Joseph David Keery, better known as Joe Keery, is a famous actor and singer who was born on April 24, 1992, in Massachusetts. He is most famously known for his role as the school bully turned redemption, Steve Harrington, in Netflix’s 2016 science fiction horror “Stranger Things.” Keery is also known for his involvement in the psychedelic rock band, Post Animal, and his own music, which he released under the name ‘Djo.’ His latest album “Twenty Twenty” is streaming on Spotify.
Joseph David Keery, better known as Joe Keery, was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on April 24, 1992. His parents are Thomas Keery and Laura Keery, and he grew up surrounded by four sisters — he is the second oldest. He attended River Valley Charter School for elementary and middle school and then moved over to the Newburyport High School. When Keery was younger, he attended Theater in the Open, which was a performing arts camp at Maudslay State Park. He ultimately began his acting career in high school and went on to study at the Theater School at DePaul University, graduating in 2014.
After he graduated from DePaul University, Keery began going to auditions, and went to over one hundred auditions before he landed his role as Steve Harrington in “Stranger Things.” Keery has appeared in many films and series over the years. He had a role in 2015’s “Empire,” “Chicago Fire” in 2012, and “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party,” released in 2015.
In late 2015, Keery was cast in the role of Steve in “Stranger Things.” Originally, he auditioned for the role of Jonathan but later sent in an audition tape for his character. He was reintroduced in the second season, which premiered right before Halloween — October 27, 2017.
Keery is also a musician — he was one of the lead guitarists for a Chicago-based garage and psych-rock band, Post Animal. In April 2018, Keery contributed his guitar playing as well as vocals to the sophomore album “When I Think Of You In A Castle.” As of 2019, Keery is no longer a member of the band, yet he does produce his own music 2019 under the pseudonym ‘Djo.’
Keery makes his debut appearance in a full-length indie film by Stephen Cone called “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party.”
The actor is cast in the role of Steve Harrington on the hit show “Stranger Things.”
He attends the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and is nominated for and wins the category of ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ for his role in the Netflix horror series “Stranger Things.”
Keery gets the role of Officer Ed Reinhardt in the ongoing series “No Activity.”
Keery plays the role of Duke Goolies in the 2020 Comedy Television Special’s “Death to 2020.”
Why We Love Joe Keery
He is of Irish descent
In an interview, Keery disclosed that his surname originates from Ireland. He is mainly of Irish and English descent.
His music is amazing
As avid listeners of Post Animal and Djo, we cannot recommend the music enough.
He has a great sense of humor
Keery’s sense of humor translates in his interviews. We can’t help but enjoy it.
5 Surprising Facts
Keery has received many award nominations
He was nominated for and won the ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ for the Netflix drama and sci-fi show “Stranger Things.”
He worked as a brand commercial actor
He has been in a KFC advert and a Domino’s Pizza commercial.
Keery is a very talented musician
Aside from his acting, Joe was one of the lead guitarists for a psychedelic pop band called Post Animal.
Joe Keery and Ben Schwartz look eerily alike
The actors have opened up about if they’re related or not due to their crazy resemblance — they have disclosed that they are not actually related, but had a good laugh about the similarities.
His love for music started with ACDC
He watched “School of Rock” and purchased his first C.D. right afterward — this inspired him to start playing music more professionally.
Joe Keery FAQs
Is Joe Keery single?
As reported by “Elite Daily,” Keery and Maika Monroe have been dating since 2017, appearing at the season 3 premiere of “Stranger Things,” including the season 2 premiere that took place on October 27, 2020.
Does Joe Keery have a twin?
No, but he has four sisters, including twins Kate and Emma.
Is Joe Keery on Instagram?
Keery has recently deleted his Instagram page, but there’s a great fan page dedicated to the actor that you can find on Instagram.
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