The Nickelodeon show Big Time Rush is about 4 boys from Minnesota who get the opportunity to record demos with the legendary Gustavo Rocque. The show follows the boys on their journey and shows their crazy antics while they try to help out their friends and make it big time. Big Time Rush is also a band that includes the members Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson, Carlos Pena and James Maslow. The band originated on Nickelodeon in a show with the same name about 4 boys that move to Hollywood to be a singing group. The group broke out onto the music scene with their great singles like City Is Ours, Till I Forget About You and Boyfriend. The band’s success is growing with their sold out shows and killer music.
Big Time Rush was formed by Nickelodeon in 2009 for its TV series. Casting had begun since 2007 by auditioning more than 1,500 teens and young adults across the country to play four male lead characters. Finally Kendall Francis Schmidt, James David Maslow, Carlos Roberto Pena, Jr. and Logan Phillip Henderson were chosen. After sealing a deal, the four of them had to decide the name of the group and Big Time Rush was a hockey term they came up with. They were signed to Columbia/Epic record group in 2009 and became a real band besides playing opposite each other in the TV show.
Kendall Schmidt stars in the Nickelodeon live-action comedy series Big Time Rush as Kendall, the lead singer of the new “princes of pop” music group. Kendall Francis Schmidt was born on November 2nd 1990 to Kathy & Kent Schmidt in Wichita, Kansas. He was raised in Andover and grew up the youngest of three brothers who all had a thing for acting. When he was 10 years old, his family moved from Kansas to California.
Schmidt soon landed recurring roles on General Hospital, Titus, Raising Dad, Gilmore Girls and CSI: Miami. He also guest starred on series including ER, Mad TV, Frasier and Phil of the Future and most recently,...