|Born:||June 14, 1988|
Kevin Michael McHale (born June 14, 1988) is a 24-year-old American actor, singer and dancer, best known for his portrayal of Artie Abrams on the FOX musical-comedy TV series, Glee.
Life and careerKevin McHale was born in Plano, Texas. He is now on the hit Fox dramedy Glee where he plays the character of Artie Abrams. One of McHale's previous acting works includes a 2007 episode appearance on NBC's The Office in the season 4 episode "Launch Party", where he played a pizza delivery boy who is taken hostage by Steve Carell's character, Michael Scott. McHale was also on HBO's True Blood as Neil Jones, a coroner's assistant, for three episodes. Kevin was also in three episodes of Nickelodeon's hit show Zoey 101 as Dooley. He made a guest appearance with the rest of the NLT in Bratz: The Movie.
Before becoming an actor, McHale joined an American Boy Group, NLT, which is short for "Not Like Them". The group was discovered by Chris Stokes.The groups best known genre was R&B. On March 13, 2007 they released their first single That Girl. On April 30, 2009, Travis Garland, member of NLT announced that NLT has split.
He then went on to join Glee as Artie Abrams, a paraplegic member of the Glee Club. His first hit single in Glee singing Dancing with Myself. Ironically, despite playing a wheelchair-bound character, McHale is one of the best dancers on the set. His dancing background was exhibited in the Season One episode Dream On in which he performed Safety Dance.
|All That||2005||Mark||Episode: "On-Air Dares"|
|The Office||2007||Delivery Boy||Episode: "Launch Party"|
|Bratz: The Movie||2007||Boy (With Band) Auditioning for Talent Show|
|Glade Air Freshener Commercial||n/a||Son playing video games|
|Zoey 101||2007–2008||Dooley Fibadoo|
|True Blood||2008||Neil Jones||2 episodes: "Escape from Dragon House", "Cold Ground".|
|Glee: The 3D Concert Movie||2011||Artie Abrams|
- He is best friends with Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang).
- Is also very close friends with Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez) and Grant Gustin (Sebastian Smythe).
- He is a former member of the band NLT.
- He supports the NO H8 campaign along with Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), Ashley Fink (Lauren Zizes) and Alex Newell (Wade "Unique" Adams).
- His audition song for Glee was Let It Be by The Beatles.
- He is right-handed.
- His favorite color is Royal Blue.
- His favorite artists are Michael Jackson and McFly.
- The first CD he ever bought was from 2gether (a boyband from MTV).
- His favorite TV-shows are Misfits, Skins, and "Brothers & Sisters".
- Like Darren Criss and Chris Colfer, his favorite book series is Harry Potter.
- His favorite holiday spot is Florida.
- He has a Golden Retriever called Bailey.
- He is the uncle of Rose and Jack Horan.
- He almost got the part of McLovin in the hit movie Superbad.
- He's 5'7 1/2".
- Co-star Chris Colfer stated in 2010 that he's the best male dancer among the cast.
- Just like Jenna and Lea he has a tattoo saying "Imagine" on his right foot.
- He enjoys a good spoon.
- In an interview, Dianna Agron said that out of all of the Glee guys, if she had to choose one, although she loves them all, Kevin is the most dateable.
- Had a cameo role as Everett McDonald in Katy Perry's Last Friday Night with Glee co-star, Darren Criss. His character had a crush on Kathy Beth Terry. She didn't reciprocate the feelings, though it is shown near the end of the video she could be warming to him.
- He had a crush on Tyra Banks.
- He can't play guitar and he fakes it on the show.
- He was a guest mentor on the The Glee Project's Season One episode 9, Generosity, and Season Two episode 5, Adaptability.
- During an interview, co-star Dianna Agron asked the cast "What was the most favorite moment of the season?". Kevin answered "Every time I sit next to you in a scene".
- He is in an open relationship with his iPhone.
- He was roommates with Jenna Ushkowitz.
- He wears wigs.
- He loves Brazil and often spends his holidays there.
- He is a high baritone.
- Hosted the 2012 Teen Choice Awards with Demi Lovato.
- He is a fan of the TV show Doug.
- Has admitted to being in love with Vanessa and her character Sugar.
- When hosting the 2012 Teen Choice Award with Demi Lovato, they spoke about growing up in the same food court. Apparently, Chord Overstreet, his glee co-star is also a friend of Demi Lovato.