Chris Colfer

Actor
Chris Colfer had an innate gift to entertain. He was pitch-perfect as fashionable soprano Kurt Hummel on "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), a campy musical comedy series about a struggling show choir and its band of high school ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1990 in Clovis, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

Glee 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Noel 2014 (Movie)

Noel Coward (Actor)

Struck by Lightning 2013 (Movie)

Carson Phillips (Actor)

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee: Don't Stop Believing 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2012 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Glee Project 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

Kurt Hummel (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Saturday Night Live 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleveland Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Marmaduke 2010 (Movie)

Drama Dog #2/Shroom Dog #1/Beach Dog #1 (Voice)

Teen Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("I Want To Hold Your Hand") (Song Performer)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("I Want To Hold Your Hand") (Song Performer)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("Get Happy") (Song Performer)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("Happy Days Are Here Again") (Song Performer)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin'" (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Struck by Lightning 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Struck by Lightning 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Chris Colfer had an innate gift to entertain. He was pitch-perfect as fashionable soprano Kurt Hummel on "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), a campy musical comedy series about a struggling show choir and its band of high school outsiders. With a show-stopping voice, the footwork of a Bob Fosse protégé, and a "too cool for high school" demeanor, Colfer turned his bullied gay teen character into a role model for underdogs of any age, gender or sexual persuasion. While it would have been easy to peg Colfer as the next celebrity poster child for homosexual teens dealing with coming out, the soft-spoken and sassy triple threat proved he was simply a confident, self-possessed character who represented anyone on the outside, looking in.

EDUCATION

Clovis East High School

Clovis , California
Won several speech and debate Champion titles; also involved in the the drama club, the Writer's Club and was editor of the school's literary magazine; as a senior, he wrote, starred in, and directed a spoof of "Sweeney Todd" entitled "Shirley Todd" in which all the roles were gender-reversed

Milestones

2012

Published debut novel The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

2012

Made feature writing and executive producing debut with "Struck by Lightning"; also co-starred in film Rebel Wilson and Christina Hendricks

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

2011

Sold first TV pilot "The Little Leftover Witch" to Disney, based on children's book of the same name by Florence Laughlin

2009

First acting role, played title role in short film "Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident"

2009

Cast in breakout role as Kurt Hummel, a flamboyant and talented high school student on Fox's musical comedy series "Glee"

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