Casey Morton Cott (born August 8, 1992) is an American actor, known for his role as Kevin Kelleron the CW series Riverdale.
In 2012, Cott appeared in local Ohio productions of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Romeo and Juliet.In 2014, he was a cast member of the play Parade at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh, where he starred alongside several of his Carnegie Mellon classmates. He continued to attend classes at CMU and work on a university theater production concurrently. In August 2016, he played Moses in the premiere concert reading of Stephen Shwartz's musical project, a stage production of The Prince of Egypt, at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York, opposite Shuler Hensley andJohn Cariani.
On March 12, 2016, during his final year at CMU, Cott was cast as Kevin Keller on the CW drama series Riverdale, a TV adaptation of the Archie Comics universe. The character of Kevin is notable due to his status of being the first openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics.Cott stated in a Facebook video released to fans in March 2017 that he originally auditioned for the roles of Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones, prior to landing the role of Kevin.He was promoted to a series regular for the second season.
On March 12, 2017, at the SXSW Festival, Cott announced his upcoming role in the film The Mascot, directed by Matthew Perkins. Cott will be portraying the lead role of Nick Shepard, an ex-quarterback turned mascot. Filming will begin in Atlanta in 2018.