Coy Stewart

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Coy Stewart
Coy Stewart in 2016.jpg
Stewart in 2016
Born (1998-06-24) June 24, 1998 (age 22)
Other namesTyson Stewart
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present

Tyson Coy Stewart (born June 24, 1998) is an American actor, rapper, and singer. He had a role in the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? as Kevin Kingston-Persons, taking Philip Bolden's place, as Marcus in the PBS Kids Go series The Electric Company, Troy in the Nickelodeon sitcom Bella and the Bulldogs and Lorenzo in Netflix sitcom Mr. Iglesias.[1] He currently voices Benson in the Netflix animated series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.

Early life[edit]

Stewart was born in Columbia, South Carolina. His interest in acting began after reciting lines from popular television series.[2] He then joined a talent agency in Columbia, DeAbreu Modeling and Consulting, before playing Travis Younger in a stage production of A Raisin in the Sun.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2010, Stewart began his career with his role as Kevin Kingston in the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet?. In March 2011, Coy won the Young Artists Award for Best Supporting Young Actor in a Comedy or Drama for his role as Kevin in Are We There Yet?. In 2011, he appeared in 12 episodes of the PBS series The Electric Company, playing Marcus Barnes. In January 2012, Coy's father, Derek Stewart, published a non-fiction book titled The Unlikely Journey that chronicles Coy's journey into the entertainment business.

He played the role of Troy Dixon in the Nickelodeon series Bella and the Bulldogs. He starred as Xavier in the 2016 comedy horror web series WTH: Welcome to Howler. In August 2017, Coy Stewart played the primary role in the music video and short film of the song "1-800-273-8255" by rapper Logic which deals with the issues of homosexuality and suicide. In November 2017, it was announced that Stewart had been cast in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a young Inhuman called Flint.[4] In late 2018, Stewart was cast in a recurring role on the Netflix sitcom Mr. Iglesias.[5]

Stewart, along with friends Tyrel Jackson Williams and Elijah Johnson and girlfriend Jadagrace, formed the music collective "Grouptherapy" (stylized as "grouptherapy.").[6][7] On April 1, 2020, the collective released their debut EP entitled this is not the album.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Jingle Hit Factory: Detention Devin Short
2015 Throwing Snowballs Troy Short
2015 Christian Christian Short
2017 Devil's Whisper Gavin
2017 Deadly Detention Kevin
2017 House Of The Witch Dax
2018 The Judgment of Kyle Noble Malik Martin Short
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Glades Declan Episode: "Mucked Up"
2010–12 Are We There Yet? Kevin Kingston-Persons Main cast
2011 The Electric Company Marcus Barnes Main cast (season 3)
2013 Good Luck Charlie Warren Episode: "The Bug Prom"
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special Himself
2015–16 Bella and the Bulldogs Troy Dixon Main cast
2016 NCIS Brandon Conway Episode: "Home of the Brave"
2016–present WTH: Welcome to Howler Xavier Main cast
2017 House of the Witch Dax TV Movie
2017–20 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Flint 9 episodes
2019 The Blacklist Vontae Jones 6 episodes
2019–present Mr. Iglesias Lorenzo 16 episodes
2020 Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Benson Main cast (voice role)
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2017 "1-800-273-8255" Logic ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 13, 2014). "Nickelodeon Greenlights New Comedy From Dan Schneider, Two Other Live-Action Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  2. ^ Coy Stewart Interview Interview. July 2010. Portrait magazine.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Coy Stewart bio at TBS.com Archived 2011-01-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Abrams, Natalie (November 2, 2017). "Meet the new season 5 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' cast members — first look". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (October 30, 2018). "'Mr. Iglesias': Megyn Price & Coy Stewart To Recur In Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "KOI on Instagram: "welcome to grouptherapy. link in bio :)"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  7. ^ "@tyrel_j_will shared a photo on Instagram: "welcome to grouptherapy. link in bio" • Oct 7, 2019 at 11:00pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  8. ^ "grouptherapy.'s Instagram photo: "this is not the album. 📎 in bio loves ;)"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-07-06.

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