Allen has been acting since he was 7 and appeared as George Washington in the Solomon Schecter Elementary School 2nd grade production of George Washington & Abraham Lincoln go to Sesame Street. While this production was not Broadway bound, Allen attended acting and film school at New York University and then relocated to Los Angeles. He is known for his work on television and as a veteran of over 150 National and Regional commercials. Allen is most recognized as the "A&W Guy" in Canada in the long running campaign for A&W Restaurants, Canada. He is married to Beth Lulu and they have 2 children, Zoe & Zachary. His daughter, Elizabeth, passed away from Cystic Fibrosis in 2006 and he and Beth created and run a scholarship for college bound kids with CF called the Elizabeth Lulu Scholarship Foundation.