Cody Kasch

Cody Kasch


8/21/1987, Camarillo, California, USA

Birth Name

Cody Reed Kasch


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Cody got his start in small roles on shows such as ER, The Practice, and Boomtown. He went on to star in the short-lived series Out There and Normal, Ohio. He got his break when he got the role of the disturbed teenager on the hit show Desperate Housewives.more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2004, Cody was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor, for his role as Zach Young on Desperate Housewives.

    • Cody was arrested on May 17, 2005, in Manhattan's East Village, after plainclothes police officers allegedly spotted him smoking marijuana in public. His manager, Scott Bankston, said that the arrest was a mistake and that Cody did not smoke marijuana, and that Cody was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • Cody has three siblings. He has two brothers, Dylan and Max, and one sister, Quinby.

    • Cody's interests include reading, traveling, learning about politics, art, sports, and being outdoors.

    • Cody has done voice-overs for characters for books on tape, including Huck Finn, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Peter Pan.

    • Cody loves theater. He has performed in productions of "Alice in Wonderland," "Pinocchio," "The Outsiders," "The Wizard of Oz," and "Oliver."

    • Cody's nickname is Mokey.

    • Cody's height is 5'11" (1.80 m).

    • The names of Cody's parents are Jody and Taylor Kasch. They founded Ojai's Flying H Theater Company, which is where Cody began acting.

    • Cody's dad changed his last name from McKee to Kasch, 30 years ago.

    • Cody enjoys playing bass.

    • Cody and his brothers Max and Dylan are in a band called "Brother," Max on lead guitar, Cody on bass, and Dylan on drums.

    • Cody is the older brother of actor Dylan Kasch, known for his lead role in Choosing Matthias.

  • Quotes

    • Cody: (when asked if his character, Zach, on Desperate Housewives is evil or misunderstood) I think the evilness will come from the misunderstanding. To this point now, it's earthed in and it's set. The murdering of his grandfather is not very redeeming. I hope that maybe at the end, it will be redeeming but, no, it's all right. So maybe evil.

    • Cody: (talking about his character on Desperate Housewives) Honestly, for the last five months leading up to the series finale there was a little bit of stagnation. It was kind of hard because they were trying to find something to do without taking away the mystery quality by telling people what is going on. This lead them to downplay it a lot, which sometimes made me feel like I was doing the same scene over and over again.

    • Cody: (about his favorite moment from season two on Desperate Housewives) I liked slaughtering my grandfather. I unplugged his respirator.

    • Cody: There is no day like today to do what you want.

    • Cody: Usually it's older women who come up to me. They say, "Oh, you're much cuter than your character."

    • Cody: (about him and his character on Desperate Housewives) I get recognized sometimes but not as much as anyone else on the show does. The other actors look similar to the characters, but my mannerisms, clothing, and posture are all vastly different from Zach's.

    • Cody: Zach is the most evil character I have ever played and I enjoy it. There are so many places I can go with it.

    • Cody: (about Desperate Housewives) I remember thinking it had this really odd undercurrent of weirdness. That was something I thought would be fabulous to play.

    • Cody: I remember reading the audition piece for Desperate Housewives and thinking that it was a movie I was auditioning for because it wasn't written in regular television fashion.

    • Cody: I did mainly theater until I was 11 or 12, and moving to LA was the next step.

    • Cody: I had a predisposition toward acting because I was immersed in it from a very young age.

    • Cody: I have three sibling who act. My parents ran a theater company out os San Francisco for many years.

  • Adorable, and such a great actor.

    I loved him on Out There! He's so charming and earnest and has such a cute smile. Having been an avid Out There fan and getting used to him being so fresh and sweet as Tom, it makes me really appreciate all the more his acting on Desperate Housewives and guest role on SVU, where his characters are obviously much more dark and conflicted. And crazy. know, murdering. But still he totally sells it! He has a great range: From adorable smiling sweetheart to disturbed psychopath, I buy his performances in everything I see him in. A rare, convincing (and let's face it, very handsome) young actor.moreless
  • very funny a little evil character

    he plays a very interesting part because of feelings that his character feels. he told that it was really evil part but I haven't noticed so much evil scenes. yes he bites his father and did many things wrong but he's a kid, let's make him a little promis - not to look on his deads.