• Tanner Buchanan was born in 1998 in Ohio, USA and is an actor known for his work on Cobra Kai and Designated Survivor.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $1 million earned through a successful career in acting since 2009.
• He began his pursuit of an acting career in 2010 and has had roles in Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Girl Meets World, and The Goldbergs.
• He has also appeared in films such as Anything, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, Chance, and Painted Beauty.
• He has trained with the stunt crew and choreographers of Cobra Kai and has become proficient in martial arts.

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Who is Tanner Buchanan?

Tanner Buchanan was born on 8 December 1998, in Ottawa, Ohio, USA, and is an actor, probably best known for his work in the YouTube series “Cobra Kai”, in which he plays the role of Robby Keene. He was also a part of the series “Designated Survivor”, in which he portrayed Leo Kirkman.

The Net Worth of Tanner Buchanan

As of mid-2020, Tanner Buchanan’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful career in the acting profession since around 2009.

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While he’s mostly known for his television work, he’s done numerous films too, though most of them are independent or shorts.

Career Beginnings

Tanner began his pursuit of an acting career in 2010, and got his first role on television when appearing in an episode of “Modern Family”. The mockumentary comedy series follows the lives of the family of Jay Pritchett who lives in Los Angeles. Early in its run, the show was highly acclaimed, though reviews of it became more mixed as the years progressed.

The show was very successful despite that, and ran for 11 seasons, ending its run in 2020.

Following his first appearance, he worked on several television pilots, and the television movie “The Real St. Nick”. He also made guest appearances in “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Major Crimes”, and in 2013 had a two-episode appearance in “The Goldbergs”. Two years later, he was cast in a recurring role in “Girl Meets World”, a spin-off from “Boy Meets World” and which featured some of the cast members from the original show, in the story of a young teenage girl and her life with family as well as friends.

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Rise to Prominence

While Buchanan had a lot of work on television, in 2013 he also made his film debut in a supporting role in “Jake Squared”, starring Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jane Seymour. He then appeared in several short films, including “Ellie”, “Alone in the Dust”, and ‘Guests”., then in “The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards”, is based on the book of the same name written by Robert Boswell.

In 2015, he was cast in another recurring role, in the Nickelodeon series “Game Shakers”, starring Madisyn Shipman, Kel Mitchell and Cree Cicchino. It tells the story of two best friends who invent a video game app that becomes highly popular, launching their career as developers and company owners.

During the show’s run, he played the role of Mason Kendall, and appeared occasionally over the next four years. Concurrently he also had a recurring role in “The Fosters”, the story of a family with several foster members; four of the five children in the family are adopted, and reside in a home in San Diego, California. The show received good reviews and won several awards during its five seasons.

Continued Acting Work – Designated Survivor

In 2017, Tanner appeared in the film “Anything” in the role of Jack Sachman – it premiered at the LA Film Festival, starred Matt Bomer and John Carroll Lynch, and is based on the play of the same name written by Timothy McNeil.

In the film, he got to work with Maura Tierney, Margot Bingham, and Michael Boatman. Afterwards, he had a string of independent film projects, including “Max Winslow and the House of Secrets”, “Chance”, “Painted Beauty”, and “Sinister Seduction”.

In 2016, he was cast as one of the main characters in the show “Designated Survivor”, which aired on ABC and later on Netflix. It starred Kiefer Sutherland, who through some events was named as the designated survivor of an attack on the presidential line of succession. He finds himself suddenly ascending to be President of the US, and has to deal with uncovering the truth about the attack that set him on this path in the first place.

The show had a lot of trouble retaining ratings, which led to its cancellation after season two on ABC, but then aired for another season on Netflix before it was canceled once more.

Recent Projects

In 2017 Buchanan appeared in two episodes of “Fuller House”, a sequel to the 1990s series “Full House”, with many of the actors from the original show reprising their role, appearing as either guests or regular cast members. The show has been running for three seasons, and while its reception was initially mostly negative, it has since enjoyed a b etterd reception.

He then worked on the television movie “The Goldbergs: 1990-something” which was intended for a pilot of a spin-off from “The Goldbergs”, but which was unsuccessful.

In 2018, Tanner joined the cast of the YouTube premium series “Cobra Kai”. The show is based on the “Karate Kid” film series, and showcases William Zabka and Ralph Macchio reprising their role from the original series. It is set 34 years after the original film, and tells the story of Johnny Lawrence re-opening the karate dojo, Cobra Kai, leading to a renewed rivalry with Daniel LaRusso, the protagonist of the original film series.

The show aired for three seasons, and it was then announced that “Cobra Kai” would be leaving YouTube to look for another network, as the platform was no longer interested in continuing it past the third season.

Personal Life

Tanner is single, and there have been no reports of any past or present romantic relationships. He is apparently still so busy with his developing career that he hasn’t put a lot of focus on a girlfriend just yet. Due to his work in “Cobra Kai”, he spends a lot of time at the gym, and also puts in a lot of work training with the stunt crew and choreographers of the show. He had to learn martial arts and has become proficient to the point that he can perform several difficult moves in karate.

General Info

Full NameTanner Buchanan
Height1.7 m


ParentsSteve Buchanan, Marlona Buchanan


MoviesJake Squared, Guests, Ellie
TV ShowsGirl Meets World, Designated Survivor

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The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards2017post-productionBobby Bell
Anything2017Jack Sachman
Designated Survivor2016-2017TV SeriesLeo Kirkman
Game Shakers2015-2017TV SeriesMason Kendal
The Fosters2016TV SeriesJack Downey
Girl Meets World2015TV SeriesCharlie Gardner
Alone in the Dust2015ShortIzzi
Guests2014ShortBobby Bell
Mixology2014TV SeriesYoung Dom
Growing Up Fisher2014TV SeriesSlade
The Goldbergs2013-2014TV SeriesEvan Turner
Jake Squared2013Sammy
Ghost Ghirls2013TV SeriesHero
Major Crimes2013TV SeriesMichelle Brand
Grey's Anatomy2013TV SeriesLucas
The Real St. Nick2012TV MovieCynical Kid
Untitled Jeff and Jackie Filgo Project2011TV MovieJimmy
Modern Family2010TV SeriesKid #2

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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