Cody Deal grew up a Midwestern farm boy hauling bales of hay on a ranch to help support his family until his senior year in high school. He graduated Valedictorian of his class, as well as Senior Class President, and 1st-Team All-State shooting Forward averaging 20.4 points per game for the Blue Devils' Basketball Team. He dreamt of playing professional sports, but his aspirations were cut short when he injured his hand and forearm in two different sport-related injuries. His aspirations turned to acting, heading to Las Vegas for a brief stint, and working with acting coach Gerald Gordon (who also coached Oscar-winner Adrien Brody). He eventually jumped to Los Angeles to give his career a serious shot, studying with at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio.
Cody was born in Norman, Oklahoma and raised in Sedan, Kansas, a town of 1,200. He is part of the Osage Nation, a historic tribe of Native American people. Today there are as few as 10,000 Osages, Deal being amongst them. He enjoys reading, writing (journaling and working on his own scripts), and playing almost any sport in his free time.
Cody Deal made his Hollywood debut in the Syfy Original Movie, Almighty Thor, to 1.7 million viewers in May of 2011. Almighty Thor premiered in dozen of countries, being seen by millions of people across the world and continuing to air to this day. In early 2012, Cody recurred on the Cinemax television show, The Girl's Guide To Depravity.
Cody's first audition before moving to Los Angeles was for Thor in Marvel's Thor. 18 months later, he booked his first starring and title role for the same role, but in the film, Almighty Thor.
Cody was considered for the role of Conan in Conan the Barbarian (2011) given to Jason Momoa.
Cody was considered for the role of Spartacus in the hit television show Spartacus: Blood & Sand after actor, Andy Whitfield fell to a real-life battle with cancer. He trained for weeks with dialect coach, Larry Moss, to learn an Authentic British before his agent even secured an audition.
Deal moved from Kansas to Las Vegas at 21-years-old. He dressed up as a Roman soldier on the weekends at Caesar's Palace Casino, where he toured the casino with Caesar and Cleopatra, and performed mini-skits at the Colosseum steps several times a night.
Cody's other weekly gig in Vegas was modeling for the Chippendales, never being in the show, but doing photo-ops for them on the Las Vegas Strip to promote the show.
His Roman Soldier gig at Caesar's Palace put him on sets of The Hangover, The View, The Today Show, Laffapalooza! 2008, Funniest Movies of the Year: 2008, and The Travel Channel.
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