Casey Frey is an American dancer, comedian, and internet personality. He rose to fame in the mid-2010s when he launched an account on Vine, and remains one of the internet’s favorite comedy content creators.
Early life, family, educational background
Casey Frey was born on 23 June 1993, in Los Angeles, California USA. He was brought up in a middle-class family, with his father being a businessman and his mother a housewife. Casey grew up in Mendocino County, California, one of four children, but the names of his siblings – two older brothers and a younger sister – remain unknown to the public.
Ever since he was a child Casey loved to play pretend and dance; he and his siblings would produce little plays to entertain their family and friends, including videos of them dancing and acting, which is how Casey got the idea to start posting his skits to Vine.
Casey’s education revolved around performing arts. He matriculated from a local high school, after which he attended Ukiah Players Theatre in California, for acting and singing. Later on, he enrolled at the School of Performing Arts and Cultural Education, California, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Dance in 2014.
Casey’s career as an internet entertainer began with the rise of Vine. The usual type of videos he would put out were comedic in nature, and would dance a lot, too, but make it seem like it was a part of the joke, so no one believed how good of a dancer he actually was. Casey spoke about his Vine days in an interview with Fader, and how his life changed with Vine, and after Vine shut down. His exceptional talent in telling a story in just six seconds gave him the Shorty Award nomination, which he won in 2017, with the Award committee describing hiss work as “Casey Frey is reinventing the meaning of “situation comedy,” impersonating all the people in the situation himself and resulting in a hilarious Vine account.
Setting up the jokes with video titles that begin “when u…” and regularly parodying stoner culture, Casey is never afraid to show you what life looks like through the eyes of other (ridiculous) people. He sings, he dances, and he often gets scatological, making fun of cliché social media trends, all the while knowing his 250K+ fans are in on the joke. With Vine closing, Casey is taking to YouTube and other social media outlets to continue his facetious, floppy-haired look at life.“
The description on the website says: ”The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital by recognizing the influencers, creators, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and more.
Past winners include Taylor Swift, Mr.Beast, NikkieTutorials, Michelle Obama, DJ Khaled, Rebel Wilson, Shangela, The Try Guys, Rickey Thompson, and more.”
Aside from his exhibitions online, Casey has devoted his time and energy to developing his career both on stage and on screen. While he was a member of Ukiah Players Theatre, Casey appeared in several productions, including in the “Evil Dead The Musical”, “Wizard of Oz” and “Bye Bye Birdie”.
He’s had a role in two movies, one in the short film entitled “The Show Must Go On”, and the other in the western-like “Five Grand” in the role of Patrick Martin, his biggest role to date,; he’s stated many times that making movies is becoming his biggest dream.
He’s also had some experience with working for TV, appearing in “True Crime; Snapped: She Made Me Do It”. He’s also done a commercial for the Just Dance 2015 Video Game.
Casey’s dancing has led to him being involved in numerous music videos, even being the star of some. He danced in the video for “Bang Bang” by Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J; in “Only Getting Younger” by Elliphant and Skrillex, and also in Riff Raff’s, The Bingo Players’, and Eric Morrilo’s music videos. Most recently, in 2020 he danced as the main character in the video for Tiësto’s new song “The Business”, his most interesting music video thus far, as he was playing a zombie who terrorizes the town.
Casey has also been a member of The Lucent Dossier Experience, an ensemble of performers who are world renowned, founded by Dream Rockwell, and they describe themselves “As ambassadors to a creative revolution, this world-renowned live electronic music and performance act seeks to redefine the stage experience by tearing down walls which separate the artist and the observer. Lucent Dossier Experience embodies and creates an ancient futuristic world of fashion and color, while transforming the audiences experience. Their shows craft a window into a new vision of humanity where other-worldly concepts can be realized.” While he was a part of it, Casey performed at two festivals; at Coachella in 2015 and Lightning In a Bottle.
He was a guest on the podcast “This Past Weekend”, and spoke about his current plans. He said that he doesn’t really want to be involved with social media anymore, and that he’s resetting. While he is trying to decide what to do next, he said that he’s writing a show with someone, but didn’t say whom.
Ever since he moved on from social media, Casey’s personal life has been a mystery – he never talked much about his private life in the first place. His sexual orientation has not been confirmed, but there were speculations that Casey might be gay, partly because there’s no information about his potential romantic relationships.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
Occasionally he posts impressions to his Instagram account, on which he has over two million followers. Casey is also active on Twitter, with more than a million followers.
He’s an avid lover of animals and grew up around family pets.
Casey has said that his family now owns a marijuana farm. Casey currently resides in Los Angeles.
Appearance, clothing style
Casey is 6ft 2ins (187 cm) tall and weighs about 165lbs (75kgs) which gives him a slim body type. His most prominent physical features are his big green eyes and a long face.
Net worth and salary
Casey’s main source of income at the moment is his dancing. His net worth has been estimated to be over $500,000, as of mid-2020.