The show premiered to a record breaking 6.8 million viewers, making it the highest rated premiere for a live action series in Nickelodeon history.
In the 2000s, his first speaking role was playing a young Frasier Crane on an episode of Frasier, but he has also had guest-starring roles on Gilmore Girls, ER, Ghost Whisperer, and CSI: Miami, Without a Trace.
Schmidt is one out of three boys, with older brothers Kenneth at 26 and Kevin Schmidt at 24 also an actor for Unnatural History.Schmidt is represented by AKA Talent and Protege Entertainment.Kendall is the youngest member in Big Time Rush Schmidt is one out of two members of Big Time Rush that has tattoos.In Big Time Rush, Kendall is "the leader of the band." Before Nickelodeon, he had a guest appearence on Frasier.In 2009, he signed a record deal with the Columbia Records with his group Big Time Rush, along with James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr., and Logan Henderson.
Schmidt and his best friend, Dustin Belt, have a band they call "Heffron Drive".