Devon Werkheiser in February 2010
March 8, 1991 |
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, alternative rock|
|Occupations||Actor, voice actor, singer-songwriter, musician|
Devon Werkheiser (born March 8, 1991) is an American actor, voice actor, singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his starring role as Ned Bigby on the Nickelodeon sitcom Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and for his role in the 2007 TV Movie Shredderman Rules, as the lead character Nolan Byrd. Werkheiser also played Peter Parkes in the fourth and final season of the ABC Family show Greek.
Early life and career
Werkheiser was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Johns Creek, Georgia. His parents enrolled him in acting classes at the Talent Factory, a local children’s acting program. After landing a minor role in We Were Soldiers, Werkheiser and his mother moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. Since his arrival in Hollywood, Werkheiser has landed several television and film roles, the biggest of which is that of Ned Bigby on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Recently, Werkheiser was cast in two significant roles in the movies The First Time and The Prankster, both of which feature his music. While he was in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, he dated his co-star Lindsey Shaw for a couple of years before breaking up with her in late 2009.
Werkheiser originally signed with Universal Records for his debut studio album, however his label status on MySpace has since changed to unsigned, possibly indicating that he is no longer with Universal. His album, which has been described as being a combination of rock and pop, will feature him singing and playing the guitar. Werkheiser has requested that he be able to co-write the lyrics and music of all of his songs, and he has been working with artists including Tim Myers, Wally Gagel, Eddie Galan, and Charlie Midnight to help write his songs. He performed live shows with female vocalists Kristen Marie Hollyin and Britney Christian and plans to go on live tours after the release of the album.
His first single, a full band production of the song "If Eyes Could Speak", was released April 1, 2010 on iTunes. The official music video was released via YouTube on June 15, 2010, shot by Mikul Photography. It stars himself and his partner, Molly McCook. His second single, "Sparks Will Fly", was released July 29, 2010 on iTunes.
Future plans have him eventually releasing an Extended Play, which will in turn lead to an eventual release of an album. Werkheiser has currently written 45+ songs, though he has yet to decide what will end up being put on the EP or album.
He released his first EP named "I Am" which was released on June 25, 2013.
|2002||We Were Soldiers||Steve Moore|
|2003||Recipe for Disaster||Max Korda||TV Movie|
|2006||Casper's Scare School||Casper/Casper's Shadow/Good Dragon||Voice; TV Movie|
|2007||The Wizzard of Krudd||Gordo||Voice; TV Movie|
|2007||Shredderman Rules||Nolan Byrd/Shredderman||TV Movie|
|2007||Christmas in Paradise||Chris Marino||TV Movie|
|2009||Love at First Hiccup||Victor|
|2010||The Quinn-tuplets||Teenage Martin Quinn||TV Movie|
|2010||The Prankster||Brad Burris|
|2010||Marmaduke||Golden Dog/Cocker Spaniel||Voice|
|2011||Beneath the Darkness||Danny|
|2013||The Wicked||Max Resse|
|2013||Zephyr Springs||Brett||TV Movie|
|2013||I Brake for Gringos||Logan Hoagland|
|2013||California Scheming||Nick Behrle|
|2004–2007||Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide||Ned Bigby||55 episodes|
|2009||American Dad!||Benny||Episode: "Stan Time"|
|2009||Three Rivers||Bobby||Episode: "Code Green"|
|2010||Memphis Beat||Troy Groves||Episode: "Baby, Let's Play House"|
|2010||Scared Shrekless||Teenager #2/Teenager #3||Voice; TV Special|
|2011||Glenn Martin, DDS||Corey||Voice; Episode: "Glenn and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"|
|2011||Greek||Peter Parkes||7 episodes|
|2012||Never Fade Away||Cassidy Warren||4 episodes|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Billy Walton||Episode: "The Wheels On The Bus"|
|2013||Major Crimes||Buy Guy||Episode: "Pick Your Poison"|
- 2013: I Am
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Superhero"||2007||—||Shredderman Rules (DVD extra)|
|"If Eyes Could Speak"||2010||—||non-album single|
|"Sparks Will Fly"||—||non-album single|
|"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.|
|2008||"141'||Only released on Myspace|
|"Like The First Time (vol.1)"||Only released on Myspace|
|"What Did I Miss?"||Only released on Myspace|
|"To Do Right"||Only released on Myspace|
|"So It Goes"||Only released on Myspace|
|"Lonely Girl"||Only released on Myspace|
|"Standing Tall"||Only released on Myspace|
|"Take It All Away"||Only released on Myspace|
|"It's Christmas"||Only released on Myspace|
|2009||"California Sun"||Only released on Myspace|
|2010||"One More Day" (featuring Daniel Curtis Lee)||Only released on Myspace|
|"Never Walk Away"||Only released on Myspace|
|"Lucky"||Only released on Myspace|
|"You Wear it Well"||Only released on Myspace|
|"Winter Wonderland"||Only released on Myspace|
|2011||"Like The First Time (vol. 2)"||Only released on Myspace|
|"To Do Right (vol. 2)"||Only released on Myspace|
- Cast – The Prankster. Theprankstermovie.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
- Devon | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's. Myspace.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
- Beck, Marilyn. (2007-07-10) Zac Efron Ready to Grow Up, Superman Brandon Routh Eager to Branch Out. National Ledger. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
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- Britney Christian | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's. Myspace.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
- (Official) Devon Werkheiser- If Eyes Could Speak Music Video. YouTube (2010-06-15). Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
- Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With Devon Werkheiser. rick.com (2010-07-30). Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
- "If Eyes Could Speak - Single by Devon Werkheiser". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- "Sparks Will Fly - Single by Devon Werkheiser". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- Devon Werkheiser at the Internet Movie Database
- Devon Werkheiser's official website
- Devon Werkheiser's channel on YouTube
- Devon Werkheiser on Twitter