Born in Ajax, Ontario, Coreys career in front of the camera began as a baby model at the tender age of six months. Modelling soon led to work in commercials. At seven years old, he landed his first acting job in the ABC mini-series Family Pictures, alongside screen veterans Angelica Houston and Sam Neill. The experience convinced young Corey that he had found his passion. Coreys breakout came when he landed the role of Timmy in the 90s version of the prolific series, Lassie. The show ran internationally for four seasons and earned him a Gemini nomination. Corey was a fairly prolific actor during his childhood. His first starring role in a feature film came in Disneys Summer of Monkeys. The heartwarming family drama premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won a coveted Crystal Heart Award. Into his teens, Corey continued to work at a feverish pace, starring in four more consecutive series - the period drama Little Men, where his work as streetwise Dan earned him back-to-back Los Angeles Youth Award nominations, the futuristic adventure series 2030 C.E., the WBs martial-art drama Black Sash and FOXs steamy Hawaii-set drama North Shore.