Kevin McHale (actor)
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Kevin McHale in December 2012
June 14, 1988 |
Plano, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
Life and career
He reportedly grew up with Disney Channel actress and singer Demi Lovato. Before becoming an actor, McHale joined an American boy group, NLT, which is short for "Not Like Them". The R&B group was discovered by Chris Stokes. On March 13, 2007, they released their first single, "That Girl". The following month they opened (with Chantelle Paige) for The Pussycat Dolls. The band also had a guest appearance in Bratz: The Movie. On April 30, 2009, group member Travis Michael Garland announced that NLT had split.
McHale currently stars on Glee as Artie Abrams, a member of the McKinley High glee club with a physical disability. Although his character is in a wheelchair, McHale is a skilled dancer and has said that it is hard to keep his feet from moving along with the music while on the set. He had his first solo single on Glee singing "Dancing with Myself" in the episode "Wheels". In the episode "Dream On", he danced in a fantasy sequence to "The Safety Dance" and sang "Dream a Little Dream of Me". In the episode "Britney/Brittany" of the second season of Glee, he sang a solo (in a dream sequence), "Stronger", after being anesthetized by a dentist for dental surgery. He also danced in a dream sequence alongside Harry Shum, Jr. to the song "Scream" in the third season episode "Michael".
McHale's acting credits include a 2007 appearance on NBC's The Office in the season 4 episode "Launch Party", where he played a pizza delivery boy who is taken hostage by Steve Carell's character, Michael Scott. In 2008, McHale was on HBO's True Blood for two episodes as Neil Jones, a coroner's assistant. Kevin was also in three episodes of Nickelodeon's hit show Zoey 101 as Dooley.
In 2010, McHale appeared briefly in One Call's music video "Blacklight" alongside former NLT bandmate Justin Thorne, who is a member of One Call. In June 2011, McHale appeared in Katy Perry's music video for her song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)".
McHale guest starred in an episode of Whose Line is it Anyway? on July 16, 2013. The appearance was praised by the media and the show's regulars. Host Aisha Tyler wrote on her blog: "Kevin McHale is a magical unicorn made of hilarious singing cookies. We would be lucky to get him again."
On February 24, 2014, it was announced that McHale had signed on to play a supporting role in the Kathy Bates and Dustin Hoffman led independent film Boychoir. McHale's character, Wooly, is a young music teacher who helps a troubled young boy at his school.
|All That||2005||Mark||Episode: "On-Air Dares"|
|Ruthless||2005||Neighbor Neil||Film short|
|Office, TheThe Office||2007||Delivery Boy||Episode: "Launch Party"|
|Bratz: The Movie||2007||Boy (With Band) Auditioning for Talent Show||Cameo|
|Frebreeze Air Freshener Commercial||n/a||Son playing video games|
|Zoey 101||2007–2008||Dooley Fibadoo||3 episodes: "Wrestling", "Goodbye Zoey: Part 1", "Goodbye Zoey: Part 2"|
|True Blood||2008||Neil Jones||2 episodes: "Escape from Dragon House", "Cold Ground".|
|Glee: The 3D Concert Movie||2011||Artie Abrams|
|The Glee Project||2011–2012||Himself||2 episodes: "Generosity", "Adaptability"|
|2012 Teen Choice Awards||2012||Himself||Co-Host, broadcast by Fox|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway?||2013||Himself||Guest star|
- "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
- "That Girl" by NLT
- "She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go)" by NLT
- "Karma" by NLT
- "Blacklight" by One Call
- "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry (as Everett McDonald)
- Kevin McHale at the Internet Movie Database
- Live with Regis and Kelly! - August 5, 2011 episode.
- "Pussycat Dolls were pretty tame", Evansville Courier & Press, 11 April 2007.
- "Kevin McHale to Co-Host Teen Choice Awards". TV Guide. 22 July 2012.
- "Kevin McHale & His Super Cute Dog Stump for PETA's Pet Adoption Campaign," NBCUniversal, 6 September 2012.
- Aisha Tyler's blog, re: Kevin McHale.
- Boychoir Casting, Wooly.
- E4 orders new panel show hosted by Glee star Kevin McHale, retrieved 19 May 2014
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|Teen Choice Awards host
Lucy Hale and Darren Criss