Best known as: Joey Donner from 10 Things I Hate About You, Zach Dell from Camp Nowhere
In the years between his first major film role, in 1994’s Camp Nowhere, and his co-starring gig as Larisa Oleynick’s love interest in 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You, Andrew Keegan was a sex symbol for the under-16 set. Boy-crazy tween magazines like Bop and Tiger Beat plastered his face on just about every one of their covers, and girls plastered his photo all over their bedroom walls.
Now 31, Keegan got into show business early, as a baby model for Gerber. While maintaining a successful teen-movie career, Keegan also played the recurring role of Wilson West, Mary’s sometime boyfriend, on 7th Heaven and Reed Isey, Claudia’s love interest, on Party of Five. Apparently, Keegan was so good at playing arm candy that he guested as a boyfriend on shows ranging from Step by Step to Moesha.
But the actor hasn’t had quite as much luck as in adult roles. In 2005, he appeared in a few episodes of the short-lived WB series Related and, since then, has starred in a handful of movies you probably haven’t heard of. You might have spotted him in an uncredited role on CSI back in September, though. Meanwhile, a few weeks after that episode aired, TMZ published photos of a check made out to Keegan for Bachelor winner Shayne Lamas’s unpaid rent. Lamas’s husband added a memo to the actor that said, “Get A Job Hollywood Has-Been.”