7 Things to Know About Stranger Things' Breakout Star, Joe Keery

Stranger Things season two is finally on Netflix, which means we're bound to see even more of the adorable cast in the coming weeks. While the show's youngest stars rightfully steal the spotlight whenever they're out and about, Joe Keery has quickly gained his own fan base for his role as Steve. Aside from being a talented actor, he is also getting recognized for his rock band, his celebrity doppelgänger, and, yes, his beautiful hair. See even more facts about the breakout star ahead.


His Sister Actually Pushed Him to Do Acting

Joe's older sister — he's the second of five kids — got him involved in the drama club during his freshman year, and he stuck with it the rest of high school.

He Studied Theater in College
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He Studied Theater in College

After graduating Newburyport High School in Massachusetts, the actor attended DePaul University in Chicago. He studied at The Theatre School before graduating in 2014.

Stranger Things Is His Breakout Role

Stranger Things Is His Breakout Role

Before playing Steve, the actor had small roles on shows like Empire and Chicago Fire and in the movie Henry Gamble's Birthday Party.


He's a Musician

Aside from acting, Joe also plays guitar and sings for the Chicago-based rock band Post Animal.


He Has a Celebrity Doppelgänger

There's a reason Joe looks so familiar. After the first season of Stranger Things, fans couldn't help but notice how much he resembles actor Ben Schwartz (aka Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Recreation). The actors even did a spoof about it during The Late Late Show With James Corden.

He Has Really Great Hair
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He Has Really Great Hair

Joe has gained a lot of attention for his luscious locks, and it's not hard to tell why.

He Has a Girlfriend
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He Has a Girlfriend

Sadly, as charming as Joe is, he's actually taken. The actor brought along his girlfriend, actress Maika Monroe, to the Stranger Things season two premiere.