Joe Keery is an American actor and Musician. Keery gathered fame by playing Steve Harrington in Netflix’s science-fiction horror TV series ‘Stranger Things’. He has also featured in ‘Sirens’, ‘Chicago Fire’ and ‘Empire’ before being starring as Steve Harrington in ‘Stranger Things’. Keery along with the other members of the ‘Stranger Things’ cast were awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2017.
Joseph David Keery (Joe Keery) was born on April 24, 1992, in Newburyport. He is a son of Laura Keery and Thomas R. Keery II. Keery attended the River Valley Charter School and later attended Newburyport High School. Since an early age , he had a deep interest in the performing arts . So, he enrolled in Theatre in the Open, a famous performing arts camp at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. He continued acting in high school after one of his sisters insisted him. He joined The Theatre School at DePaul University, graduating in 2014, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. After graduation, Joe Keery auditioned for a hundred different roles. Initially, he did various commercials for brands like KFC, Domino’s and Amiibo.
Career and Fame of Joe Keery
In 2015, he made a screen debut in USA Network’s ‘Sirens’, the American comedy show loosely based on the British comedy of the same name. Keery portrayed ‘Scenesta’r in episode two of the season six, ‘Screw the One Percent’. Along with that, he played the character of Emmett in two episodes, ‘Forgive You Anything’ and ‘Red Rag the Bull’ of NBC’s action-drama ‘Chicago Fire’. Keery has guest-starred as Tony Trichter III in ‘Empire’, Fox’s musical drama television series . In the 2015, he did his first cinematic role in drama ‘Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party’. Next year, he appeared in ‘The Charnel House’,the horror-thriller . In Aaron Sorkin’s 2017 crime-drama ‘Molly Game’,Keery got the chance to work with Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chris O’Dowd .
Keery originally auditioned for ‘Stranger Things’ to play the character of Jonathan Byers in late 2015 but The producers felt that Kerry was more suitable to play the role of Steve Harrington. Steve’s Hairstyle became one of the famous thing from stranger things . Recently , he surprised his fans by changing his haircut to Bowl cut and fans are not happy about it. The friendship between Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo (also cast member of stranger things) is a special one offscreen also. Although Joe Keery‘s Steve and Dacre Montgomery’s Billy play opposing forces, they’re high school enemies on the show, Joe Keery and Dacre Montgomery have a really nice friendship in real life. Keery has also acted in a few independent movies, including ‘Spree’, the 2020 satire film and also set to feature in the 2020 wide-release action comedy Free Guy.
Along with acting, Keery is also working on a parallel career in the music industry. He is a guitarist and part of the Chicago-based garage and psych-rock band ‘Post Animal’. Although being a contributing member of the group, he is not able to tour with his team anymore due to his busy schedule as an actor. They released their first full-length album ‘When I Think of You in a Castle’ in April 2018. Keery self-released the single “Roddy” as a solo artist under the moniker Djo on July 19, 2019. Again on August 9, 2019, Keery released a second single on titled “Chateau (Feel Alright)” under the same moniker. Keery released his debut album as Djo, Twenty Twenty on September 13, 2019. Keery has also made music under the name “Cool Cool Cool” in his early twenties.
Joe Kerry and Maika Monroe first met on the set of ‘After Everything’ and made a connection . Keery and Monroe made their debut as a couple on the Stranger Things [season 2] red carpet” in October 2017. Maika Monroe’s also establishing a career that’s worthy of attention but her relationship with Joe Kerry may have sparked more headlines.