Casey Cott is a U.S actor popularly known for playing Kevin Keller on The CW series Riverdale. The series is based on the characters from Archie Comics publications and Cott started off as a recurring character, but after the first Season of the series, he was soon promoted to a series regular from the second season upward.
The character of Kevin Keller played by Casey Cott in the series happens to be the first openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics publications and Cott has interpreted the role so well that fans are desperately eager to know his sexual orientation; is he gay? get to find an answer to this question and more as you scroll down.
Casey Cott – Bio, Age
Cott was born in Michigan on the 8th of August 1992 to Rick and Lori Cott; but grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and attended Chagrin Falls High School where he graduated from. His father is an investment manager and a former fighter pilot in the Air Force. Casey Cott is the second child of his parents’ three children; he has an older brother and a younger sister.
After high school, Cott began studying acting at Boston University before transferring to Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, graduating in 2016.
Cott began thinking of acting as a career after his mom offered him a $50 incentive to take part in a school musical. He began his career fully performing in local theatres in Ohio; he even performed in a Romeo and Juliet production, production of Michael Friedman’s rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, among others.
While studying at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, he got involved in the regional theatre there and at the same time, he worked on some University productions. In 2014, he starred alongside his classmates in a play Parade at the New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, he was also involved in the production of Small Engine Repair at Barebone Productions that same year.
In August 2016 he performed as Moses at the maiden concert reading of Stephen Schwartz’s musical project -The Prince of Egypt at the Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, New York, alongside John Cariani and Shuler Hensley. Casey Cott landed the role of Kevin Keller in the TV adaptation of the Archie Comics universe Riverdale during his final year at CMU.
Cott’s role as Kevin in the series which began airing on the CW network in January 2017 is actually the first openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics. Casey would later reveal in a Facebook video that he originally auditioned for the roles of Jughead Jones and Archie Andrews but got that of Kevin instead. He started off as a recurring character but was promoted to the series regular from the second season upward.
In March 2017, Casey Cott announced at the SXSW Festival that he would be playing the lead role of Nick Shepard in the upcoming movie, The Mascot, directed by Matthew Perkins which will begin filming in Atlanta in 2018.
Is Casey Cott Gay?
Following Cott’s perfect interpretation of the role of Kevin Keller (the first openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics) in the CW series Riverdale, rumors began going around that the actor may actually be gay in real life. He is not but says he loves and enjoys playing the role of a gay guy in the series.
For him, it is just interesting interpreting the character he is not in real life perfectly well and he gives all the credit to the series’ writers, producers, directors for bringing out the best in him and other actors of the series; according to him as actors, it is just up to them to fulfill their (writers, producers, directors) vision for the show.
Is He Married? Wife, Girlfriend
The young actor is currently not married nor does he have any children of his own yet. Casey Cott is among hundreds of Hollywood stars who keep their private life away from the public and social media and to a large extent, he has succeeded to do so.
He was once said to be dating U.S actress, singer and dancer Stephanie Styles but neither of the two ever confirmed being an item; guess it was all a rumor anyway.
Cott’s older brother is also an actor with several stage credits; he replaced Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly in the Broadway musical Newsies and also played Donny Novitski in the musical Bandstand. In May 2017, Casey became an uncle when Corey and wife Meghan Woollard welcomed their first child together – a son named Elliott Michael Cott.
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Height – How Tall is Casey Cott?
Cott is not just cute but also has a height that compliments the looks; he stands at a height of 6 ft 0 inch (1.83m) and a perfect body that weighs 78 kg (172 lbs). His chest, arms/biceps, and waist measures 42-15-32 inches (107-38-81 in cm).