Nolan Gerard Funk

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Nolan Gerard Funk
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Years active2001–present
 
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Nolan Gerard Funk
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Years active2001–present

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[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] He then played a recurring role in season three of the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward as Collin Jennings.[4]

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.[5] 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.

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.[6]

Awards[edit]

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.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Moon in the AfternoonAlexanderShort film
2003X2Captured X-Kid
2006Hollow Man 2JoshDirect-to-video
2006Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, AA Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo StoryMichael MagidsonTelevision film
2006Obsession, TheThe ObsessionJesse ShermanTelevision film
2007My Name Is SarahKitTelevision film
2008DeadgirlDwyer
2008Class SavagePreppy dealerShort film
2009Spectacular!Nikko AlexanderTelevision film
200918KevinShort film
2010BereavementWilliam
2010Jack's Family AdventureDerek VickeryTelevision film
2010Triple DogTodd
2012House at the End of the StreetTyler Reynolds
2013EvidenceTyler Morris
2013Canyons, TheThe CanyonsRyan
2013RiddickLuna
2014PopFanXavierTelevision film
2014WildLikeTommy
2014American RomanceJeff Madisonin post-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Seven DaysRyanEpisode: "The Brink"
2002TakenYoung Eric CrawfordEpisode: "High Hopes"
2003Romeo!BookerEpisode: "Minimum Cool"
2004–06Renegadepress.comBen Lalonde7 episodes
2004L Word, TheThe L WordMalcolmEpisode: "Losing It"
2005SmallvilleZack GreenfieldEpisode: "Krypto"
2006Killer InstinctAllan HarrisEpisode: "While You Were Sleeping"
2006Dead Zone, TheThe Dead ZoneJake PhillipsEpisode: "Independence Day"
2006Alice, I ThinkDaniel Feckworth-GooseEpisode: "Wise Womyn"
2006SupernaturalJake TannerEpisode: "Croatoan"
2007Aliens in AmericaTodd Palladino5 episodes
2009Lie to MeDanEpisode: "Pilot"
2009CastleBrandonEpisode: "Hedge Fund Homeboys"
2010Warehouse 13Todd4 episodes
2010Detroit 1-8-7Trevor ElkinEpisode: "Déjà Vu/All In"
2010HellcatsMC Petey BEpisode: "Think Twice Before You Go"
2012–13GleeHunter Clarington4 episodes
2013AwkwardCollin Jennings15 episodes
2014ArrowCooper SeldonEpisode: "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak"

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