Devon Werkheiser Biography

Devon Werkheiser is an American actor, singer, and musician. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family, personal life, career, and achievements.

Devon Werkheiser
Quick Facts

Birthday: March 8, 1991

Nationality: American

Famous: Guitarists TV Anchors

Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Pisces

Also Known As: Devon Joseph Werkheiser

Born Country: United States

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males

Family:

father: Gary Werkheiser

mother: Valerie

City: Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. State: Georgia

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education: Northview High School

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Devon Werkheiser is an American actor who started his career as a child artist and then made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He is also a successful voice actor, singer-songwriter, and musician. Portraying the titular characters ‘Ned Bigby’ in the sitcom ‘Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide’ and ‘Nolan Byrd’/‘Shredderman’ in the TV movie ‘Shredderman Rules,’ Devon gained immense appreciation from the TV audience. He made his big-screen debut with the role of ‘Steve Moore’ in the 2002 war drama ‘We Were Soldiers.’ His small-screen debut also took place in 2002, with the series ‘That Was Then.’ Buoyed by this, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles. He secured the prominent role of ‘Max Korda’ in the 2003 TV movie ‘Recipe for Disaster.’

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Devon Werkheiser
Childhood & Early Life
  • Devon Joseph Werkheiser was born on March 8, 1991, in Atlanta, Georgia, US, to Valerie and Gary Werkheiser. He grew up in Johns Creek in Georgia. He has a sister named Vanessa Werkheiser.
  • Devon’s parents enrolled him into acting lessons at Atlanta’s ‘Talent Factory.’ As part of his course, he participated in various plays. He was also part of many TV commercials.
  • At the age of 10, Devon earned his first movie role in ‘We Were Soldiers,’ directed by award-winning director Randall Wallace. Mel Gibson played the lead character in the movie.
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Career
  • Following his TV movie debut in ‘Recipe for Disaster’ (as ‘Max Korda), in 2003, he earned the title character of ‘Ned Bigby’ in ‘Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.’
  • ‘Ned’s role earned him a nomination for the ‘Young Artist Award’ for the ‘Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor’ in 2007 and 2008.
  • In the subsequent 2 years, Devon lent his voice to the animated TV features ‘Casper’s Scare School’ (as ‘Casper’/‘Casper’s Shadow’/‘Good Dragon’) and ‘The Wizzard of Krudd’ (as ‘Gordo’).
  • He played ‘Nolan Byrd’/‘Shredderman’ in ‘Shredderman Rules’ and ‘Chris Marino’ in ‘Christmas in Paradise,’ both of which were TV movies released in 2007. The former showcased Devon’s singing talent in the the song ‘Superhero.’
  • His performance in ‘Shredderman Rules’ earned him a nomination for the ‘Young Artist Award’ for the ‘Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actor.’
  • The 2009 American teen comedy ‘The First Time’ featured him as the lead, ‘Victor Knudsen.’ He appeared as ‘Benny’ in an episode of ‘American Dad!,’ titled ‘Stan Time,’ and as ‘Bobby’ in an episode of ‘Three Rivers,’ titled ‘Code Green.’
  • The year 2010 saw him playing a lot of supporting or minor parts. Such projects include the roles of ‘Troy Groves’ in ‘Memphis Beat,’ ‘Brad Burris’ in ‘The Prankster,’ and ‘Golden Dog’/‘Cocker Spaniel’ (voice) in ‘Marmaduke.’ The year also witnessed the release of two of his singles, ‘If Eyes Could Speak’ and ‘Sparks Will Fly,’ on ‘iTunes.’
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  • In 2011, he played the voice role of ‘Corey’ in an episode of the American–Canadian stop-motion animated sitcom ‘Glen Martin DDS,’ titled ‘Glenn and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.’ The same year, he portrayed the recurring character ‘Peter Parkes’ in the dramedy ‘Greek’ and ‘Danny’ in the teen thriller ‘Beneath the Darkness.’
  • Between 2012 and 2014, Devon appeared in minor roles such as ‘Billy Walton’ in ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Buy Guy’ in ‘Major Crimes,’ and ‘Josh Taylor’ in ‘Franklin & Bash.’
  • He was also seen as ‘Cassidy Warren’ in the 2012 web series ‘Never Fade Away’ and as ‘Max Reese’ in the 2013 horror film ‘The Wicked.’ He also appeared as ‘Nick Behrle’ in the psychological thriller ‘California Scheming,’ as ‘Fitch’ in ‘Helicopter Mom,’ and as ‘Andy’ in the short film ‘Arthur,’ all in 2014.
  • The year 2016 witnessed him in the roles of ‘Jason’ in the TV movie ‘Bad Sister’ and the guest role of ‘Tyler’ in ‘2 Broke Girls.’ He also hosted ‘Dance-Off Juniors’ on the mobile-streaming service ‘go90.’ Three singles, ‘Stuck on the Ground,’ ‘Fire,’ and ‘Stuck on the Ground (Stripped),’ were also released that year.
  • Between 2016 and 2018, Devon appeared in ‘Sundown,’ ‘Where’s the Money,’ ‘Break Night,’ and ‘To the Beat!’
  • In 2019, he was seen as ‘Floyd Stiles’ in ‘Crown Vic,’ as ‘Sam’ in ‘Santa Girl,’ and as ‘Charlie’ in the miniseries ‘Rough Draft.’
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Family & Personal Life
  • Devon was in a relationship with Quinn Paul from 2001 to 2003. He has also dated Molly McCook from 2010 to 2014.
  • Devon and his mother, Valerie, moved to Hollywood together to find better acting opportunities for him.
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  • At the age of 6, Devon’s close-to-perfect imitation of Jim Carrey inspired his parents to encourage him to take up a career in acting.
  • As a child, Devon appeared in a TV commercial along with Charles Wade Barkley, a former professional basketball player.
  • He has many songs released on ‘Myspace.’
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- September 24, 2019

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