Nolan Gerard Funk

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Nolan Gerard Funk
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Born Nolan Gerard Funk
( 1986 -07-28) 28 July 1986 (age 28)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer
Years active 2001–present

Nolan Gerard Funk is a Canadian actor, singer, and dancer, known for his performance as Hunter Clarington in the musical comedy-drama television series Glee and Conrad Birdie in the 2009 Broadway revival of the musical Bye Bye Birdie.

Life and career[edit]

Funk received his first break when cast opposite Tammin Sursok in the starring role of the Columbia Records/Nickelodeon movie Spectacular!. On January 12, 2009, he had his first live concert performance at New York City's Hard Rock Cafe.[1]

Funk played the title role of Conrad Birdie in the revival of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie, with a limited run at Henry Miller's Theatre from September 10, 2009 (previews) through January 24, 2010. Even though the show was mostly panned, he was a critical standout being cited "Excellent" by John Lahr of "The New Yorker" and also receiving kind words from "New York Times" critic Ben Brantley.[2]

In 2012, Funk appeared opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue in House at the End of the Street.

Funk guest starred in season four of Glee, playing the new frontman of the Dalton Academy Warblers, Hunter Clarington.[3] He then went on to feature in season three of MTV's hit series Awkward as Collin Jennings.[4]

Funk starred alongside Lindsay Lohan in the highly controversial film The Canyons, written by acclaimed novelist Bret Easton Ellis, and directed by Paul Schrader.[5] Most recently, Funk appeared in the third movie of the Chronicles of Riddick series, Riddick, with Vin Diesel. He played a devoutly religious mercenary named Luna. The film was released on 26 September 2013, and opened at number one.

In December 2013, Funk was announced as the face of Versace's spring/summer 2014 menswear campaign, photographed by famed photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.[6]


In 2007, Funk was nominated for a Leo Award in the "Best Performance or Host in a Youth or Children's Program or Series" category for his work on[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Moon in the Afternoon Alexander Short film
2003 X2 Captured X-Kid
2006 Hollow Man 2 Josh Video
2008 Deadgirl Dwyer
2008 Class Savage Preppy Dealer Short film
2009 18 Kevin Short film
2009 Spectacular! Nikko Alexander
2010 Bereavement William
2010 Triple Dog Todd
2012 House at the End of the Street Tyler Reynolds
2012 Evidence Tyler Morris
2013 Riddick Luna
2013 Canyons, TheThe Canyons Ryan
2014 WildLike Tommy Post-production
2014 Popfan Xavier Post-production
2014 American Romance Jeff Madison Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Seven Days Ryan Episode: "The Brink"
2002 Taken Young Eric Crawford Episode: "High Hopes"
2003 Romeo! Booker Episode: "Man of the Hizzouse"
2004 Sudbury Mitch Newton TV pilot
2004 L Word, TheThe L Word Malcolm Episode: "Losing It"
2004–2006 Ben Lalonde 7 episodes
2005 Smallville Zack Greenfield Episode: "Krypto"
2006 Killer Instinct Allan Harris Episode: "While You Were Sleeping"
2006 Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, AA Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Michael Magidson TV movie
2006 Stephen King's Dead Zone Jake Phillips Episode: "Independence Day"
2006 Obsession, TheThe Obsession Jesse Sherman TV movie
2006 Alice, I Think Daniel Feckworth-Goose Episode: "Wise Womyn"
2006 Supernatural Jake Tanner Episode: "Croatoan"
2007 My Name Is Sarah Kit TV movie
2007 Aliens in America Todd Palladino 5 episodes
2009 Lie to Me Dan Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Spectacular! Nikko Alexander TV movie
2009 Castle Brandon Episode: "Hedge Fund Homeboys"
2010 Jack's Family Adventure Derek Vickery TV movie
2010 Warehouse 13 Todd Episode: "Beyond Our Control"
Episode: "Age Before Beauty"
Episode: "13. 1"
Episode: "Vendetta"
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Trevor Elkin Episode: "Déjà Vu/All In"
2010 Hellcats MC Petey B Episode: "Think Twice Before You Go"
2012 Interception Garret Foster TV movie
2012–2013 Glee Hunter Clarington Episode: "Dynamic Duets"
Episode: "Thanksgiving"
Episode: "Sadie Hawkins"
Episode: "Naked"
2013 Awkward Collin Jennings Season 3
2014 Arrow Cooper Seldon Episode: "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak"


7. Interview Magazine feature

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