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Kendall Schmidt

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Kendall Schmidt
Birth name Kendall Schmidt
Born November 2, 1990 (1990-11-02) (age 21)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Occupations Singer, actor, dancer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts James Maslow, Logan Henderson, Carlos Pena, Jr.
Kendall Francis Schmidt (born November 2, 1990) is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He is best known for playing Kendall Knight in Big Time Rush and has played small roles on several TV shows such as ER, Without a Trace, Phil of the Future, Ghost Whisperer, and Frasier.
James Maslow

James Maslow performing with Big Time Rush at Herald Square in New York City on August 15, 2010
Background information
Birth name James David Maslow
Born July 16, 1990 (1990-07-16) (age 21)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Origin La Jolla, California, U.S.
Occupations Singer, actor, dancer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson, Carlos Pena, Jr.
Background information
Birth name Logan Philip Henderson
Born September 14, 1989 (age 22)
North Richland Hills, Texas
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupations Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter , rapper,
Instruments Vocals, Beatboxing, Piano, Guitar,
Years active 2007–present
Labels Columbia Records (2009-present)
Associated acts Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena, Jr., James Maslow

Logan Philip Henderson[1] (born September 14, 1989) is an American actor, dancer, rapper and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his starring role as Logan Mitchell on the Nickelodeon series, Big Time Rush, as well as being a member of the Big Time Rush band itself.


Henderson had a small role as a bully on the television program Friday Night Lights[4] before moving to California at the age of 18, to pursue his acting career.[2] Henderson's breakthrough role was Big Time Rush.[2][5][6] He plays Logan Mitchell, whose persona is getting the group out of trouble. Henderson and the rest of Big Time Rush made an appearance at the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards and performed at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards. He also appeared in an episode of BrainSurge during the week of April 18–22, 2011.


Henderson signed with Sony Music Entertainment and Columbia Records as a part of Big Time Rush in 2009. After releasing four promotional singles including "Big Time Rush" , "City Is Ours", "Halfway There", and "Til I Forget About You" the group released their debut album, B.T.R. on October 11, 2010. Henderson co-wrote on the song "Oh Yeah" off of B.T.R.. The album peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200, and at #1 on the iTunes digital albums list. It was later certified Gold in the U.S. and Mexico. They released their second album, Elevate, on November 21, 2011. Henderson co-wrote "Time of Our Life" with Nicholas "Ras" Furlong. In addition, Henderson was able to co-write three songs off Elevate including "Music Sounds Better With U", "Love Me Love Me", and "Superstar".

Year Show Role Notes
2009 Friday Night Lights Bully #2 Cameo
2009–Present Big Time Rush Logan Mitchell Main Role
2011 Brain Surge Himself Episode: "April 22, 2011"

Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena, Jr.

Carlos Pena, Jr. performing at Herald Square in New York City on his 21st birthday on August 15, 2010)
Background information
Birth name Carlos Roberto Pena Jr.
Born August 15, 1989 (1989-08-15) (age 22)
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.[1]
Origin Weston, Florida, U.S.
Occupations Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals,ukele
Years active 2004–present
Labels Columbia Records (2009-present)
Associated acts Big Time Rush
Carlos Roberto Pena, Jr. (born August 15, 1989)[2] is an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He is best known for starring on the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush as Carlos García in addition to being a member of the band Big Time Rush.

 Early life

Pena was born in Columbia, Missouri.[1][3] His father is of Spanish and Venezuelan descent, while his mother is of Dominican descent.[4] He was raised in Weston, Florida.[2][5] He attended Sagemont Upper School.[1] He appeared in local productions of Grease and Man of La Mancha.[1] He also had a role in the American Heritage School, where he attended before leaving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, production of Titanic.[5][6] During his run in Titanic he fell in love with singing and dancing.[5]


His first major role was a guest shot at age 15 on ER, followed later that year by guest-starring roles on Judging Amy, Summerland, and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.[3][5][6][7]
While still in high school, Pena appeared in television commercials for the Super Soaker brand recreational water gun, and his image even appeared on the toy's packaging.[2]
Pena was studying musical theater at the Boston Conservatory when his manager urged him to audition for Big Time Rush.[2] Although he was reluctant to do so, he submitted an audition tape and won the role a month later.[2] Pena moved to Hollywood in August 2009. On 2011, he made an appearance as a contestant on a reality show called Miller Production for the season.

[edit] Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush is an American pop boy band that formed in 2009. The band consists of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Logan Henderson, all on vocals. As of 2011, the band has released two albums, BTR and Elevate.

[edit] Filmography

Year Show Role Notes
2004 ER Arlo Escobar 1 episode
2004–2005 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide King Bee 13 episodes
2005 Judging Amy Diego Valdesera
Summerland Student
2009 Big Time Audition Carlos García TV movie
2009–present Big Time Rush Carlos García Main role
2011 Hand aufs Herz Carlos Pena with the band Big Time Rush, 210.Episode (Hand aufs Herz is a german telenovela on Sixx)
Nick News Himself Episode: "Lies We Tell In Middle School"
BrainSurge Himself
Miller Production Himself 11 episodes (1 season)
Little Birds Louis