Brandon Mychal Smith

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Brandon Mychal Smith
Born (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989 (age 25)[1]
Occupation Actor, comedian, singer, rapper, dancer
Years active 2002–present

Brandon Mychal Smith (born May 29, 1989)[1] is an American actor, comedian, singer, dancer and rapper, best known for his roles as Bug Wendal in Gridiron Gang, Li'l Danny Dawkins in Phil of the Future, Nico Harris in Sonny with a Chance and So Random!, Stubby in Starstruck, and Lord of da Bling in Let It Shine. On December 9, 2013, it became public that Smith was selected to portray James Brown's musical idol Little Richard in the 2014 bio-pic, "Get On Up".[2]


Smith won a "Family Television Award" and Young Artist Award in 2007 for his performance as Tayshawn in The Ron Clark Story, which also stars Matthew Perry. His other credits include the 2006 production of Gridiron Gang as Bug Wendal, Adulthood and a recurring role as Mario in Unfabulous. He starred in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck, alongside his Sonny With a Chance co-star Sterling Knight. Smith also performs the song and music video "Party Up" for Starstruck. He is currently working with Maxrank on his newest album. He was also a competitor on the Dancing With The Stars sequel, Skating With The Stars but due to illness Smith had to withdraw. He produced Maxrank's track "Winna Girl".[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Gridiron Gang Bug Wendal
2006 The Ron Clark Story Tayshawn
2014 Hoovey Donavan
2014 Sacrifice Kaz post-production
2014 Get On Up Little Richard post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The District Darren 'Junior' Fox "Payback"
2004–2005 Unfabulous Mario 9 episodes
2005 The Shield Nathan "The Cure"
That's So Raven Razor "Extreme Cory"
2005–2006 Phil of the Future Lil Danny Dawkins 18 episodes
2006 Without a Trace Trevor "Blood Out"
Gridiron Gang Bug Wendal
Lucky Louie Jason Plumbey "A Mugging Story"
Bones Kid #1 "The Boy in the Shroud"
All of Us Deke "Love Do Cost a Thing" (uncredited)
The Ron Clark Story Tayshawn Main role
2009–2011 Sonny with a Chance Nico Harris Main role; Disney Channel Original Series
2009 The Forgotten Billy York "Football John"
2010 Skating With The Stars Himself Contestant, Withdrew due to Injury (4th Place)
2011–2012 So Random! Nico Harris Main role; Disney Channel Original Series
2012 SNAP! Himself/Host Host with Doug Brochu, Disney Channel Special
Music videos
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Weapons James
2008 La La Land The Director Music video by Demi Lovato
Drivin' Me Wild Man Common ft. Lily Allen
2009 U Can't Touch This Guest appearance (boy) Daniel Curtis Lee and Adam Hicks
2010 Starstruck Stubby Music video by Sterling Knight
Party Up Himself Music video by Brandon Mychal Smith
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Starstruck Albert J. Stubbins (Stubby) Main role; Disney Channel Original Movie
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale TJ
2012 Let It Shine Lord of Da Bling Disney Channel Original Movie
2013 Social Nightmare Daniel TV Movie


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