Brandon Mychal Smith
Brandon Mychal Smith
Other Name:
Brandon Smith
Long Island, New York, United States
Birth date:
May 29, 1989 (age 25)
Years Active:
Acting, Comedian, Singer, Rapper, Dancer
Brandon Mychal Smith (born May 29, 1989), is an American actor, comedian, singer, dancer and rapper, best known for his roles as Li'l Danny Dawkins in Phil of the Future, Nico Harris in Sonny with a Chance and So Random!, Stubby in Starstruck and Lord of Da Bling in Let it Shine.

Early life

He attended Escuela de Montessori Elementary School. He has been home-schooled since his elementary years. For his senior year of high school, Smith attended and graduated from University High School in Los Angeles and went on to complete a year at Hampton University before focusing on his career.


Smith won a "Family Television Award" and Young Artist Award in 2007 for his performance as Tayshawn in The Ron Clark Story, which also stars Matthew Perry. His other credits include the 2006 production of Gridiron Gang as Bug Wendal, Adulthood and a recurring role as Mario in Unfabulous. He starred in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck, alongside his Sonny With a Chance co-star Sterling Knight. Smith also performs the song and music video "Party Up" for Starstruck. He is currently working with Maxrank on his newest album. He was also a competitor on the Dancing With The Stars sequel, Skating With The Stars, but due to illness Smith had to withdraw.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Junior "Payback"
2004–2005 Unfabulous Mario 9 episodes
2005 The Shield Nathan "The Cure"
That's So Raven Razor "Extreme Cory"
2005–2006 Phil of the Future Lil Danny Dawkins 18 episodes
2006 Without a Trace Trevor "Blood Out"
Gridiron Gang Bug Wendal
Lucky Louie Jason Plumbey "A Mugging Story"
Bones Kid #1 "The Boy in the Shroud"
All of Us Deke "Love Do Cost a Thing" (uncredited)
The Ron Clark Story Tayshawn Main role
2009–2010 Sonny with a Chance Nico Harris Main role
2010 Starstruck Albert J. Stubbins (Stubby) Main role, Disney Channel Original Movie
The Forgotten Billy York "Football John"
Skating With The Stars Himself Skater
2011–2012 So Random! Nico Harris Lead role
Music videos
Year Title Role Notes
2008 La La Land Nico Harris Music video by Demi Lovato (cameo appearance)
2008 Drivin' Me Wild Man Common ft. Lily Allen
2009 U Can't Touch This Guest appearance (boy) Daniel Curtis Lee and Adam Hicks
2010 Party Up Stubby Music video by Sterling Knight
2010 Starstruck Music video by Brandon Mychal Smith
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Weapons James
2011 Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale TJ
2012 Let it Shine Lord of Da Bling