Preston Bailey

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Preston Bailey
Born (2000-07-25) July 25, 2000 (age 13)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Preston Bailey (born July 25, 2000) is an American teenager 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 as films 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]

Award Year Category Result Work
Screen Actors Guild Award 2009 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated Dexter
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor Nominated
2010 Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor 13 and Under Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Young Artist Awards 2011 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Ten and Under Nominated The Crazies
Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor Ten and Under Nominated Cold Case
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor Ten and Under Nominated Dexter
2012 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Ten and Under Nominated Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast[3] Won

Filmography[edit]

Year Film/Show Role Notes
2005 Strong Medicine Dougie Nauls 1 episode.
2006 Alpha Mom Will
Criminal Minds Eric 1 episode.
2007–2010

2012

Dexter Cody Bennett/Morgan 34 episodes.
2007 How I Met Your Mother Kindergartner 1 episode.
Numb3rs Randy Amato 1 episode.
Arctic Tale Kid
2008 Seven Years Brennan Short film
Nothing But the Truth Timmy Armstrong
2009 Kay Connor Short film
Amusement Max
Children of the Corn Isaac Chroner
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Young Mac
2010 The Crazies Nicholas Farnum
Eagleheart Miracle Boy
Cold Case Tim Malone
Adalyn Preston Short film
Funny or Die Presents Schoolboy
Whoop Ass Bully Short film
2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Frank Pearl
The Apologist Augie Pre-production
2014 In Your Eyes Clay Post-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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