Who is Casey Deidrick?
Casey Jon Deidrick was born in Santa Clara, California USA, on 25 April 1987 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a rock and heavy metal singer, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Chad DiMera, one of the lead characters in the long-running romantic drama series “Days of Our Lives”, created by Irna Phillips, Ted Corday and Allan Chase, and which today stars Deidre Hall, Frances Reid and John Clarke. It follows the lives of people living in the made-up city of Salem, has been airing since 1965 counting over 14,100 episodes, and has won 228 awards while it’s been nominated for 502 others, including four Primetime Emmys.
Casey was a member of the main cast from 2009 to 2013, and appeared in 874 episodes.
Whom has he dated?
There are three women whom Casey has dated that the public knows about. In 2009, he began dating Molly Burnett, a famous American actress, film producer and singer, probably known best for her portrayal of Melanie Jonas in the series “Days of Our Lives”. The two met on the set of the series, and dated for around a year before splitting for unknown reasons.
In 2012, Casey dated Kate Mansi, an American actress known for her portrayal of Abigail Deveraux in the series “Days of Our Lives”. They also met on the set of the same series, but were together for only a couple of months before breaking-up.
Since 12 June 2013, Casey has been in a relationship with Jahan Yousaf, a popular musician born to a Pakistani father and an American mother. Jahan is probably known best for being one half of the electronic dance music duo Krewella, the other half being her sister Yasmine.
As of March 2021, Casey is in a relationship with his long-term girlfriend Jahan Yousaf, he hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Early life and education
Casey was raised an only child in Santa Clara by his mother Denise Deck who was a nurse, and his father Barry Jon Deidrick who was an electrician. His parents divorced when he was three, and after turning seven, Casey moved to Hollister in California with his father.
He has two half-siblings from his father’s second marriage, and another two other half-siblings from his mother’s second marriage.
He started skateboarding while attending elementary school, and learnt many tricks. Not long after enrolling at a local high school, Casey moved to Highlands Ranch in Colorado to live with his mother. Thanks to his skateboarding skills, he found himself a sponsor and entered the Vans World Amateur Competition in 2004, however, after a serious injury, Casey quit skateboarding to focus on acting.
Upon matriculating in 2005, he enrolled at Metropolitan State College in Colorado, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and psychology in 2009.
Roles in TV series
Casey made his debut TV series appearance in the 2009 episode “Of Heartbreaks and Hotels” of the romantic comedy “90210”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode or two of several series, such as the adventure comedy “Wizards of Waverly Place”, the crime comedy “Body of Proof”, and the musical comedy “Glee”.
The year 2013 saw him guest star as Teen Miles in the episode “Home” of the popular action adventure drama “Revolution”, created by Eric Kripke and which starred Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos and Giancarlo Esposito. It follows a team of revolutionaries trying to overthrow the alien force pretending to be the US Government – the series won four awards including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 11 other awards.
In 2015, Casey was cast to star as Tommy Calligan in the mystery crime drama “Eye Candy”, which also starred Victoria Justice and Harvey Guillen, and follows a woman from New York who believes that her online date is a serial killer. The year 2017 saw him portray the supporting character Halwyn in the hit action fantasy drama “Teen Wolf”, and in 2018, Casey starred as Colton Donavan in the short-lived romantic drama “Driven”.
He was cast to star as Max Parish in the 2019 crime comedy “In the Dark”, created by Corinne Kingsbury and which also starred Perry Mattfeld and Rich Sommer. It follows a blind woman who is trying to find her friend’s killer. Casey’s most recent role in a TV series has been in 2021 in the episode “Tentacles” of the fantasy horror “Into the Dark”.
Roles in movies
Casey made his debut film appearance in the 2009 short fantasy drama “Settle”, which failed to attract any attention, and in 2012 he made an uncredited appearance in the musical drama “I Am Not a Hipster”.
He went on to star in several short movies, such as “Running Up That Hill” and “And Still I Rise: Sixty Five Roses” both in 2013, and “Krewella & Diskord: Beggars” in 2016. The same year saw him portray the main character Cody in the family drama “Advance & Retreat”, written by Matt Marx, directed by Steven R. Monroe and which also starred Riley Voelkel and Brandon W. Jones. It follows a company executive as she falls in love with her childhood friend.
The following year saw Casey star as Liam in the thriller drama “A Midsummer’s Nightmare”, but which failed to attract any attention, and he also portrayed Frat Jock 2 in the musical thriller “American Satan”, written and directed by Ash Avildsen, and which starred Andy Biersac, Booboo Stewart and Ben Bruce.
It follows the members of a band who drop out of college to pursue a career in the music industry, and the movie won 11 of the 16 awards it was nominated for. In 2018, Casey portrayed the supporting character Jude in the hit romantic comedy “Dog Days”, which starred Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens and Adam Pally, and follows a group of people who get to meet each other only thanks to their pet dogs.
His most recent role in a movie has been in the 2020 thriller drama “Painter”, which attracted little attention and received mixed reviews.
Casey produced the 2009 short movie “Settle”.
He worked as the visual effects production assistant on two 2018 episodes of the horror comedy series “Snatchers”.
Casey appeared in the 2009 comedy video “Straight from the Horses Mouth”, the 2011 talk-show “ACME Saturday Night”, and the 2021 talk-show “Popternative”.
Awards and nominations
He has been nominated for only one award: a 2011 Gold Derby for Younger Actor – Daytime Drama, for his performance in the series “Days of Our Lives”.
Hobbies and other interests
Casey is a dog-lover, and volunteered at several animal shelters during his teenage years. He adopted a Siberian husky back in 2012, and named him Nanuk.
He has been in several bands, while he’s currently a member of the heavy metal band And Still I Rise.
Casey is very sporting, and spends most of his spare time working out.
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He has several CrossFit trainings each week, practices both Jit-jitsu and Muay-Thai, and often goes hiking in the mountains with his dog. Casey also plays various sports with his friends, including basketball and soccer.
He is keen on travelling, and has been to many US states as well as a couple of European and Asian countries.
Casey has his own favorite actor and actress – Tom Hanks and Amanda Seyfried – and a couple of his favorite movies are “The Terminal”, “Cast Away” and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Casey’s age is 33. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 3ins (1.92m) and he weighs around 195lbs (88kgs).
As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.