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"FRESH FACE"

Age: 28

Currently: In rehearsals for the Revelation Theater mounting of David Wiltse's thriller Temporary Help, in which he plays a drifter who may or may not be a serial killer. The production, co-starring Margaret Colin and Robert Cuccioli, is scheduled to begin performances off-Broadway on November 12. Allen says: "At this point in rehearsal you always go: 'Oh my God! We have so much to do!' You [wonder] how you are ever going to get there. Then you always do."

Hometown: Long Beach, California. Allen, born Chad Lazzari, began his career acting in regional musical theater productions. By the age of nine, he landed the plum recurring role of autistic Tommy Westphall in the hit television series St. Elsewhere--and from there his small screen career took off.

Teen King: With major roles in St. Elsewhere, Webster, Our House and My Two Dads already under his belt and boyish good looks, Allen spent his teens as a pin-up boy. "I was a teen magazine guy," he says. "They put your face everywhere. And you read these articles about this guy who is really wonderful and you wonder who it is they're talking about, because it doesn't seem to resemble you at all. It's very bizarre."

Creative Outlet: Allen graduated to adult roles in 1993 when he landed a prime part in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Though he loved working on the show (he describes his time there as "six years of playing cowboy and getting dirty"), it wasn't enough to fulfill him. He joined forces with Young and the Restless star Heather Tom in 1995 to form Creative Outlet, a non-profit Los Angeles-based theater company. "We were kind of sick of our television lives, and we wanted to do some new theater," the actor explains. "None of the companies we saw in L.A. were doing interesting things, so we [decided to do] it ourselves. We've done some interesting stuff that kept us active and kind of saved my soul as an actor between the big money gigs."

Get Him Some Help: Allen has appeared in Temporary Help twice before, first at Seattle's ACT in 1999 and then at the Westport Country Playhouse last year. "Obviously, I like the play," Allen states. "I've seen audiences go through such bizarre experiences with it. There are very few pieces of theater that I've seen people actively involved in like they are [with this]. I don't think at any point you really have a handle on where the show is going--you can never really get a grasp on the characters."

Temporary Move?: Allen still has a home in California, but the actor, who is also on the Revelation Theater Artistic Advisory Board, may become a permanent Gotham fixture. "I have been wanting to be in New York for a long time but television has always kept me in L.A, so I am finally here, and I am going to stay for at least a little while. There is a lot going on here that I am ready to sink my teeth into."

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