Kendall Knight
Gender Male
Age 16 (Season 1) 17 (Season 2) 18 (Season 3)
Hometown Minnesota
Profession Musical artist
Family & Friends
Significant other Jo(girlfriend)
Parents Mrs. Knight
Siblings Katie Knight
Friends James Diamond
Carlos Garcia
Logan Mitchell
Frenemies Gustavo Rocque
Enemies Wayne Wayne
Production Information
First appearance Big Time Audition

Kendall Donald Knight (born June 8, 1994) is the appointed leader and top schemer of Big Time Rush. According to Kelly, Kendall is tall, blond, and all eyebrows. Kendall Knight is portrayed by Kendall Schmidt.


Kendall is a 18 year old who is the appointed leader and top schemer of the band. He is portrayed as the glue that keeps them together. Despite Logan being the genius of the group, it is Kendall who manages to stay cool under pressure and figure out the solutions to the problems that he has and his friends have, often resulting in the other guys going to Kendall when they can't solve their problems. In the pilot "Big Time Audition", it was James who was going to the audition, but he pushed his friends into auditioning as well. When James was turned down by Gustavo, an enraged Kendall sung an insulting song at him called "The Giant Turd Song" which resulted in Gustavo wanting Kendall as his singer because he believed he had the "fire". Kendall agreed to go to L.A., but only if Gustavo took James, Carlos, and Logan as well to make them into a boy band. He was supposed to be the bad boy of the band, but refused.

He has a sister, Katie Knight, who helps her brother and his friends at times. Kendall goes after Jo for two episodes before he finds out that she was lying about having a boyfriend in "Big Time Break". In "Big Time Dance" Kendall upsets Jo because he never asked her to the dance. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Kendall thought he and Jo were together so he thought he didn't have to ask and they are then confirmed as a couple. In "Big Time Fever", Kendall is the only one who hasn't caught the "Hollywood Fever", which turned out to be a subconscious manifestation of homesickness, because he never lost touch with the life and hobbies he had in Minnesota, but cures the others of their "Hollywood Fever" at the end of the episode.

Kendall Knight is one of the main jokers of the band. Although he takes his work seriously, he loves to joke around and is usually hyper. Kendall Knight is the full package; He has good looks, he is sweet, he's considered good luck, he is caring, very optimistic, a good friend, he has an amazing voice, he is down to earth and when he wants to, he can be a bad boy, as shown in the episode called "Big Time Bad Boy."


Many people describe Kendall as the total package. He can sing, dance, and he also has good looks. He is very caring towards his family and friends. This is shown in numerous episodes, such as in Big Time Fan, Big Time Fever, Big Time Video, and Big Time Crush. He is the former hockey captain (back in Minnesota) and now he is the appointed leader of the group. He is a natural leader and it is shown throughout the series. He always find his way to solve anybody's problems, eventhough it sometimes required mischievious scemes and breaking the rules. He is a good motivator. It is shown in few episodes how he motivated his friends using his speech and he usually uses hockey terms in his speech.

He is very honest. He always believe that being yourself is the way to go, this is shown in Big Time Audition and Big Time Love Song. This is sometimes the cause of the fights that happened between him and Gustavo. Because everytime he doesn't like something Gustavo tell him what to do he didn't keep silent like everyone else, instead he questioned Gustavo's action and occasionally said no. This is why Gustavo nicknamed Kendall "Mr. always questioned what I'm doing." This also shows that Kendall is very stubborn with what he believes in. In Big Time Concert, Hawk's assistance said "Kendall Knight, the complete package, but strong headed, hard to control."

He is very loyal. This is shown in Big Time Audition that he only wanted to go to LA if his friends come with him. He loves his friends and family so much that if anyone hurts their feeling, he doesn't hesitate to fight for the people he loves. This is shown in Big Time Audition, how he was furious when Gustavo told James that he had no talent.

He is a bit of a joker and he loves to play pranks. This is proven by his title as The King of Prank. He also loves breaking the rules, like in Big Time Mansion. He also able to find loopholes in rules so they can break them but still technically follow the rules. Like in Big Time Fever, when he change Bitter's whiteboard rules by reading it differently so that the Palm Woods kids can go swimming. Another time is in Big Time Party, when he changes the term 'party' into a 'small get together'.

He is a very sweet and romantic guy, this is shown from the many dates that he set up for Jo and himself. But he is the jealous type. In Welcome Back Big Time, Kendall got very jealous over Jo and her co-star that Jo decides to break up with him. But later in the end of the episode they got back together.

He is very optimistic. In Welcome Back Big Time, when everyone is freaking out about the massive amount of homework they have to do, he is the only one who still calm by saying "Guys! Guys! Chillax... The tour is over. We're back at the Palm Woods. And everything is going to be cool!"


Kendall is described by Kelly as tall, blond, and all eyebrows. He is 5'11", two inches shorter than James. He has green eyes, reddish blond hair, and dimples. Kendall's signature feature are his eyebrows.


Kendall is very close to his friends. He act as a good leader that able to solve anyone's problem and stay calm when everyone panic. The boys encourage him to go to LA and got him back when he is head to head with Gustavo. Kendall is close to Carlos when it involves around relationship. He tried helping him on getting a date to see the movie on Big Time Crush. He and James like to play pranks and schemes, as in Big Time Terror. Kendall and Logan is sometimes considered the mature ones, so they sometimes do things together when James and Carlos act childish, like in Big Time Concert when Kendall and Logan said good bye together to Jo and Camille.

He is very close to Katie and his mom. But sometimes tired of his mom treating him like a kid. His mom is very protective of him and stilll thinks that Kendall need her. She still feed him dinosaur-shaped chicken and very determine to gave him sunblock. Kendall and Katie are very close. They even have nickname for each other which are Baby Sister and Big Brother. They help each other a lot and they also love their mom deeply. Katie helps Kendall and the boys numerous time, in Big Time Crib, Big Time Dance, Big Time Video, Big Time Concert, etc.

Kendall's relationship with Jo is very sweet and romantic, but not as smooth as he thought. He is very romantic around Jo, this is shown from many picnics and dates that he sets up for them. He is honest and not shy to show his jealousy and this goes the same for Jo. Kendall is jealous when Jo get close with her co-star, Jett Stetson, like in Big Time Sneakers and Welcome Back Big Time. Jo's jealousy is shown in Big Time Sparks, Big Time Crush, and Big Time Beach Party. They are both stubborn and this sometimes make them got into a fight. But they never stay mad at each other for a long time and always forgive each other. It's been rumored in an upcoming Big Time Rush episode, rumored to be named "Big Time Break-Up", Kendall ends his 9 month relationship with Jo because He claims that Jo cheated on him with Logan. For more detail see Jo - Kendall Relationship.

Kendall and Gustavo's relations is odd. Gustavo always depends on Kendall to keep the band going, stick together, and do what he says. But Kendall always speak back to him, which he really hates. Kendall, in someway, doesn't respect Gustavo as much as the other. Nevertheless, Kendall really cares for Gustavo. He and Kelly help him to be a great song writer again in Big Time Guru.


  • His dream is to play center for the Minnesota Wild or the Maple Leaves.
  • He was once dress up as a woman to disguise himself so that he can spend some alone time with Jo and Jo dressed up as a man. (Joke that Kendall is usually a girl's name and Jo is a boys)
  • Back in Minnesota he works at the local supermarket.
  • He likes to wear beanies or hats.
  • He was once a werewolf in Big Time Halloween.
  • In Big Time Party he mentioned that he like slam dancing, land arts, and cheese puffs.
  • Kendall once dressed as a tough guy, a cowboy, a lady, in snowsuits, in a bird costume.
  • Kendall and the boys like to imagine exciting things their going to do, like in Big Time Concert and Big Time Beach Party.
  • He is often seen wearing Vans shirts and Vans sneakers.
  • Kendall played the guitar in Big Time Songwriters.
  • He has hair that goes to the middle of his hair in Season 1 that is reddish-blonde, but than in the late Season 1 episodes his sideburns were dark black.
  • He has hair that goes to the height of his eyebrows and the rest of the hair that leads up to his ears is black.
  • He and James Diamond are the tallest of the band.
  • In Big Time Chairty Walkathon, Kendall pledged $64.00.

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