Casey Cott is an American actor and singer best known for his performance as Kevin Keller in the Archie Comics based CW series Riverdale.
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Casey Cott was born as Casey Morton Cott on August 8, 1992 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He went to Boston University and later transferred to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama where he began studying acting.
He is the brother of actor Corey Cott. He also has a sister named Carly Cott, who is a year younger than him.
Casey Cott made his television debut with Riverdale
Cott made his television debut in 2017 with the role of Kevin Keller in the teen murder series Riverdale. He was still in his final year at college when he was chosen to play the gay character.
He appeared in a recurring role in the hit series’ first season and his character has been promoted to a regular cast member for the second season.
Following his television success, he made a guest appearance in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2017.
Is Casey Cott gay in real life?
The answer is NO. Cott is straight in real life. His Riverdale character, Kevin Keller, is the first openly gay character in the Archie Comics Universe.
Talking about Keller’s sexuality, he said, “I had a talk with Roberto, our show runner, about this. What’s really cool about Kevin is that it’s clear he is gay and it’s not hidden. It’s recognized but it’s not who he is. He’s an incredibly dense character and I think it’s really important that it’s just a part of him. It’s just not him. That’s what makes playing Kevin such a joy.”
Cott is presently dating theater actress Stephanie Styles.