama/science fiction movie, “The Penitent Man,” which earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 2010 Method Fast for Henriksen's performance, and starred as Strayger in the direct to video “Kill Speed,” by Kim Bass. The following year found him starring in two short films, “Sold” and “ Fight Night Legacy,” and had a supporting role in the Mandy Moore/Kellan Lutz romance/comedy vehicle “Love, Wedding, Marriage,” which was helmed by Dermot Mulroney.

Keegan will play Arcane in the forthcoming mystery movie “The Unknown Son” (2012), from director/writer Nicholas Gyeney. The cast will also include Gina Gershon, Nick Stahl and Lee Majors, to name a few.


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