Nolan Gerard Funk
|Nolan Gerard Funk|
|Born||Nolan Gerard Funk
28 July 1986
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
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
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.
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.
Funk guest starred in season four of Glee, playing the new frontman of the Dalton Academy Warblers, Hunter Clarington. He then went on to feature in season three of MTV's hit series Awkward as Collin Jennings.
Funk starred alongside Lindsay Lohan in the highly controversial film The Canyons, written by acclaimed novelist Bret Easton Ellis, and directed by Paul Schrader. 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.
|2003||Moon in the Afternoon||Alexander||Short film|
|2006||Hollow Man 2||Josh||Video|
|2008||Class Savage||Preppy Dealer||Short film|
|2012||House at the End of the Street||Tyler Reynolds|
|2013||Canyons, TheThe Canyons||Ryan|
|2014||American Romance||Jeff Madison||Post-production|
|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||Renegadepress.com||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"
|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: "Sadie Hawkins"
|2013||Awkward||Collin Jennings||Season 3|
- "EXCLUSIVE! Our Event With David Archuleta & Spectacular's Nolan Funk". J-14.com. Bauer Publishing. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
- Jones, Kenneth. "Bye Bye Birdie, With Stamos, Gershon, Irwin, Houdyshell and Trimm, Returns to Broadway", Playbill.com, September 10, 2009
- Auseillo, Michael (October 1, 2012). "Glee Exclusive: Nolan Gerard Funk Cast as Lead Warbler – What Does He Want With [Spoiler]?". TVLine. TVLine Media, LLC. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- "Glee Villain Nolan Funk on MTV's Awkward. His Scandalous Debut"
- "Nolan Gerard Funk for Versace Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign"
- "LEO AWARDS, Nominees 2007". LeoAwards.com. Retrieved 2009-02-22.[dead link]
7. Interview Magazine feature http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/nolan-gerard-funk-the-canyons