Stony Blyden

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Background information
Birth nameThorsteinn Sindri Baldvinsson Blyden
Born (1993-03-09) March 9, 1993 (age 29)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres Hip hop
OccupationsActor, rapper, singer, writer, record producer
InstrumentsBass, drums, guitar, synthesizer, sequencer, sampler, vocals
Years active2011–present

Thorsteinn Sindri Baldvinsson Blyden, (born March 9, 1993) better known by his stage name Stony Blyden, is an Icelandic actor, rapper, singer, drummer and record producer.

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Life

Blyden was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. His father, Baldvin, is an Icelandic baker and his mother, Deborah, a Cuban fitness instructor. Blyden began drumming at an early age. [1]

Career

For his musical artist name, he chose Stony, which is a rough translation of the second part of his Icelandic name, Thorsteinn, "Thor stone." Using a camera he borrowed from his father he started filming him and his friends covering various songs. He then went on to upload his own drum covers to YouTube under the name Stony's World. He also created pop-inspired remixes of the Jake and Amir comedy web series produced by CollegeHumor, receiving millions of views on YouTube and a substantial number of purchases on ITunes. In a collaboration with Jake and Amir in 2019, Blyden stated that the proceeds from these remixes "got [him] through school" and that he continues to receive money from the songs to this day. [2] As an actor, Blyden has appeared in the films The Standoff and Hope Springs Eternal , as well as the Hulu television series Casual . [3] He stars in the 2017 Nickelodeon television series Hunter Street . [4]

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2016 Casual Cookie GuyEpisode: "Big Green Egg"
2017–19 Hunter Street Max HunterMain role (33 episodes)
2018Run for Your LifeMilesTelevision film
2019 Bluff City Law EmersonRecurring role (10 episodes)
2022 How I Met Your Father Jasper8 episodes
2022 Big Shots Jackson Hoover5 episodes

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2016The StandoffKlyde Kosar
2018 Dude Stony
2018 Hope Springs Eternal Seth Grass
2020 Life in a Year Kiran

Discography

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