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Schmidt in 2013
|Birth name||Kendall Francis Schmidt|
November 2, 1990 |
Andover, Kansas, U.S.
|Origin||Wichita, Kansas, U.S.|
|Occupations||Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Columbia Records (2009–2014)
TOLBooth Records (2014-present)
|Associated acts||Big Time Rush, Heffron Drive, Logan Henderson|
Kendall Francis Schmidt (born November 2, 1990) 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. Schmidt's first single with Heffron Drive, Parallel, was released in March on TOLBooth Records.
Life and career
Schmidt was born in Andover, Kansas, to Kathy and Kent Schmidt. His brother, Kevin Schmidt, is an actor. 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. He celebrated his birthday on the set, and Spielberg and the cast surprised him with a birthday cake decorated with Star Wars figures. 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
|Film and TV|
|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|
- Kendall Schmidt. staree.com
- Abejo, Jerry. "Andover Boy's Film Career at 'A.I.' High." Wichita Eagle. July 8, 2001.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kendall Schmidt.|
- Official Site of Big Time Rush
- Kendall Schmidt at the Internet Movie Database
- Kendall Schmidt on Twitter