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|Born||Kevin Gerard Schmidt
August 16, 1988
Andover, Kansas, U.S.
|Other names||Kevin G. Schmidt|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director|
Kevin Gerard Schmidt (born August 16, 1988) is an American actor, known best for his role as Henry in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel or as Noah Newman in The Young and the Restless. Schmidt also starred on Cartoon Network’s first live-action scripted television series, Unnatural History. Schmidt also co-created, starred in, produced, and directed a cult web-series, Poor Paul. Schmidt continues to write, direct, and act, but he has also participated in humanitarian organizations. Schmidt is president of the Conscious Human Initiative, a non-profit entity that intends to alleviate malnutrition worldwide.
Life and career
Schmidt was born in Andover, Kansas. His brother is musician and actor Kendall Schmidt.
At first, Schmidt did not plan to work in the entertainment industry. As a football player and a student, Schmidt was uninterested in acting. However, as his two brothers, Kenneth and Kendall Schmidt, began finding success as actors in Los Angeles, California, Schmidt was finally persuaded to start auditioning. He was ten years old when he began to book a string of guest-starring roles on prime time television. Schmidt appeared on shows such as NCIS, Bones, Without a Trace, CSI: NY, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Monk. Schmidt also found success on the big screen. In addition to his role in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel, Schmidt co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect and Kristen Stewart in Catch That Kid. Schmidt transitioned to leading roles, starring in Resurrection Mary as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
Having undergone his own personal weight loss at age 17, Schmidt shared what he had learned about fitness and health on his directorial debut project entitled The Alyson Stoner Project. Teaming up with good friend and dance prodigy Alyson Stoner, the pair produced an instructional musical and fitness hybrid that uses the latest dance moves as a method of exercise. The project was intended to teach children the importance of fitness, nutrition, and making good lifestyle choices. Schmidt is currently developing The Alyson Stoner Project concept into a weekly TV series.
In addition, Schmidt is in production on The Great Migration, an animated film which he wrote; he is producing the film alongside Rob Minkhoff, director of the Disney film The Lion King. The film stars his younger brother, Kendall, along with Logan Henderson, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson.
Schmidt is an advocate for sustainable farming methods such as aquaponics and hopes to aid in ending malnutrition and obesity worldwide. He continues to promote exercise and enjoys cooking.
|2000||Mind Rage||Young Michael Reid|
|2003||Cheaper by the Dozen||Henry Baker|
|2004||The Butterfly Effect||Lenny at 13|
|2004||Catch That Kid||Skip|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Henry Baker|
|2007||Resurrection Mary||Jeff Pryce|
|2008||Untitled Dave Caplan Pilot Daniel||TV Movie|
|2009||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Ryan Edwards|
|2009||Princess Protection Program||Bull|
|2001||The Downer Channel||Timmy|
|2002||Taken||Tom Clarke - Child|
|2004||Clubhouse||Brad Saminski||5 episodes|
|2007||Numb3rs||Steven Wexford||1 episode|
|2008||CSI: NY||Tyler Bennet||1 episode|
|2008–10, 2011, 2012||The Young and the Restless||Noah Newman||Role from: August 13, 2008 to February 8, 2010; April 14 to November 4, 2011; May 29 to August 3, 2012|
|2010||Unnatural History||Henry Griffin||Lead role, credited as Kevin G. Schmidt|