Nolan Gerard Funk
|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 portraying Hunter Clarington in the musical comedy-drama television series Glee, Collin Jennings in the comedy-drama television series Awkward, 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 played a recurring role in season three of the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward as Collin Jennings.
Funk starred alongside Lindsay Lohan and James Deen in the 2013 erotic thriller-drama film The Canyons, written by acclaimed novelist Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader. That same year, Funk appeared in the third installment in the Chronicles of Riddick film series, Riddick, with Vin Diesel, playing a devoutly religious mercenary named Luna. The film was released on September 26, 2013, and opened at number one.
|2002||Moon in the Afternoon||Alexander||Short film|
|2006||Hollow Man 2||Josh||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, AA Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story||Michael Magidson||Television film|
|2006||Obsession, TheThe Obsession||Jesse Sherman||Television film|
|2007||My Name Is Sarah||Kit||Television film|
|2008||Class Savage||Preppy dealer||Short film|
|2009||Spectacular!||Nikko Alexander||Television film|
|2010||Jack's Family Adventure||Derek Vickery||Television film|
|2012||House at the End of the Street||Tyler Reynolds|
|2013||Canyons, TheThe Canyons||Ryan|
|2014||American Romance||Jeff Madison||in post-production|
|2001||Seven Days||Ryan||Episode: "The Brink"|
|2002||Taken||Young Eric Crawford||Episode: "High Hopes"|
|2003||Romeo!||Booker||Episode: "Minimum Cool"|
|2004–06||Renegadepress.com||Ben Lalonde||7 episodes|
|2004||L Word, TheThe L Word||Malcolm||Episode: "Losing It"|
|2005||Smallville||Zack Greenfield||Episode: "Krypto"|
|2006||Killer Instinct||Allan Harris||Episode: "While You Were Sleeping"|
|2006||Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone||Jake Phillips||Episode: "Independence Day"|
|2006||Alice, I Think||Daniel Feckworth-Goose||Episode: "Wise Womyn"|
|2006||Supernatural||Jake Tanner||Episode: "Croatoan"|
|2007||Aliens in America||Todd Palladino||5 episodes|
|2009||Lie to Me||Dan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||Castle||Brandon||Episode: "Hedge Fund Homeboys"|
|2010||Warehouse 13||Todd||4 episodes|
|2010||Detroit 1-8-7||Trevor Elkin||Episode: "Déjà Vu/All In"|
|2010||Hellcats||MC Petey B||Episode: "Think Twice Before You Go"|
|2012–13||Glee||Hunter Clarington||4 episodes|
|2013||Awkward||Collin Jennings||15 episodes|
|2014||Arrow||Cooper Seldon||Episode: "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak"|
- "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"
- Rodriguez, Javy (August 5, 2013). "Nolan Gerard Funk Joins the Cool Kids". Interview. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
- "Nolan Gerard Funk for Versace Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign"
- "LEO AWARDS, Nominees 2007". LeoAwards.com. Retrieved 2009-02-22.[dead link]