Age:27 years old
Date of Birth:August 8, 1992
Birth Place:Michigan, U.S
Full Name:Casey Morton Cott
Height:5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)
Casey Cott is an American actor best known for his role as Kevin Keller, on the much-acclaimed CW series, Riverdale. He was initially a recurring character on the first season, but following his outstanding performance, he was later promoted as a series regular on the subsequent seasons.
Casey had debuted his acting career with performances in a local Ohio theatre prior to his current professional success. However, such talent does not go long unnoticed, and on March 2016, he was cast on the CW drama series, Riverdale –marking his first major professional breakthrough.
Read on to know more details in regard to Casey Cott’s life, including his personal life, early life, family, net worth, and much more!
Bio, Early Life, Family & Education
Casey Morton Cott was born on 8th August 1992 to his parents, Lori Cott (mother), and Rick Cott (Father). His father, now an investment manager is a former pilot in the Air Force. Occupational details of his mom are, however, unavailable at the moment.
Cott grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio alongside his two siblings; an elder brother, actor Corey Cott and a younger sister Carly Cott. The three siblings are seen to share a close bond, often featuring in each other’s social media posts.
On May 2017, he tweeted that he was now an uncle after his brother, together with his wife welcomed their first child, Elliot Michael.
As of his education, Casey graduated from Chagrin Falls High School before later enrolling at Boston University. He, however, transferred two years later to Carnegie Mellon School of Drama so as to pursue his passion in acting. He graduated in May 2016.
Professional Life & Rise to Stardom
Casey Cott debuted his acting career with small roles at the local theatre in his home state, Ohio. He featured in productions such as ‘Romeo and Juliet, and Michael Friedman’s rock musical ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’, just to mention a few.
In 2014, he appeared, starring alongside his several classmates in the production of a play entitled ‘Parade’, hosted at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh.
In the year 2018, Casey played the role of Moses starring alongside Shuler Hensley and John Cariani, in an onstage production of ‘The Prince of Egypt’, hosted at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY.
Casey Cott, however, had his first major role during his final year in college (2016) after he was cast as Kevin Keller in the TV adaptation of the ‘Archie Comics’ Universe, Riverdale. Being the first openly gay character in the entire history of Archie Comics, he drew a lot of attention from his role, thus his prominence.
Unknown to a majority of the CW’s ‘Riverdale’s’ fans, Casey had initially auditioned for the roles of Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones, prior to landing his role. That, however, held no limits to his performance, and he was promoted as a regular after casting in the series’ first season.
On March 2018, two years later after he was first cast in ‘Riverdale’, Casey Cott announced his upcoming role in a Matthew Perkins directed film, ‘The Mascot’. He is supposed to play a lead role of an ex-quarterback turned into a mascot named Nick Shepherd.
However, it has since been revealed that the production has stalled on the project as it is yet to be released.
Later in 2018, Casey was cast portraying a supporting role of Trevor Olsson in a film by the title ‘All the Little Things We Kill’
As of 2019, Casey Cott is set to star alongside Mandy Gonzalez and Christian Borle in a ‘Kennedy Center’ production entitled ‘The Who’s Tommy’.
Personal Life –Is Casey Cott Gay?
It is not a surprise that Casey Cott has garnered such critical acclaim from his role as Kevin Keller in the CW TV series, ‘Riverdale’. After all, his performance as the only openly gay character in the show is no doubt amazing.
However, his outstanding role performance has more than once raised the question of whether he is actually gay in real life.
Casey has since responded to the speculations stating that he is of straight sexual orientation, and is not gay in real life. He, however, does not fail to mention that he likes the role he plays in the CW series.
Who is Casey Cott Dating? Married, Wife, Girlfriend
Delving deeper into his dating life, very little information is available about his past relationships. Incidentally, he is among the very few celebs who prefer to keep their personal life away from the public.
Reportedly, Casey had some time back been speculated to be dating US actress and singer, Stephanie Styles. However, since neither of the two confirmed the story, it was passed to be a rumor. We will make sure to update you as soon as anything new pops up.
Casey Cott’s Net Worth
It was not until 2016, after he was cast in ‘Riverdale’, that he garnered notable attention. He has, therefore, not achieved much financial success as he is yet to hit the peak of his career.
According to some sources, Casey pockets $55k per a single episode of ‘Riverdale’. That brings his net worth to an estimate of around $250,000. We will, however, update you as soon as his official net worth is confirmed.