• Sterling Sandmann Knight is an actor born in 1989, best known for his roles with Disney Channel productions.
• He has a net worth of ~$2 million and has been active in the entertainment industry since 200•
• He gained fame with his role as Chad Dylan Cooper in “Sonny with a Chance”, and has since appeared in various films and television shows.
• He is engaged to actress Ayla Kell and enjoys making music and playing the guitar.
• He is active on Instagram and Twitter, with over 200,000 and 1.5 million followers respectively.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthMarch 5, 1989
Mark'Peace Out Suckers' quote
FactCan play the guitar, and sing.

Who is Sterling Knight?

Sterling Sandmann Knight was born on 5 March 1989, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, and is an actor, best known for his roles with Disney Channel productions such as “Sonny with a Chance”, “So Random!”, and “Starstruck”. He also portrayed the character Alex in the film “17 Again”.

The Riches of Sterling Knight

Net worth ~$2 million.

He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2005, doing a lot of films outside of Disney.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

There are very few details that have been shared about Sterling’s life before his rise to fame as an actor. He has not mentioned a lot about his family, except that he grew up in Hilton Head Island alongside a brother and a sister. He developed an interest in acting at a young age, and began his professional career with local stage productions, leading to his on-camera debut in minor roles in projects such as “Career Day”.

Eventually, he was given a small role in an episode of “Hannah Montana”, in which he played Lucas, Lily’s boyfriend. In 2007, he appeared in two episodes of “The Closer” before making a guest appearance in both “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “Out of Jimmy’s Head”. In 2009, he started to gain fame when he played the role of Chad Dylan Cooper in the Disney Channel show “Sonny with a Chance”; the film follows the experience of the titular character played by Demi Lovato, who actually becomes a part of her favorite television show.


Continued Rise to Fame

While working on “Sonny with a Chance”, he had his first major role in the film “17 Again”, playing the character Alex O’Donnell who is the son of Matthew Perry/Zac Efron’s character. The comedy film follows the story of a 37 year old who becomes his 17 year old self after an accident. In 2010, Knight was then cast in the Disney Channel Original Movie called “Starstruck” as the teen heart-throb Christopher Wilde. He starred in the film alongside Danielle Campbell.

His next project was “Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale”, in which he appeared alongside Ashlee Hewitt. In the film, he plays a singer/songwriter who is looking for change in his music, then meeting a girl inside a recording studio which motivates him to try and find her. The movie premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. In 2011, he returned to Disney as he was cast to be a part of the “Sonny with a Chance” spin-off called “So Random!” which included many of the actors from the original show. The series only ran for one season before it was cancelled.

Sterling Knight

Recent Projects

A year later, Sterling was cast in the action film “Transit” alongside Jim Caviezel and Elisabeth Rohm – directed by Antonio Negret, it received mixed reviews. He then made a guest appearance in “Melissa & Joey” as the character Zander before starring in the Hulu exclusive entitled “The Hotwives of Orlando”. The sitcom was produced as a parody of the reality television franchise “The Real Housewives”, following several fictional women residing in Orlando, Florida. The show aired for two seasons with different characters for each. After working on the action drama film entitled “Landmine Goes Click”, his next project would be a guest starring role in 2016’s “Crowded” playing the love interest of Miranda Cosgrove.

The following year, he starred in the go90 comedy series entitled “In the Rough” playing Cameron Fullbright. He also had a supporting role in the film “Different Flowers”, and was then cast in “The Man from Earth: Holocene”, based from characters created by science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, and is a sequel to “The Man From Earth”. The film was released to The Pirate Bay, legally free to be downloaded as stated by the creators. He is starring in an upcoming show entitled “Katy Keene” which is currently filming.

Personal Life and Social Media

Knight is engaged to actress Ayla Kell whom he met on the set of “Melissa & Joey” in 2014. The two dated for four years before becoming engaged. She is known for her work in the ABC show entitled “Make It or Break It” in which she played Payson Keeler. He enjoys making music, playing the guitar and singing, even releasing music from time to time. He is reported to be a part of a band called Connecting Channels, though it is not known if the band is still together.

  • Instagram on which he has over 200,000 followers, using the platform to promote some of his recent and upcoming projects. He’s recently been working on stage productions, but spends a lot of time with his fiancé based on his posts.
  • Twitter on which he has over 1.5 million followers; he hasn’t been active for a few months, but previously posted frequently.

General Info

Full NameSterling Knight
Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthMarch 5, 1989
Height1.77 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Comedian, Actor


SiblingsScarlett Knight, Spencer Knight


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Movies17 Again, Starstruck, Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale, I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu, Privileged, Transit, Landmine Goes Click, It Snows All The Time, Calm, Career Day, Monster Heroes, Danny Boy
TV ShowsSonny with a Chance, So Random!, Mackenzie Falls

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1'Peace Out Suckers' quote


1Filming Sonny With A Chance [September 2008]
2Has studied under booking coach Amy Lyndon.
3Is in a band with Matt Shively called "Connecting Channels".
4Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
5Has a younger sister Samantha Scarlet Knight.
6Can play the guitar, and sing.
7Has a younger brother named Spencer Knight.




The Man from Earth: Holocene2017post-production
Different Flowers2017Charlie
Career Day2016ShortBen Taylor
In the Rough2016TV SeriesCameron Fullbright
Crowded2016TV SeriesNate
Danny Boy2016ShortDanny
It Snows All the Time2016Art
Melissa & Joey2013-2015TV SeriesZander Carlson Zander
Landmine Goes Click2015Chris
The Hotwives of Orlando2014TV SeriesBilly
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja2013TV SeriesButtermaker
So Random!2011-2012TV SeriesChad Dylan Cooper
Sonny with a Chance2009-2011TV SeriesChad Dylan Cooper
I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu2010ShortCool Guy
Monster Heroes2010Gregorio
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale2010Ty Parker
StarStruck2010TV MovieChristopher Wilde
Sterling Knight: StarStruck2010ShortSterling Knight
Privileged2010VideoSoph 1
17 Again2009Alex
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach2009Opposing Team Tennis Player (uncredited)
MacKenzie Falls2009TV SeriesChad Dylan Cooper
Grey's Anatomy2008TV SeriesKip
The Closer2007TV SeriesGrady Reed
Hannah Montana2007TV SeriesLucas
Hi-Jinks2006TV SeriesBrendan
Calm2005ShortSkater Boy


Sonny with a Chance2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
StarStruck2010TV Movie performer: "Starstruck", "What You Mean To Me", "Hero", "Shades", "Something About the Sunshine", "Got to Believe"


Wipeout2012TV SeriesHimself
Disney Friends for Change Games2011TV SpecialHimself - Green Team
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Disney Channel New Year Star Showdown2009TV MovieHimself
Zac Goes Back2009Video documentary shortHimself
Leo Little's Big Show2009TV Series shortHimself - Guest
Going Back to 172009Video documentary shortHimself
Disney Channel's Totally New Year2008TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Sonny with a Chance: Sonny's Big Break, Volume 12009VideoChad Dylan Cooper


Won Awards

2015Jury PrizeMonster FestBest Male LeadLandmine Goes Click (2015)

Nominated Awards

2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ComedySonny with a Chance (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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