Luke Kleintank

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Luke Kleintank
Born(1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 24)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Years active2009–present
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Luke Kleintank
Born(1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 24)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Years active2009–present

Luke Kleintank (born May 18, 1990)[1] is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Elliot Leichter on Gossip Girl and as Noah Newman on The Young and the Restless. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kleintank and his family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when he was two.[1] He spent his formative years in Stevensville, Maryland, where he resided for twelve years.[1]


Kleintank's mother introduced him to acting when he was five. "She threw me into my first play, Carnival. Made a part for me", he recounts. "That's when I knew I wanted to act." He started doing plays and community theater, and took part in a number of stage productions while in high school.[1]

Ultimately, Kleintank went to New York City to pursue his acting career, and made his television debut as Greg in a 2009 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[1] In 2010, he played a recurring role in Gossip Girl as Elliot Leichter, a bisexual love interest for Eric van der Woodsen.[1] Kleintank landed his first daytime role that same year, debuting as Noah Newman in The Young and the Restless on September 21, 2010;[1] however, he left the role after less than six months.

In 2011, Kleintank joined the recurring cast of the Fox series Bones, playing Finn Abernathy. He has also appeared multiple times in the CBS series "The Good Wife". As of 2013, Kleintank portrays the recurring character of Travis in the ABC Family teen drama series Pretty Little Liars.

Kleintank enjoys whitewater rafting, singing, dancing, and writing music. He is also interested in geocaching.[1]


2012HauntedNick Di Santo
20141000 to 1: The Cory Weissman StoryBrendan "Pops" TreleaseDirect-to-video
2014SacrificeHankIn post-production
2014Phantom HaloBeckett EmersonIn post-production
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitGregEpisode: "Snatched"
2009Good Wife, TheThe Good WifeBrian KellerUncredited; episode: "Home"
2009MercyJoshEpisode: "I'm Not That Kind of Girl"
2010–2011Gossip GirlElliot Leichter10 episodes (3 uncredited)
2010–2011Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessNoah NewmanRole held: September 21, 2010 – April 8, 2011
2010ParenthoodHoward2 episodes
2011No Ordinary FamilyChris Minor7 episodes
2011GreekRylanEpisode: "Agents for Change"
2011Law & Order: LAJesse BeckmanEpisode: "Runyon Canyon"
2011–presentBonesFinn Abernathy9 episodes
2011CSI: MiamiTom GrangerEpisode: "Long Gone"
2012Good Wife, TheThe Good WifeConnorEpisode: "Here Comes the Judge"
2013Person of InterestCaleb PhippsEpisode: "2πR"
2013CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJake/Usher2 episodes
2013–2014Pretty Little LiarsTravis9 episodes


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Luke Kleintank". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on October 2, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 

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