Casey is played by Eugene Cordero, an actor with quite a long resume. Most of his credits are one-offs for small television series or work in relatively unknown video shorts. In the last five years, Cordero has started nabbing more prominent roles, which began in 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island.” He plays Joe Reles, a warrant officer who is a side gunner for Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). Things don’t look good for Reles at the beginning of the film, when Kong knocks his aircraft out of the sky. Fortunately, he survives the crash.
Reles is among the few who make it out of Skull Island alive, and he aids in the stranded group’s takedown of a Mother Longlegs, as well as the Skullcrawler in the film’s final battle. Reles fights alongside James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), and eventually Kong himself, and leaves the island relatively unharmed, all things considered. Sharing a battlefield with Kong and the same actor who plays Loki is a big break anyone would love to have, and it opened the door for Cordero.