Elijah “Eli” Stevenson is an American film and television actor who gained fame for portraying Oliver Schermerhorn in Netflix’s short-lived show ‘Everything Sucks!’ In recent years, Stevenson has emerged as one of the most promising actors for the future generation. While he has always been interested in acting, he did not land his first screen role until he was 17 or 18 years old, in the 2016 comedy drama ‘Captain Fantastic’. Stevenson has subsequently found work both in films and on television. He has starred in the short films ‘Trout’ and ‘Missing’, played the character of Young Terrence in the fantasy horror film ‘Tall Men’, and made a cameo appearance in an episode of the web series ‘Dani’s Bucket List’. In 2017, he was cast as Oliver Schermerhorn in ‘Everything Sucks!’ While the show received generally favourable reviews from the critics, it was cancelled after one season. Stevenson has been busy since then and has several projects in the pipeline. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he does not seem to have a prominent social media presence. He only has an Instagram account with over 109 thousand followers.
Rise to Fame
Elijah Stevenson had acting aspirations since he was a child. In 2016, he was cast in his first acting role, in the independent film ‘Captain Fantastic’. Also starring Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, and Steve Zahn, the film tells the story of a father raising his six children in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.
Stevenson followed that up by doing two short films: Brett Smith’s ‘Trout’ and Rachelle Henry’s ‘Missing’. The second feature film of his career was Jonathan Holbrook’s directorial venture ‘Tall Men’, in which he played the younger version of the primary protagonist, Terrence Mackleby (the older version was portrayed by actor Dan Crisafulli).
He made his first small screen appearance in the web series ‘Dani’s Bucket List’. He played a character named Trevor Blanchard in the pilot episode of the show. He then appeared in the 2016 comedy ‘Second Nature’, which also starred Collette Wolfe, Sam Huntington, and Carollani Sandberg.
He then bagged a role in Netflix’s ‘Everything Sucks!,’ a comedy-drama, coming-of-age series set in the mid-1990s. With definite parodic undertones, the show dealt with adolescent issues that any generation would find relatable. Stevenson played Oliver Schermerhorn, a senior in the drama club and Emaline Addario's (Sydney Sweeney) boyfriend, who later escapes to New York City. The show was originally released on February 16, 2018, and received mixed to positive reviews. However, Netflix decided not to renew it for a second season.
In 2018, he also starred in the mystery horror ‘Cam’. Stevenson has multiple projects which are either ready to be released or soon will be. He is set to appear in Domenic Barbero and Jerry Spears’ western drama ‘We Take the Low Road’, Leslie Bloom’s drama ‘Woodstock or Bust’, and Riley Gibson’s drama ‘Sink’.
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Elijah Stevenson was born on September 12, 1998, in the United States of America. Little to no information is available on his childhood and early life. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.