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Cody Fern

Cody Fern

Cody Fern

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Cody Fern (born 6 July 1988) is an Australian actor and director. Following his feature debut in The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017), he portrayed murder victim David Madson in the FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018). Later that year, Fern played Michael Langdon in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. He also appeared in the final season of the Netflix drama House of Cards as Duncan Shepherd. In 2019, he returned to American Horror Story for its ninth season 1984 playing Xavier Plympton. In 2021, he returned for one episode, entitled Feral, for the first season of the anthology series American Horror Stories where he played a park ranger named Stan Vogel.

In 2018, Fern made his television debut in the acclaimed FX true crime anthology series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as David Madson which earned him the Gold Derby TV Award for Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor and a nomination for Breakthrough Performer of the Year. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

"Meet the American Horror Story: 1984 Characters: Who's Who Among the Star-Studded Cast". E! Online. Retrieved 19 July 2020. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Otterson, Joe (26 July 2018). "American Horror Story Season 8 Casts Cody Fern as Michael Langdon and he's the best actor in that season". Variety. Retrieved 15 March 2020. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Cody Fern joined the cast of American Horror Story as Michael Langdon in Apocalypse. Here's everything you need to know about the rising star, from his age to his previous on-screen roles... (Source: www.popbuzz.com Since starring in American Horror Story: Apocalypse as the Antichrist Michael Langdon, Australian actor Cody Fern has become a huge fan favourite - and has cemented himself as a fashion icon after turning looks at the Golden Globes and the Met Gala. Here's everything you need to know about the rising star, including his previous roles on screen and stage. (Source:www.popbuzz.com))

The actor also discusses the possibility of reprising his Apocalypse role on American Horror Story proper. (Source: ew.com)

Cody Fern, who played devil child Michael Langdon on American Horror Story's Apocalypse season and camper Xavier Plympton on the 1984 arc, shared with EW that he first found out about returning for the American Horror Stories spin-off from Instagram. What was strange was that he hadn't received a call from Murphy at that point. (Source: ew.com Fern arrives in the sixth episode of American Horror Stories, titled "Feral," as Kern Canyon National Park's Aussie ranger Stan Vogel. Ten years after losing their son on a camping trip in the surrounding woods, Jay (Aaron Tveit) and Abby (Tiffany Dupont) Gantz return to the park after getting a tip that their child is still alive. That tip ends up being a complete scam to extort money from them, but they find that part out when it's too late and they are trapped deep in the park with a bunch of cannibalistic inbred "yowie" people. (Source:ew.com))

As the one to give much of the episode's exposition about the mythology of the yowie, Fern understood his role well. "If there wasn't some comedic relief, it was just going to be too bleak," he said. "My job as Vogel was going to be straddling that horror trope to a certain extent of the outsider who comes in and shakes up what it is that you think you know, and where you think you are in the story. I really wanted to nail that and to make choices that were going to unsettle everybody." (Source: ew.com)

He had a bit of an advantage, aside from being a veteran of AHS. Manny Coto, who wrote the "Forbidden Fruit" episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, wrote and directed the "Feral" episode of American Horror Stories. That brought a certain "Manny flair" to what they were doing, Fern said. "Manny is just such a badass. He knows what he wants. He knows where he wants to go. He sits at the back, outside the trailer during the long breaks [in production] and smokes a cigar with a pair of vintage aviators with his script." Coto gave Fern liberties to bring his own interpretation to the character and find things in the moment as they were filming, like when Vogel spies the Gantz's limping out of the woods after a yowie attack and he utters, "F---ing Americans." (Source: ew.com)

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