Who knew that Steve Harrington is such a Charli XCX fanatic? Monday’s chat with Joe Keery highlighted his admiration for the British musical sensation.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, the Stranger Things actor discussed his forays into other professions such as directing and music. And when asked by the source to name his idols in those fields, the actor named Stanley Tucci and Charli XCX as his choices.
Thanks to the hype machine stan Twitter, the “Good Ones” singer learned of Keery’s fandom within hours, and she offered her approval by adding “taste” above a quote-tweet of the story.
Who is Joe Kerry?
American actor and musician Joe Keery is best known for portraying Steve Harrington on the Netflix series Stranger Things. Since 2016, Joe has played Steve, but he has also appeared in other projects, notably the band Post Animal. Here are the essential facts about the Stranger Things actor. The birth date of Joe Keery is April 24, 1992. This makes him thirty years old and a Taurus. Joe Keery’s height is around 5 feet 11 inches or 1.8 meters.
Joe Keery grew raised in the Massachusetts city of Newburyport. After completing elementary and middle school at River Valley Charter School, he attended Newburyport High School. He is the second child of five and spent his childhood surrounded by sisters. In high school, he began acting, initially at his sister’s suggestion. 2014 marked Keery’s graduation from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
After graduating from DePaul, Keery auditioned for more than a hundred roles. Before his breakthrough role in Stranger Things, Keery appeared in commercials for KFC and Domino’s, as well as Empire and Chicago Fire. His debut appearance in a feature-length film was in the independent film Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party by Stephen Cone. For the second season of Stranger Things, which premiered on October 27, 2017, he was elevated from reoccurring cast to series regular.
Like for his personal musical goals, the 30-year-old actor is preparing to release his upcoming album Decide under the moniker DJO, just as he did with his 2019 debut Twenty-Twenty. (If you were wondering, it’s pronounced “Joe,” not DJ O.) “It was a means to release songs under my name without people knowing that it was me,” he told the site before conceding, “It is pretty confusing.
“I’m not singing all of this music from the point of view of a character. It’s all me,” continued Keery. “It was an attempt to distance me from me. Due to the internet, I feel like I am a playable character. I didn’t want that character to influence how people listened to the music, so releasing it with its personality was a way to give it its own space.”
The sophomore album of Keery, titled DECIDE, will be released on September 16 via AWAL Recordings. Check out Charli XCX’s take on the actor becoming a hero below.