Born In: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Kendall Schmidt is an American actor, rock singer, songwriter, and music producer. He entered the film industry following his two elder brothers, who are actors. Since the age of 5, he has been working on commercials, films and television shows. He has appeared on TV shows like 'Gilmore Girls', 'ER', 'Frasier', 'CSI: Miami', and 'Romeo!'. However, he is best remembered for his lead role in Nickelodeon's musical drama 'Big Time Rush'. He is also a singer and a musician who can play guitar, bass, piano, and drums. He is a former member of the boy band 'Big Time Rush', which disbanded after the show ended. They have three studio albums: 'BTR', 'Elevate' and '24/Seven'. He is currently a member of the band 'Heffron Drive', along with his friend Dustin Belt. They have released two studio albums, 'Happy Mistakes' and 'Slow Motion'. They recently released their latest single, 'Living Room', and its accompanying music video. He previously appeared in a music video for Mexican bilingual pop-singer Sofia Reyes in her song 'Conmigo [Rest of Your Life]'. As a songwriter, he penned the lyrics of the songs 'You're Not Alone' and 'Cover Girl'. He also has his own record label TOLBooth Records.
Also Known As: Kendall Francis Schmidt
father: Kent Schmidt
mother: Kathy Schmidt
siblings: Kenneth Schmidt, Kevin Schmidt
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: German American
U.S. State: Kansas
City: Wichita, Kansas
Kendall Francis Schmidt was born on November 2, 1990, in Wichita, Kansas to Kent and Kathy Schmidt. He is the youngest of their three sons, and both his brothers, Kenneth and Kevin, are also actors.
Kendall Schmidt started his career as an actor at the age of 5, when he appeared in a Chex cereal commercial. He was cast along with his elder brothers, even though they auditioned separately.
At the age of 9, he became a part of the Steven Spielberg film, 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence' (2001) as one of the three body doubles for Haley Joel Osment. On his tenth birthday, director Spielberg and the cast surprised him with a birthday cake decorated with Star Wars figures.
His big break came in 2009, when he was cast as one of the four leads in Nickelodeon's musical sitcom 'Big Time Rush'. He played the eponymous band’s calm and composed leader and vocalist, Kendall Knight. He was cast alongside James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr., and Logan Henderson.
Kendall Schmidt, who is also a singer, formed a boy band in 2008, along with his friend Dustin Belt. The band was named 'Heffron Drive' after the street name on which they both lived and met for the first time. The band went on hiatus in 2009 after both of them joined the Nickelodeon show 'Big Time Rush'. While Schmidt was one of the lead vocalists, Belt joined as guitarist.
In 2009, he became a member of the boy band 'Big Time Rush' (BTR) that was formed during the time Nickelodeon's show 'Big Time Rush' was created. The band had all four lead casts of the show, Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan, as vocalists. The band was signed to Nick Records and Columbia Records, and released three studio albums, 'BTR' (2010), 'Elevate' (2011) and '24/Seven' (2013). BTR went on hiatus in 2014, even though Schmidt maintained that they have not officially split.
Kendall Schmidt is currently in a relationship with Micaela Von Turkovich. The two reportedly started dating in mid-2015. She appeared in Heffron Drive‘s official music video for 'Living Room'. In June 2022, the couple got engaged.
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