Keven was born into a Moroccan-American family and raised in Europe, Central Africa, the Middle-East, and the Southwestern U.S. In high school, he spent much of his free time on the soccer field, volleyball court or running cross-country and track. While pursuing International Environmental Studies at the University of the Pacific, Keven decided to completely switch gears and become a professional actor. In his junior year, he found himself practically living at the theatre department. By the end of his senior year, he was contemplating seeking a second degree in Theatre Arts. At this point, there was no turning back.
After graduation, Keven first landed on California’s Central Coast at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts where he studied, acting, movement, voice and speech, dance, musical theatre, Shakespeare, stage combat and even clowning. It was two years of intensive study that only made him hunger for more. Upon graduation, Keven moved east to attend graduate school. He received his MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University in alliance with the Tony Award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.