- Sterling Sandmann Knight
March 05, 1989 (age 32)
- Actor, Musician, Comedian, Singer-songwriter
Sterling Sandmann Knight (born March 5, 1989) is an American actor, singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his roles in the 2009 film 17 Again as Alex, in Sonny With a Chance and So Random! as Chad Dylan Cooper, and in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck as Christopher Wilde. He performed the title song from the movie StarStruck as Christopher Wilde (all the other songs were performed by Drew Ryan Scott as a vocal double).
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. He enjoys golfing, snowboarding and guitar. Taking his guitar skills, Sterling formed a YouTube band with fellow star and friend Matt Shively named "Connecting Channels" (in this case the channels connected being Disney Channel and Nickelodeon).
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 Lily'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 started the role of Chad Dylan Cooper on Sonny With a Chance opposite of Demi Lovato. He made his film debut in 17 Again playing Alex, Matthew Perry/Zac Efron's son.