Devon Werkheiser

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Devon Werkheiser
Devon werkheiser.jpg
Devon Werkheiser in February 2010
Born (1991-03-08) March 8, 1991 (age 25)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation
Years active 2002–present
Website www.devonwerkheiser.com
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels Universal Motown (2007–11)

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.

Personal life[edit]

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. While he was in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, he dated his co-star Lindsey Shaw for a couple of years until the couple split in late 2009. Currently, Werkheiser is dating actress Sara Montez.[1]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

After landing a minor role in We Were Soldiers, Werkheiser and his mother moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. In 2003, he had a main role as Max Korda in the TV movie Recipe for Disaster.[2] 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.[3] Werkheiser lent his voice in movies such as: Casper's Scare School the voice of as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Casper's Shadow, and Good Dragon and The Wizzard of Krudd as the voice of Gordo.[4]

In 2007, Werkheiser starred in Nickelodeon movie based on Wendelin Van Draanen's Shredderman book series Shredderman Rules as Nolan Byrd/Shredderman.[5] Later that year, Werkheiser played the role of Chris Marino in Lifetime original movie Christmas in Paradise.[6] In 2009, Werkheiser starred as Victor in the movie The First Time.[7] He played the role of Victor, who has an incurable crush on hot senior Anya who is way out of his league and she doesn't have clue he exists. He also had a significant role in the movie The Prankster, in which he played the role of Brad Burris.[8]

In 2011, Werkheiser played the role of Danny in the horror thriller movie Beneath the Darkness.[9] In 2012, he played the lead role of Cassidy Warren in web series Never Fade Away.[10] In 2013 Werkheiser starred as Max in the horror film The Wicked.[11][12] He played the supporting role of Brett in Lifetime movie Zephyr Springs also known as Deadly Spa.[13] In 2014, Werkheiser starred as Nick Behrle in the movie California Scheming and had a role as Fitch in the movie Helicopter Mom.[14][15] In 2015, he starred as Andy in the short film Arthur.[16]

In 2016, Werkheiser starred as Jason in the television movie Bad Sister, which premiered on Lifetime on January 4, 2016;[17] in the movie his character is stalked by the school's newest nun.[18] He is hosting DanceOn's first competition series Dance-Off Juniors on free mobile-streaming service Go90 which will be judged by Alyson Stoner, Matt Steffanina, Ladia Yates, and Todrick Hall and will premiere on April 20, 2016.[19]

In summer 2016, Werkheiser starred as Logan in the romantic comedy film Sundown directed by Fernando Librrija and co-starring Camilla Belle, Sean Marquette, and Sara Paxton.[20] The movie is about a couple of BFFs (Devon Werkheiser and Sean Marquette) who travel to Puerto Vallarta hoping to hook up with their high school crushes.[21]

Music[edit]

Werkheiser originally signed with Universal Motown 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.[22] His album, which has been described as being a combination of rock and pop, will feature him singing and playing the guitar.[23] 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.[citation needed] He performed live shows with female vocalists Kristen Marie Hollyin and Britney Christian[24] and plans to go on live tours after the release of the album.[25]

His first single, a full band production of "If Eyes Could Speak", was released April 1, 2010 on iTunes. The official music video was released via YouTube on June 15, 2010. It stars himself and his partner, Molly McCook.[26] His second single, "Sparks Will Fly", was released July 29, 2010 on iTunes.

He planned to release an extended play, which would in turn lead to an eventual release of an album. Werkheiser had written over 45 songs, though he hadn't decided which to include on an EP or album.[27]

He released his first EP named I Am on June 25, 2013.[25] In June 9, 2015, he released his second EP named Here and Now.[28] In January 3, 2016, Werkheiser released a single "Stuck On the Ground".[29] He released another single "Fire" on January 22, 2016.[30] On January 29, 2016, Werkheiser released a stripped version of his single "Stuck on the Ground".[31]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002 We Were Soldiers Steve Moore
2009 The First Time Victor Knudsen
2010 The Prankster Brad Burris
2010 Marmaduke Golden Dog/Cocker Spaniel Voice role
2011 Beneath the Darkness Danny
2013 The Wicked Max Resse
2014 California Scheming Nick Behrle
2014 Helicopter Mom Fitch
2014 Arthur Andy Short film
2016 Sundown Logan
TBA Veracruz Joey Post-production
TBA Where's the Money Brock Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Recipe for Disaster Max Korda TV movie
2004–07 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Ned Bigby Lead role; 55 episodes
2006 Casper's Scare School Casper/Casper's Shadow/Good Dragon Voice role; TV movie
2007 The Wizzard of Krudd Gordo Voice role; TV movie
2007 Shredderman Rules Nolan Byrd/Shredderman TV movie (Nickelodeon)
2007 Christmas in Paradise Chris Marino TV movie (Lifetime)
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 role; TV special
2010 The Quinn-tuplets Teenage Martin Quinn TV pilot (CBS)[32]
2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Corey Voice role; Episode: "Glenn and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
2011 Greek Peter Parkes Recurring role; 7 episodes
2012 Never Fade Away Cassidy Warren Web series; Lead role (4 episodes)
2012 Criminal Minds Billy Walton Episode: "The Wheels On The Bus"
2013 Major Crimes Buy Guy Episode: "Pick Your Poison"
2013 Zephyr Springs Brett TV movie (Lifetime)
2014 Franklin & Bash Josh Taylor Episode: "Deep Throat"
2016 Bad Sister Jason TV movie (Lifetime)
2016 Dance-Off Juniors Host Mobile streaming (Go90)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
I Am
  • Released: June 25, 2013[33]
  • Format: digital download
  • Label: Werkharder Records
Here and Now
  • Released: June 9, 2015[34]
  • Format: digital download
  • Label: Werkharder Records

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
"Superhero" 2007 Shredderman Rules (DVD extra)
"If Eyes Could Speak"[35] 2010 non-album single
"Sparks Will Fly"[36] non-album single
"Stand Up"[37] 2013 I Am
"Stuck on the Ground"[29] 2016 N/A
"Fire"
"Stuck on the Ground (Stripped Version)"
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Note
2008 "141' Only released on Myspace
"Like The First Time (vol.1)"
"What Did I Miss?"
"To Do Right"
"So It Goes"
"Lonely Girl"
"Standing Tall"
"Take It All Away"
"It's Christmas"
2009 "California Sun"
2010 "One More Day" (featuring Daniel Curtis Lee)
"Never Walk Away"
"Lucky"
"You Wear it Well"
"Winter Wonderland"
2011 "Like The First Time (vol. 2)"
"To Do Right (vol. 2)"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actor Shredderman Rules Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "25 Adorable Pics of Devon Werkheiser and Sara Montez". Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  2. ^ Watch Recipe For Disaster () online - Amazon Video, retrieved 2015-08-30 
  3. ^ "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide". TV.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Casper's Scare School". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  5. ^ Stewart, Susan (2007-06-09). "Shredderman Rules - Television - Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  6. ^ "Christmas in Paradise". www.dolphinentertainment.com. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  7. ^ Watch The First Time () online - Amazon Video, retrieved 2015-08-30 
  8. ^ "Cast - The Prankster". www.theprankstermovie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  9. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (2012-01-05). "‘Beneath the Darkness,’ Starring Dennis Quaid". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  10. ^ "The View from Denial Island: Web Series Never Fade Away Pilot Review!". The View from Denial Island. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  11. ^ "Review: The Wicked - Shock Till You Drop". Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  12. ^ "'The Wicked' Attempts to Satisfy Fans of 'Saw' and 'Hostel'". Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  13. ^ "Deadly Spa". myLifetime.com. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  14. ^ Scheck, Frank. "California Scheming: Film Review". Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  15. ^ "Synopsis | helicopter Mom The Movie :: Now Hovering at Festivals". www.helicoptermommovie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  16. ^ ARTHUR, retrieved 2015-08-31 
  17. ^ "Who Is Jason In ‘Bad Sister’?". 2Paragraphs.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  18. ^ "Bad Sister". myLifetime.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  19. ^ Spangler, Todd. "Verizon Go90 to Launch Kids’ Dance-Competition Series From DanceOn". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  20. ^ Lebrija., Written and directed by Fernando. "Sundown - The Movie". www.sundownmovie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  21. ^ Lebrija., Written and directed by Fernando. "Sundown - The Movie". www.sundownmovie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  22. ^ Devon | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's. Myspace.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ Britney Christian | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's. Myspace.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  25. ^ a b "Home". Devon Werkheiser. 2015-07-24. Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  26. ^ (Official) Devon Werkheiser- If Eyes Could Speak Music Video. YouTube (2010-06-15). Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  27. ^ Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With Devon Werkheiser. rick.com (2010-07-30). Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  28. ^ "Here and Now - EP by Devon Werkheiser". iTunes. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  29. ^ a b "Stuck on the Ground - Single by Devon Werkheiser on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  30. ^ "Fire - Single by Devon Werkheiser on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  31. ^ "Stuck on the Ground (Stripped) - Single by Devon Werkheiser on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  32. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2010-02-02). "CBS picks up dramas 'ATF,' 'Quinn-tuplets'". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  33. ^ "I Am - EP by Devon Werkheiser on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  34. ^ "Here and Now - EP by Devon Werkheiser on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  35. ^ "If Eyes Could Speak - Single by Devon Werkheiser". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  36. ^ "Sparks Will Fly - Single by Devon Werkheiser". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  37. ^ "Stand Up - Single by Deven Werkheiser". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 

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