Nick Whitaker

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Nick Whitaker
Nick Whitaker

(1988-10-01) October 1, 1988 (age 32)
Years active2000–2009

Nick Whitaker (born October 1, 1988) is an American actor who is known for playing the lead role in Benji: Off the Leash!.[1][2][3][4]


Whitaker's first role was a Chase Patterson in Message in a Cell Phone. He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has appeared in many church related movies which include starring as Joseph Smith in the major film from the LDS Motion Picture Studios, Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration,[5] which is currently playing at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and various visitor centres across the world. He has also appeared in Brigham City,[4][6] Money or The Mission,[5] and the children's film Bug Off.[4]

Whitaker has also appeared in the Disney Channel movies High School Musical and Read It and Weep, and he had a minor role as one of the basketball players in Hatching Pete.

In Read It and Weep he plays Lenny Bartlett, the older brother of Jamie Bartlett, who is the main character. In the movie he sings the song "I Will Be Around".


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Hatching Pete Floyd uncredited
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Spring Musical Guitar Player
2006 Money or Mission Patrick Gill
2006 Read It and Weep Lenny Bartlett
2006 High School Musical Alan
2005 Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration Joseph Smith - ages 14–17 years
2004 Benji: Off the Leash! Colby
2001-2002 Touched by an Angel Tommy/Willie
2002 Journey to Harmony Kid #2
2001 Bug Off! Jeff
2001 Brigham City Spencer
2000 Message in a Cell Phone Chase


  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (2007). Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 61. ISBN 978-0-7407-6157-7.
  2. ^ Ebert, Roger (August 20, 2004). "The 'Benji' cast has rolled over". The Record. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  3. ^ Whitty, Stephen (August 20, 2004). "Benji's back in a real dog' whom do you have to licj to get out of the theater?". Post-Standard. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Benji: Off the Leash". Haro. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Some Already Released DVDs". LDS Film. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  6. ^ "LDS Films Weekend Box Office Report 15 October 2004". LDS Film. Retrieved 15 July 2010.

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