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Chris Colfer Biography

Chris Colfer


Date of Birth
27 December 1990, Fresno, California, USA

Birth Name
Christopher Paul Colfer


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Biography
Chris Colfer is a very talented actor and vocalist who was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009-2015), Struck by Lightning (2012), and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. His break out role was as Kurt Hummel in Glee, for which he won a Golden Globe (2010) and was tapped for New York Times 100 Most Influential People. Colfer is also a New York Times Best Selling author and wrote/produced Struck By Lightning.

  • Before becoming an actor, Chris worked mornings before school in the cafeteria as an ice-cream scooper and summers as a clerk at a dry cleaners.
  • The scar on the left side of his neck is from surgery in 1998.
  • Lost over 40 pounds in 2007 thanks to "horrible methods called diet and exercise.".
  • He practices Sai.
  • Wrote and directed Shirley Todd, a musical spoof of Sweeney Todd during his senior year of high school. He also starred as Mr. Lovett.
  • Assistant directed a theatrical benefit for Valley Children's Hospital when he was 14.
  • Holds many speech and debate champion titles.
  • During high school, he was involved with speech & debate, drama, the F.F.A., was president of the writers' club, editor of the school literary magazine, and captain of Destination Imagination.
  • Was bullied in high school, but feels that it made him much more quick witted and fast on his feet.
  • Inspired the Glee (2009) episode, Glee: The Rocky Horror Glee Show (2010), due to his persistent campaigning to get to sing "The Time Warp".
  • Originally auditioned for the role of "Artie" on Glee (2009), but did not get it. The casting agents were so impressed with his audition that they wrote the role of "Kurt" for him. They named the character "Kurt Hummel", due to Colfer's past role of "Kurt" in "The Sound of Music", when he was fourteen, and because of his rosy cheeks, which reminded them of "Hummel" figurines.
  • Favorite movie when he was little was Sister Act (1992). He would put a pillowcase on his head and pretend to be a nun while watching the movie.
  • When his Glee (2009) character Kurt Hummel cries on camera, Colfer insists on genuine tears that he himself summons up.
  • Had his first ever sip of alcohol with his fellow Gleeks at Kevin McHale's apartment along with Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz.
  • He has Irish, English, German, and Scottish ancestry.
  • In a personal relationship with Will Sherrod.
  • On his mom's side he is a descendant of Pocahontas and her husband John Rolfe. This means he's also a distant cousin of Glee co-star Jayma Mays who is also a descendant of Pocahontas.
  • Trademarks:
  • Countertenor singing voice
  • High-pitched voice
  • Porcelain skin
  • Quotes
  • My life is an awkward visit from the kids table.
  • On getting slushied on Glee (2009): It felt like I was bitch-slapped by an iceberg.
  • Nurse Jackie (2009) is my favorite show! Brilliant characters! It makes me laugh so hard, that police come to my door thinking an animal is being abused.
  • It doesn't matter how old I get, I always act like an excited five year-old kid with severe ADD and a waddle at Disneyland.
  • Oh, I have this feud going with the L.A. Unified School District, because I keep getting these phone calls saying my daughter keeps missing classes, I mean, at all hours of the night, I had like, two calls this morning and I keep calling saying I haven't got a daughter! I'm 19! I mean, the 90's were a blur but I don't think I was impregnating anyone when I was two. I'm gonna find this girl and get her ass to school!
  • [about Kristin Chenoweth being on Glee (2009)] As soon as she came on, I was like, you know, constantly like, "Oh Hi Kristin! Hi... I'm your biggest fan... We sound exactly alike".
  • I'm pretty sure I'm going to fall in my GaGa shoes one night on tour and I'm hoping it becomes a Youtube sensation.
  • Everytime you do a kissing scene, you're probably going to kiss about sixteen o-or eighteen times, because they have to get four, from this angle, four from this angle, four from this angle, four from this angle - I don't know why they're down there - four from this angle...it's never just, once.
  • I have something called the sea monkey method, and what that is; when I was fourteen, I had sea monkeys, and I forgot to feed them. However, they remained alive for seven months. And what they were doing was eating themselves, and living off of their waste. So my method, or, my theory, is that we could come up with some sort of substance that could, be reused, or, eat itself, if you will. Yeah, it would, better the environment and not leave such a carbon footprint.
  • I could never rap, personally. I can't even wrap presents.
  • Glee (2009) is about a high school glee club, like a show choir, that umm, needs a little help. They're horrible. Horrible, like, horrible, hor-ri-ble. Horrible, horrible, horrible. Did I mention they're horrible?
  • The only rumor that there has really ever been about me is that I was killed by a fruit truck.
  • I'm deaf, I have no voice, I think I lost my virginity out there...
  • I love me some llamas.
  • I liked performing "Push It". We were all pregnant after that number.
  • I started sleep shopping online. Yeah, and these really random packages kept showing up on my door step and I'd open them up and would be so random, like, the complete series of The Carol Burnett Show (1967), and this huge like, life-size poster of Lady Gaga - I don't know why my subconscious wanted that poster.

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