Years active 2005â€“present
Upcoming movie Ghostbusters
|Notable work Saturday Night Live|
Shows Saturday Night Live
Name Neil Casey
|Occupation Actor, comedian, television writer, theatre director and playwright|
Movies Fort Tilden, Ghostbusters, Gator Farm
Nominations WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series - Television
Similar People Conor Leslie, Eugene Cordero, Milana Vayntrub, Amy Schumer, Sarahâ€‘Violet Bliss
Neil Casey is an American actor, comedian, television writer, theatre director and playwright best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and Inside Amy Schumer. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series both in 2013 for writing on SNL and in 2014 for Inside Amy Schumer. In 2016 he played the villain, Rowan North in the film Ghostbusters. He also co-starred in the Fox sitcom Making History.
Casey graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in English, including a concentration in drama and minoring in Theatre. He started his career in theatre in 2001 and worked at UCB Theatre, where he has also taught since 2007. He directed, wrote, and acted in several shows at the theatre.
In 2015, Casey starred in the Yahoo! Screen series Other Space, created by Paul Feig.
In July 2015, Casey was cast in his first breakthrough film, Ghostbusters, the reboot of the 1984 film, playing a villain named Rowan. The film was shot in Boston, directed by Paul Feig, and stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in the lead roles. Ghostbusters was released on July 15, 2016 by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In 2017, Casey began co-starring opposite Adam Pally in the Fox time-travel comedy Making History; he played the role of Sam Adams.
In 2012, Casey was hired to write comedy sketches for Saturday Night Live's season 38. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series at the 65th show in 2013. He was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in 2013 and 2015 in the category of Comedy/Variety (including talk) series.
In 2014, Casey was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series at the 66th show for his work on Inside Amy Schumer. He was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in 2014 in the category of Comedy/Variety (including talk) series.
In 2015, Casey wrote for the third season of Kroll Show.