Casey Deidrick has progressed from guest roles to recurring roles to becoming a main cast member on The CW’s “In The Dark” since his television debut more than a decade ago. His good looks and incredible talent have taken him far.
Fans are looking forward to seeing how things play out for his character, Max, this season, as well as learning more about what else he’s working on. Continue reading to learn eight surprising facts about him.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Casey Deidrick
1. Planned To Join Marine Corps
Casey has loved acting since he was a child, but it wasn’t always something he intended to pursue professionally. His intention was to enlist in the Marine Corps, but his mother talked him out of it before he could do so. She encouraged him to try acting and offered to pay for his classes.
2. BiPolar Disorder
Casey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was in his early twenties. “Being in a career where you’re constantly disappointed and having a mental illness isn’t a great combination, as you can imagine,” he told in one of his interviews.
3. Moved To Los Angeles For Acting
It’s a big step to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. There’s no denying that Los Angeles is the place to be, but making it big there isn’t easy. Casey decided it was a chance he was willing to take when he was just 19 years old.
4. Dream Role
Every actor fantasizes about playing a certain role. Casey’s ideal role would combine his love of acting with his love of video games, as he is an avid gamer. He claims he’d like to play “Master Chief” from the “Halo” video game series.
5. Cross Fit Lover
Casey’s physical and mental health benefits from staying active. His preferred training method is CrossFit, but he has also studied “Jiu-Jitsu” and “Muay Thai”. When he’s not working out, he likes to skateboard to keep himself active.
6. His Biggest Obstacle
When attempting to achieve success, everyone encounters challenges. Outside factors, on the other hand, are the most common source of obstacles for most people. In the case of Casey Deidrick, he claims that he has always been his own worst opponent.
7. Hasn’t Worked In A ‘Real’ Job In Over a Decade
We’ve all heard stories about starving artists who toil away for years at restaurants and coffee shops before landing their big break. Fortunately, his path has been much less bumpy than most. Since his role on Days of Our Lives in 2009, he hasn’t had a real job.
8. Almost Quit Acting
Even though he’s had a lot of success, Casey has also had to deal with a lot of rejection over the years. After receiving plenty of no’s, he considered quitting acting altogether. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to quit and give up,” he told Talk Nerdy With Us.”