Joe Keery

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Joseph David Keery (born April 24, 1992) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his role as Steve Harrington in the American science-fiction horror TV series, Stranger Things.

Joe Keery
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Keery at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Joseph David Keery
April 24, 1992 (age 25)
Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 2009–present
Works Stranger Things

Early life

Joe Keery grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts where he attended River Valley Charter School for elementary and middle school then attended Newburyport High School. He is the second of five children and grew up surrounded by sisters.[1] During his younger years he attended Theater in the Open, a performing arts camp at Maudslay State Park, but ultimately began acting in high school, performing there initially at his sister's insistence. Keery went on to study at The Theatre School at DePaul University and graduated in 2014.[2]

Career

After graduating from DePaul, Keery went to over a hundred auditions.[3] Before his breakout role in Stranger Things, Keery appeared in a KFC, Domino's, and amiibo commercial, and had roles in Empire and Chicago Fire.[2][4] His first appearance in a full-length film was in Stephen Cone's indie, Henry Gamble's Birthday Party.[2]

In late 2015, Keery was cast in Stranger Things. He initially auditioned for the role of Jonathan, but later sent in a tape for his character, Steve.[5] He was promoted from recurring cast to a series regular for the second season of Stranger Things, which premiered on October 27, 2017.[6]

Music

Aside from acting, Keery is also a musician. He is one of the guitarists for Chicago-based garage and psych-rock band Post Animal.[7] Their debut full-length album was released in October 2015.[8]

Previously, Keery released music under the name "Cool Cool Cool".[9]

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Henry Gamble's Birthday Party Gabe
2016 The Charnel House Scott
2017 Slice Jackson Post-production
2017 Molly's Game Cole
2018 Shotgun Chris Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Sirens Scenester 1 episode
2015 Chicago Fire Emmett 2 episodes
2015 Empire Tony Trichter III 1 episode
2016–present Stranger Things Steve Harrington Main Role; 17 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won [10]

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Jim (26 August 2016). "NHS alum Keery finds fame in Netflix's 'Stranger Things'". The Daily News of Newburyport. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Greene, Morgan (17 August 2016). "'Stranger Things' pulls Ravenswood actor into its orbit". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ Daly, Kelly (28 July 2016). "Who To Watch: Joe Keery". Chicago Splash. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  4. ^ Nintendo (2014-10-23), Super Smash Bros. - Gameplay & Quest for the amiibo!, retrieved 9 November 2017
  5. ^ Jung, E. Alex. "Stranger Things' Joe Keery Agrees That Steve's Jeans Were Very Tight". Vulture. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  6. ^ Bradley, Laura (13 December 2016). "What Millie Bobby Brown Really Wants from Stranger Things Season 2". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  7. ^ Hillyer, Alec (14 August 2016). "Review: Post Animal's Post Animal Perform the Most Curious Water Activities". Medium. A Medium Corporation. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  8. ^ Cooper, Leonie (5 August 2016). "Listen To Steve From Stranger Things' Tame Impala Style Psych Band". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  9. ^ "I'm Not Smart, by Cool Cool Cool". Cool Cool Cool. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017: Complete Winners List". ABC News. January 30, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.

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