Schmidt in 2010
||Kendall Francis Schmidt
November 2, 1990 |
Andover, Kansas, U.S.
||Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
||Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter
||Vocals, guitar, piano
||Columbia Records (2009–present)
TOLBooth Records (2014-present)
||Big Time Rush, Heffron Drive, Logan Henderson
Kendall Francis Schmidt (born November 2, 1990) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, dancer, Entrepreneur and occasional music producer. He is best known for playing Kendall Knight in Big Time Rush also part of a boy band with the same name 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 2014 through his very own record label 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. 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