Kendall Schmidt

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Kendall Schmidt
Kendall Schmidt concert in Mannheim.jpg
Schmidt in 2013
Background information
Birth name Kendall Francis Schmidt
Born (1990-11-02) November 2, 1990 (age 23)
Andover, Kansas, U.S.
Origin Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Occupations Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2001–present
Labels Columbia Records (2009–2014)
TOLBooth Records (2014-present)
Associated acts Big Time Rush, Heffron Drive, Logan Henderson
Website heffrondrive.com

Kendall Francis Schmidt (born November 2, 1990)[1] is an American actor, singer-songwriter, dancer and occasional music producer. He is best known for playing Kendall Knight in Big Time Rush and has played small roles on several TV shows such as ER, Without a Trace, Phil of the Future, Ghost Whisperer, Gilmore Girls, and Frasier.[2] Schmidt's first single with Heffron Drive, Parallel, was released in March on TOLBooth Records.

Life and career[edit]

Schmidt was born in Andover, Kansas, to Kathy and Kent Schmidt. His brother, Kevin Schmidt, is an actor.[3] He began his acting career at age five, appearing in a Chex TV commercial. When he was nine years old, he was one of two young actors who were hired to be Haley Joel Osment's stand-in and body double (they shared the same agent) in the Steven Spielberg film, A.I. Artificial Intelligence.[3] He celebrated his birthday on the set, and Spielberg and the cast surprised him with a birthday cake decorated with Star Wars figures.[3] When he was 10 years old, his family finally made the move from Kansas to California. Schmidt soon landed recurring roles on General Hospital, Titus, Raising Dad, Gilmore Girls and CSI: Miami. He guest-starred on a variety of TV shows, including ER, MADtv, Frasier and Phil of the Future. Most recently, Kendall guest starred on Without a Trace and Ghost Whisperer. On the big screen, he has appeared in Minority Report and According to Spencer. In 2009, Schmidt was cast as the lead of the TV show Big Time Rush. Kendall portrays a character like himself with the name of Kendall Knight, the calm and relaxed member of Big Time Rush. He is the youngest of the Schmidt brothers. He also supported Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.

Schmidt is the Lead Singer of boy band Big Time Rush. They have released 3 albums so far that went platinum and Gold. Schmidt is also part of a duo called Heffron Drive. The duo consists of Schmidt and Big Time Rush's current guitarist, Dustin Belt.

In 2013, it was announced that Schmidt will be making solo music. He went on tour with his band, Heffron Drive. The tour was called the Heffron Drive Winter Tour.

Film and TV[edit]

Film and TV
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Raising Dad Noah Episode: "For Mature Audiences only"
2002 According to Spencer Chad Uncredited
2002–2003 Frasier Young Frasier season 10 ep.8 "Rooms with a View"
2004 ER Damian Episode: "Shifts Happen"
2004 Phil of the Future Jake Episode: "Get Ready to Go-Go"
2005 CSI: Miami Dominic / Dominic Abeyta Episodes "Hell Night" and "Legal"
2004-2005 "All That" Himself season 10
2008–2011 Poor Paul Guitar John 3 episodes

Main Theme: "All That Really Matters''

2009 Ghost Whisperer Jeff 1 episode "Slow Burn"
Without a Trace Shay Hanson 1 episode "True"
2009–2013 Big Time Rush Kendall Knight Main Role
2011 Nick News Himself Episode: "Lies We Tell In Middle School"
Hand aufs Herz Himself (Hand aufs Herz is a German telenovela on Sixx)
2012 Big Time Movie Kendall Knight Main Role
2012 How to Rock Kendall Knight Episode: "How to Rock: An Election"
2012 Figure It Out Himself Panelist
2013 Marvin Marvin Himself Guest Star / Episode: Big Time Marvin
2014 The Great Migration Brando Directed by his brother Kevin Schmidt

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