Cody and Astor Bennett are the children of Paul and Rita Bennett. Cody does not remember the abuse his mother suffered at the hands of his father and so, when Paul returns home from prison, he is overjoyed. During season two, Astor and Cody try to maintain their relationship with Dexter even though he broke up with their mother; Cody hides toys in his bag, forcing him to come to their home to return it, and asks Dexter to attend an oral report he makes in class. Dexter’s love for Cody and Astor helps convince Rita to rekindle their relationship. As Season 3 begins, Dexter’s relationship with the children has developed to such an extent that Cody asks him to be a speaker at his school for Parent’s Day.
Bailey was born in Portland, Oregon. He is the younger brother of Brennan Bailey, also an actor. He moved to California at the age of five. Bailey started acting in commercials at the age of two. Some national television commercials starring Bailey include Priceline.com, Clorox, Stouffer’s, Juicy Juice, BMW, Bissell, and Mucinex. He guest starred in his first role, Strong Medicine in 2005 as Dougie Nauls. He co-starred in NBC’s pilot Alpha Mom. He also starred in such television shows as Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother and Numb3rs. In 2007, he joined the cast of Showtime/CBS serial-killer drama Dexter starring in a recurring role as Rita Morgan’s son Cody Bennett/Morgan. He took over from Daniel Goldman from season one, playing the character in seasons two, three, four and five.