Coy Stewart

Coy Stewart

Date Of BirthJune 24, 1998
Age25 years 9 months 30 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthColumbia, South Carolina, United States
Zodiac SignCancer
ProfessionsRapper , Singer , Actor
Other Names Tyson Coy Stuart , Tyson Stewart , KOI , Tyson Coy Stewart

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignCancer
Nationality American
EthnicitiesBlack , African American
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height174 CM
5 Feet 9 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight60 KG
132 lbs
Tattoo on Arms
Body Type Slim
Family Information
Father Derek Stewart (Author, professional basketball player)
Mother Keisha Stewart (She works as a manager)
Brother Chayse Stewart (younger; Also interested in acting)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Deadly Detention
Years Active 2010-
Debut (TV series) The Glades
Debut (TV Movie) Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Actors Leonardo Dicaprio
Will Smith
Favorite Actress Sandra Bullock
Favorite Food Chocolate Chips (Cookies)
Favorite MoviePlace beyond the pines (with Ryan gosling)
Favorite Musician Frank Ocean
Favorite Sportsswimming , basketball
Favorite sports person Kobe Bryant (Basketball)
Favorite Artist Ice Cube
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileCoy Stewart Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileCoy Stewart Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileCoy Stewart Instagram Profile
Spotify LinkCoy Stewart Spotify Link
Contact(Phone)(818) 403-0547
AddressPO Box 36444 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Talent Agent DeAbreu Modeling and Consulting (Columbia)
More Information
Role Model Will Smith
Net worth$900,000


Coy Stewart is an American actor & singer. He goes by the name KOI (a play on Coy) for his music. Coy is known for playing Flint in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2017-2019), Troy Dixon in Bella and the Bulldogs(2015-2016), Kevin Kingston-Persons in Are We There Yet? (2010-2012)

Coy has recently appeared in The Blacklist(2019) as Vontae Jones, has voiced the character Benson in Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts(2020).

Coy Stewart

[ Coy Stewart ]

Childhood - Family

Tyson Coy Stewart was born on 24 June 1998 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States to Derek Stewart(father) & Keisha Stewart(mother). His parents are from Southern Carolina


Father- Derek Stewart

Coy's father Derek Stewart is an Author & former collegiate & professional basketball player. Derek was an all-time leading scorer & shot blocker for his college- Augusta College in his youth. He has travelled China, France, Germany & Israel playing pro-basketball across the continents.

Derek has previously worked in the mortgage industry, coaching at high school. He created Jumpball Training , an academy to train players in basketball.

Derek has written a book on Coy's journey into acting, titled- The Unlikely Journey.

Mother- Keisha Stewart

Coy' mother Keisha Stewart works as a manager. She is originally from Columbia, South Carolina

Coy Stewart with Mom

[ Coy Stewart with Mom- childhood ]

Brother- Chayse Stewart

Coy has a younger brother named in Chayse Stewart. Chayse is interested in acting as well.

Coy Stewart's family: Derek Stewert(Father), Keisha Stewert(Father), Chayse Stewart(Father),

[ Coy Stewart's family: Derek Stewert(Father), Keisha Stewert(Father), Chayse Stewart(Father), ]

Girlfriend- Dating

Coy Stewart & JadaGrace

Coy Stewart is rumored to be in relationship with actress, singer & dancer Jadagrace Michiko Gordy-Nash. They have been friends with each other for years. The have worked together in some of the music projects such as "Bounce" & "Glow"

In his interview with BoybyGirls [6] Coy revealed that he has a girlfriend, someone who he has been friends with for years, with whom he has worked on music as well. Thus leading to the assumption it is her.

Back in March 2015 Jadagrace has tweeted a picture of the two with the caption "I love him but he doesn't love me". In August 2015 he tweeted "I love @DeaMaddie & @Jadagrace to death"

Coy Stewart & Jadagrace

[ Coy Stewart & Jadagrace ]


Interesting Facts

  • Early interest: Coy developed interest in acting after practicing and reciting lines from popular TV shows & movies, he was 8 at the time.
  • Auditions: When he was 10 years old he told his parents that he wanted to act, in the summer the parents took him to New York for auditions. He joined DeAbreu Modeling & consulting agency for better exposure.
  • The beginning: He started acting playing the role of Travis Younger in the stage play- A Raisin in the Sun. He had appeared in 15 auditions before he landed this role.
  • First acting job: Coy's first acting job was as an extra in a movie which never got released.
  • Tattoos: He has emoji Tattoos on both his arms, Left arm has the tattoo of sadness, while the right arm emoji is of happiness.
  • He is an outgoing guy. Likes his adventures in the open.
  • Likes fun: Coy & Teala Dunn, who plays his sister on the show 'Are we there yet?' used to play cards after the shooting.
  • Political inclination: He has been very critical of Donald Trump.
  • Philanthropy
    • NO BULL: He participated in NO BULL campaign, an anti-bullying awareness campaign.
    • Move On, 2 vote: He encouraged US citizens to register to vote in the 2020 US presidential elections [4]
  • Gun control: He has been a vocal critic of gun violence and has supported demands for gun control laws.
  • He was home schooled for most part.
  • He likes self-taping to live auditions as it saves time & money to move and gives the chance to take as many shots as possible.
  • His Favorite cartoon character- Johnny Bravo.
  • His Favorite store to shop in- Top shops.
  • Commercials
    • CARQUEST: Coy's first commercial appearance was in a regional car commercial for CarQuest
  • Ice Cube taught him about the continuity of scenes on the sets. "when you have your shirt zipped up in one scene, you can't have it unzipped in the next part" taught Ice Cube

The Unlikely Journey

In 2012, Coy's father Derek Stewart wrote a biographical book on Coy's journey into the acting world, titled- The Unlikely Journey.

The book covers Coy sharing his dream of becoming an actor in 2008 at the age of 10. The unwavering support of his parents that changed the course of his future.

The book covers his journey through commercials, stage performances, TV debut, regular roles in "The Electric Company" & "Are We There Yet?".

The book talks about each member of the Stewart family- Keisha, Derek, Coy & Chayse. It is an inspiring journey of a normal American family having an unimagined experience.



  • WTH: Welcome to Howler- Coy acted in the Web horror comedy series as Xavier.

Are We There Yet?

Coy lived in South Carolina when got a chance to audition for a role in the new TV series "Are We There Yet?", it was newly being made from the movie. Coy's New York agent thought it was going to be a long shot, but worth a try, so Coy's parents drove him to New York city for the audition, he read everything needed for the role, he was asked to read some more by the casting directors. He went home and waiting, they called him back and asked to read again, he read again and went home. They called later to confirm he has got the role.

Coy plays Kevin Kingston-Persons the son of Suzanne Kingston-Persons (played by Essence Atkins), stepson of lead role Nick Persons(played by Terry Crews), younger brother of Lindsey Kingston-Persons (played by Teala Dunn). 

Kevin Kingston-Persons is a soccer fan, he is often found watching soccer on TV, he is an intelligent kid and he is also into computers and technology




Coy appeared in the lead of the music video '1-800-273-8255' by rapper Logic. Video dealt with homosexuality and suicide. Don Cheadle, Nolan Gould, Luis Guzmán, Matthew Modine also appeared in the video.

The song was written in collaboration by- Logic, Dylan Wiggins, 6ix, Khalid, Alessia Cara, Drew Taggart

It was placed at peak position of #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was nominated for both Song of the Year & Best Music Video of the year at the Grammy Awards.

Everybody's Got One

In 2018 Coy released his first album titled- "Everybody's Got One", It has 14 Songs:



Year Song Album Comment
2018 Slave Everybody's Got One  
2018 Power  
2018 15  
2018 OMW  
2018 Molasses  
2018 Funds  
2018 Dirty  
2018 S.I.N  
2018 Karma  
2018 Run!  
2018 Eyes  
2018 Forbes Freestyle  
2018 Sinking Seeds  
2018 2:33pm  
2019 Yikes Yikes / Ice Chips In collaboration with grouptherapy
2019 Ice Chips


Guest Appearances

Year Song Artist Comment
2020  Homecoming grouptherapy, RHEA  
2020  Nighttime grouptherapy, RHEA  
2019  Bounce Jadagrace, grouptherapy  
2019  Glow Jadagrace, grouptherapy  


Questions & Answers

  • Who is Coy Stewart (according to Coy)?
    • "Coy is a young man who feels the need to express himself through art." [6]
  • What makes Coy Happy?
    • Coy is super reliant on his circle of people, which includes his family & close friends. without them "nothing else would really matter" say Coy [6]



Movies List

Year Movie Character Comment
2019 Devil's Whisper Gavin  
2017 House of the Witch Dax TV Movie
2017 Deadly Detention Kevin  


TV Series List

Year TV Series Character Comment
2020 Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Benson (voice) Regular role
2019 The Blacklist Vontae Jones 6 episodes
2017-2019 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Flint 8 episodes
2019 Mr. Iglesias Lorenzo 9 episodes; Netflix 
2016-2017 WTH: Welcome to Howler Xavier 7 episodes
2016 NCIS Brandon Conway "Home of the Brave" (Season 14 Episode 7)
2015-2016 Bella and the Bulldogs Troy Dixon Main Role; 40 episodes
2013 Good Luck Charlie Warren The Bug Prom" (Season 4 Episode 12)
2010-2012 Are We There Yet? Kevin Kingston-Persons Regular; 72 episodes; 
2010-2011 The Electric Company Marcus Barnes 13 episodes
2010 The Glades Declan Mucked Up" (Season 1 Episode 4)


Short movies List

Year Short movie Character Comment
2018 The Judgment of Kyle Noble
Malik Martin
2015 Jingle Hit Factory: Detention Devin  
2015 Christian Christian  
2015 Throwing Snowballs Troy  


Theater/ Stage/ Broadway

Year Play Character Comment
2009 A Raisin in the Sun Travis Younger Location- Weston Play House, Weston Vermont



  • Coy won Young Artists Award for his role as Kevin in Are We There Yet?(2011). (Best supporting actor)

News & Updates

  • He has appeared in an interview by Portrait Magazine.


  • Thankful to God & family for making me into the young man I'm today
  • If you want to bring the best part into your role, you have to go into it fully [3]
  • I think I'll be Acting for the rest of my life. [3]
  • I always try to stay hungry for more auditions, go on every audition that I can. [3]
  • Every audition that an actor goes on, is preparation for the next audition. [3]
  • I try to stay hungry & humble. [3]
  • Everybody trying to get an acting gig will get something to act someday. Stay humble, Stay hungry, Just keep trying.
  • Acting is very fun for me
  • My goal in life is to inspire kids & people to always dream big & never to be afraid to go after the dreams.
  • I try to keep myself grounded and stay true to southern roots.
  • We must have fun while auditioning, when they say No, it does not matter as much.
  • As a kid I hated auditions, as I grew older I realized it was part of the process
  • I'm so glad these sexual assault allegations are coming to light. I hope it gives more people the courage to call out those responsible.
  • If you wouldn't sacrifice everything, you don't want it bad enough.
  • To die a young legend, or live a long life unfulfilled
  • Family over everything.
  • Ambition and hard work are two different things. dream about it all you want, but the work ethic is what separates goods from greats.
  • Don't become a zombie and work a job you hate for things you can't afford.
  • Only thing that can stop me is God himself.
  • Say a little cause it says a lot.
  • Forget money, forget fame, do what you love and spread love along with it, we don't live forever.
  • Consistently working on myself, nobody ever got anywhere by staying the same, growth is crucial.
  • Patience is the biggest key I've learned. Trust in the universe’s timing to lead you to the right place at the right time [5]
  • As a kid, I was never really great at expressing myself through conversation, but when it came to working in a scene or on music it felt like that was something that came very easily and naturally to me [6]
  • I grew up thinking that being a man meant you had to be tough and masculine and strong… But you can be all of those things while also be feminine, & afraid, & weak [6]
  • When you think about the idea of a man, society has kind of trained us to think that everything a man is, a woman cannot be. I find that I have a big issue with that.. If we view ourselves as people first, then we can connect on a much better level. [6]


  1. Coy Stewart Wiki
  2. The unlikely Journey
  3. The star Scoop interview 2010
  4. Move On, 2 vote
  5. Patience quote
  6. Boys by Girls interview
  7. Jadagrace & Coy Stewart

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