Joe Keery Biography
Joe Keery is an American actor and musician famous for playing the role of Steve Harrington in Netflix’s Stranger Things and Free Guy. He issues music under the name Djo and previously served as a member of the psychedelic rock band, Post Animal.
Joe Keery Education
Keery attended The Theatre School at DePaul University after completing his studies at River Valley Charter School and Newburyport High School. When he finished his studies in 2014, he became a graduate and attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.
Joe Keery Career
Keery is famous for playing the role of Steve Harrington in Netflix’s Stranger Things and Free Guy. He issues music under the name Djo and previously served as a member of the psychedelic rock band, Post Animal. Before his role in Stranger Things, he appeared in KFC, Domino’s, and Amiibo commercials.
Also, he had roles in Empire and Chicago Fires. His initial appearance in a full-length film was in Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party. Since Stranger Things, he has had roles in a number of independent movies including Spree. In May 2022, he was announced to star opposite Liam Neeson in Cold Storage. In August of that year, he played Gator Tillman in Sn 5 of Fargo.
Aside from acting, he works as a musician. During his early 20s, he issued music under the name “Cool Cool Cool.” He worked for Post Animal, a Chicago-based garage and psych-rock band, as a guitarist and drummer. Their album debut was issued in October 2015.
The band’s next album(When I Think Of You In A Castle) where Keery sang and played the guitar was released in April 2018. In 2019, he left the band because of acting commitments. On July 19, 2019, he released the single, “Roddy” as a solo artist under the nickname Djo.
In August of the same year, he released his second single, “Chateau (Feel Alright).” On September 13, 2019, he released his debut album dubbed, Twenty Twenty. In 2022, he partook in a summer music festival tour. His freshman album, Decide and its first single Change were released on September 16, 2022.
Joe Keery Age
Keery was born Joseph David Keery on April 24, 1992, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He is 31 years old as of 2023. Keery celebrates his birthday every April 24th annually.
Joe Keery Height
Keery stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 11 inches
Joe Keery Family
Keery was born the second of five children. He grew up in Newburyport. He partook in a performing arts camp, Theater in the Open, at Maudslay State Park while he was young. Even so, he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents.
Joe Keery Girlfriend/Dating
Keery is in a relationship with Maika Monroe. They began dating in 2017. Monroe works as an actress and professional skateboarder. Further, she’s known for her roles in It Follows, The Guest, Tau, Greta, and Watcher. She was born on May 29, 1993, and is 30 years old as of 2023.
Joe Keery Gay
Keery is not gay as suggested by his relationship status. However, we wiil update this information once its available to the public.
Joe Keery Net Worth
Keery has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being an actor and musician.
Joe Keery Stranger Things
Since 2016, Keery has played the role of Steve Harrington in Netflix’s Stranger Things. He was cast in late 2015 after auditioning for the role of Jonathan. Later, he sent a tape for the role of Steve. During the show’s 2nd season, he was promoted to a series regular.
A student at Hawkins High School, he was best friends with Tommy Hagan and Carol Perkins and the boyfriend of Nancy Wheeler. After Nancy’s best friend, Barbara Holland, went missing, Steve’s and Nancy’s relationship was rocky.
This was because he thought Nancy was distant because was cheating on him with Jonathan Byers. However, she was distant due to the disappearance of her friend. He did some ignorant things to Nancy and Jonathan to get back at them for their “affair.”
However, he has a change of heart as the show progresses. For his performance, he received Screen Actors Guild Awards(Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series) in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, he earned nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards(Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series).
Joe Keery Free Guy
Keery played the role of Walter “Keys” McKey in the action comedy, Free Guy. Walter is a game developer for Soonami Studios’ technical support department who graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He co-developed Life Itself with Millie. In Free City, his avatar is portrayed as a “dirty stripper cop.”
Joe Keery Joseph Quinn
Keery and Quinn co-star alongside each other in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Aside from a working relationship, they have a real-life bromance. Further, Keery revealed that they formed a bond during the filming of “Stranger Things 4.”
Joe Keery Movies and TV Shows
During his career, Keery has acted in a number of films and TV shows such as
- The Charnel House
- Molly’s Game
- After Everything
- Finalmente l’alba
- How to Be Alone
- No Activity
- Death to 2020
- Death to 2021
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