Tyler Blackburn is an American actor who portrays Alex Manes on The CW's Roswell, New Mexico. Blackburn is also a musician and has performed two songs used in the show.

Early life Edit

Blackburn was born in Burbank, California. He has three brothers and a sister. He is of English, Welsh, Czech, Swedish, and Native American (Cherokee) descent.

Blackburn has a 4 inch long scar on his left shoulder. This was caused due to the removal of a benign bone tumor at the age of 10.

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Blackburn began acting in 2004, and in 2006 appeared in two episodes of the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous.

In October 2010, Blackburn was cast in a recurring role as Caleb Rivers in the television series Pretty Little Liars. He was upgraded to series regular for the third season starting in the summer of 2012. In May 2013, it was announced that Blackburn would star in the 2013 Pretty Little Liars' spin-off Ravenswood. For his role as Caleb, Blackburn was nominated for 4 Teen Choice Awards, of which he won three.

Blackburn is also a musician. In 2011, Blackburn recorded Golden State's "Save Me" to be used as the theme song for the web series Wendy. In 2012, he recorded "Find a Way" for the ABC Family television show The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He has recorded several songs with Novi, including "Can't Love Me" which played in the twelfth episode of Roswell, New Mexico.

On March 5, 2018, Blackburn joined the cast of The CW series Roswell, New Mexico as Alex Manes.[1] In addition to acting on the show, Blackburn as performed music used in the series:

  • 1.12 Creep - Blackburn performed the song "Can't Love Me" with Novi, which was played in episode.
  • 2.13 Mr. Jones - In character as Alex, Blackburn performed "Would You Come Home", a song written by Carina Adly MacKenzie, Leslie Powell, and Charlie Snyder for the show.

Trivia Edit

  • On April 19, 2019, four days before the season 1 finale episode, Blackburn publicly came out as bisexual through an interview with The Advocate. He previously came out to showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie while filming the pilot.[2]
  • On June 24, 2020, Tyler did an Instagram live Q&A with Jeanine Mason on The CW account to discuss pride month and his personal experiences.

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References Edit

  1. Deadline: ‘Roswell’: Nathan Parsons, Four More Cast In the CW Reboot Pilot. March 5, 2018.
  2. The Advocate: Do You Think You Really Know Tyler Blackburn? by David Artavia. April 19, 2019.
  3. Entertainment Weekly photoshoot: See Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, more in EW and Amazon Prime Video's exclusive SXSW portraits by Lauren Morgan. March 10, 2019.
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