Casey Cott Opens About Character He Played In Riverdale

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Casey Cott Opens About Character He Played In Riverdale

For a good number of celebrated individual and popular people out there, attaining a celebrity status was relatively instantaneous. It just happens when it was least expected, but it has been steady progress for some popular faces like Casey Cott.

His liking for entertainment brought him in terms with the decision to be part of the film industry. 

Over the year, Casey has done for himself and has also gathered a decent fan base and critical acclaim. 

Moreover, here’s an actor profile that covers the basic facts of his professional and personal details. 

Beginning of His Acting Career

While Casey was studying at Carnegie Mellon, he got involved in local Ohio theater, starring in theatre production such as Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Romeo and Juliet

Later, he moved to Pittsburgh, where he got involved in the area's regional theater scene. For some years before landing in Hollywood, he appeared at a play Parade at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh, Small Engine Repair at Barebone Productions, and The Prince of Egypt at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York. 

Thereafter, while he was in his final year at Carnegie, he landed the role of Kevin Keller in Riverdale. After booking the role of Kevin, he flew out to Vancouver. His role was outshined because he played the role of the first openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics. Through his character, he was promoted to a series regular for the second season. 
 
Also, so that you know, Casey appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Lucas Hull and Sabrina Carpenter: Why. 

Some other notable projects he worked on are Instinct, Mina Tobias: Shoes, All the Little Things We Kill, and Katy Keene. 

Enjoyed Playing Gay Character in Riverdale

Riverdale, an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics for a long time, did not include any gay characters. Kevin, as a gay character, was introduced in a bid to diversify the series.

Before the shooting started, Casey was well familiar with his character and always knew he had to play the character to near perfection and enjoyed playing the role of Kevin. For his role, he even received many plaudits from the audience.

During an interview with Teen Vogue, he explained the character he played was the best character he has ever played. He further said, 

“I think the reaction has been overwhelmingly just amazing, from friends of mine to fans, to other actors in the industry… With our show, the amount of positive reaction we’ve gotten to each character, specifically Kevin, has just been amazing. As I said, this is my favorite character I’ve ever played. I will always love playing the character. It’s the biggest joy of my life right now. I love it more than anything.”

Has Good Relationship With Riverdale Co-Star

Among all the characters, Casey is also one of the few actors who enjoyed living in the spotlight. 

Riverdale co-stars are KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camile Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, and many more. 

All the co-stars share great chemistry on-screen as well as off-screen and are a pretty tight-knit group.

Rumored To Be Dating Sabrina Carpenter

Casey was rumored to be dating his Sabrina Carpenter: Why co-star Sabrina Carpenter. During the short video, Casey and Sabrina showed amazing on-screen chemistry; however, it didn’t extend off-screen.

Previously, he dated actress Stephanie Styles, but now the couple seems to have split. 

Present Dating Status

Despite portraying a gay character in Riverdale, Casey is straight. His current status is taken and he recently surprised his fans by posting pictures with his girlfriend showing the diamond ring on her ring finger. 

However, Casey himself has not revealed the name of his fiancée but had often posted pictures with her on his Instagram. 

Casey's Instagram post-dated on 19th December 2020 finally revealed the relationship status of Casey which he kept private for a long time. 

Casey Cott Opens About Character He Played In Riverdale
Casey Cott is Engaged with his long-time girlfriend Nichola Basara. Casey Cott/Instagram

Moreover, while digging deep inside Casey's life, the name of his mystery lady happens to be Nichola Basara. Although her Instagram account is private from her bio she is a studio manager and head trainer @f45_training_kitspoint
@elivate_retreats.

Who Is Casey Cott & Where Is He From?

Casey Cott was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on 8th August 1992. He is the middle of the three children of his parents Rick Cott and Lori Cott. His father is an investment manager and former fighter pilot in the Air Force. 

Moreover, Casey is the one involved in the entertainment industry, but his older brother Corey Cott is also an actor best known for playing Jack Kelly in the Broadway musical Newsies, replacing Jeremy Jordan. 

Furthermore, for academic qualification, Casey graduated from Chagrin Falls High School and later attended Boston University for two years before deciding to study acting, transferring to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama; henceforth, graduating in 2016.