About Joe Keery

Joe Keery is an actor/model/musician from America. He is widely popular among the audience from his role of Steve Harrington in the sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things.” He had a recurring role for the first season but got promoted into the main cast for the show’s second season. He is also the guitarist and vocalist for the American psych-rock band “Post Animal.” In just five years, the twenty-eight-year-old actor has made appearances in eight films and five television shows. He had also won a Screen Guild Award in 2017.

Quick Info 
Full NameJoseph David Keery
Date of BirthApril 24, 1992
Birth PlaceNewburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.
Parent(s)Nina and David Kerry
OccupationActor, Musician
Net WorthUS $2 million

Early Life

Joseph David Kerry was born as the second child of Nina and David Kerry on 24th April 1992 in Newburyport. His father is an architect while his mother is an English Professor. He is the only son of the couple and has four sisters. He began acting in the theatre when he was very young. He also performed with the school productions.

He attended River Valley Charter School for his elementary and middle school. He then attended Newburyport High School and completed his high school studies. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He graduated with a degree in 2014.

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Immediately after graduation, he auditioned for several hundred roles in different films/television shows. Before getting roles in a television show or films, he made an appearance in advertisement videos of brands like amiibo, KFC, and Domino.

In Film

Joe Keery made his debut in the film industry form the 2015 drama film “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party” as Gabe. The film received positive reviews from critics and has a rating of 6.1 in IMDb from over two thousand reviews. In 2017, he featured as Scott in the movie “The Charnel House.” He also made a brief appearance in the biographical crime drama film “Molly’s Game.” He was Cole, a trust fund work in the movie. The film managed to gross over $59 million against a budget of $30 million.


His next appearance came as Chris in the 2018 comedy-drama film “After Everything.” The same year, he also played Jackson, a photographer and Rae Gray’s character Sadie’s friend in the horror-comedy “Slice.” He was a part of the 2019 short film “How to Be Alone” as Jack. Furthermore, His last big-screen appearance was in the 2020 horror black comedy film “Spree” as Kurt Kunkle. He was the lead star of the film. The film received average reviews and managed to gross only $43,000 in the box-office.

He will be Keys in the upcoming film “Free Guy,” set to be released on 11th December 2020.

In Television

Joe Keery’s first television appearance was in the 2015 comedy series “Sirens” as Scenester in the episode “Screw the One Percent.” The same year, he also featured in “Chicago Fire” as Emmett for two episodes, and “Empire” as Tony Trichter III in the episode “Who Am I.”

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Stranger Things

In August 2015, he was announced as one of the cast members in the sci-fi horror Netflix original series “Stranger Things.” He played the role of Steve Harrington, Nancy’s ex-boyfriend, in the series. He had recurring roles in the first season but promoted as the lead cast from the second season. The series follows Hawkins’s people dealing with monsters from another dimension portal that was accidentally opened by researchers in the nearby scientific laboratory.

The series has completed its third season and has its fourth season running. It has a total of twenty-five episodes, each up to an hour-long until now. Furthermore, The series has gathered mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences. It has a rating of 8.8 in IMDb from over 750 thousand reviews.

He has also made an appearance in the web television series “No Activity” for the episode “Oops Sorry.”

In Music

Joe Keery is the vocalist and guitarist for the American psych-rock band “Post Animal” based in Chicago. The band released their debut extended play in 2015 titled “Post Animal Perform the Most Curious Water Activities” and their first album in 2018 titled “When I Think of You in a Castle.”


Joe Keery has just started his acting career but has already been nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards twice; in 2017 and 2018, his performance in “Stranger Things.” He won the award in 2017.

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Personal Life

Joe Keery was previously in a relationship with Natalia Dyer. Currently, he is in a relationship with Maika Monroe from May of 2020.

Height and Weight

Joe Keery is 1.8 meters or five feet and ten inches in height and weighs seventy-four kilograms.

Social Media

Joe Keery has over 7 million followers in his official Instagram handle @uncle_jezzy, and over 1.3 million followers in his official Twitter handle @joe_keery.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Joe Keery has a net worth of over $2 million. He received a salary of $150,000 in the third season of “Stranger Things.”