Kendall Francis Schmidt (born November 2, 1990) is an American actor and singer best known for his role as Kendall Knight on the Nickelodeon show, Big Time Rush, as well as a member of the boy band of the same name. In Big Time Rush, Kendall is "the leader of the band." Before Nickelodeon, he had a guest appearance on Frasier. In 2009, he signed a record deal with the Columbia Records with his group Big Time Rush, along with James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Logan Henderson.
He is the star of Nickelodeon's hit live-action show, Big Time Rush as Kendall Knight, a 16 year old hockey player from Minnesota. He has played small roles on different TV shows such as ER, Without a Trace and Frasier. Schmidt was born in Andover, Kansas to Kent and Kathy Schmidt. He is the younger brother of actors Kenneth and Kevin Schmidt (also credited as Kevin G. Schmidt). Schmidt's favorite snack is the "salty frog", a snow cone flavored with salt and lemon juice.