Kelly Steven Blatz (born June 16, 1987) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for playing the lead role in Aaron Stone.

Kelly Blatz
Kelly Steven Blatz

(1987-06-16) June 16, 1987 (age 32)
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2004–present
TelevisionAaron Stone
Glory Daze


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).[1] The film premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in June, 2014.

In 2016 he was cast as the role of Brandon in the second season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. He also played John Wilkes Booth in NBC's new series Timeless..


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.


Films and television films
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Simon Says Will
2006 The Oakley Seven Zeke Guthrie
2008 From Within Dylan
2008 Prom Night Michael Allen
2008 Whore Rapper #2
2009 April Showers Sean Ryan
2009 Skyrunners Nick Burns Television film
2012 Lost Angeles Jared
2013 Reaver Chris Short film
2014 4 Minute Mile Drew Jacobs
Television shows and appearances
Year Title Role Notes
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[2] 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

Year Award Category Work Result
2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival Jim Teece Audience Award for Best Short Film[3] The Stairs Won


  1. ^ "Interview: Kelly Blatz Talks 4 Minute Mile". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Fear the Walking Dead Q&A – Kelly Blatz (Brandon)". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ "MCSV | MailChimp". MailChimp. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

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