Casey Likes

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BornDecember 25, 2001
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Actor
  • Singer
  • Writer

Casey Likes (born December 25, 2001) is an American actor, singer, and writer. He is known for originating the role of William Miller in the Broadway-bound musical Almost Famous. He will soon star in the MGM horror movie Dark Harvest and will play Gene Simmons in the upcoming Neil Bogart biopic Spinning Gold.[1]

Early Life

Likes was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. His mother, Stephanie Likes, is also an actress and appeared in Les Miserables on Broadway and on a national tour. Likes attended Chandler High School, where in 2019 he performed as Jean Valjean in the school's production of Les Misérables. This role won him the award for Best Lead Male at the 2019 ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards. This award made Likes a contestant in that year's Jimmy Awards in New York City.[2]


Likes began his career doing community theatre in and around his hometown. He gained notoriety following the 2019 Jimmy Awards, in which he was a finalist. At this event, he was spotted by casting directors, which lead to his casting as William Miller in the new musical Almost Famous at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. The musical is based on the 2000 Almost Famous|movie of the same name.[3] The production was directed by Jeremy Herrin, with music and lyrics by Cameron Crowe and the book and additional lyrics by Tom Kitt (musician)|Tom Kitt. It began previews on September 13, 2019 and ran from September 27 to October 27, 2019.[4] Following the run of Almost Famous, Likes was cast in season 2 of Crypt TV's The Birch as Brian Moses.[5]

In 2021, he wrote, directed, and acted in a short film entitled "Thespians" starring multiple Broadway performers, including Sydney Lucas, Andrew Barth Feldman, Rob McClure, and Antonio Cipriano.[6]

It was announced on June 1, 2021, that Likes will be starring in the MGM film Dark Harvest, based on the Dark Harvest (novel)|novel of the same name by Norman Partridge. The film will be released on September 24, 2021.[7] He will also be starring as Gene Simmons in the upcoming Neil Bogart biopic Spinning Gold.


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Everything Must Go Young Nick in 1969
2010 Cowboys vs. Vampires Steve
2013 American Blackout Hank Jr. TV movie
2015 Thrashlander Carpenter Short
2018 Krampus: Origins Billy
2020 I Got You Writer, director, producer Short
2020 Stars in the House Self TV series, 2 episodes
2021 The Birch Brian Moses TV series, 4 episodes
2021 Dark Harvest Leading role
2021 Spinning Gold Gene Simmons Post-production
2021 Thespians Mike Short film
Year Show Role Theatre Notes
2019 Almost Famous William Miller Old Globe Theatre
2019 Jimmy Awards Performer/Jean Valjean Minskoff Theatre Finalist

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2019 ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards Best Lead Male Jean Valjean, Les Miserables Won
2019 ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards Best Vocalist Jean Valjean Won
2019 National High School Musical Theatre Awards Best Actor Jean Valjean Finalist


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