Preston Bailey

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Preston Bailey
Born(2000-07-25) July 25, 2000 (age 13)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2002–present
 
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Preston Bailey
Born(2000-07-25) July 25, 2000 (age 13)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2002–present

Preston Bailey (born July 25, 2000) is an American actor who started acting at the age of two. He is probably best known for appearing in the Showtime TV series Dexter and for starring in such films as Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Children of the Corn, and The Crazies.

Biography[edit]

Bailey was born in Portland, Oregon. He is the younger brother of Brennan Bailey, also an actor. He moved to California at the age of five.

Career[edit]

Bailey started acting in commercials at the age of two. Some national television commercials starring Bailey include Priceline.com, Clorox, Stouffer's, Juicy Juice, BMW, Bissell, and Mucinex. He guest starred in his first role, Strong Medicine in 2005 as Dougie Nauls.[1] He co-starred in NBC's pilot Alpha Mom. He also starred in such television shows as Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother and Numb3rs.[1]

In 2007, he joined the cast of Showtime/CBS serial-killer drama Dexter starring in a recurring role as Rita Morgan's son Cody Bennett/Morgan. He took over from Daniel Goldman from season one, playing the character in seasons two, three, four and five. He has appeared in a total of 34 episodes.

He has also starred in several films. Bailey was cast as Kate Beckinsale and David Schwimmer's son Timmy Armstrong in the feature film Nothing But the Truth. He co-stars in New Line Cinemas feature film Amusement which he filmed in Budapest, Hungary. He can also be seen in National Geographic / Paramount feature Arctic Tale starring Queen Latifah. Bailey was also cast to play the lead role of boy preacher Isaac Chroner in the TV remake of Children of the Corn.[1][2] He starred in Cold Case in 2010. He has also starred in The Crazies as Nicholas Farnum.

Awards and nominations[edit]

AwardYearCategoryResultWork
Screen Actors Guild Award2009Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominatedDexter
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young ActorNominated
2010Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor 13 and UnderNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
Young Artist Awards2011Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Ten and UnderNominatedThe Crazies
Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor Ten and UnderNominatedCold Case
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor Ten and UnderNominatedDexter
2012Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Ten and UnderNominatedJudy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast[3]Won

Filmography[edit]

YearFilm/ShowRoleNotes
2005Strong MedicineDougie Nauls1 episode.
2006Alpha MomWill
Criminal MindsEric1 episode.
2007–2010

2012

DexterCody Bennett/Morgan34 episodes.
2007How I Met Your MotherKindergartner1 episode.
Numb3rsRandy Amato1 episode.
Arctic TaleKid
2008Seven YearsBrennanShort film
Nothing But the TruthTimmy Armstrong
2009KayConnorShort film
AmusementMax
Children of the CornIsaac Chroner
It's Always Sunny In PhiladelphiaYoung Mac
2010The CraziesNicholas Farnum
EagleheartMiracle Boy
Cold CaseTim Malone
AdalynPrestonShort film
Funny or Die PresentsSchoolboy
Whoop AssBullyShort film
2011Judy Moody and the Not Bummer SummerFrank Pearl
The ApologistAugiePre-production
2014In Your EyesClayPost-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Beststuff Preston Bailey biography". bestuff.com. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Preston stars as Isaac in Children of the Corn". TVguide.com. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved May 7, 2012. 

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