Kenton Duty
American actor
Kenton Duty
Kenton Duty is an American actor dancer and singer. He is best known for his recurring role as "Young Jacob" on the final season of the ABC primetime drama, Lost, and for his co-starring role as the flamboyant European exchange student, Gunther Hessenheffer on the Disney Channel comedy series, Shake It Up!.
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'Shake It Up' Gets Axed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Disney Channel has canceled "Shake It Up," the hit series starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya as professional teen dancers on a local TV show. Deadline was first to report the news that the original series will end after its current third season, with the final round of "Shake It Up" episodes set to air this summer and fall. A rep for Disney Channel confirmed the news to The Huffington Post. "Shake It Up," which debuted in 2010 to an impressive average of 6.2 million viewers, revolves around unlikely best friends -- the ditzy CeCe Jones (Thorne) and the overachieving Rocky Blue (Zendaya) -- who star on their local TV dance program "Shake It Up, Chicago!" Along with Rocky's brother, Ty (Roshon Fegan); his best friend, Deuce Martinez (Adam Irigoyen); CeCe's little brother, Flynn (Davis Cleveland); and CeCe and Rocky's co-stars Gunther and Tinka (Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine), the two get themselves into and out of plenty of misadventures. Though "Shake It Up" fans ...
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Hallmark Bumps the Trend with New Kid Product: Text Bands - Press Releases
Business Review USA - over 4 years
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hallmark, a company known for helping consumers make meaningful connections, introduces Text Bands — a new product that encourages kids to connect face to face while using an interactive wristband. First-of-its-kind Text Bands allow kids to swap messages by bumping fists or shaking hands. Recently, thousands of kids and celebrities, including Cody Simpson and Demi Lovato, have bumped fists and traded messages at Hallmark Text Bands launch parties. Starting today, everyone can participate in the Text Bands action. Text Bands are available for $14.99 at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores nationwide. "In this world of behind-the-screen communication, we wanted to give kids a new fun way to connect face to face and express themselves," said Dan Woodall, Hallmark Product Manager. "In Hallmark focus groups and at Text Bands launch parties, kids have been enthusiastic about Text Bands. We are excited Text Bands now are in stores so ev ...
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Teen Stars Support Charity At Wisteria Lane Block Party
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Young Hollywood was on Wisteria Lane last week as teen celebs came out to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Desperate Housewives Block Party on April 21. It was a great night filled with dancing and music from Teri Hatcher and The Band From TV. Photo: James Denton and Teri Hatcher Some of the teen celebrities who came out included Billy Unger, Kenton Duty, Ariel Winter, Ryan Ochoa, Julianna Rose, Haley Pullos, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Madison De La Garza, Zach Callison, Isabella Rae Thomas, Jennessa Rose, Emerson Hatcher, Rachel Fox, Mason Colton and Daniella Baltodano. Photo: Teri Hatcher It is great to have such a mix of teens who are helping to create an awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. These teens can be seen on current and upcoming tv/film projects as: Labrats, Shake It Up, Desperate Housewives, Modern Family, Young and the Restless, Brothers and Sisters, Sofia the First, Khumba, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Photo: James Denton and Bob Guiney Also Julia Rae, a 19- ...
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"A Todo Ritmo" en Disney Channel - Extremista.com.ar
Google News - over 5 years
Mientras se adaptan a su nueva vida de bailarinas, estas dos mejores amigas deben lidear con los competitivos hermanos Tinka (Caroline Sunshine) y Gunther Hessenheffer (Kenton Duty). Cabe destacar que la música del ciclo es un verdadero éxito en
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A Todo Ritmo, Segunda Temporada (Promo) - Red 17
Google News - over 5 years
Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Roshon Fegan, Kenton Duty, Adam Irigoyen, Davis Cleveland y Caroline Sunshine están de vuelta para una nueva temporada En esta nueva temporada podrás nuevas estrellas invitadas, tales como Atticus Shaffer (que es Zane,
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Shake It up : Preview de la saison 2 ! - Fan2, toute l'actu des stars et les conseils Only Girls
Google News - over 5 years
Ils seront tous la : Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Roshon Fegan, Kenton Duty et bien d'autres. En plus des guests feront aussi une apparition comme Atticus Shaffer qui jouera Zane, un garçon suspecté d'être un alien ainsi que Ben Savage qui jouera Andy,
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JJJ Book Club: Kenton Duty Celebrates Book Week - Just Jared Jr.
Google News - over 5 years
Kenton Duty may be shaking it up on Disney Channel but he still knows the importance of reading. The 16-year-old actor caught up with the JJJ Book Club to promote literacy and revealed his faves. Check them out: “The Inheritance Cycle” by Christopher
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Photos and Video of 'Shake It Up' D23 Panel and Fashion Show - Stitch Kingdom
Google News - over 5 years
... came the panel itself, moderated by Radio Disney's own, Ernie D. For the panel, Bella and Zendaya were also joined by Davis Cleveland (Flynn), Roshan Fegan (Ty), Adam Irigoyen (Deuce), Kenton Duty (Gunther) and Caroline Sunshine (Tinka)
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Happy 15th Birthday Radio Disney with Exclusive Concert... - Times Square Chronicles
Google News - over 5 years
Disney's Shake it Up Kenton Duty and Hailey Baldwin with her father Stephen Baldwin, attended. Fans were treated to a piece of the huge birthday cake to commemorate the special occasion. During the birthday celebrations, Cody Simpson and Kicking
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Teen Choice Awards: Behind The Scenes At The Staples After Party! - Ology
Google News - over 5 years
Kenton Duty (from Disney's Shake It Up, and a guy we've interviewed before) told us how much he loves the Ology twitter (@ologize)! We tried to get Season 3 details out of Malese Jow from The Vampire Diaries, who gushed with us over castmates and new
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Kenton Duty Makes Broadway Debut! - Just Jared Jr.
Google News - over 5 years
Kenton Duty stops by Planet Hollywood Times Square in New York City on Friday morning (August 5). The 16-year-old Shake It Up actor made his Broadway debut the night before — in Mary Poppins! “Earlier I made my one night only Broadway debut!
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Kenton Duty's Broadway Debut! - Fanlala
Google News - over 5 years
Kenton Duty made a big debut in NYC this week, and made an appearance at Planet Hollywood where he signed autographs for fans! The "Shake It Up" star made his Broadway debut in "Mary Poppins" as a chimney sweep. Cast members including Chad Seib,
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Closet Confessional: Shake It Up! - The ShoesTV
Google News - over 5 years
... up with "Shake It Up!" costume designer Jessica Replansky. Check out where Bella Thorne, Caroline Sunshine, Kenton Duty, Roshon Fegan and Zendaya Coleman get styled up. SEE FULL VIDEO HERE: http://www.shoes.tv/video/closet-confessional-shake-it-up!
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Disney Channel stars greet fans in Bolingbrook - ABC7Chicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
Actors Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine were at the Promenade Bolinbrook. They play twin siblings named Gunther and Tinka on the Disney comedy series, "Shake It Up." Radio Disney AM 1300 hosted and played the latest radio Disney hits
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Weekend picks: County fairest of them all - Chicago Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Guests can hear music and meet actors Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine from the Disney Channel's comedy series “Shake It Up.” Free admission. Visit radiodisney.com/chicago. 1 to 3 pm Sunday, July 31 See “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” the world
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Stars of Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior to Meet Fans Every Day at ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... Zendaya, Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine and 2:30-4:00 executive producer Rob Lotterstein plus Style Shake Up pm fashion runway event 4:00-6:00 "Shake It Up" cast meet and greet in the Disney Channel
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Disney Channel's "Shake It Up" Celebrities to Visit The Promenade - TribLocal
Google News - over 5 years
Radio Disney AM 1300 Chicago, part of the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families, hosts a “Shake It Up” dance party at The Promenade Bolingbrook with special guests Kenton Duty (Gunther) and Caroline
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Caroline Sunshine & Kenton Duty: Summer It Up! - Just Jared Jr.
Google News - over 5 years
Everyone needs to have friends like Gunther (Kenton Duty) and Tinka (Caroline Sunshine) in their lives — especially if they wear outfits like this every day! In this weekend's episode “Summer It Up,” CeCe (Bella Thorne), Rocky (Zendaya), Flynn (Davis
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Disney Debuts "Shake It Up" Merchandise Line For Tweens - VAdvert Press Center (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... (“The War at Home,” “Ellen”) and Jeff Strauss (“Reba,” “All of Us,” “Friends”), it is from It's a Laugh Productions, Inc. Starring are Bella Thorne and Zendaya, Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine
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Exclusive Photos from the CARS 2 World Premiere - Assignment X
Google News - over 5 years
... Mateo Arias, Alison Sweeney, Nicole Scherzinger, Hailee Steinfeld, Bella Thorne, Dylan Riley Snyder, Sarah Highland, Matt Prokop, Jennifer Stone, Tucker Albrizzi, Cameron Protzman, Wilmer Valderrama, Kenton Duty, Caroline Sunshine, Davis Cleveland,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kenton Duty
    TEENAGE
  • 2013
    Age 17
    After a brief stint in the musical group Invasion, Duty moved on to developing his solo music career. In May 2013, he released the lyric video for his first single, titled "Teenage Summer Nights."
    More Details Hide Details Duty currently lives in Los Angeles with his parents and two younger twin sisters. Duty loves animals and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian before beginning his acting career. He has had a pet guinea pig named "Peanut", and has a horse named "Prince" that he keeps on his grandmother's property in Texas. Duty's hobbies include baking, cooking, spending time with his friends, and horseback riding. He also enjoys singing, playing guitar and songwriting. Before beginning work on the TV series Shake It Up! Duty played guitar and sang in the band KGMC Gigmasters with Braeden Lemasters and fellow Lost co-star Dylan Minnette. Having no dance experience prior to his role on Shake It Up, Duty began taking private lessons in his free time to develop his dance skills. When he isn't working, Duty involves himself with charitable causes including the Disney's Friends for Change initiative, which benefits environmental charities through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, the Starlight Children's Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, which is dedicated to researching and treating pediatric diseases, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with cystic fibrosis, and St. Jude Children's Hospital, which is dedicated to providing treatment to children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. He is also involved with the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN).
  • 2012
    Age 16
    On June 4, 2012, it was announced that Duty would no longer be a regular on Shake It Up, but would possibly return in a recurring capacity much like co-star Caroline Sunshine during the first season, though, he did not return at all.
    More Details Hide Details Not long after his departure from Shake It Up, Duty began work on the films Contest, Silver Bells and the short, Murphy.
  • 2010
    Age 14
    In the fall of 2010, Duty landed a co-starring role on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up! as the flamboyant dancer/fashion designer, Gunther Hessenheffer alongside Caroline Sunshine as his twin sister, Tinka.
    More Details Hide Details The glitzy brother/sister duo of Gunther and Tinka is said to be inspired by Ryan and Sharpay Evans of Disney's High School Musical franchise. While finding some aspects of the show formulaic, People Magazine critic, Tom Gliatto expressed appreciation for the comedic twosome's work on the series, writing - "Shake It Up doesn't shake up the kidcom formula, but it has something more than the usual shiny-sparkly cuteness... The best performances are from Caroline Sunshine and Kenton Duty as an overbearing brother-and-sister act from abroad named Tinka and Gunther. They're like High School Musical's Sharpay split in two and speaking in an unplaceable accent."
    In the spring of 2010, Duty gained popular notoriety in the role of "Young Jacob" on the hit TV series Lost, although no one, including Duty himself, knew who his character was until nearly the final episode of the series.
    More Details Hide Details He was billed simply as “Teenage Boy.”
  • 2009
    Age 13
    In 2009, Duty landed his first feature film role in the suspense thriller, 2:13, as well as feature film roles in the horror film, Forget Me Not, the comedy film, Crazy on the Outside, and the Bollywood film, My Name Is Khan.
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  • 2007
    Age 11
    In 2007, after several appearances in comedy sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Duty landed his first featured role as Michael in the Lifetime television movie, Christmas in Paradise.
    More Details Hide Details Over the next two years, he appeared in guest-starring roles on Cold Case and The Jay Leno Show, as well as a co-starring role in the popular web series Ctrl.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 8
    In 2004, Duty began his acting career in Dallas, Texas at the age of 9, playing "Young Scrooge" in the Dallas Theater Center's musical stage production of A Christmas Carol.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared on-stage again the following year with a principal role in the Denton Community Theater's production of Ragtime. Duty began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles after he was discovered at a showcase performance at the Young Actors Studio in Dallas, Texas by Hollywood talent agent, Cindy Osbrink and she invited him to come to California to audition for pilot season. He has appeared in numerous national commercials for McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, and Mattel.
  • 1999
    Age 3
    He has two younger siblings, twin sisters, Jessica and Rebecca, born in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Duty first began studying acting at the age of 9, when his parents suggested he attend a musical theatre workshop to help him feel comfortable in front of an audience for school presentations. It was at the summer workshop that he discovered he had a love for musical theatre, and it was there that he would also meet the casting director who would ask him to audition for his first play, A Christmas Carol.
  • 1995
    Born
    Duty was born on May 12, 1995 and raised in Plano, Texas.
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