Get to Know Bones’ New Hot Squintern: Luke Kleintank
While a void was created in our Bones-loving hearts after Vincent Nigel-Murray died (and Ryan Cartwright found a new gig), we’ve opened the possibility of finding new nerd love with Season 7’s latest lab recruit, Finn Abernathy, played by Luke Kleintank.
So where did this blue-eyed dreamboat sail in from? Raised in Maryland for most of his youth, the now 21-year-old stud is best known for his time on a a little show called Gossip Girl, playing Elliott, the love interest of a young van der Woodsen — Eric to be exact — in Season 3 and Season 4.
He’s been acting since he was 5, and has also filmed on the sets of such shows as Law and Order: SVU, Parenthood, and Ordinary Family. But TV’s not his only love, proving his theater geekness with this tweet earlier this year: “Spring awakening opening at the pantages tonite goin to see it what what!!”
His official Facebook fanpage lists singing, dancing, and “some Spanish” under his list of skills — two of which he can use if Hart Hanson ever changes his mind about doing a Bones musical episode. His short stint on Young & the Restless also proved that Luke isn’t afraid of a little shirtless action. Too bad lab coats are required at the Jeffersonian.
We look forward to seeing more of what Luke can offer (in the acting department, of course) when he brings Finn, a “genius with a troubled past,” come fall.