Devon Werkheiser

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Devon Werkheiser
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Devon Werkheiser in February 2010
Background information
Born (1991-03-08) March 8, 1991 (age 23)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Pop, alternative rock
Occupations Actor, voice actor, singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels Universal Records
Website www.devonwerkheiser.com

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[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. 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.[1] 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.

Music career[edit]

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.[2] His album, which has been described as being a combination of rock and pop, will feature him singing and playing the guitar.[3] 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.[4] He performed live shows with female vocalists Kristen Marie Hollyin and Britney Christian[5] and plans to go on live tours after the release of the album.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

He released his first EP named "I Am" which was released on June 25, 2013.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
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
2014 Helicopter Mom Fitch Post-Production
2014 Bethlehem Danny Talbot Pre-Production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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"

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • 2013: I Am

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
"Superhero" 2007 Shredderman Rules (DVD extra)
"If Eyes Could Speak"[10] 2010 non-album single
"Sparks Will Fly"[11] non-album single
"—" 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)" 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cast – The Prankster. Theprankstermovie.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  2. ^ Devon | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's. Myspace.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Britney Christian | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's. Myspace.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  6. ^ "http://www.devonwerkheiser.com"
  7. ^ (Official) Devon Werkheiser- If Eyes Could Speak Music Video. YouTube (2010-06-15). Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  8. ^ Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With Devon Werkheiser. rick.com (2010-07-30). Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  9. ^ http://www.devonwerkheiser.com
  10. ^ "If Eyes Could Speak - Single by Devon Werkheiser". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  11. ^ "Sparks Will Fly - Single by Devon Werkheiser". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 

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