Kevin Schmidt

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Kevin Schmidt
Kevin Gerard Schmidt

(1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 30)
Other namesKevin G. Schmidt
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active2000–present

Kevin Gerard Schmidt (born August 16, 1988) is an American actor, known best for his role as Henry in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel and as Noah Newman in The Young and the Restless. Schmidt also starred on Cartoon Network's first live-action scripted television series, Unnatural History. Schmidt also co-created, starred in, produced, and directed a cult web-series, Poor Paul. Schmidt continues to write, direct, and act, and has also participated in humanitarian organizations. Schmidt is president of the Conscious Human Initiative,[1] a non-profit entity that intends to alleviate malnutrition worldwide. He played Ryan in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

Life and career[edit]

Schmidt was born in Andover, Kansas. His brother is musician and actor Kendall Schmidt.

At first, Schmidt did not plan to work in the entertainment industry. As a football player and a student, Schmidt was uninterested in acting. However, as his two brothers, Kenneth and Kendall Schmidt, began finding success as actors in Los Angeles, California, Schmidt was finally persuaded to start auditioning. He was ten years old when he began to book a string of guest-starring roles on prime time television. Schmidt appeared on shows such as NCIS, Bones, Without a Trace, CSI: NY, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Monk. Schmidt also found success on the big screen. In addition to his role in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel, Schmidt co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect and Kristen Stewart in Catch That Kid. Schmidt transitioned to leading roles, starring in Resurrection Mary as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

Having undergone his own personal weight loss at age 17, Schmidt shared what he had learned about fitness and health on his directorial debut project entitled The Alyson Stoner Project.[2] Teaming up with good friend and dance prodigy Alyson Stoner, the pair produced an instructional musical and fitness hybrid that uses the latest dance moves as a method of exercise. The project was intended to teach children the importance of fitness, nutrition, and making good lifestyle choices. Schmidt is currently developing The Alyson Stoner Project concept into a weekly TV series.[citation needed]

In addition, Schmidt is in production on The Great Migration,[3] an animated film which he wrote; he is producing the film alongside Rob Minkhoff, director of the Disney film The Lion King. The film stars his younger brother, Kendall, along with Logan Henderson, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson.

Schmidt is an advocate for sustainable farming methods such as aquaponics and hopes to aid in ending malnutrition and obesity worldwide. He continues to promote exercise and enjoys cooking.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Mind Rage Young Michael Reid
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Henry Baker
2004 The Butterfly Effect Lenny at 13
2004 Catch That Kid Skip
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Henry Baker
2007 Resurrection Mary Jeff Pryce
2008 Untitled Dave Caplan Pilot Daniel TV Movie
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Ryan Edwards
2009 Princess Protection Program Bull
2016 American Wrestler: The Wizard Rowan Knox
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Downer Channel Timmy
2002 Taken Tom Clarke - Child
2002 The King of Queens Skitch 1 episode
2004 Clubhouse Brad Saminski 5 episodes
2005 Monk Leo
2007 Numb3rs Steven Wexford 1 episode
2008 CSI: NY Tyler Bennet 1 episode
2008–10, 2011, 2012 The Young and the Restless Noah Newman Role from: August 13, 2008 to February 8, 2010; April 14 to November 4, 2011; May 29 to August 3, 2012
2008–09 Poor Paul Justin
2010 Unnatural History Henry Griffin Lead role, credited as Kevin G. Schmidt
2012 Bones Davey Benson


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