|Date of Birth
||21 August 1987
|Place of Birth
||Camarillo, California, USA
Cody Kasch made his first film appearance at age one in Behind God’s Back (1988), and soon after that, starred in the feature film Show and Tell. As a son of a community theater group’s founders, he performed in numerous theatrical productions like “Oliver,” “The Outsiders” and “The Wizard of Oz.” His performance in “God’s Country” caught the attention of a casting agent who soon signed him and landed the young actor a gig on a national television commercial.
Kasch then was seen in guest roles in such series as “ER,” “The Others,” “Nash Bridges,” “The Practice” and “Any Day Now” (all 2000). But, he did not make his debut as a regular until he was cast opposite John Goodman in the highly publicized FOX sitcom “Normal, Ohio” (2000), playing Robert ‘Robbie’ Miller. Despite high expectations, the show left the airways after only seven episodes. Undaunted, Kasch maintained himself busy by taking on guest spots in “Boston Public” and “NYPD Blue” in 2002, and on “Family Affair” and “Boomtown” in 2003.
Kasch eventually received a big breakthrough when he won the role of bothered teen Zach Young, the son of late Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong), on the ABC dramedy “Desperate Housewives.” Premiered in early 2004, the show soon became a hit, and so did Kasch. In 2005 and 2006, Kasch and his “Housewives” costars picked up a Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He also earned a Young Artist nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor in 2005.
During “Housewives” break, Kasch made a guest appearance as a young Nazi, Kyle Ackerman, in a 2005 episode of the Emmy Award-winning series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” The same year, he also acted in a 24-minute short, Homefront, opposite John M. Jackson and Beth Grant.
The 19-year-old actor will have a supporting role in writer-director Joe Adams’ I Remember (2006). Among his costars in the horror/ thriller are Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Andrew Keegan, Jeremy London, Beverley Mitchell and Haylie Duff. He is also set to play a role in a thriller movie by David R. Ellis, Asylum, which is for 2007 release.
In addition to acting, Kasch is a bass player for a local LA blues band, along with his real life siblings, Max (lead guitarist) and Dylan (drummer). A voice over actor as well, he has provided his golden tones to audio books like “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “Peter Pan” and “Huck Finn.”
Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, “Desperate Housewives,” 2006
Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, “Desperate Housewives,” 2005