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|Born||Sterling Sandmann Knight
March 5, 1989
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
|Residence||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Occupation||Actor, singer-songwriter, musician|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Genres||Pop rock, pop|
|Associated acts||Demi Lovato, Brandon Mychal Smith, Danielle Campbell, Matt Shively|
Sterling Sandmann Knight (born March 5, 1989) is an American actor, singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his roles in the 2009 film 17 Again as Alex, in Sonny with a Chance and So Random! as Chad Dylan Cooper, and in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck as Christopher Wilde. He performed the title song from the movie StarStruck as Christopher Wilde (all the other songs were performed by Drew Ryan Scott as a vocal double).
Sterling Knight was born on March 5, 1989, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He has a sister, Samantha Scarlett, and a brother, Spencer Shuga. He enjoys golfing, snowboarding and guitar. Taking his guitar skills, Sterling formed a YouTube band with fellow star and friend Matt Shively named "Connecting Channels" (in this case the channels connected being Disney Channel and Nickelodeon).
Knight began his career on stage in local productions. He made his acting debut in minor roles in Calm, Career Day, and Hi-Jinks.
In 2010, Knight played teen heart-throb Christopher Wilde in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck. According to comments made by Knight on Twitter, because he joined the cast so late, he only sang one song the soundtrack, the opening song. His character's remaining songs were sung by Drew Ryan Scott. Knight's next project was the movie Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale with Ashlee Hewitt. He plays Ty Parker, a singer/songwriter who's looking for a change in his music and then finds a girl recording in a studio and when she leaves him he goes on a journey to find her. Although the movie was about the girl, Elle, he played a crucial part. The movie was released in April 2010.
In 2011, Knight returned to play his Sonny with a Chance character in the spinoff sketch comedy series So Random!. In Sonny with a Chance, he played Chad Dylan Cooper, a self-proclaimed Hollywood legend. He was an egotistical and self-centered cast member of Mackenzie Falls but he has now joined the cast of So Random!. The show was cancelled after only one season.
As of 2013 he is appearing as a guest star on Melissa & Joey as Lennox's boyfriend Zander. Knight will also be returning for the 4th season in 2014.
|2006||Career Day||Ben Taylor|
|2009||Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach||Opposing Team Tennis Player||Uncredited|
|2009||17 Again||Alex O'Donnell||Main Role|
|2010||Starstruck||Christopher Wilde||Lead Role; Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2010||Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale||Ty Parker||Lead Role|
|2011||The Muppets||Himself||Cameo appearance [deleted scene]|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Lucas||Episode: "My Best Friend's Boyfriend"|
|2007||The Closer||Grady Reed||Episode: "Next of Kin: Part 1"
Episode: "Next of Kin: Part 2"
|2008||Out of Jimmy's Head||Brad||Episode: "Bad Fad"|
|2008||Grey's Anatomy||Kip||Episode: "Freedom"|
|2009–2011||Sonny with a Chance||Chad Dylan Cooper||Main cast; Disney Channel Original Series|
|2011–2012||So Random!||Chad Dylan Cooper||Main cast; Disney Channel Original Series|
|2011||Disney's Friends for Change Games||Himself||Green Team|
|2013||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Buttermaker (Voice)||Episode: "Wave Slayers"; Animated TV Series|
|2013–present||Melissa & Joey||Zander||Lennox's Boyfriend|
|Something About The Sunshine|
|Got To Believe|
|What You Mean To Me|
|"Hanging"||Sonny with a Chance|
|"How We Do This"|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Actor Comedy||Sonny with a Chance||Nominated|
|Hollywood Teen TV Awards||Teen Pick Actor: Comedy||Won|
|2011||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Family TV Movie||Starstruck||Nominated|
- "Sterling Knight Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- Rubin, Sam (entertainment reporter, interviewer); Sterling Knight; Michaela Pereira (February 12, 2010). KTLA Morning News. Los Angeles: KTLA. Event occurs at 1:30. "[Pereira:] What is your sister's name? [Knight:] Samantha Scarlett. [Pereira:] And your brother? [Knight:] Spencer Shuga… My mom is a Georgia Girl. [Rubin:] Do you have a rap middle name too? [Knight:] I, umm, it's pretty bad. Sandmann. I'm not kidding… I will show you my ID…"
- Interview: Drew Ryan Scott - Episode no. 11 07/02 by Charicemania | Music Podcasts
- "Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale". IMDb. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- Bonner, Julie (September 24, 2009). "Production Has Begun on DCOM "Starstruck"". Retrieved June 5, 2010.