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Preston Bailey (born July 25, 2000) is an American 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 films as Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Children of the Corn, and The Crazies.
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. 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.
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. He starred in Cold Case in 2010. He has also starred in The Crazies as Nicholas Farnum.
Awards and nominations
|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||Won|
|2005||Strong Medicine||Dougie Nauls||1 episode.|
|Criminal Minds||Eric||1 episode.|
|Dexter||Cody Bennett/Morgan||35 episodes.|
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Kindergartner||1 episode.|
|Numb3rs||Randy Amato||1 episode.|
|2008||Seven Years||Brennan||Short film|
|Nothing But the Truth||Timmy Armstrong|
|Children of the Corn||Isaac Chroner|
|It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia||Young Mac|
|2010||The Crazies||Nicholas Farnum|
|Cold Case||Tim Malone|
|Funny or Die Presents||Schoolboy|
|Glenn Martin, DDS||Young Glenn||Episode: Camp|
|2011||Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer||Frank Pearl|
|2014||In Your Eyes||Clay||Post-production|
|A Million Ways to Die in the West||12 Year Old Albert|
|By God's Grace||Jacob|