Tanner Buchanan

Tanner Buchanan, born December 8, 1998, is an American actor who has demonstrated his commitment to the art of acting since a tender age. He has starred in several T.V. series and movies since he started acting in 2010 and is popularly known for his roles in “Designated Survivor,” “Cobra Kai,” and “The Fosters.” One peculiar thing about Buchanan is that, even though his parents were supportive of his acting career, they were nowhere close to the entertainment industry. Nonetheless, they helped him to harness his talent and put it to good and rewarding use.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Tanner Buchanan

Birth date:

December 8, 1998



Zodiac Sign:



5' 9"

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Net Worth:

$1 million

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Buchanan came from a humble, Ohio-based family of Steve and Marlona Buchanan. His father is a traveling businessman, while his mother is a housewife. He was born and raised in Lima, Ohio, as a Christian and completed his early education there. Little Buchanan had always demonstrated his love for performing arts and so, when the family relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2007, one of the first things his parents did was to enroll him in the professional acting training institute, EDGE Performing Arts Center and Huckleberry Friends Production, to harness his acting talents.

The 12-year-old Buchanan auditioned for the T.V. show “Modern Family” in 2010 and got a child role. In 2013, he starred in other shows, including “Major Crimes,” “Ghost Girls,” and “The Goldbergs.” The following year, the 16-year-old Buchanan was cast in three short films — “Ellie,” “Guests,” and “Alone In the Dust.” In 2016, Buchanan established his presence in the movie industry by getting his first major role in the political drama “Designated Survivors.” He further cemented his popularity in the 2018 Netflix series “Cobra Kai,” where he acted as Robby Keane.

Despite his many features in movies and T.V. series, Buchanan still suffers an award drought and only has a Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival Jury Prize nomination to flaunt. Nevertheless, he continues to make waves in the entertainment industry and has just been recently announced to star in “She’s All That,” a sequel to the romantic Netflix movie “He’s All That,” in which he had also starred in. Buchanan has had several affairs with his co-stars in the movie industry, but no one can say for certain who he is dating. However, his association with fellow actress Lizzie Broadway, since 2019, has continued to tickle people’s interest.

Career timeline

Buchanan Changes Residence

Buchanan moves to Los Angeles, California, with his family.

His First On-Screen Appearance

He made his first on-screen appearance with a child role in "Modern Family."

His Nickelodeon Debut

He acts as Mason Kendall in “The Mason Experience” episode of the Nickelodeon series "Game Shakers."

His First Main Role

He gets his first main T.V. role as Leo Kirkman in "Designated Survivor."

He Gets an Award Nomination

Buchanan is nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award in the Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival's Jury Prize.

Why We Love Tanner Buchanan

  1. He is resilient

    Buchanan began his acting career at a young age and has been steadfast in that direction. This is evident through his teenage years, the present, and clearly into the future.

  2. He is multi-talented

    Although he is only known for acting, the young actor is skilled in songwriting and playing musical instruments. He is a really good pianist.

  3. He is motivating

    Buchanan has shown us how beneficial building on one's talents and aspirations can be with his enrolment into dancing and performing art schools to harness his talents. He even won a competition for nurturing his talent.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. His biggest insecurity

    Buchanan's biggest insecurity, although he is not too worried about it, is how muscular he is.

  2. He keeps in shape

    He eats a nutritious diet and hits the gym to keep fit and in shape.

  3. He wants to be a superhero

    He wants to act in a superhero movie even though he confesses that it requires a high standard.

  4. He is good with musical instruments

    Buchanan's additional talents include being able to play both the guitar and piano very well.

  5. He loves to dance

    Dancing was Buchanan's first identified talent — especially tap dancing, for which he had even competed as a kid and won second place.

Tanner Buchanan FAQs

Is Tanner Buchanan rich?

With his net worth of $1 million at 23, Buchanan can be considered to be a rich, young actor.

What color are Tanner Buchanan's eyes?

Buchanan is known to have sexy, greenish eyes.

Who did Tanner Buchanan play in “Grey's Anatomy?”

Buchanan starred as Lucas, the student that came to visit Mrs. Skurski in the hospital in season nine of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Tanner Buchanan’s birthday dates

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