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Everyone has secrets, even Ian Harding (Ezra). Luckily, Ian’s aren't as dramatic as Ezra's — for example, being "A" and tormenting your teenage girlfriend and her three best friends — but there's a lot about Ian that might surprise you. Read on to learn 15 things about him, from his celebrity crush to what he would be doing had he not become an actor.

15. Ian has an eclectic taste in music and listens to everything from Lil Wayne to Taylor Swift. You can snag his mixtape here.

14. He was born in Germany, but moved to Virginia shortly thereafter. His father is an author. 

13. Ian appeared in Hollywood is Like High School with Money, a web series from the producers of PLL. He plays a dorky but adorable mailroom employee.

12. Luckily Ian decided to become an actor, but if he had to pick another profession, he'd do something in psychology. Very noble, but we hate to imagine PLL without him!

11. He and Lucy Hale (Aria) are really close and confide in each other about their love lives. Aww, he trusts her with his secrets!

10. Believe it or not, Ian is afraid of the ocean. He had a few scary situations out there and now prefers to stay on the sand.

9. Ian flirted his way into the PLL audition and impressed the casting agents with his talent and charm. Who wouldn't be enamored by him? However, he didn't impress future co-star Troian Bellisario, who later said Ian "annoyed" her when they first met. Despite their initial spat over Biology, they seem to be cool now. 

8.  His first acting gig was as a prepster in the movie Adventureland. It was a small role, but you gotta start somewhere.

7. Ian has a huge crush on Modern Family's Sofia Vergara, who happens to be a big fan of PLL!

6. He attended Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama, as did PLL starsChuck Hittinger and Paloma Guzman.

5. Ian looks up to Ray Fiennes since he's a talented actor, but removes himself from the spotlight.

4. He is ambidextrous, which can certainly come in hand. (See what we did there?)

3. Ian and Keegan Allen (Toby) are close pals and even go on double dates together. What we would do to tag along!

2. He was the class speaker at his high school graduation. The modest star doesn't understand why he was chosen, but his peers obviously knew he'd go on to succeed.

1. Ian is the proud father of two adorable Labradoodle pups, Mochi and Bailey

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter premiere on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.