Who is Tanner Buchanan?
Tanner was born in Ottawa, Ohio USA on 8 December 1998, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and holding American nationality; he follows the Christian religion. He is best known for his acting career, especially for his role in the “Girl Meets World” TV series.
Early life and education
Tanner was born to parents Steven, a travelling businessman, and Marlona Buchanan, and has an older sister named Marrae Prowant. He started his education at Glandorf Elementary School but switched to Ottawa’s Center Stage Academy in the fourth grade where he showed amazing skills and talent, and learned how to play the guitar and the piano. He was also very interested in sports, playing basketball, baseball and soccer, but his true love was tap dancing, which he began practicing when he was just five.
Tanner had the dream of becoming a dancer rather than an actor – he got himself a dancing instructor called Wendi Davis, and started entering competitions – his biggest was the national competition held in New York at which he won second place. His performances attracted a lot of attention and he was noticed by agents who wanted him to become an actor rather than a dancer. Tanner’s mother wanted him to be a dancer, but she still provided support for his wish to become an actor, and therefore moved with him to Los Angeles, into a one-bedroom apartment, so that he could pursue his acting career.
Even though she was very supportive, she did not believe that he was going to make it in the film industry, however, she was about to be proven wrong. Just as most other actors, Tanner first began appearing in commercials, the most memorable for the “Pam” cooking spray. In order to not fall behind with his education, he started taking classes online, and did better than expected since he managed to both study and focus on his career.
He was also going to Edge Performing Arts Center and Huckleberry Friends Production during 2009 to improve his acting skills. It was certainly not easy for Tanner, but it was worth it as he landed his first role in the “Home Grown” TV series, although the show never saw the light of day. Nevertheless, Tanner immediately got another role in the “Modern Family” TV series, and then landed roles in two movies – “Jeff and Jackie Filgo Project” in 2011, and “The Real St. Nick” shot in 2012. Producers began inviting Tanner to play guest roles in a number of popular TV series including “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Major Crimes” and “The Goldbergs”, while he was also cast in the film entitled “Jake Squared”. In 2015, he landed his first recurring role in “Girl Meets World”, Disney’s TV series which helped him gain additional recognition and win roles such as in “The Fosters” and “Game Shakers” TV series. Tanner’s latest appearance was playing Robby Keene in “Cobra Kai” TV series in 2018, gaining him some fame and which is still shooting.
Personal life, rumors and likes
As with most celebrities, there are some rumors regarding Tanner’s sexual orientation which say that he is gay, mostly because he’s played a couple of gay roles. Tanner has never admitted these rumors to be true, and he appears to be straight as he is currently dating Lizze Broadway who is also an actress, best known for her appearances in “Chicago P.D.”, “Bad Moms” and “Shameless”. You can see the love between the two as they post pictures of each other on their Instagram accounts, with some sweet and romantic captions.
Since Tanner is very young, he is still living with his parents in Los Angeles as his father joined him and his mother after Tanner’s career began to grow. Tanner’s favorite actor and actress are Robert Downey Jr. and Emma Watson, his favorite colors are black and white, and he likes Chinese food the most. He loves to shop, and travel with his favorite destination being Paris.
Tanner started his own fundraising page to raise money and build houses for veterans who are struggling – he managed to raise $2,330 even though the goal was to reach $1,500. His colleagues from “Cobra Kai” are all participating in this fundraising event, although Tanner has managed to gather the most.
Appearance and net worth
Tanner is currently 20 years old. He has short black hair, green eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.74m) tall and weighs around 154lbs (70kgs). His vital statistics are 38-32-28, he wears shoes size eight, and has a fit body as he follows a nutritious diet and goes to the gym almost every day.
According to authoritative sources, Tanner’s net worth is estimated to be over $800,000, which will surely rise as the young actor has just begun his career – he is said to be earning from $20,000 to $25,000 for each series episode that he appears in.
Social media presence
Unlike most other celebrities, Tanner is only maintaining his Instagram account. while he doesn’t have a Twitter account – there is an official Facebook page of Tanner with 1,000 followers, but he is not the one posting on it. His Instagram account is followed by nearly 70,000 people, but he’s only posted around 50 times.