Kays is an American actor from Nixa, Missouri who fully devotes himself to bringing characters to life on screen. He quietly studied acting at an early age before joining Creative Actors in Southwest Missouri. It was there he realized his passion and totally committed to the craft. Cory credits events in his life and personal experiences for unconventionally leading him to a full-time career in film. He works with the goal in mind to positively affect the life of at least one viewer through each of his performances.
Cory was recently nominated for Best Lead Actor at the International Christian Film Festival against Judge Reinhold and Ray Liotta for his role in "Prodigy." He also plays the lead in the horror/thriller film"Straight Edge Kegger" and is set to star as the lead in "Lily is Here."
Cory's other work includes roles as John Steel in 'Drafted 2035' and Ritter in 'Karaoke Knights'. He has also appeared on television shows such as NBC's Disappeared and REELZ' National Enquirer Investigates. He is set to begin production as Erik Black in the upcoming dramatic thriller 'Prodigy' later this year.
"I accepted the role of Jack in 'Looking For Andrew' for a couple of reasons. This film presents a story of four friends going through a painful period of transition. It's something I think everyone goes through at some point whether they realize it or not, and I felt there were a lot of people out there who could relate. I was also interested in the challenge it presented. Jack was a very challenging role, and that's something I wanted to tackle early on in my acting career. I looked into Director Josh Whittaker's previous works 'Riley' & 'Laura' and immediately wanted to work with him."
"Jack is a 22-year-old, recent college graduate slowly starting to realize his life may be changing against his will. He's struggling with the fact that there may be nothing he can do to keep his tight-knit group of childhood friends as close together as they once were. Jack has this underlying emptiness about him, and I wanted to make sure I conveyed that on-screen. He's not sure which direction he wants to go in life and experiences an array of emotions along the way. I could see a lot of myself in Jack."