Joe Keery is an American musician and actor who is best known for his role in the Netflix show “Stranger Things.” He was born on April 24, 1992, and most people know him as “Steve Harrington” from the TV show of the same name.
He only planned to be on the show for the first season, but he ended up being on for all four. Keery also became well-known in the music business when he joined the psychedelic rock band Post Animal, which was formed in 2014. He has also done solo work under the stage name Djo.
Kerry’s main source of income is the Netflix show “Stranger Things,” which broke a record when season 3 was released and 64 million people watched it in the first four weeks. It has more than 5 million fans on the social media app TV Time, which makes it the most popular TV show in the app’s history.
Early Life of Joe Keery
Joseph David Keery was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on April 24, 1992. His parents are David, an architect, and Nina, an English professor. Keery has four sisters and a brother: Caroline, Lizzy, and twins Kate and Emma Keery. He went to elementary school at River Valley Charter School and high school at Newburyport High School.
When he was in high school, his older sister asked him to start acting. He signed up for a camp called Theater in the Open at Maudslay State Park. Later, Keery went to DePaul University and got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting.
Personal Life of Joe Keery
In 2017, Keery started dating Maika Monroe, who is a kiteboarder and actress. In the Stranger Things 2 premiere, they were seen together. In 2018, they were also in the comedy-drama film “Shotgun” together.
Net Worth of Joe Keery
Joe Keery’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is $4 million. Steve Harrington in the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” earns the majority of his income. He received approximately $250,000 for each episode during the third season of the series.
In addition to his income from the entertainment industry, Keery generated a great deal of money through brand sponsorships, ads, and his singing career. Kerry has made an attempt to keep his acting and musical careers distinct, and in 2019 he discontinued traveling with his band. He was apprehensive that his involvement with the popular Netflix series would eventually have a negative impact on the band’s popularity.
Acting Career of Joe Keery
After completing his education, Keery tried out for over a hundred different roles. In 2015, he made his film debut in the television series Sirens. Then, he portrays Tony Trichter III on the Fox musical drama series “Empire.”
The breakthrough role for Keery was as Steve in the science fiction Netflix series Stranger Things. Kerry first auditioned for the role of Jonathan, but producers Matt and Ross Duffer believed he would be a better fit for the role of Steve Harrington, a fictional 1980s jock modeled after fictional 1980s jocks.
According to the Duffer brothers, Keery was “extremely sociable and energetic.” He had a recurring part in the first season and later became one of the main characters in the second.
He appeared in numerous more television shows, including “Chicago Fire,” “No Activity,” “Death to 2020,” and “Death to 2021.” Keery has also appeared in several indie films, including Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, The Charnel House, Slice, How to Be Alone, After Everything, Molly Game, Spree, Free Guy, and Cold Storage.
Music Career of Joe Keery
Aside from acting, Keery also plays music. “Post Animal,” a garage and psych-rock band from Chicago, has Keery on guitar. “When I Think of You in a Castle” is their first full-length album. It came out in 2018. They have put out one EP (2015) and one album of songs called “The Garden Series” (2016).
Keery self-released the single “Roddy” as a solo artist in 2019 under the name “Djo.” He put out his first album, Twenty Twenty, and then a single called “Keep Your Head Up” in 2020. In 2022, he came out with his second album, Decide, and its first single, “Change.” He also took part in a tour of summer festivals.
Joe Keery’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is $4 million. Steve Harrington in the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” earns the majority of his income. In 2017, Keery started dating Maika Monroe, who is a kiteboarder and actress. He played Steve Harrington in the science-fiction series Stranger Things. His band, Post Animal, has Keery on guitar. He self-released the single “Roddy” as a solo artist in 2019 under the name Djo.