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Kevin McHale

Date of birth : 1988-06-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Plano, Texas, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-26

Kevin Michael McHale is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Formerly of the boy band NLT, McHale is best known for his current role as Artie Abrams in the Fox hit television series Glee.

McHale was born in Plano, Texas, the youngest of four children of Elizabeth Anne (née Payne) and Christopher Patrick McHale. He has a brother named Tim (born in August 1981) and a sister. McHale is descended from immigrants from County Mayo, Ireland.

He admitted to Ryan Seacrest that he grew up with Disney Channel actress and singer Demi Lovato. Before becoming an actor, McHale joined an American Boy Group, NLT, which is short for "Not Like Them". The R&B group was discovered by Chris Stokes. On March 13, 2007, they released their first single "That Girl". The band had a guest appearance in Bratz: The Movie. On April 30, 2009, group member Travis Michael Garland announced that NLT had split.

McHale currently stars on Glee as Artie Abrams, a physically disabled member of the McKinley High glee club. Although his character is in a wheelchair, McHale is a skilled dancer and has said that it is hard to keep his feet from moving along with the music while on the set. He had his first solo single on Glee singing "Dancing with Myself" in the episode "Wheels". In the episode "Dream On" he danced in a fantasy sequence to "The Safety Dance" and sang "Dream a Little Dream of Me".

McHale's acting credits include a 2007 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. In 2008, McHale was on HBO's True Blood for two[1] episodes as Neil Jones, a coroner's assistant. Kevin was also in three episodes of Nickelodeon's hit show Zoey 101 as Dooley. In 2010, McHale appeared momentarily in One Call's music video 'Blacklight' alongside his fellow former NLT member, Justin.

In June 2011, McHale appeared in Katy Perry's music video for song, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) with fellow Glee cast member Darren Criss.
He is a fan of the English Premier League football club, Manchester City
He is also a fan of British band McFly and has openly said he would like a whole episode of Glee based on their music.


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