A talented and charming entertainer, Kendall Schmidt had all the makings of a teen heartthrob. After spending years honing his craft with supporting roles on television, Schmidt landed his breakout role on the Nickelodeon live-action series "Big Time Rush" (2009- ). The show followed four hockey-playing best friends from Minnesota who move to Los Angeles and trade in their hockey gear for a chance at music stardom. On the hit show, Schmidt played one of the four ordinary teens whose lives change dramatically on the way to becoming pop stars. In real life, Schmidt was a humble and charismatic star who captivated the hearts of millions of teens, while establishing himself as a promising talent, both as an actor and recording artist.