Brandon Mychal Smith

Brandon Mychal Smith (born May 29, 1989)[1] is an American actor, singer, dancer, and rapper. He is best known for playing Bug Wendal in Gridiron Gang, Li'l Danny Dawkins in Phil of the Future, Nico Harris in Sonny with a Chance and So Random!, Stubby in Starstruck, Lord of da Bling in Let It Shine, and Marcus in One Big Happy. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Little Richard in the 2014 James Brown biopic Get On Up.[2][3][4]

Brandon Mychal Smith
Born (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989 (age 30)
OccupationActor, singer, dancer, rapper
Years active2002–present


Smith won a Family Television Award and Young Artist Award in 2007 for his performance as Tayshawn in The Ron Clark Story. His other credits include the 2006 production of Gridiron Gang as Bug Wendal, and a recurring role as Mario in Unfabulous. He starred in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck. He also performs the song and music video "Party Up" for Starstruck. He was a competitor on the Dancing with the Stars sequel Skating with the Stars but had to withdraw due to illness. He produced Maxrank's track "Winna Girl".[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Grind Skater
2006 Gridiron Gang Bug Wendal
The Ron Clark Story Tayshawn Television Movie
2007 Weapons James
2010 Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale TJ
2012 Let It Shine The Lord Of Da Bling Television Movie
2014 Sacrifice Kaz
Get On Up Little Richard
2015 Hoovey Donavan
2016 Dirty Grandpa Tyrone
2017 The Most Hated Woman in America Roy Collier


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The District Darren "Junior" Fox Episode: "Payback"
2003 Kim Possible Lamar Harris (voice) Episode: "Two to Tutor"
2004–05 Unfabulous Mario 9 episodes
2005 The Shield Nathan Episode: "The Cure"
That's So Raven Razor Episode: "Extreme Cory"
2005–06 Phil of the Future Danny Dawkins 18 episodes
2006 Without a Trace Trevor Episode: "Blood Out"
Gridiron Gang Bug Wendal
Lucky Louie Jason Plumbey Episode: "A Mugging Story"
Bones Kid #1 Episode: "The Boy in the Shroud"
All of Us Deke Episode: "Love Do Cost a Thing"
The Ron Clark Story Tayshawn Television film
2007 Zoey 101 Wrestler Episode: "Wrestling"
2007–09 Hannah Montana Ricky Jones 40 episodes
2008 Cory in the House Robbie Malikiey Episode: "Uninvited Pest"
2009 The Forgotten Billy York Episode: "Football John"
2009–11 Sonny with a Chance Nico Harris Main
2010 Starstruck Albert J. "Stubby" Stubbins Television film
2011–12 So Random! Nico Harris Main
2012 SNAP! Himself Host
2013 Social Nightmare Daniel Television film
2014–19 You're the Worst Sam Dresden 19 episodes
2015 One Big Happy Marcus 6 episodes
2016 Sweet/Vicious Harris 10 episodes
2018–present Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mikey (voice) Series Regular[6]
2019 Four Weddings and a Funeral Craig Miniseries

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Title Role
2008 Demi Lovato "La La Land" The Director
2009 Daniel Curtis Lee ft. Adam Hicks "U Can't Touch This" Boy
2010 Sterling Knight "Starstruck" Stubby
Brandon Mychal Smith "Party Up" Himself


  1. ^ "Sonny With A Chance - BRANDON MYCHAL SMITH "Nico Harris"". Disney Channel Medianet. 2009. Archived from the original on December 17, 2012.
  2. ^ ABC News. "Movie Review: 'Get On Up' With Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer - ABC News". ABC News. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  3. ^ "James Brown's biopic 'Get On Up' takes huge risks with mixed results - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner". Your Site NAME Goes HERE. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Is 'Get On Up' Worth Your Money?". Huffington Post. August 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Pro Skater Pairings, Host and Color Commentator for ABC's "Skating With the Stars" Announced". Retrieved August 3, 2011.
  6. ^ Snierson, Dan (November 2, 2017). "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cast features Ben Schwartz and Kat Graham". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 5, 2017.

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