Nolan Gerard Funk

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Nolan Gerard Funk
NationalityCanada Canadian
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Years active2001–present
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Nolan Gerard Funk
NationalityCanada Canadian
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Years active2001–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 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. He also plays Collin in Awkward.

On January 12, 2009, he had his first live concert performance, appearing at New York City's Hard Rock Cafe.[1] 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.[2]

Funk recently completed filming the third movie in the Chronicles of Riddick series with Vin Diesel. He plays a mercenary named Luna. The film was released on 26 September, 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.[3] Funk also featured in Awkward's third season.[4] Funk appears in Versace's spring/summer 2014 campaign photographed by famed photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. [5] His first major print interview, alongside a ten page photo story, appeared in the 10th issue of HERO magazine. [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]


2003X2Captured X-Kid
2006Hollow Man 2JoshVideo
2008Class SavagePreppy DealerShort film
200918KevinShort film
2009Spectacular!Nikko Alexander
2010Triple DogTodd
2012House at the End of the StreetTyler Reynolds
2012EvidenceTyler Morris
2013Canyons, TheThe CanyonsRyan
2001Seven DaysRyanEpisode: "The Brink"
2002TakenYoung Eric CrawfordEpisode: "High Hopes"
2003Romeo!BookerEpisode: "Man of the Hizzouse"
2004SudburyMitch NewtonTV pilot
2004L Word, TheThe L WordMalcolmEpisode: "Losing It"
2004–2006Renegadepress.comBen Lalonde7 episodes
2005SmallvilleZack GreenfieldEpisode: "Krypto"
2006Killer InstinctAllan HarrisEpisode: "While You Were Sleeping"
2006Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, AA Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo StoryMichael MagidsonTV movie
2006Stephen King's Dead ZoneJake PhillipsEpisode: "Independence Day"
2006Obsession, TheThe ObsessionJesse ShermanTV movie
2006Alice, I ThinkDaniel Feckworth-GooseEpisode: "Wise Womyn"
2006SupernaturalJake TannerEpisode: "Croatoan"
2007My Name Is SarahKitTV movie
2007Aliens in AmericaTodd Palladino5 episodes
2009Lie to MeDanEpisode: "Pilot"
2009Spectacular!Nikko AlexanderTV movie
2009CastleBrandonEpisode: "Hedge Fund Homeboys"
2010Jack's Family AdventureDerek VickeryTV movie
2010Warehouse 13Todd4 episodes
2010Detroit 1-8-7Trevor ElkinEpisode: "Déjà Vu/All In"
2010HellcatsMC Petey BEpisode: "Think Twice Before You Go"
2012InterceptionGarret FosterTV movie
2012–2013GleeHunter ClaringtonEpisode: "Dynamic Duets"
Episode: "Thanksgiving"
Episode: "Sadie Hawkins"
Episode: "Naked"
2013AwkwardCollin JenningsSeason 3


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