|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Birthday:||Nov 02, 1990|
|Age:||ERROR: no day value. old|
|Height:||5.9 feet (180cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actor, Producer, Songwriter, Singer|
|Last Updated:||September, 2021|
The American Kendall Francis Schmidt is an actor, singer, music producer and songwriter. He rose to prominence with his acting stint in the Nickelodeon’s widely popular musical sitcom for teens called Big Time Rush. The lead role of Kendall Knight in the show was played by him. That renowned show ran for four seasons. The mainstream American celebrity’s net worth is estimated at around 12 million USD.
How Did Kendall Schmidt Become Rich?
Kendall Francis Schmidt was born to Kent Schmidt and Kathy Schmidt, on 2nd November 1990, in Andover, Butler County, Kansas, United State of America (USA). He has two brothers, Kevin G. Schmidt and Kenneth Schmidt. Both of them are actors by profession. All of them are of German descent.
At the age of five, Kendall Francis Schmidt started his acting career with an appearance in a commercial for Chex TV. Later, at the age of nine, he was recruited to be a stand-in and body double for Haley Joel Osment. It was in a movie called “A. I. Artificial Intelligence” released in 2001. Two young actors including him were hired for that same purpose, owing to the fact that they shared the same agent. One of memorable moments from the set involves his surprise birthday celebration. Steven Spielberg and the entire cast gave him a birthday cake designed with Star Wars figurines.
His family ultimately relocated from Kansa, USA to the California, USA when he was only ten years old. 2001 was, undoubtedly, the turning point in his career. He secured several recurring roles on TV shows, such as Titus, Raising Dad, General Hospital, CSI: Miami and Gilmore Girls. In addition, he appeared as a guest star on numerous shows, including Frasier, Phil of the Future, ER and MADtv. Meanwhile, he also appeared on the silver screen with According to Spencer (2002) and Minority Report (2001).
In the meantime, in 2008, Kendall Schmidt opted to form the band Heffron Drive with Dustin Belt, as both of their hometown was in Kansas. The name was homage to the street that they lived in Burbank, California. However, they disbanded after Kendall Schmidt was cast in a Nickelodeon show in 2009.
He achieved superstardom when the producers of Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush cast him as Kendall Knight. It was one of the most challenging role to cast according to them. Although he was not the first choice for the role, his friend Logan Henderson recommended him to the producers, who later chose to cast Kendall Schmidt in that role. Surprisingly, he and the character he plays share the same first name. Also, he appeared on the movie on the same name based on the same show.
Subsequently, the lead cast of the show also formed the boy band Big Time Rush, which included Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson and Carlos Pena Jr. The band was active between 2009 and 2014, and briefly reunited in 2021. The three studio albums released by them includes BTR, Elevate and 24/Seven under the record label Nickelodeon Records and Columbia Records. They were released in the years 2010, 2011, and 2013, respectively. BTR received gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). They also released several extended plays, music videos, and promotional singles while they were together.
After the band disbanded, Kendal Schmidt contacted Dustin Belt to reform the band Heffron Drive. The duo released studio albums, live albums, extended plays, and went on five tours before they parted ways once again in 2018.
While working as a musician, his career as an actor did not rise as he had expected. After the closure of Big Time Rush in 2013, he appeared as himself in shows like Hand aufs Herz, How to Rock, Marvin Marvin and Hell’s Kitchen. In 2015, he was the voice acted as Beaver Kendall in one of the episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar. Also, in 2016, he got a recurring role on the first season of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock as Justin Night Lizard and as a guest in its second season.
In 2017, he debuted in his first web series named “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margot” and played the lead role of Ryan. He has been absent from the screen since 2018. But, he made his comeback in 2021 as Dr. Summers in comedy show Bilirrubina.
What Is Kendall Schmidt Net Worth?
Kendall Francis Schmidt’s income is generated from his career as an actor and musician. He has toured with both of his bands extensively, which generated further income. As such, various sources report his net worth to be around 12 million USD in 2021.
How Kendall Schmidt Spends His Money?
He is mostly a very private person. Therefore, no data is available about his spending habits or the cars and assets and other luxuries that he may own. Since 2015, numerous media outlet reported that he has been dating Micaela von Turkovich.
- Kendall Francis Schmidt’s favorite actress is Zooey Deschanel.
- Kendall Francis Schmidt’s favorite TV Show is Family Guy.
- Kendall Francis Schmidt’s favorite food is pizza and Cobb salad.
- Kendall Francis Schmidt’s favorite book is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
- Kendall Francis Schmidt’s hobbies include Songwriting, Surfing, Swimming, and playing football.
- Kendall Francis Schmidt has more than fifteen tattoos all over his body.
- Between October 2009 and July 2010, Kendall Francis Schmidt previously dated the American model, Kayslee Collins, who is known for her roles in The Homes and Zoey 101. The reason for the couple’s split remains unknown.
- Kendall Francis Schmidt’s religion is Roman Catholicism.
- Although media outlets claim that he is of German descent, it is not entirely true. His father, Kent Schmidt hails from an ethnic German family based in Russia. Thus, he is entirely German from his father’s side. Yet, his mother, Kathy Schmidt has mixed ancestry that includes German, Swedish, English, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry.
- As a songwriter, he penned the songs “You’re Not Alone” and “Cover Girl” from Big Time Rush.