Kendall Schmidt

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Kendall Schmidt
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Kendall Schmidt in 2010
Background information
Birth name Kendall Francis Schmidt
Born (1990-11-02) November 2, 1990 (age 24)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Origin Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Occupation(s) Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2001–present
Labels Columbia Records (2009–present)
TOLBooth Records (2014-present)
Associated acts Big Time Rush, Heffron Drive, Logan Henderson

Kendall Francis Schmidt (born November 2, 1990)[1] is an American actor, singer-songwriter, dancer, entrepreneur and occasional music producer. He is best known for playing Kendall Knight in Big Time Rush also part of a boy band with the same name and has played small roles on several TV shows such as ER, Without a Trace, Phil of the Future, Ghost Whisperer, Gilmore Girls, and Frasier.[2] Schmidt's first single with Heffron Drive, Parallel, was released in March 2014 through his very own record label TOLBooth Records.

Life and career[edit]

Schmidt was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Kathy and Kent Schmidt. His brothers, Kenneth and Kevin Schmidt, are actors.[3] His most recent work includes a collaboration with Hilary Duff on the track, "Night Like This" for her fifth studio album, "Breathe In. Breathe Out", released on June 12, 2015 by RCA Records. He began his acting career at age five, appearing in a Chex TV commercial. When he was nine years old, he was one of two young actors who were hired to be Haley Joel Osment's stand-in and body double (they shared the same agent) in the Steven Spielberg film, A.I. Artificial Intelligence.[3] He celebrated his birthday on the set, and Spielberg and the cast surprised him with a birthday cake decorated with Star Wars figures.[3] When he was 10 years old, his family finally made the move from Kansas to California. Schmidt soon landed recurring roles on General Hospital, Titus, Raising Dad, Gilmore Girls and CSI: Miami. He guest-starred on a variety of TV shows, including ER, MADtv, Frasier and Phil of the Future. Most recently, Kendall guest starred on Without a Trace and Ghost Whisperer. On the big screen, he has appeared in Minority Report and According to Spencer. In 2009, Schmidt was cast as the lead of the TV show Big Time Rush. Kendall portrays a character like himself with the name of Kendall Knight, the calm and relaxed member of Big Time Rush. He is the youngest of the Schmidt brothers. Schmidt is the Lead Singer of boy band Big Time Rush. They have released 3 albums so far that have gone platinum/ and multi platinum and Gold as well. Schmidt is also part of a duo called Heffron Drive. The duo consists of Schmidt and Big Time Rush's current guitarist, Dustin Belt.

In 2013, it was announced that Schmidt will be making solo music. He went on tour with his band, Heffron Drive. The tour was called the Heffron Drive Winter Tour. A 2015 tour that will take place around the world is being planned. Heffron Drive released their first single, "Parallel", on March 25, 2014, and their first album, Happy Mistakes, later that same year. The band is currently working on an acoustic version of the album, titled Happy Mistakes Unplugged. In 2015, Schmidt was featured on a Hilary Duff track called "Night Like This" from her new album Breathe In. Breathe Out..


Schmidt in 2013
Year Film Role Notes
2002 According to Spencer Chad Uncredited
2012 Big Time Movie Kendall Knight Lead Role
2014 The Great Migration Brando Directed by his brother Kevin Schmidt
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Raising Dad Noah Episode: "For Mature Audiences only"
2002–2003 Frasier Young Frasier season 10 ep.8 "Rooms with a View"
2004 ER Damian Episode: "Shifts Happen"
2004 Phil of the Future Jake Episode: "Get Ready to Go-Go"
2005 CSI: Miami Dominic / Dominic Abeyta Episodes "Hell Night" and "Legal"
2004-2005 "All That" Himself season 10
2008–2011 Poor Paul Guitar John 3 episodes

Main Theme: "All That Really Matters''

2009 Ghost Whisperer Jeff 1 episode "Slow Burn"
Without a Trace Shay Hanson 1 episode "True"
2009–2013 Big Time Rush Kendall Knight Main Role
2011 Nick News Himself Episode: "Lies We Tell In Middle School"
Hand aufs Herz Himself (Hand aufs Herz is a German telenovela on Sixx)
Brainsurge Himself Contestant
2012 How to Rock Himself Episode: "How to Rock: An Election"
2012 Figure It Out Himself Recurring Panelist
2013 The Penguins of Madagascar Kendall the Beaver Episode: Tunnel of Love
2013 Marvin Marvin Himself/Klerg impersonating Kendall Guest Star / Episode: Big Time Marvin
Toilet Wars Himself Guest Star
2015 Sofia Reyes' Official Music Video - Conmigo [Rest of Your Life] A guy Sofia Reyes - a Latin American singer


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