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Nolan Gerard Funk

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Date of Birth:
1986 Canada
Height:
6' (1.83 m)
Nolan Gerard Funk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He grew up discussing Freud and Jung with his psychologist father. A former national gymnast and diver, he is also fluent in French. An avid environmentalist, he spent time growing up between horses, his backyard ravine and a gym. One of Hollywood's rising stars, he is best known to family audiences for his starring role as Nikko in the Columbia Records/Nickelodeon movie Spectacular! Nickelodeon premiered Spectacular! in February 2009 and over 14 million viewers watched the first week it aired in the United States. With the number one soundtrack and a top ten album on itunes, Funk also had his first song on the billboard charts, "Break My Heart". Receiving rave reviews for his performance, this showcased the former national gymnast as a unique triple threat. Spectacular! is yet to be released internationally.Funk has made numerous guest starring appearances on TV series including The L Word, Smallville, Supernatural, Lie to Me and a recurring role on Aliens in America. He most recently played an elitist prep school murderer on ABC's Castle. His movie appearances include X2 and the upcoming films Triple Dog and Bereavement opposite Alexandra Daddario (Fox's Percy Jackson).A diverse performer, he played real life rapist Michael Magidson in Lifetime's The Gwen Araujo Story by Oscar nominated director Agnieszka Holland. He also played a tormented jock in Deadgirl, which screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008. Funk received a Leo Award nomination in 2007 for his work on the youth television series Renegadepress.com and had his first live performance this year with David Archuleta at New York City's Hard Rock Cafe.He is a spokesperson for Nickelodeon's "The Big Green Help" and has publicly supported the charity organization Champions Against Bullying.
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