Brandon Mychal Smith

Brandon Mychal Smith (born May 29, 1989)[1] is an American actor, singer, dancer, and rapper. He is best known for playing Bug Wendal in Gridiron Gang, Li'l Danny Dawkins in Phil of the Future, Nico Harris in Sonny with a Chance and So Random!, Stubby in Starstruck, Lord of da Bling in Let It Shine, and Marcus in One Big Happy. Also voices Michelangelo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Little Richard in the 2014 James Brown biopic Get on Up and as Tayshawn Mitchell in The Ron Clark Story (2006).[2][3][4]

Brandon Mychal Smith
Born (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989
OccupationActor, singer, dancer, rapper
Years active2002–present


Smith won a Family Television Award and Young Artist Award in 2007 for his performance as Tayshawn in The Ron Clark Story. His other credits include the 2006 production of Gridiron Gang as Bug Wendal, and a recurring role as Mario in Unfabulous. He starred in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck. He also performs the song and music video "Party Up" for Starstruck. He was a competitor on the Dancing with the Stars sequel Skating with the Stars but had to withdraw due to illness. He produced Maxrank's track "Winna Girl".[5]



2006Gridiron GangBug Wendal
2006The Ron Clark StoryTayshawnTelevision Movie
2010Elle: A Modern Cinderella TaleTJ
2012Let It ShineThe Lord Of Da BlingTelevision Movie
2014Get on UpLittle Richard
2016Dirty GrandpaTyrone
2017The Most Hated Woman in AmericaRoy Collier
2021Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The MovieMikey (voice)


2002The DistrictDarren "Junior" FoxEpisode: "Payback"
2003Kim PossibleLamar Harris (voice)Episode: "Two to Tutor"
2004–05UnfabulousMario9 episodes
2005The ShieldNathanEpisode: "The Cure"
2005That's So RavenRazorEpisode: "Extreme Cory"
2005–06Phil of the FutureDanny Dawkins18 episodes
2006Without a TraceTrevorEpisode: "Blood Out"
2006Gridiron GangBug Wendal
2006Lucky LouieJason PlumbeyEpisode: "A Mugging Story"
2006BonesKid #1Episode: "The Boy in the Shroud"
2006All of UsDekeEpisode: "Love Do Cost a Thing"
2006The Ron Clark StoryTayshawnTelevision film
2007Zoey 101WrestlerEpisode: "Wrestling"
2008Cory in the HouseRobbie MalikieyEpisode: "Uninvited Pest"
2009The ForgottenBilly YorkEpisode: "Football John"
2009–11Sonny with a ChanceNico HarrisSeries regular
2010StarstruckAlbert J. "Stubby" StubbinsTelevision film
2011–12So Random!Nico HarrisSeries regular
2013Social NightmareDanielTelevision film
2014–19You're the WorstSam Dresden19 episodes
2015One Big HappyMarcus6 episodes
2016Sweet/ViciousHarrisSeries regular
2018–20Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesMikey (voice)Series regular[6]
2019Four Weddings and a FuneralCraigSeries regular

Music videos

2008Demi Lovato"La La Land"The Director
2009Daniel Curtis Lee ft. Adam Hicks"U Can't Touch This"Boy
2010Sterling Knight"Starstruck"Stubby
2010Brandon Mychal Smith"Party Up"Himself


  1. "Sonny With A Chance - BRANDON MYCHAL SMITH "Nico Harris"". Disney Channel Medianet. 2009. Archived from the original on December 17, 2012.
  2. ABC News. "Movie Review: 'Get On Up' With Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer - ABC News". ABC News. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  3. "James Brown's biopic 'Get On Up' takes huge risks with mixed results - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner". Your Site NAME Goes HERE. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  4. "Is 'Get On Up' Worth Your Money?". Huffington Post. August 1, 2014.
  5. "Pro Skater Pairings, Host and Color Commentator for ABC's "Skating With the Stars" Announced". Retrieved August 3, 2011.
  6. Snierson, Dan (November 2, 2017). "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cast features Ben Schwartz and Kat Graham". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
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