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=] was part of the BoyBand NLT ("Not Like Them"), which was discovered by Chris Stokes and shortly after released singles such as "That Girl", "She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go)" and "Karma". Despite the talent and a small, yet devoted fanbase, the group didn't go very far and officially split up in 2009, months before [=McHale=] made it big as Artie in ''Glee''.

Despite his character's disability, [=McHale=], as per his boy band background, 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 now also the host of the British 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.
!!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
!!This actor provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}
* TheCameo: [=NLT=] had a guest appearance in the infamously bad ''{{Bratz}}: The Movie'', and after the band split, Kevin (alongside fellow Glee cast member DarrenCriss) appeared 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 ''Series/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.
* RummageSaleReject: His fashion sense is, at times, questionable.
** Most notably are the jellyfish pants he wore while hosting the Teen Choice Awards alongside DemiLovato, as Demi herself pointed out. He responded by doing a little dance while singing "[[DestinysChild I don't think you're ready for this jelly...]]"
* WhatBeautifulEyes: [[ See for yourself.]]