Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tasty Crushie Tuesday: Nolan Gerard Funk

Nolan Gerard Funk (born July 28, 1986) 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.

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Life and career

Funk started out as a national gymnast and diver. He received his first break when cast, opposite Tammin Sursok, in the starring role of the Columbia Records/Nickelodeon movie Spectacular!. Funk also appeared opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, and Elisabeth Shue in House at the End of the Street, which was released theatrically by Relativity Media on September 21, 2012. Funk recently shot "Evidence" opposite Stephen Moyer for the producers of "Drive" and starred in the ABC Family Pilot "Intercept" which the network recently announced they were not picking up.

On January 12, 2009, he had his first live concert performance, appearing at New York City's Hard Rock Cafe. He also had guest roles in the television series Castle and Supernatural.

Funk played the title role of singer 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.

Funk recently completed filming the third movie in the Chronicles of Riddick series with Vin Diesel. He plays a mercenary named Luna. The film is due out in 2013. He shot a starring role in "The Canyons" opposite Lindsay Lohan, directed by Paul Schrader, written by Brett Easton Ellis. Funk joined the cast of Glee in October 2012 in a recurring role. He plays the new frontman of the Dalton Academy Warblers, Hunter Clarington. Funk also featured in Awkward's third season.


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 Renegadepress.com.

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