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Nolan Gerard Funk (born July 28, 1986) is a Canadian actor and singer known for portraying Hunter Clarington in the musical comedy-drama television series Glee, Collin Jennings in the comedy-drama television series Awkward, "Angel Eyes" in the drama series Counterpart and Conrad Birdie in the 2009 Broadway revival of the musical Bye Bye Birdie.

Nolan Gerard Funk
Nolan Gerard Funk at the 70th Venice International Film Festival (cropped).jpg
Funk at the 70th Venice International Film Festival
Born (1986-07-28) 28 July 1986 (age 32)[1][2][3]
OccupationActor, singer, model
Years active2001–present
AgentIMG Models[5]

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Life and careerEdit

Funk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He 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.[6]

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.[7] He also played "Todd", Claudia Donovan's Allison Scagliotti short-term boyfriend and computer geek in Science fiction show Warehouse 13, who was placed under Witness Protection after witnessing a highly criminal act of fraud, he had to leave due to his identity being discovered by Claudia, who thought he was a spy. 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.[8] He then played a recurring role in season three of the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward as Collin Jennings.[9]

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.[10] 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 6, 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.[11]

On May 24, 2017, Funk was cast as Tyson Curran in the Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare.[12] The film was released in theaters on April 13, 2018.[13]

AwardsEdit

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.[14]

FilmographyEdit

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Moon in the Afternoon Alexander Short film
2003 X2 Captured X-Kid
2006 Hollow Man 2 Josh
2008 Deadgirl Dwyer
2008 Class Savage Preppy dealer Short film
2009 18 Kevin Short film
2009 Spectacular! Nikko
2010 Bereavement William
2010 Triple Dog Todd
2012 House at the End of the Street Tyler Reynolds with Jennifer Lawrence
2013 Evidence Tyler Morris
2013 The Canyons Ryan
2013 Riddick Luna
2014 WildLike Tommy
2016 American Romance Jeff Madison with Daveigh Chase
2017 Hello Again Les (The Soldier)
2018 Truth or Dare Tyson Curran
2019 Berlin, I Love You Nico
TBA You Above All Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Seven Days Ryan Episode: "The Brink"
2002 Taken Young Eric Crawford Episode: "High Hopes"
2003 Romeo! Booker Episode: "Minimum Cool"
2004–2006 Renegadepress.com Ben Lalonde Recurring role, 7 episodes
2004 The L Word Malcolm Episode: "Losing It"
2005 Smallville Zack Greenfield Episode: "Krypto"
2006 Killer Instinct Allan Harris Episode: "While You Were Sleeping"
2006 The Dead Zone Jake Phillips Episode: "Independence Day"
2006 Alice, I Think Daniel Feckworth-Goose Episode: "Wise Womyn"
2006 Supernatural Jake Tanner Episode: "Croatoan"
2006 A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Michael Magidson Television film
2006 The Obsession Jesse Sherman Television film
2007 My Name Is Sarah Kit Television film
2007 Aliens in America Todd Palladino Recurring role, 5 episodes
2009 Lie to Me Dan Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Castle Brandon Episode: "Hedge Fund Homeboys"
2009 Spectacular! Nikko Alexander Television film
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"
2010 Jack's Family Adventure Derek Vickery Television film
2012–2013 Glee Hunter Clarington 4 episodes
2013–2015 Awkward Collin Jennings Recurring role (season 3), 16 episodes
2014 PopFan Xavier Television film
2014–2016 Arrow Cooper Seldon/Brother Eye 3 episodes
2017 Quantico Daniel Sharp 1 episode
2017 The Catch Troy 3 episodes
2017 Dear White People Addison 2 episodes
2017 Major Crimes Seth Landon 4 episodes
2018 Counterpart Angel Eyes Recurring role[15]
2018 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Josh 2 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Twitter (@nolanfunk) "Nolan Funk on Twitter" Retrieved January 30, 2015
  2. ^ LadyGunn Magazine "Nolan Gerard Funk" Retrieved 30 January 2015
  3. ^ WhoSay "Nolan Gerard Funk Celebrates His Birthday With Fan Art" Retrieved 31 January 2015
  4. ^ The Huffington Post. "Glee's Nolan Gerard Funk Talks Acting & More" Retrieved January 30, 2015
  5. ^ "Nolan Funk on IMG Models" Retrieved June 28, 2016
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Our Event With David Archuleta & Spectacular's Nolan Funk". J-14.com. Bauer Publishing. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  7. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Bye Bye Birdie, With Stamos, Gershon, Irwin, Houdyshell and Trimm, Returns to Broadway" Archived 2012-09-10 at Archive.today, Playbill.com, September 10, 2009
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Glee Villain Nolan Funk on MTV's Awkward. His Scandalous Debut"
  10. ^ Rodriguez, Javy (August 5, 2013). "Nolan Gerard Funk Joins the Cool Kids". Interview. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  11. ^ "Nolan Gerard Funk for Versace Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign"
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 24, 2017). "'Teen Wolf' Star Tyler Posey, Violett Beane & More Are Game For 'Truth Or Dare' From Blumhouse". Deadline. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 11, 2017). "'Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare' Moves Up Two Weeks To Friday The 13th – Update". Deadline. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "LEO AWARDS, Nominees 2007". LeoAwards.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (January 26, 2017). "'Counterpart' Casts Nolan Gerard Funk". Deadline. Retrieved January 11, 2018.

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