Kevin McHale received major applause over his emotional performance of Camilla Cabello’s track, “Nicotine”, which left many stunned on the reality-singing competition “The X Factor: Celebrity”.

The video of him shined a new light on the 31-years-old Texan native, but who exactly is this talented singer and why does he seems so familiar? Find out:

1. Acting Career 

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To answer the latter, Kevin is most recognisable when he got his biggest break when he stared in the hit television show “Glee”. There, he played the role of disabled student Artie Abrams.


Kevin McHale before “Glee” has already made many small appearance in the small screen before, such as his 2007’s guest appearance in the comedy series “The Office” (American version) and also the popular Nickelodeon’s teen drama “Zoey 101”.

2. After Glee Series

Since the season finale of “Glee” in 2015, he has tried his hand in the hosting business with “Virtually Famous” where he hosted from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, he acted as Bobbi Campbell – an AIDS activist – in a miniseries called “When We Rise.”

Besides the small screen, he has also taken roles in a couple of movie roles with 2011’s “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” and 2015’s “Boychoir”, where he played a young music teacher named Wooly.

Currently, he is one of four radio hosts for the show “Sick Of My Own Voice” on the digital radio station platform Dash Radio.

3. Music Career

Kevin first dabble in the music industry when he joined an American boyband NLT which stood for, Not Like Them, in 2006. The band once did the opening act for The Pussycat Dolls and stared in the movie “Bratz: The Movie”. The group later announced their disbandment in April 2009.

He also had a deal with Universal Music Group where he wrote music such as “Heartless” by Justin Throne. In April earlier this year, he released his pop song “Help Me Now”, which has actor Nolan Gould appearing in the music video.


Watch his “X-Factor” performance here:

Currently in his musical career, he joined the “X Factor: Celebrity” in October, for which all of us here are hoping that he gets far into the competition.

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