Kevin Michael [=McHale=] (born June 14, 1988) is an American actor, dancer and pop singer. Formerly of boy band NLT, [=McHale=] is best known for his recent role as Artie Abrams in the Fox hit television series ''{{Glee}}''. Born in Plano, Texas and went to Dooley Elementary School and then to Armstrong Middle School where he participated in the school's pop choir, "Encore". 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 member of the [=McKinley=] High glee club who uses a wheelchair. Although his character is in a wheelchair, [=McHale=] is a skilled dancer and has responded that it was hard to keep his feet from moving along with the music while he was on the set.

Not to be confused with Boston Celtics great Kevin [=McHale=], who did appear on two episodes of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' as himself.
!!Selected Filmography
* 2005: ''Series/AllThat'' (TV Series) -- Mark
* 2007: ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' (TV Series) -- Delivery Boy
* 2007 – 2008: ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'' (TV Series) -- Dooley
* 2008: ''Series/TrueBlood'' (TV Series) -- Neil Jones
* 2009–present: ''Series/{{Glee}}'' (TV Series) -- Artie
!!This actor provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}
* TheCameo: In KatyPerry's ''Last Friday Night''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Grant Gustin. Their tweets to each other almost always read like an old married couple.
* {{Irony}}: The best dancer, his character is in a wheelchair.
* OldShame: He is not short of sarcastic and humorous digs against his time in NLT.
* OneOfUs: He is a huge fan of Game of Thrones.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Kevin seems to be friendly with everyone in the cast but he is especially touchy feely with [[LeaMichele Lea]], Jenna and Naya.
* PluckyComicRelief: He seems to be this all around, especially in the interviews.