Devon Werkheiser (born March 8, 1991) is an American actor, voice actor, singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his starring role as Ned Bigby on the Nickelodeon sitcom Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and for his role in the 2007 TV Movie Shredderman Rules, as the lead character Nolan Byrd. Werkheiser also played Peter Parkes in the fourth and final season of the ABC Family show Greek.
Early life and career
Werkheiser was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Johns Creek, Georgia. His parents enrolled him in acting classes at the Talent Factory, a local children’s acting program. After landing a minor role in We Were Soldiers, Werkheiser and his mother moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. Since his arrival in Hollywood, Werkheiser has landed several television and film roles, the biggest of which is that of Ned Bigby on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Recently, Werkheiser was cast in two significant roles in the movies The First Time and The Prankster, both of which feature his music. While he was in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, he dated his co-star Lindsey Shaw for a couple of years until the couple split in late 2009.
Werkheiser originally signed with Universal Records for his debut studio album, however his label status on MySpace has since changed to unsigned, possibly indicating that he is no longer with Universal. His album, which has been described as being a combination of rock and pop, will feature him singing and playing the guitar. Werkheiser has requested that he be able to co-write the lyrics and music of all of his songs, and he has been working with artists including Tim Myers, Wally Gagel, Eddie Galan, and Charlie Midnight to help write his songs. He performed live shows with female vocalists Kristen Marie Hollyin and Britney Christian and plans to go on live tours after the release of the album.
His first single, a full band production of "If Eyes Could Speak", was released April 1, 2010 on iTunes. The official music video was released via YouTube on June 15, 2010. It stars himself and his partner, Molly McCook. His second single, "Sparks Will Fly", was released July 29, 2010 on iTunes.
He planned to release an extended play, which would in turn lead to an eventual release of an album. Werkheiser had written over 45 songs, though he hadn't decided which to include on an EP or album.
He released his first EP named I Am on June 25, 2013.