Brandon Mychal Smith

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Brandon Mychal Smith
Born (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989 (age 27)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Brandon Mychal Smith (born May 29, 1989)[1] is an American actor best known for playing Bug Wendal in Gridiron Gang, Li'l Danny Dawkins in Phil of the Future, Nico Harris in Sonny with a Chance and So Random!, Stubby in Starstruck, Lord of da Bling in Let It Shine, and Marcus in One Big Happy. He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Little Richard in the 2014 biopic Get On Up.[2][3][4]


Smith won a Family Television Award and Young Artist Award in 2007 for his performance as Tayshawn in The Ron Clark Story. His other credits include the 2006 production of Gridiron Gang as Bug Wendal, and a recurring role as Mario in Unfabulous. He starred in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck. He also performs the song and music video "Party Up" for Starstruck. He was a competitor on the Dancing with the Stars sequel Skating with the Stars but had to withdraw due to illness. He produced Maxrank's track "Winna Girl".[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Grind Skater
2006 Gridiron Gang Bug Wendal
2006 The Ron Clark Story Tayshawn
2007 Weapons James
2010 Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale TJ
2012 Let It Shine The Lord Of Da Bling
2014 Sacrifice Kaz
2014 Get On Up Little Richard
2015 Hoovey Donavan
2016 Dirty Grandpa Tyrone
2017 The Most Hated Woman in America Roy Collier


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The District Darren "Junior" Fox Episode: "Payback"
2003 Kim Possible Lamar Harris Episode: "2 2 Tutor"
2004–2005 Unfabulous Mario 9 episodes
2005 The Shield Nathan Episode: "The Cure"
2005 That's So Raven Razor Episode: "Extreme Cory"
2005–2006 Phil of the Future Danny Dawkins 18 episodes
2006 Without a Trace Trevor Episode: "Blood Out"
2006 Gridiron Gang Bug Wendal
2006 Lucky Louie Jason Plumbey Episode: "A Mugging Story"
2006 Bones Kid #1 Episode: "The Boy in the Shroud"
2006 All of Us Deke Episode: "Love Do Cost a Thing"
2006 The Ron Clark Story Tayshawn
2007 Zoey 101 Wrestler Episode: "Wrestling"
2007–2009 Hannah Montana Ricky Jones 40 episodes
2008 Cory in the House Robbie Malikiey Episode: "Uninvited Pest"
2009 The Forgotten Billy York Episode: "Football John"
2009–2011 Sonny with a Chance Nico Harris
2010 Starstruck Albert J. "Stubby" Stubbins Television film
2011–2012 So Random! Nico Harris
2012 SNAP! Himself Host
2013 Social Nightmare Daniel Television film
2014–2016 You're the Worst Sam Dresden 13 episodes
2015 One Big Happy Marcus 6 episodes
2016 Sweet/Vicious Harris 10 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Role
2008 Demi Lovato "La La Land" The Director
2009 Daniel Curtis Lee ft. Adam Hicks "U Can't Touch This" Boy
2010 Sterling Knight "Starstruck" Stubby
2010 Brandon Mychal Smith "Party Up" Himself


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