The Casey Cott is an American actor who was raised with the motto 'Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.' He is best known for his role, Kevin Keller an openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics on the CW series Riverdale. Moreover, he also appeared on several popular shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Instinct, and All The Little Things We Kill.
Early Life And Education Of Casey Cott
Casey Cott was born Casey Morton Cott on August 8, 1992. He is the second children of Rick Cott and Lori Cott (nee Morton). His father is an investment manager and former fighter pilot in the Air Force.
Cott was raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio along with his older brother, Corey Cott who is also an actor and younger sister, Carly Meghan Cott.
Talking about his educational qualification, he attended Chagrin Falls High School and later joined Boston University. However, because he wanted to be an actor he transferred to Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and graduated in 2016.
Casey Cott's Career- Movies
Cott started his career performing in local Ohio theater, where he appeared in productions of Romeo and Juliet and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson along with Hailee Steinfeld. When he moved to Pittsburgh for schooling, he got involved in the regional theater scene and worked on university theater productions concurrently.
In 2014, he played a part on the play Parade at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh. Then after two years in 2016, he played Moses in the premiere concert reading of Stephen Schwartz's musical project, The Prince of Egypt.
Similarly, in 2017, he appeared as Kevin Keller on the CW series Riverdale which became his trademark. There he portrayed an openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics alongside Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, KJ Apa and many more.
Actors who are not gay in real life often hesitate to play a gay character on-screen as they feel people might question their sexuality but as per Casey, it was very interesting to play someone who he is not in real life. He also loved the reaction from his fans, friends, and family. During an interview he said:
"I think the reaction has been overwhelmingly just amazing, from friends of mine to fans, to other actors in the industry. I think all the credits for our show, at the end of the day, go completely to our writers and to our producers, and to our directors. As actors, our art form is fulfilling their vision for the show."
"Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa, the creator of Riverdale] has just written Kevin to be such a wonderful light, as I said earlier, and such a phenomenal, three-dimensional character. Playing him is such a joy,"
Moreover, in the same year, he also appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Besides this, he also featured in the music video Why by Sabrina Carpenter in 2017. As of 2018, he appeared in the television series, Instinct as Dino Moretti.
Casey Cott's Net Worth
Being a popular actor at the very young age, he has ama s sed a decent amount of money from his career. However, he has not revealed his net worth and salary. The average salary of the movie star in the USA is $10.83 per hour whereas the average salary of the television star is $55K per episode.
Casey Cott's Personal Life
Casey Cott lives a very low-key life and seldom about his affairs and relationship. Since he has not introduced anyone as his girlfriend and we can a s sume that he is single. But from the sources, he previously dated Stephanie Styles who is an actress, singer, and dancer.
As of 2018, he is enjoying his single life and resides in New York City.
Regarding his online presence, he is active on Instagram and Twitter with 3.8 million followers on the former and 785K followers on the latter as of August 2018.
- Height- He stands at the height of 6 feet (183 cm).
- Weight- As of 2018, he weighs 78 kg.
- Body measurements- 42 inches chest, 15 inches biceps, and 32 inches waist.
Below, we present the interview with Casey Cott talking about Riverdale.
by rabina, 21 Aug, 2018