Devon Werkheiser filmography and biography
Date of birth: 8 March 1991, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Devon Werkheiser biography
Devon Werkheiser is ready to rise to the top and capture some hearts
along the way. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, this southern heartthrob
grew up with his father, a commercial real estate executive; his
stay-at-home mother; and older sister, Vanessa. His parents knew Devon
had a gift at the age of six when he began doing impressions of
Jim Carrey from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. All
His parents enrolled him in acting classes at Atlanta's community children's theater at the Talent Factory, where Devon excelled in the lead roles in such plays as "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "Halloween at Boo Castle." After four years at the top of the Theater Factory, Devon appeared alongside Charles Barkley in a commercial for the NBA.
At the age of 10, Devon appeared in his first blockbuster, We Were Soldiers, as Mel Gibson (I)'s son. After working with one of Hollywood's most famous actor-directors, Devon and his mother packed their things and headed for Hollywood to score more roles--and he did. Before long, he booked a role with John Larroquette and Lesley Ann Warren in the independent film Recipe for Disaster (2003) (TV). Although he had already accomplished so much, Devon was in for the real clincher when he scored the lead role in Nickelodeon's Neds Declassified School Survival Guide.
When Devon isn't acting or being a straight-A student, he enjoys playing hockey, singing and dancing (anything but country), playing the guitar, and hanging out with his friends and family. Devon Werkheiser is well-known for his starring role as Ned Bigby in Nickelodeon's hit TV series Neds Declassified School Survival Guide, where he navigated the hurdle-filled halls of James K. Polk Middle School for three seasons. In October 2007, Devon accepted the Kids Choice Award in Germany, where Ned's was voted favorite TV series. The show continues to air worldwide, attracting an international audience.
Devon started acting at an early age in his hometown outside of Atlanta. At age 10, he landed the part of Mel Gibson (I)'s son in the Georgia-filmed feature We Were Soldiers. He then headed for Hollywood landing a lead role in the independent film Recipe for Disaster (2003) (TV) before being cast as Ned. In 2007, Devon starred in Nickelodeon's first made-for-TV movie, Shredderman Rules (2007) (TV), which included his original song "Superhero" on the DVD release. He also voiced the role of Casper the Friendly Ghost in Cartoon Network's animated film Casper's Scare School (2006) (TV) and starred in the original Lifetime movie Christmas in Paradise (2007) (TV). In September 2008, Devon filmed the independent teen movie The Prankster in Marin County, which was released April 1, 2009. He was cast as the romantic lead with Scout Taylor-Compton in the family comedy Love at First Hiccup, which filmed around the LA area in October 2008, also due for release in 2009.
In addition to TV and film, Devon is working on his debut album for Cherrytree/Universal Records. Besides playing guitar and singing, Devon is co-writing all original songs for the album, which is expected to be released in early 2010.
Devon Werkheiser trivia
- Has an older sister, Vanessa Werkheiser.
- He is very good friends with Andrew Caldwell (II) and Emma Roberts (II).
- Was the boyfriend of Lindsey Shaw (I).
- Resides in Hollywood, California.
- He is a StarPower Ambassador for the Starlight Children's Foundation.
Devon Werkheiser quotes
- "I grew up in the suburbs north of Atlanta. I had an amazing childhood and I still go back to my home in Atlanta often. Being a kid and growing up is such a cool part of life. When you're young you have no worries, no drama, only your imagination. It's the best!"
Devon Werkheiser filmography
|Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3D||2011|
|The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards||2010|
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010||2010|
|On the Edge: The Poverty Crisis in Africa||2009|
|Love at First Hiccup||2009|
|Mother Goose Parade||2008|
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2008||2008|
|The Wizzard of Krudd||2007|
|Mother Goose Parade||2007|
|Christmas in Paradise||2007|
|Casper's Scare School||2006|
|Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide||2004|
|Recipe for Disaster||2003|
|That Was Then||2002|
|We Were Soldiers||2002|