Penn Badgley is an American actor and voice actor best known for his television roles as Sam Tunney in The Mountain (2004-2005), as Owen Gregory in The Bedford Diaries (2006) and as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, from 2007-2012.
Born in Baltimore, Badgley split his childhood years between Richmond, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington.
In Seattle, he was involved in the Seattle Children's Theatre and did voice-overs for a children's radio station. It was during these experiences that Badgley discovered his love of acting.
This passion brought him to Hollywood, where he landed an agent and his first big break guest starring on the series Will & Grace.
After relocating with his mother to Los Angeles, Badgley secured several recurring roles on The Young and the Restless, The Brothers Garcia and Daddio.
He also guest starred in the shows What I Like About You, as well as The Twilight Zone.
His film work includes the acclaimed provocative independent The Fluffer and Debating Robert Lee.
Badgley was recently accepted to the University of Southern California, having already completed his California High School Proficiency Exam. He will defer his admission until his work schedule allows him to return to school.
Also musically gifted, he enjoys singing, writing and playing the guitar. In his spare time, Badgley likes surfing, skiing and snowboarding.