Cody Christian

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Cody Christian
Cody Christian by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Christian at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Cody Allen Christian

(1995-04-15) April 15, 1995 (age 27)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present

Cody Allen Christian (born April 15, 1995)[1][2] is an American actor. He is known for his recurring role as Mike Montgomery in the ABC Family/Freeform series Pretty Little Liars,[1] and for his role as Theo Raeken from the fifth and sixth seasons of the MTV series Teen Wolf.[3] His accolades include nominations for a BAFTA Games Award and a Teen Choice Award.

Christian currently stars as Asher Adams, a high school football player, in the CW Network's All American.[4] He has also done voice acting, as the voice of Cloud Strife in the video game Final Fantasy VII Remake, for which he received a BAFTA Award for Performer in a Leading Role nomination.[5]

Career[edit]

From 2010 to 2015, Christian played Mike Montgomery, the younger brother of Aria Montgomery, on the Freeform television series Pretty Little Liars.

Other acting credits include appearances on television series True Blood, Grey's Anatomy and Back to You with Laura Marano, and in the 2011 film Kill the Irishman. Christian starred in the 2013 film The Starving Games, a parody of The Hunger Games films.[6][7]

He appears in seasons 5 and 6 of the MTV series Teen Wolf, playing a recurring character named Theo Raeken, a former human who was turned into a hybrid creature called a Chimera – in his case, possessing both werewolf and werecoyote powers.[8][9] In 2018, Christian began a role as Asher Adams in The CW television show All American.

As a voice actor, Christian has voiced the iconic video game character Cloud Strife in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

In 2019, he began to release rap songs through his personal YouTube channel; so far, he has released five songs.

On June 26, 2020, Christian was one of the Teen Wolf alums who participated in a special live YouTube chat to promote isolation and social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Personal life[edit]

Christian is the son of a Native American mother, who is of the Penobscot nation and grew up on a reservation in Maine.[10][11]

Christian has been in a relationship with model/actress, Alexandra Swift, since 2017.

Christian's mother is a breast cancer survivor[12] and he has campaigned to raise money for breast cancer research.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Profound Mysteries of Tommy Kuglar Young Tommy Kuglar Short film
2006 Corndog of Tolerance The Kid Short film
2009 Surrogates Boy Canter
2011 Kill the Irishman Young Danny Greene
2013 The Starving Games Peter Malarkey
2015 Killing Animals Roberto
2016 Submerged Dylan [14]
2018 Assassination Nation Johnny
2021 Notorious Nick Nick Newell
2023 Jump Out Rizal

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 State of Mind Adam unknown episodes
2007 Back to You Xander Tucker Episode: "Gracie's Bully"
2008 True Blood Screaming Boy Episode: "Sparks Fly Out"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Brad Walker Episode: "State of Love and Trust"
2010–2015 Pretty Little Liars Mike Montgomery Recurring role (seasons 1–2, 4–5), Guest role (season 6), 29 episodes
2012 Lab Rats Kavan Episode: "Crush, Chop, and Burn, Part I"
2012 Beautiful People Kyle Unsold television pilot[15]
2012 Body of Proof Greg Lux Episode: "Home Invasion"
2013 Austin & Ally Elliot Episode: "Campers & Complications"
2013 Supah Ninjas Flint Forster Episodes: "Flint Forster", "Finding Forster", "Spring Fling"
2014 See Dad Run Evan Episode: "See Dad Roast the Toast"
2015–2017 Teen Wolf Theo Raeken Recurring role (seasons 5 and 6); 30 episodes
2018–present All American Asher Adams Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Cloud Strife (voice)
2022 Chocobo GP
2022 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion
TBA Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Music[edit]

Christian has released several rap songs on his YouTube channel, including "Hills", "Drippin", "Almost", "Blessed", and "Vacation".[16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actor Teen Wolf Nominated
2021 British Academy Games Awards Performer in a Leading Role Final Fantasy VII Remake Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cody Christian". Hollywoodlife. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Cody Christian [@ReallyCody] (April 15, 2015). "THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES. I'm truly humbled and have no idea how to express my gratitude" (Tweet). Retrieved July 1, 2016 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Avery Thompson (August 24, 2015). "'Teen Wolf' Finale: Game-Changing Reveals, Theo & Malia's 'Connection' & More Scoop". Hollywoodlife. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  4. ^ Andre (May 31, 2018). "New Show "All-American" this fall on The CW". Cody Christian.co. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Ankers, Adele (March 2, 2021). "BAFTA Games Awards 2021 Nominations Announced". IGN. Archived from the original on March 2, 2021. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  6. ^ Jen Yamato (July 26, 2013). "'Hunger Games' Spoof 'The Starving Games' Sets November Release Ahead Of 'Catching Fire'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 1, 2016. Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Switched at Birth), Cody Christian (Pretty Little Liars), Lauren Bowles (True Blood), Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars), and Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite) star in the pic...
  7. ^ Andy Swift (November 8, 2013). "'The Starving Games': Cody Christian Previews His Twisted Take On Peeta". Hollywoodlife. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Megan Vick (February 10, 2015). "'Teen Wolf' brings 'Pretty Little Liars'' Cody Christian into the pack". Zap2it. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  9. ^ Julianne Ishler (February 10, 2015). "Cody Christian In 'Teen Wolf': 'Pretty Little Liars' Hunk Joins 5th Season". Hollywoodlife. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  10. ^ Cody Christian [@reallycody] (August 19, 2014). "My mom is cooler than your mom. @ashley_bohall @ABCFpll #PLL" (Tweet). Retrieved June 28, 2022 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Ashley Bohall [@ashley_bohall] (November 19, 2016). "Not at all... Penobscot Nation, Maine" (Tweet). Retrieved June 28, 2022 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Brie Hiramine (March 24, 2016). "<3: Cody Christian Writes a Beautiful Message About Mom's Struggle With Breast Cancer". J-14. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Cody Christian [@reallycody] (September 9, 2015). "My campaign is officially up. Help me raise money to fight breast cancer and give back!" (Tweet). Retrieved June 28, 2022 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Borys Kit (October 23, 2013). "'Pretty Little Liars' Actor Cody Christian, Tim Daly Join Indie Thriller 'Submerged'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  15. ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 18, 2012). "Five Cast In NBC Pilot 'Beautiful People'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Cody Christian YouTube". YouTube.

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