Sterling Sandmann Knight
March 5, 1989
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Sterling Sandmann Knight (born March 5, 1989) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He is known for his role as Chad Dylan Cooper in the Disney Channel sitcom Sonny with a Chance and its spinoff So Random!, Zander Carlson in Melissa & Joey, and Christopher Wilde in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck.
Knight began his career on stage in local productions. He made his acting debut in minor roles in Calm, Career Day, and Hi-Jinks. Knight's first role with Disney was in an episode of Hannah Montana, playing Lilly’s boyfriend Lucas, in 2007. Later in the year, Knight also appeared in two episodes of The Closer. In 2008, Knight appeared in Out of Jimmy's Head and Grey's Anatomy. In 2009, Knight played the role of Chad Dylan Cooper, an egotistical and self-centered cast member of Mackenzie Falls and self-proclaimed Hollywood legend in Sonny with a Chance. Knight made his film debut in 17 Again playing Alex O'Donnell, Matthew Perry/Zac Efron's son.
In 2010, Knight played teen heart-throb Christopher Wilde in the Disney Channel Original Movie(DCOM) Starstruck. According to comments made by Knight on Twitter, because he joined the cast so late, he only sang one song on the soundtrack, the opening song. His character's remaining songs were sung by Drew Ryan Scott. Knight's next project was the movie Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale with Ashlee Hewitt. He plays Ty Parker, a singer/songwriter who's looking for a change in his music and then finds a girl recording in a studio and when she leaves him he goes on a journey to find her. The movie was released in April 2010.
In 2011, Knight returned to be in the Sonny with a Chance spinoff sketch comedy series So Random!. His recurring characters on So Random! included Possibly Sarcastic Skip, Dwayne Platowski, and Jimmy Sparrow and his impressions included Ralph Fiennes (as Lord Voldemort), Lucas Cruikshank (as Fred), Taylor Lautner (as Jacob Black), and Justin Bieber. The show was cancelled after one season.
In 2012, Knight starred as Shane Seedwell in the action thriller film Transit co-starring Jim Caviezel and Elisabeth Rohm. As of 2013 he is appearing as a guest star on Melissa & Joey as Lennox's boyfriend and later fiancé Zander. Knight returned for the 4th and final season in 2014. In 2014, he starred as Billy in The Hotwives of Orlando, a Hulu original series.
In 2015, Knight starred as Chris in the action crime drama film Landmine Goes Click. In 2016, Knight guest-starred in two episodes of NBC series Crowded, where he played the love interest of Miranda Cosgrove's character. In 2017, he starred as Cameron Fullbright in the go90 comedy series In the Rough. He had a supporting role in the movie Different Flowers. He played the role of Philip in the sci-fi drama The Man from Earth: Holocene.
|2005||Calm||Skater Boy||Short film|
|2009||Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach||Opponent Tennis Player|
|2009||17 Again||Alex O'Donnell|
|2010||Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale||Ty Parker|
|2010||StarStruck||Christopher Wilde||Television film|
|2015||Landmine Goes Click||Chris|
|2016||It Snows All The Time||Art|
|2016||Danny Boy||Danny||short film|
|2016||Career Day||Ben Taylor||short film|
|2017||The Man from Earth: Holocene||Philip|
|2006||Hi-Jinks||Brendan||"Winner" (Season 1, Episode 8)|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Lucas||Recurring role|
|2007||The Closer||Grady Reed||"Next of Kin: Part 1" (Season 3, Episode 14)|
"Next of Kin: Part 2" (Season 3, Episode 15)
|2008||Out of Jimmy's Head||Brad||"Bad Fad" (Season 1, Episode 14)|
|2008||Grey's Anatomy||Kip||"Freedom: Part 1" (Season 4, Episode 16)|
"Freedom: Part 2" (Season 4, Episode 17)
|2009–2011||Sonny with a Chance||Chad Dylan Cooper / Chaz Milton Looper||Main role (Seasons 1-2) (as Chad Dylan Cooper)|
Episode: "My Two Chads" (as Chaz Milton Looper)
|2011–2012||So Random!||Chad Dylan Cooper||Main role|
|2013||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Buttermaker||Voice; "Wave Slayers" (Season 1, Episode 16)|
"McFreaks" (Season 1, Episode 41)
|2013–2015||Melissa & Joey||Zander Carlson||Recurring role|
|2014||The Hotwives of Orlando||Billy||Recurring role (Season 1)|
|2016||Crowded||Nate||"Fixer" (Season 1, Episode 7)|
"Daughter" (Season 1, Episode 11)
|2017||In the Rough||Cameron Fullbright||7 episodes|
|2008||Demi Lovato||"La La Land"||The Actor|
|2010||Sterling Knight||"Starstruck"||Christopher Wilde|
- Album appearances
|"Hanging"||2010||Sonny with a Chance|
|"How We Do This"|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Actor Comedy||Sonny with a Chance||Nominated|
|Hollywood Teen TV Awards||Teen Pick Actor: Comedy||Won|
|2015||Monster Fest||Best Male Lead||Landmine Goes Click||Won|
- radiodisney (June 7, 2010), Find out Sterling Knight's middle name on Radio Disney's Celebrity Take with Jake, retrieved April 30, 2018
- "Sterling Knight Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- Rubin, Sam (entertainment reporter, interviewer); Sterling Knight; Michaela Pereira (February 12, 2010). KTLA Morning News. Los Angeles: KTLA. Event occurs at 1:30.
[Pereira:] What is your sister's name? [Knight:] Samantha Scarlett. [Pereira:] And your brother? [Knight:] Spencer Shuga… My mom is a Georgia Girl. [Rubin:] Do you have a rap middle name too? [Knight:] I, umm, it's pretty bad. Sandmann. I'm not kidding… I will show you my ID…
- "Sterling Knight biography and filmography | Sterling Knight movies". Tribute.ca. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- "7 Times Miley And Lilly Were The Truest Friends On 'Hannah Montana'". MTV News. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- "Sterling Knight - Starpulse.com". Starpulse. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- "Sterling Knight". www.listal.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- "Watch StarStruck () online - Amazon Video". www.amazon.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Interview: Drew Ryan Scott – Episode no. 11 07/02 by Charicemania | Music Podcasts
- "Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- "Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale". IMDb. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- TV.com. "So Random". TV.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- "Transit". www.rottentomatoes.com. May 11, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- "Interview: Sterling Knight on the Challenges of Acting and Why You Should Watch 'Melissa and Joey'". www.buddytv.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- "This. Now. - Check this out! The trailer for Hotwives of..." This. Now. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Harvey, Dennis (December 10, 2015). "Film Review: 'Landmine Goes Click'". Variety. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Staff, Hollywood.com (June 7, 2015). "Crowded | Full Cast and Credits | 2016". Retrieved August 24, 2016.
- "In the Rough | go90". go90. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
- "About". Different Flowers. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
- McNary, Dave (May 27, 2016). "Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Join 'Man From Earth' Sequel". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
- Privileged on IMDb
- Landmine Goes Click on IMDb
- It Snows All The Time on IMDb