Coy Stewart is an American actor best known for featuring in main cast of television series like ‘Are We There Yet?’ and ‘Bella and the Bulldogs’. He developed interest in acting early and commenced his career as child artist playing one of the main roles of Kevin Kingston replacing Philip Daniel Bolden in the TBS aired American television sitcom ‘Are We There Yet?’. The role earned him a Young Artists Award. In the ensuing years he remained part of main cast of several other series. These include playing Marcus Barnes in the PBS series ‘The Electric Company’; Troy Dixon in the Nickelodeon series ‘Bella and the Bulldogs’; and Xavier in the web series ‘WTH: Welcome to Howler’. He has also featured in films ‘Devil's Whisper’ and ‘Deadly Detention’; in short films like ‘Jingle Hit Factory: Detention’ and ‘The Judgment of Kyle Noble’; and in the music video and short film of American rapper Logic’s song ‘1-800-273-8255’. ‘The Unlikely Journey’, a non-fiction book by his father Derek Stewart gives a glimpse of Coy’s journey into showbiz.
Childhood & Early Life
Coy Stewart was born on June 24, 1998 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States in the family of Derek Stewart and Keisha Stewart. His other name is Tyson Stewart. There is hardly any information available on his early life and education excepting that he developed an interest in acting as a child after he started reciting dialogues from popular TV series.
His passion to become an actor led him to join the modelling and acting agency DeAbreu Modeling that operates in Columbia. His initial acting endeavour saw him performing the role of Travis Younger in a stage production of the famous Lorraine Hansberry play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’.
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Coy landed up with his debut television role in the American television sitcom ‘Are We There Yet?’. He replaced Philip Daniel Bolden to portray one of the main roles of Kevin Kingston-Persons in the series. Starting from the first episode titled ‘The Hyphenated Name Episode’ that aired on June 2, 2010, Coy featured in 72 episodes of the series till 2012. His remarkable performance as Kevin won him Best Supporting Young Actor in a Comedy or Drama award at the Young Artists Award in March 2011.
On August 1, 2010 he featured as Declan in the episode titled ‘Mucked Up’ from the action crime drama television series ‘The Glades’.
While performing in ‘Are We There Yet?’, Coy also became part of the main cast of the American, comedy family TV series ‘The Electric Company’. He featured in 12 episodes of the PBS series starting from the episode ‘Off Target’ that aired on February 7, 2011.
His father came up with a non-fiction book titled ‘The Unlikely Journey’ in January 2012. The book chronicles the way Coy's journey shaped up in showbiz.
The September 15, 2013 aired episode titled ‘The Bug Prom’ from the comedy, family drama television series ‘Good Luck Charlie’ featured him in the role of Warren.
He furthered his fame performing as Troy Dixon in main cast of the American comedy television series ‘Bella and the Bulldogs’. The series that also had Brec Bassinger, Rio Mangini, Haley Tju, Lilimar, Jackie Radinsky and Buddy Handleson in starring roles aired on Nickelodeon for two seasons from January 17, 2015 to June 25, 2016.
In 2015, he also appeared as himself in ‘Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special’ apart from featuring in the short films ‘Jingle Hit Factory: Detention’, ‘Throwing Snowballs’ and ‘Christian’.
Starting from October 23, 2016, he has essayed the starring role of Xavier in the comedy horror web series ‘WTH: Welcome to Howler’. In 2016 he also featured as Brandon Conway in the episode ‘Home of the Brave’ from the action comedy crime television series ‘NCIS’. The episode aired on November 15 that year.
He along with Matthew Modine, Luis Guzmán, Don Cheadle and Nolan Gould featured in the music video of the Grammy nominated popular song ‘1-800-273-8255’ by American rapper Logic. Coy portrayed a main role in the music video that premiered on Vevo channel of Logic on YouTube on August 17, 2017.
The September 12, 2017 released thriller film ‘Deadly Detention’ directed by Blair Hayes saw Coy playing the starring role of Kevin. He also starred as Dax in the television horror movie ‘House of the Witch’ that released on October 7 that year. Same year he featured as Gavin in the October 19 released American-Indonesian supernatural horror film ‘Devil's Whisper’ directed by Adam Ripp and starring Luca Oriel.
Coy had been cast as a young Inhuman called Flint in the ABC aired action adventure drama television series ‘Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, an announcement of which was made in November 2017. That year he also played the lead role of Malik Martin in the Danilo Dayani directed short drama film ‘The Judgment of Kyle Noble’.
Personal Life & Legacy
It seems that the talented actor prefers to keep his personal life away from the spotlight as he has not divulged anything on his romantic association or dating status. There is also no information available on the net worth of Coy who has thrived in making his presence felt in both big-screen and small-screen.
His growing popularity as an actor has reflected on his social media handles as well. His Twitter account ‘coystewart’ that he joined in May 2010 has already accumulated more than 25 K followers while his Instagram account ‘coystewart’ has thrived in amassing an even more impressive count of over 257 K followers.