Casey Deidrick

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Casey Deidrick
BornCasey Jon Deidrick
(1987-04-25) April 25, 1987 (age 27)
Santa Clara, California
Other namesCasey Jon Deidrick
Alma materMetropolitan State College (dropped out)
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active2009–present
Known forChad DiMera on Days of Our Lives
Home townHighlands Ranch, Colorado
 
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Casey Deidrick
BornCasey Jon Deidrick
(1987-04-25) April 25, 1987 (age 27)
Santa Clara, California
Other namesCasey Jon Deidrick
Alma materMetropolitan State College (dropped out)
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active2009–present
Known forChad DiMera on Days of Our Lives
Home townHighlands Ranch, Colorado

Casey Jon Deidrick (born April 26, 1987)[1][2] is an American actor. Deidrick is best known for his appearance on the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives, for his role of Chad DiMera.

Personal life[edit]

Deidrick was born in Santa Clara, California to parents Barry Jon Deidrick, an electrician, and Denise Deck, a nurse.[1][2] At the age of 3 years old, his parents divorced. When Deidrick was 7 years old, his mother relocated moved to Arizona and Deidrick resided with his father in Hollister, California. He later took up skateboarding to help distract him from the feeling of abandonment he felt from his mom leaving. After his freshman year in high school, Deidrick moved to Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his mother.[1][2] Deidrick continued skateboarding and was eventually sponsored. In 2004, Deidrick competed in the Vans World Amateur Competition. He was also featured in a photo-spread for Transworld Skateboarding. Deidrick was commonly injured during his skateboarding career. However, one accident left him with a severe concussion; and Deidrick decided to give up skateboarding to focus on acting.[2] Deidrick has four younger half-siblings; Amy and Jake from his father and stepmother, and two half-sisters, Micayla and Nikole from his mother and stepfather. Deidrick attend Metropolitan State College in Denver for a year where he majored in theater and psychology.[1] Deidrick began dating his Days co-star Molly Burnett in 2009.[1] However, the relationship has since ended. Deidrick is also best friends with Chandler Massey who played Will Horton on the series. In 2012, Deidrick adopted a Siberian husky dog which he named Nanuk.[2] Deidrick is also the lead singer in a heavy metal rock band called And Still I Rise.[1]

Career[edit]

Deidrick had his first experience as an actor in high school when he and a friend auditioned for the school's production of Carousel with a rock song. Deidrick attended the AMTC (Actors, Models & Talent Competition) Convention in Orlando, Florida where he met his agent.[1] Deidrick made the decision to go into acting at the age of 15 when he saw The Lord of the Rings for the first time. At the age of 19, Deidrick relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.[2] He found a manager and enrolled in acting classes.[1] Deidrick supported himself working as a waiter and eventually booked guest spots on Wizards of Waverly Place and 90210 before booking Days.[2] In February 2012, Deidrick made a guest appearance on the ABC prime time series, Body of Proof.[3] In April 2013, Deidrick made guest appearances on Glee and NBC's own, Revolution. On June 20, 2013, Deidrick announced his departure from Days of our Lives on his Twitter account. Deidrick last appeared on Days on October 30, 2013.[4]

In September 2014, Deidrick was cast in MTV's thriller series Eye Candy. He will be playing the lead role of Tommy, a detective, who will be working with Lindy (Victoria Justice). The series is about a genius who realizes that her online suitor is a dangerous cyber stalker.[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
200990210JulianSeason 1, Episode 16
2009Wizards of Waverly PlaceSalSeason 2, Episode 19
2009SettleJimmyVideo short
2009-2013Days of Our LivesChad DiMeraContract role
2012I Am Not a HipsterSteveUncredited
2012Body of ProofAaron LuxSeason 2, Episode 16
2012GleeChipSeason 4, Episode 19
2013RevolutionTeen MilesSeason 1, Episode 15
2015Eye CandyTommyMain role; series set for January debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Rabinowitz, Naomi (August 25, 2009). "FOCUS ON". "Casey Jon Deidrick". Soap Opera Digest (American Media, Inc.) 34 (34): 66–67. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Soul Survivor". Soap Opera Digest (American Media, Inc.) 38 (3): 44–47. January 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Fairman, Michael (February 29, 2012). "DAYS Casey Deidrick in last night’s episode of "Body of Proof" – Watch the Video!". On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Barnert, Deanna (June 20, 2013). "June soap casting buzz: Who's coming and going?". TV Buzz. MSN. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 17, 2014). "MTV Series ‘Eye Candy’ Casts 3 Regulars". deadline.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014. 

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