Alex Manes in “Roswell, New Mexico”
Tyler Blackburn stars as Sgt. Alex Manes, a traumatized veteran, who is torn between his military father’s expectations and a future with the man he loves, in The CW’s new drama “Roswell, New Mexico.”
Blackburn is best known for his work in the hit 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 Awards and People’s Choice Awards. Blackburn’s performance garnered him two consecutive individual Teen Choice Awards. His success on “Pretty Little Liars” led to Blackburn continuing the same character on the spin-off “Ravenswood.”
Blackburn recently completed filming “Hello Again,” based on 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.
In 2016, Blackburn also starred in the independent film “Love Is All You Need?” directed by Kim Rocco Shields. Blackburn starred 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.