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). The film premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in June, 2014.
In 2015 he directed a series of short documentaries on numerous artists in Los Angeles. In that same year he co-directed 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.
Blatz was the lead singer in the band Capra for seven years, releasing three albums and playing in Los Angeles venues. After signing to Hollywood Records, they made a record with producer Matt Wallace. Before the record came out, he left the band due to artistic differences.
In 2011, he took a year off of acting to record two solo albums, Black Box and White Noise, under the name Scott Kid. They were released six months apart for free download on his website. In January 2013, he released his third album under Scott Kid, titled Holy Ghost. In September 2013, he released his fourth album under Scott Kid, Solitary Man.
|2006||The Oakley Seven||Zeke Guthrie|
|2008||Prom Night||Michael Allen|
|2009||April Showers||Sean Ryan|
|2009||Skyrunners||Nick Burns||Television film|
|2014||4 Minute Mile||Drew Jacobs|
|2007||Zoey 101||Gene||"Dance Contest" (Season 3, Episode 21)|
|2009–2010||Aaron Stone||Charlie Landers / Aaron Stone||Lead role|
|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||Lead role|
|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||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)|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2016||Ashland Independent Film Festival||Jim Teece Audience Award for Best Short Film||The Stairs||Won|
- "Interview: Kelly Blatz Talks 4 Minute Mile". shockya.com. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
- "Fear the Walking Dead Q&A – Kelly Blatz (Brandon)". amc.com. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
- "MCSV | MailChimp". MailChimp. Retrieved 3 November 2016.