Luke Kleintank

Luke Kleintank (born May 18, 1990)[1] is an American actor. He is known for playing Finn Abernathy on Bones, Tyler Harne in the 2015 film Max, and Joe Blake in the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle. He is the youngest of six children (Nathan, Sarah, Ruth, Jacob, and Benjamin Kleintank).

Luke Kleintank
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Kleintank in 2019
Born (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 32)
Years active2009–present

Early lifeEdit

Kleintank was born on May 18, 1990, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when he was two, where he resided for three years, learning to speak English and Spanish simultaneously.[1] He spent the rest of his formative years in Stevensville, Maryland, where he resided for 12 years.[1] On his father's side, Kleintank is of Dutch and German descent. His second great grandfather Antonius klein Tank (later changed to Kleintank) was born in 1827 in the municipality of Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands, moved to Cincinnati in 1846 and married Catharina Adelheides Messink from Nordhorn in 1854.[2]


Kleintank's mother introduced him to acting when he was 5. "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]

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 on Gossip Girl as Elliot Leichter, a bisexual love interest for Eric van der Woodsen.[1] After relocating to Los Angeles, Kleintank landed his first daytime role, debuting as Noah Newman in The Young and the Restless on September 21, 2010.[1] He left the role after less than six months to play Chris on No Ordinary Family.

In 2011, Kleintank joined the cast of the Fox series Bones as Finn Abernathy. In 2013, he had a small recurring role in the CBS series Person of Interest as Caleb Phipps, first appearing for one episode in the middle of season 2 and then again as a crucial character for two more episodes in 2015 that was critical to the storyline development towards the season 4 finale. From 2013 to 2014, he portrayed the recurring character of Travis in the ABC Family teen drama series Pretty Little Liars. He played Tyler Harne in the 2015 film Max.[3] From 2015 to 2018, Kleintank played Nazi agent Joe Blake in the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.[4]

In 2019, Kleintank played Nick Holland in Crown Vic, Platt Barbour in The Goldfinch, and Clarence Dickenson in Midway.

In 2021, Kleintank announced that he will be portraying FBI Special Agent Scott Forrester in CBS crime drama series FBI: International.

Personal lifeEdit

Kleintank enjoys whitewater rafting, singing, dancing, writing music, and geocaching.[1] When not acting, he travels and spends time with his parents, three brothers and two sisters, and his ten nieces and nephews. In December 2018, Kleintank became engaged to Christina Vignaud, daughter of Argentinean diplomat Juan Carlos Vignaud.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story Brendan "Pops" Trelease Direct-to-video
2014 Dark House Nick Di Santo
2014 Phantom Halo Beckett Emerson
2015 Sacrifice Hank
2015 Max Tyler Harne
2019 Crown Vic Nick Holland
2019 The Goldfinch Adult Platt Barbour
2019 Midway Lieutenant Clarence Earle Dickinson
2021 The Good Neighbor David


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Greg Episode: "Snatched"
2009 Mercy Josh Episode: "I'm Not That Kind of Girl"
2010–2011 Gossip Girl Elliot Leichter 6 episodes (2 uncredited)
2010–2011 The Young and the Restless Noah Newman Role held: September 21, 2010 – April 8, 2011
2010 Parenthood Howard 2 episodes
2011 No Ordinary Family Chris Minor 7 episodes
2011 Greek Rylan Episode: "Agents for Change"
2011 Law & Order: LA Jesse Beckman Episode: "Runyon Canyon"
2011–2014 Bones Finn Abernathy 8 episodes
2011 CSI: Miami Tom Granger Episode: "Long Gone"
2012 The Good Wife Connor Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"
2013, 2015 Person of Interest Caleb Phipps 3 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jake / Usher 2 episodes
2013–2014 Pretty Little Liars Travis Hobbs 9 episodes
2015–2018 The Man in the High Castle Joe Blake Main role (seasons 1–3)
2021–present FBI: International Scott Forrester Main role


  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.
  2. ^ "Genealogy Online - Antonius Kleintank (1827-1880)". Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  3. ^ Yamato, Jen (May 8, 2014). "Matias Varela Joins Point Break; Luke Kleintank Cast In Max". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 3, 2017). "The Man In the High Castle Renewed For Season 3 By Amazon, Gets A Showrunner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Belcher, Sara (21 September 2021). "Does Luke Kleintank Have a Wife? He Was Previously Engaged". Distractify. Retrieved 13 December 2021. In December 2018, Luke reportedly became engaged to Christina Vignaud, the daughter of Argentinean ambassador Juan Carlos Vignaud.

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