‘All American’: Why Does Asher Adams Look So Familiar?

In the popular CW series All American, Cody Christian plays Asher Adams. Asher is the Beverly Eagle’s wide receiver. Also, he aspires to be a professional football player in the NFL. During the season 3 finale, Asher discovered devastating news that jeopardized his football career. While the teen drama features some familiar faces from Hollywood, fans noticed the young actor looked familiar. Here is everything we know about the 26-year old actor.

Cody Christian attending the premiere of Neon And Refinery29's 'Assassination Nation.'
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Who is Cody Christian from ‘All American’?

Cody Christian was born in Maine and lived in the state of Indiana. At the age of nine, he moved to LA with his family. According to IMDb, the young actor started guest-starring in major television shows. In 2008, he played a minor role in the HBO vampire series True Blood

Meanwhile, Christian starred in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. In season 6, the actor played a young patient named Brad Walker. He is hospitalized for peculiar abdominal pain. Many doctors, including Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), struggle to make an accurate diagnosis. After bleeding internally, Brad undergoes a life-saving surgical procedure. Besides television, the actor starred in films such as Surrogates (2009), Submerged (2016), Assassination Nation (2018), and The Starving Games (2013), a parody of the dystopian movie Hunger Games.

Christian starred in ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Teen Wolf’

Prior to landing a prominent role on All American, the young actor starred in some popular television shows. On Freeform, formally known as ABC Family, Christian played Mike Montgomery in the popular teen drama Pretty Little Liars. The actor played Aria’s little brother on the show from 2011 to 2015. The series follows four best friends named Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Emily (Shay Mitchell), and Hanna (Ashely Benson) that receive anonymous messages from an unnamed person named “A,” who threatens to expose all of their secrets. 

After leaving Pretty Little Liars, Christian landed a role in MTV’s Teen Wolf. Loosely based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox film of the same name, the teen drama follows Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a werewolf that defends his California town against supernatural beings. In the series, Christian played Theo Raeken, a creature that possesses coyote and wolf powers. The teen drama series was a massive success on MTV, spanning six seasons on the network. Although the show concluded in 2017, the cast is returning for a movie. 

According to Variety, Paramount+ ordered a Teen Wolf revival film, set to premiere in 2022 or later. So far, Christian will reprise the role of Theo in the highly anticipated project. 

What is next for Asher Adams in ‘All American’ Season 4?

In the new season, Christian’s character has an uncertain future ahead. During the finale of All American Season 3, Asher discovered that he had a heart condition called cardiomyopathy. After learning this information, it is revealed that Asher can’t play football anymore. So, what is next for the football athlete? For now, it’s too early to tell. From a young age, Asher dreamed of becoming a professional football player. While that career path seems unreachable, Asher might have to plan a future that doesn’t include football.

All American Season 4 premieres on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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