Nolan Gerard Funk

Canadian actor-singer Nolan Funk burst into entertainment for young adults in 2009 with a starring role in the rock musical "Spectacular!" (Nickelodeon, 2009), which led to heartthrob turns on such equally popular teen projects as "Glee" (Fox, 2009-15) and "Awkward" (MTV, 2011- ). A former professional diver and gymnast, Funk moved into films and television in 2001 with guest appearances on numerous episodic series and the occasional feature. "Spectacular!" gave his profile a huge boost, which led to stints on Broadway, as a pop singer and frequent guest star on the aforementioned series. Interestingly, Funk appeared to cultivate an entirely different audience in his film roles, which hewed towards grown-up fare like "House at the End of the Street" (2012), "Riddick" (2013) and "The Canyons" (2013). His willingness to explore both lightweight TV and more dramatic feature fare seemed to indicate that Funk might have a career outside of the 12-to-18 viewership demographic.