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 the infamously bad ''{{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. With Glee on its way to its final season, [=McHale=] is currently filming the panel show ''Virtually Famous'', based around internet celebrities and [[MemeticMutation memes]].

Not to be confused with Boston Celtics great Kevin [=McHale=], who did appear on two episodes of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' as himself.
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!!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
* 20092015: ''Series/{{Glee}}'' (TV Series) -- Artie Abrams
* 2014: ''Boychoir'' (Film) -- Wooly
* 2015: ''They Might Be Kennedys'' (Film) -- Teddy Mulligan/Kennedy Ted
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!!This actor provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}
* TheCameo: In KatyPerry's ''Last Friday Night'', as a character that manages to be even more of a HollywoodNerd than Artie.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Grant Gustin and Tyler Oakley.
* {{Irony}}: The best male dancer of the ''Glee'' cast, second only to Harry Shum Jr... And his character is in a wheelchair.
* OldShame: Although he still seems to be friends with his former bandmates (mostly [=JJ=]), he is not short of sarcastic and humorous digs against his time in NLT.
* OneOfUs: He is a huge fan of ''GameOfThrones''.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Kevin seems to be friendly with everyone in the ''Glee'' cast but he is especially touchy-feely with [[LeaMichele Lea]], Jenna and Naya, the last of which is, in part, responsible for giving him the nickname "Bee".
* PluckyComicRelief: He seems to be this all around, especially in the interviews.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: [[http://kevinmchalenews.com/post/44805343437 See for yourself.]]
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