Nolan Gerard Funk
Funk at the 70th Venice International Film Festival
Born (1986-07-28) 28 July 1986 (age 35)[1][2][3]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • model
Years active2001–present

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.

Life and career

Funk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2001, his first role came, when he played a boy named Ryan in the Seven Days episode "The Brink". In 2002, he starred in the short film Moon in the Afternoon as Alexander and appeared in the Taken episode "High Hope" as Young Eric Crawford. In 2003, he appeared in Marvel live-action film X2 as a captured X-Kid and guest-starred in Nickelodeon's series Romeo!'s episode "Minimum Cool" playing a Bully named Booker. In 2004, he appeared in The L Word episode "Losing It" as a boy named Malcolm. From 2004 to 2006, he guest-starred in the Drama series Renegadepress.com playing Ben Lalonde. In 2005, he appeared as Zack Greenfield in the Smallville episode "Krypto". In 2006, he played Josh in Hollow Man 2, guest-starred as Allan Harris in the Killer Instinct episode "While You Were Sleeping", appeared in the biographical film A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story as Michael Imagidson, The Dead Zone episode "Independence Day" as Jake Phillips, the Alice, I Think episode "Wise Womyn" as Daniel Feckworth-Goose and guest-starred in the Supernatural episode "Croatoan" as Jake Tanner. In 2007, he starred in My Name Is Sarah as Kit and he had a recurring role in The CW series Aliens In America as a student named Todd Palladino. In 2008, he appeared in Miranda Cosgrove's music video for "Stay My Baby" as her love interest, appeared in Deadgirl as Dwyer and appeared in the Class Savage short film playing a Preppy Dealer.

He received his first break when he was 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 a Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.[5][dead link] He appeared in Lie To Me’s episode Pilot playing a boy named Dan, he appeared in Castle’s episode Hedge Fund Homeboys playing a student named Brandon and appeared as Kevin in the 18 short films. In 2010, he appeared in Jack's Family Adventure as Derek Vickery, in Bereavement as William, had a recurring role in Warehouse 13 as Todd, Triple Dog as Todd Spalding and in Detroit 1-8-7 as Trevor Elkin.

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 – cited as "Excellent" by John Lahr of The New Yorker, and receiving praise from New York Times critic Ben Brantley.[6] He also had a guest role as Todd, Claudia Donovan's love interest, on season two of the Syfy series Warehouse 13. 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 Hunter Clarington, the new frontman of the Dalton Academy Warblers.[7] He then had a recurring role in season three of the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward as Collin Jennings.[8]

Funk starred alongside Lindsay Lohan and James Deen in the 2013 erotic thriller-drama film The Canyons, written by novelist Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader.[9] That same year, Funk appeared in the third installment of the Chronicles of Riddick film series, Riddick, 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.[10]

Funk was a series regular on the first season of the critically acclaimed Starz series Counterpart starring J.K. Simmons. Funk spoke German in the show and played Angel Eyes, a cult-raised German assassin.

In 2019, Funk was cast as a series regular on the HBO Max series The Flight Attendant opposite Kaley Cuoco.

Awards

In 2021, Funk was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble in a comedy series.

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.[11]

Filmography

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 Alexander
2010 Bereavement William
2010 Triple Dog Todd Spalding
2012 House at the End of the Street Tyler Reynolds with Jennifer Lawrence
2013 Evidence Tyler Morris
2013 The Canyons Ryan with Lindsay Lohan
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 Recurring role, 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[12]
2018 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Josh 2 episodes
2020 The Flight Attendant Van White Main role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series[13]
TBA Partner Track Dan Fallon[14] Main role

References

  1. ^ Twitter (@nolanfunk) "Nolan Funk on Twitter" Retrieved January 30, 2015
  2. ^ LadyGunn Magazine "Nolan Gerard Funk" Retrieved January 30, 2015
  3. ^ WhoSay "Nolan Gerard Funk Celebrates His Birthday With Fan Art" Retrieved January 31, 2015
  4. ^ The Huffington Post. "Glee's Nolan Gerard Funk Talks Acting & More" Retrieved January 30, 2015
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Our Event With David Archuleta & Spectacular's Nolan Funk". J-14.com. Bauer Publishing. January 13, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  6. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Bye Bye Birdie, With Stamos, Gershon, Irwin, Houdyshell and Trimm, Returns to Broadway" Archived September 10, 2012, at archive.today, Playbill.com, September 10, 2009
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Glee Villain Nolan Funk on MTV's Awkward. His Scandalous Debut"
  9. ^ Rodriguez, Javy (August 5, 2013). "Nolan Gerard Funk Joins the Cool Kids". Interview. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "Nolan Gerard Funk for Versace Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign"
  11. ^ "LEO AWARDS, Nominees 2007". LeoAwards.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (January 26, 2017). "'Counterpart' Casts Nolan Gerard Funk". Deadline. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Nominations Announced for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  14. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (September 14, 2021). "Partner Track Adaptation, Starring Teen Wolf's Arden Cho, Ordered at Netflix". TVLine. Retrieved September 14, 2021.

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