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Sterling Knight

Sterling Knight

American actor and musician
Sterling Knight
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Intro American actor and musician
A.K.A. Sterling Sandmann Knight
Is Actor Television actor Film actor Singer Songwriter
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 5 March 1989, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Age 31 years
Star sign Pisces
Residence Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Peoplepill ID sterling-knight
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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.

Early life

Sterling Knight was born on March 5, 1989, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He has a sister, Samantha Scarlett, and a brother, Spencer Shuga.


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 who was abused by his sister's boyfriend.

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.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Calm Skater Boy Short film
2009 Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach Opponent Tennis Player
2009 17 Again Alex O'Donnell
2010 Privileged Soph
2010 Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale Ty Parker
2010 Starstruck Christopher Wilde Television film
2011 The Muppets Himself
2012 Transit Shane
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 Different Flowers Charlie
2017 The Man from Earth: Holocene Philip
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Hi-Jinks Brendan "Winner" (Season 1, Episode 8)
2007 The Closer Grady Reed "Next of Kin: Part 1" (Season 3, Episode 14)
"Next of Kin: Part 2" (Season 3, Episode 15)
2007 Hannah Montana Lucas "My Best Friend's Boyfriend" (Season 2, Episode 7)
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
Year Artist Title Role
2008 Demi Lovato "La La Land" The Actor
2010 Sterling Knight "Starstruck" Christopher Wilde


Album appearances
Title Year Album
"Starstruck" 2010 Starstruck
"Hanging" Sonny with a Chance
"How We Do This"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
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
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