Kelly Steven Blatz
June 16, 1987
Burbank, California, U.S.
Blatz made his acting debut in Simon Says (2006), then appeared in The 7 (2006), then in the 2008 remake of Prom Night with Brittany Snow and Idris Elba. The same year he went on to play the psychopathic son of a preacher in Phedon Papamichael's intense thriller From Within with Thomas Dekker and Jared Harris, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2009, Blatz played the lead in the independent feature film April Showers, based on the Columbine shootings. He has since become known for his role as Aaron Stone in the Disney XD television show. In 2010, TBS cast him as the lead in their first hour-long comedy, Glory Daze. In 2012 he starred in the film Lost Angeles, where he played a homeless convict who gets caught up in the world of paparazzi.
In 2014, he was cast as the lead role in Marcus Nispel's Exeter. Following that, he starred in Charles Olivier Michaud's drama 4 Minute Mile alongside Richard Jenkins, Kim Basinger, and Analeigh Tipton. He played Drew Jacobs, a talented high school runner who is mentored by his neighbor (Jenkins) to escape a life of drugs alongside his brother (Cam Gigandet). Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times called Blatz's performance "so deep and affecting it often evokes Timothy Hutton's Oscar-winning turn in "Ordinary People". The film premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in June, 2014.
In 2020, he starred opposite Jacqueline Bisset in the film Loren & Rose, written and directed by Russell Brown. He plays Loren, a promising young filmmaker who develops a friendship with an iconic actress.
In 2015 he directed a series of short documentaries on numerous artists in Los Angeles. In that same year he co-directed, edited and starred in a narrative short film titled "The Stairs" co-starring Anthony Heald. The film was nominated for the Jury Prize for best short film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and won the Jim Teece Audience Award for best short film at the 2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the 2016 River's Edge International Film Festival.
He directed, co-wrote, produced and edited his first feature film titled Senior Love Triangle based on the award-winning documentary photo series by Isadora Kosofsky featured in TIME magazine. The film stars Tom Bower, Marlyn Mason and Anne Gee Byrd, and follows the romance between three senior citizens in East Hollywood. The film premiered at the 2019 Rhode Island Film Festival and went on to play at over twenty festivals, receiving numerous awards including Best Feature and Best Writing at Breckenridge Film Festival and Best Feature at Syracuse International Film Festival and Defy Film Festival. It was showcased at Newfilmmakers Los Angeles' October 2019 program and was nominated for Best Feature Film of the year. It was acquired by Gravitas Ventures and was released on August 4, 2020 to very positive reviews. It currently holds an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Blatz was the lead singer in the band Capra for seven years, releasing three albums and playing in numerous Los Angeles venues including The Viper Room and The House of Blues. After signing to Hollywood Records, the band's first single "Low Day" was featured in the movie "Skyrunners" which Blatz also starred in. "Low Day" was also featured in a national Expedia commercial and Guitar Hero 5. The band made a record with producer Matt Wallace. Before the record came out, Blatz left the band due to artistic differences.
In 2011, he took a year off from acting to record two solo albums, Black Box and White Noise, under the name Scott Kid. They were released six months apart on iTunes and Spotify. In January 2013, he released his third album as Scott Kid, titled Holy Ghost. In September 2013, he released his fourth album as Scott Kid, Solitary Man.
|2006||Simon Says||Will||Lead Role|
|2006||The Oakley Seven||Zeke Guthrie||Lead Role|
|2008||From Within||Dylan||Lead Role|
|2008||Prom Night||Michael Allen||Lead Role|
|2009||April Showers||Sean Ryan||Lead Role|
|2009||Skyrunners||Nick Burns||Lead Role|
|2012||Lost Angeles||Jared||Lead Role|
|2014||4 Minute Mile||Drew Jacobs||Lead Role|
|2018||Hex||Ben Trepanier||Lead Role|
|2019||What Lies Ahead||Kyle||Lead Role|
|2020||Love By Drowning||Davis Martin||Lead Role|
|2020||Sinister Savior||Daniel||Lead Role|
|2020||Loren & Rose||Loren||Lead Role|
|2007||Zoey 101||Gene||"Dance Contest" (Season 3, Episode 21)|
|2009–2010||Aaron Stone||Charlie Landers / Aaron Stone||35 Episodes|
|2009||90210||Max||"Life's a Drag" (Season 1, Episode 17)|
|2009||Sonny with a Chance||James Conroy||"Sonny With a Chance of Dating" (Season 1, Episode 9)|
|2010–2011||Glory Daze||Joel Harrington||10 Episodes|
|2013||Chicago Fire||Officer Elam Smith||"Let Her Go" (Season 1, Episode 23)|
|2014||Chicago P.D.||Officer Elam Smith||"Stepping Stone" (Season 1, Episode 1)|
|2015||NCIS||Petty Officer Kyle Friedgen||"Day in Court" (Season 13, Episode 9)|
|2016||Lucifer||Kevin||"Manly Whatnots" (Season 1, Episode 4)|
|2016||Fear the Walking Dead||Brandon Luke||4 episodes|
|2016||Timeless||John Wilkes Booth||"The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" (Season 1, Episode 2)|
|2018||The Good Doctor||Aidan Coulter||"Heartfelt" (Season 1, Episode 15)|
|2019||S.W.A.T.||Kai||"Bad Faith" (Season 3, Episode 2)|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Ashland Independent Film Festival||Jim Teece Audience Award for Best Short Film||The Stairs||Won|
|2016||River's Edge International Film Festival||Special Jury Prize Best Short Film||The Stairs||Won|
|2016||Palm Beach International Film Festival||Best Short Film||The Stairs||Nominated|
|2019||Breckenridge Film Festival||Best Drama Feature||Senior Love Triangle||Won|
|2019||Breckenridge Film Festival||Best Writing||Senior Love Triangle||Won|
|2019||Syracuse International Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Senior Love Triangle||Won|
|2019||Burbank International Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Senior Love Triangle||Won|
|2019||Defy Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Senior Love Triangle||Won|
|2019||Another Hole in the Head Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Senior Love Triangle||Won|
|2019||NewFilmmakers Los Angeles||Best Feature Film of the Year||Senior Love Triangle||Nominated|
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