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|Born||Sterling Sandmann Knight
March 5, 1989
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
|Residence||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
Sterling Sandmann Knight (born March 5, 1989) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for playing the roles as Alex in 17 Again, Chad Dylan Cooper in Disney Channel Original Series Sonny with a Chance and its spinoff So Random!, Zander Carlson in Melissa & Joey, and Christopher Wilde in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck..
Knight began his career on stage in local productions. He made his acting debut in minor roles in Calm, Career Day, and Hi-Jinks. Knight's first role with Disney was in an episode of Hannah Montana, playing Lily's boyfriend Lucas, in 2007. Later in the year, Knight also appeared in two episodes of The Closer. In 2008, Knight appeared in Out of Jimmy's Head and Grey's Anatomy. In 2009, Knight played the role of Chad Dylan Cooper, an egotistical and self-centered cast member of Mackenzie Falls and self-proclaimed Hollywood legend in Sonny with a Chance. Knight made his film debut in 17 Again playing Alex O'Donnell, Matthew Perry/Zac Efron's son.
In 2010, Knight played teen heart-throb Christopher Wilde in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck. According to comments made by Knight on Twitter, because he joined the cast so late, he only sang one song the soundtrack, the opening song. His character's remaining songs were sung by Drew Ryan Scott. Knight's next project was the movie Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale with Ashlee Hewitt. He plays Ty Parker, a singer/songwriter who's looking for a change in his music and then finds a girl recording in a studio and when she leaves him he goes on a journey to find her. Although the movie was about the girl, Elle, he played a crucial part. The movie was released in April 2010.
In 2011, Knight returned to be in the Sonny with a Chance spinoff sketch comedy series So Random!. His recurring characters on So Random! included Possibly Sarcastic Skip, Dwayne Platowski, and Jimmy Sparrow and his impressions included Ralph Fiennes (as Lord Voldemort), Lucas Cruikshank (as Fred), Taylor Lautner (as Jacob Black), and Justin Bieber. The show was cancelled after one season. As of 2013 he is appearing as a guest star on Melissa & Joey as Lennox's boyfriend and later fiancé Zander. Knight returned for the 4th and final season in 2014. In 2014, he starred in "The Hotwives of Orlando" a Hulu exclusive show as Billy.
|2005||Calm||Skater Boy||Short film|
|2006||Career Day||Ben Taylor|
|2009||Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach||Opponent Tennis Player|
|2009||17 Again||Alex O'Donnell|
|2010||Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale||Ty Parker|
|2015||Landmine Goes Click||Chris|
|2015||It Snows All The Time||Art||Post-producing|
|2006||Hi-Jinks||Brendan||"Winner" (Season 1, Episode 8)|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Lucas||"My Best Friend's Boyfriend" (Season 2, Episode 7)|
|2007||The Closer||Grady Reed||"Next of Kin: Part 1" (Season 3, Episode 14)
"Next of Kin: Part 2" (Season 3, Episode 15)
|2008||Out of Jimmy's Head||Brad||"Bad Fad" (Season 1, Episode 14)|
|2008||Grey's Anatomy||Kip||"Freedom: Part 1" (Season 4, Episode 16)
"Freedom: Part 2" (Season 4, Episode 17)
|2010||Starstruck||Christopher Wilde||Television film|
|2009–11||Sonny with a Chance||Chad Dylan Cooper||Main role|
|2011–12||So Random!||Chad Dylan Cooper||Main role|
|2013||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Buttermaker||Voice; "Wave Slayers" (Season 1, Episode 16)
"McFreaks" (Season 1, Episode 41)
|2013–15||Melissa & Joey||Zander Carlson||Recurring role|
|2014||The Hotwives of Orlando||Billy||Recurring role (Season 1)|
- Album appearances
|"Hanging"||2010||Sonny with a Chance|
|"How We Do This"|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Actor Comedy||Sonny with a Chance||Nominated|
|Hollywood Teen TV Awards||Teen Pick Actor: Comedy||Won|
- "Sterling Knight Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- Rubin, Sam (entertainment reporter, interviewer); Sterling Knight; Michaela Pereira (February 12, 2010). KTLA Morning News. Los Angeles: KTLA. Event occurs at 1:30.
[Pereira:] What is your sister's name? [Knight:] Samantha Scarlett. [Pereira:] And your brother? [Knight:] Spencer Shuga… My mom is a Georgia Girl. [Rubin:] Do you have a rap middle name too? [Knight:] I, umm, it's pretty bad. Sandmann. I'm not kidding… I will show you my ID…
- Interview: Drew Ryan Scott – Episode no. 11 07/02 by Charicemania | Music Podcasts
- "Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale". IMDb. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- Bonner, Julie (September 24, 2009). "Production Has Begun on DCOM "Starstruck"". Retrieved June 5, 2010.