• American actor and singer-songwriter Kendall Francis Schmidt born in Wichita, Kansas, USA in 1990.
• Has over 50 movie and TV series roles, best known for his role as Kendall Knight in musical family comedy series “Big Time Rush”.
• Has been nominated for four awards, including two Blimp Awards and a Young Artist Award.
• Engaged to American model and actress Mica von Turkovich.
• Popular on Instagram, running self-titled YouTube channel and animal-lover.
• Net worth estimated at over $8 million.
Who is Kendall Schmidt?
American actor and singer-songwriter Kendall Francis Schmidt, was born in Wichita, Kansas USA, on 2 November 1990, making his zodiac sign Scorpio. He’s had roles in over 50 movies and TV series, many of which are his and his band Heffron Drive’s music videos, while he’s perhaps best known for his playing of Kendall Knight, one of the main characters in the musical family comedy series “Big Time Rush”, created by Scott Fellows, and which also starred James Maslow and Carlos PenaVega. It follows four hockey players who’ve decided to form a boyband, the series aired from 2009 to 2013, and won four of its 19 award nominations.
Education and early life
Kendall and his brothers Kevin and Kenneth Schmidt were raised in Wichita by their parents Kent and Kathy Schmidt, who are of German descent; Kendall’s brothers have also become actors, while their parents’ professions haven’t been disclosed.
Kendall was five when he appeared in his first commercial, and was 10 when he made his debut TV series appearance, playing Noah in the 2001 episode “For Mature Audiences Only” of the comedy “Raising Dad”; the same year saw him make his debut film appearance, playing Chad in the romantic comedy drama “According to Spencer”, as well as Bill in the 2011 drama “Robertson’s Greatest Hits”.
Kendall continued acting throughout his education years; he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was 10, and he attended an elementary and high school there. Upon matriculating in 2009, Kendall remained focused on acting and didn’t enroll at college.
Roles in TV series
In 2002, Kendall played Peter in the episode “Application Anxiety” of the critically acclaimed comedy drama “Gilmore Girls”, and he then played and voiced characters in an episode of the comedy “Frasier”, the romantic drama “ER”, and the short animated adventure “Whatever Happened to… Robot Jones?” (voice role).
The year 2004 saw Kendall play Dominic Abeyta in two episodes of the action crime drama “CSI: Miami”, and in 2005, he portrayed Jeff in the episode “Slow Burn” of the critically acclaimed fantasy drama “Ghost Whisperer”, created by John Gray, and which starred Camryn Manheim, David Conrad and Jennifer Love Hewitt. It follows a young woman who’s stuck in a world between the living and the dead, the series aired from 2005 to 2010, and won five of its 34 award nominations.
Kendall had only a single TV series role in the remainder of the 2000s: he played Shay Hanson in the 2009 episode “True” of the mystery crime drama “Without a Trace”.
In 2013, he appeared in the episode “Big Time Marvin” of the family science fiction comedy “Marvin Marvin”, and the year 2015 heard him voice a character in the episode “Tunnel of Love” of the short animated comedy “The Penguins of Madagascar”.
His most recent TV series role has been his portrayal of Justin in the family musical comedy “School of Rock”, created by Jim and Steve Armogida, and which starred Breanna Yde, Ricardo Hurtado and Jade Pettyjohn. It follows a rock ‘n’ roll singer who’s posing as a substitute teacher, and is teaching his students to play rock ‘n’ roll music; the series aired from 2016 to 2018, and won two of its 15 award nominations.
Kendall’s currently shooting for the upcoming series “Bilirrubina”.
Roles in movies
Kendall portrayed Rhythm Guitarist in the 2009 family fantasy “The Alyson Stoner Project”, and the year 2012 saw him reprise his role as the lead character Kendall Knight in the musical family comedy “Big Time Movie”, directed by Savage Steve Holland, and which also starred James Maslow and Carlos PenaVega. It follows the same four boys from the series, as they’re travelling to London, England to perform, and have learned of a device that’s threatening to destroy the world; the movie was nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs.
In 2013, Kendall starred in the “Chef Boyardee: Big Time Rush Commercial”, and was in 2015 featured in multiple Heffron Drive music videos, such as “Had to Be Panama”, “Everything Has Changed” and “Division of the Heart”.
His most recent film role has been in the 2017 short comedy “Hapbee Company: Board Meeting Commercial”, in which he starred alongside Alexa and Carlos PenaVega.
"Division Of The Heart"#9daysuntilhappymistakes#heffrondrive#happymistakes:)
Posted by Kendall Schmidt on Sunday, August 31, 2014
Kendall served as a photo double for the 2001 science fiction movie “A. I. Artificial Intelligence”, and worked as a production assistant on eight episodes of the comedy “Poor Paul” between 2008 and 2011.
He sang many songs in the 2012 episode “Where the Hell Is Paul?” of the series “Poor Paul”, the 2012 “Big Time Movie”, and the 2013 series “Big Time Rush”.
Some of the talk-shows in which Kendall’s made a guest appearance include “Home & Family”, “The Night Time Show” and “The Maui Sessions”.
Awards and nominations
Kendall’s been nominated for four awards – two Blimp Awards for Favorite Television Star in 2010 and 2011, as well as for a 2011 Astra International Personality or Actor, all three for his performance in the series “Big Time Rush”.
Kendall was also nominated for a 2002 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Young Actor Age Ten or Under, for “Gilmore Girls”.
Love life and wife
Kendall’s not really open when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with the public, however, he’s recently revealed that he’s become engaged to American model and actress Mica von Turkovich.
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— Kendall&Mica Updates (@kendallxmica) November 3, 2018
Kendall and Mica haven’t spoken about when they began dating or how they met, but it’s believed by most of their fans that they were introduced by a mutual friend at a bar in 2015; it was on 30 June 2022 that Kendall asked Mica to marry him, but it remains unknown if they’ve already chosen a date for their wedding.
Kendall hasn’t mentioned the girls whom he had dated prior to meeting Mica, to whom he’s engaged as of November 2022, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Kendall’s quite popular on Instagram, and there are over two million people following him on the social media network today, while he’s uploaded more than 800 pictures and videos onto his account; he’s today also running his self-titled YouTube channel, which numbers nearly 200,000 subscribers and over 2.6 million views of all his videos combined. Most of Kendall’s YouTube videos feature him playing music, either solo or with his band Heffron Drive.
He’s a huge animal-lover, and has a horse and a dog; pictures of his pets can be found uploaded onto his social media accounts.
Kendall’s singing and acting career’s taken him to many US states, as well as to Australia and various European countries.
His favorite actors are Jason Statham and the late Robin Williams, and some of his favorite movies include “Wrath of Man”, “Redemption” and “Homefront”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Kendall’s age is 32. He has green eyes and short brown hair, he weighs around 170lbs (76kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall.
Kendall’s net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million as of November 2022.