Tanner Buchanan Bio, Age, Movies, Parents, The Fosters

Tanner Buchanan is an American actor who is popularly known for playing Leo Kirkman in the series, Designated Survivor. Find out more about him here.

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Tanner Buchanan Biography

Tanner Buchanan is an American actor who is popularly known for playing Leo Kirkman in the series, Designated Survivor.

Tanner Buchanan

Tanner Buchanan Age

He was born on December 8, 1999, in Burbank, California, U.S. He is 19 years old as of 2018.

Tanner Buchanan Height

He stands at a height of 1.7 m.

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Tanner Buchanan Parents | Family

His father’s name is Steve Buchanan and his mother’s name is Marlona Buchanan. He attended Glandorf Elementary where he schooled till he was fourth grade and later attended Ottawa’s Center Stage Academy where he began showcasing his talents. He enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, and baseball besides tao dancing.

At the age of nine, he began pursuing his acting career. He moved with his parents to California in the hope of building his career after he received training for it. His parents had earlier recognized his talent and therefore he enrolled for professional training in Edge Performing Arts Center and Huckleberry Friends Production.

Besides his parents’ details, he has not revealed so much about his sister and brothers if any, apart from the fact that they have supported him so much.

Tanner Buchanan Girlfriend

He is unmarried and he has been dating Lizzie Broadway since 2016. Lizzie is an aspiring actor and writer.


He has portrayed lots of gay role characters while acting but that does not mean that he is gay. He has never openly addressed his sexuality even though he has a girlfriend.


He auditioned for the TV Show Modern Family in 2010 and he was cast in the main role. Soon, he signed on for the recurring roles in a TV series such as Major Crimes, Ghost Ghirls and The Goldbergs in 2013. He made his feature film in the movie Jake Squared alongside Jennifer Leigh and Elias Koteas. He then earned his spotlight role as Charlie Gardner in the second season of the hit teen show Girl Meets World.

In 2016, he was signed the role for the socially inept teenager, Jack Downey on ABC family drama The Fosters and also earning the role of Leo Kirkman in Designated Survivors the same year. He earned himself the supporting role of Bobby Bell in the 2016 African comedy film The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards. He has so far worked under some of the best banners like Disney and Sony Pictures Television making him achieve greater heights in his career.

He is a great dancer. He received his dancing skills from Center Stage Dance Academy. He has a strong passion for music as well and he can play several instruments apart from his love for singing and songwriting.

Tanner Buchanan Movies And Tv Shows

  • 2019: Chance: Colton


  • 2010: Modern Family (season 2, episode 6): Child # 2
  • 2013: Major Crimes (season 2, episode 6): Jackson “Jack” Raydor
  • 2013: Gray’s Anatomy (Season 9, Episode 18): Lucas
  • 2013 – 2018: The Goldbergs: Evan Turner
  • 2014: Mixology – episode: Fab & Jessica & Dominic: Young Dom
  • 2014: Growing Up Fisher – episode: Work with Me: Slade
  • 2014 – 2017: Bella and the Bulldogs
  • 2015: Girl Meets World
  • 2016: The Fosters – 6 episodes: Jack Downey
  • 2016 – 2017: Game Shakers
  • 2016 -: Designated Survivor: Leo Kirkman 3
  • 2017 -: The party at home: 20 years later: Chad Brad Bradley
  • 2018 -: Cobra Kai: Robby Keene

Tanner Buchanan Girl Meets World

He stars as Charlie Gardner.

Tanner Buchanan The Fosters

He stars as Jack Downey.

Tanner Buchanan Cobra Kai | Martial Arts

He stars as Robby Keene.

Tanner Buchanan Modern Family

He stars as Kid #2.

Tanner Buchanan 2019 | 2018

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Tanner Buchanan Designated Survivor

He stars as Leo Kirkman.