He has close ties to Penn State as both of his parents are alumni. Werkheiser, who is known for playing Ned Bigby on Nickelodeon's "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide," performed at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday afternoon at the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.To this date, his role as Ned Bigby remains to be one of his best remembered portrayals on television.
Later available on DVD in November 2010, the movie featured an opening song performed by Kimberly Cole and Sandy Simmons; the song played during the ending credits on the other hand, was none other than Werkheiser’s first single called, . Created by Patrick Sean Smith, it followed the lives of a group of students at the fictitious Cyprus Rhodes University in Ohio; the show’s main characters include Rusty Cartwright (played by Jacob Zachar), Casey Cartwright (played by Spencer Gramer), Cappie (played by Scott Michael Foster), Evan Chambers (played by Jake Mc Dorman), and various others.
Sources: Obituary of Devon’s paternal grandfather, Larry K.
Werkheiser – of Devon’s paternal step-great-grandmother, Margaretta Agnes (Brown) Printz – maternal grandmother, Christine Del Baldo, on the 1930 U. Census – https://Obituary of Devon’s maternal grandmother, Christine (Del Baldo) Hudak – maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Radziewicz, on the 1910 U.
By the time he was ten, he had made his film debut in the action drama, the following year.
Two years after breaking out into the show business, Wekheiser received the big break that he’d been waiting for when he was cast as the main protagonist in the Nickelodeon sitcom, Extremely popular amongst tween viewers, the series was just what the actor had needed in order to propel himself into celebrity stardom.