Actor Andrew Keegan Religious Leader of Full Circle
'90s Heartthrob Andrew Keegan Has His Own Church Now
Many children of the '90s have fond memories of Andrew Keegan, who played the adorable rebel Zack in Camp Nowhere, the douchey but inarguably hot popular guy in 10 Things I Hate About You, and teen dad Wilson West on 7th Heaven. Now Vice is reporting that the actor is embarking on a second act: this time as the leader of a "spiritual movement" based in LA's Venice neighborhood.
The church, Full Circle, is home to a talking pet parrot named Krishna, and its website describes it as a "conscious social movement" that "integrates the indigenous and modern practices, bringing individuals, community and organizations together as indispensable collaborators realizing a co-creative, sustainable and fulfilling future."
Andrew fell off the pop-culture radar around the turn of the millennium — resurfacing after an unfortunate Tasering incident and arrest in 2011 — but now says he's newly focused on spreading peace after a spiritual awakening that same year involving a crystal at a religious ceremony. (As he says in the Vice article, it's a "long story.") His bio on the Full Circle site refers to him as a "social alchemist," "visionary activist," and — oh, yeah — a "well-known actor." File this under career transformations we never saw coming.