Chord Overstreet

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Chord Overstreet (May 2011)

Chord Overstreet (born February 17, 1989 in Nashville , Tennessee ) is an American actor and singer , best known for his role as Sam Evans in the hit series Glee , in which he can be seen from the second season.


Overstreet is the third of six children of country singer and songwriter Paul Overstreet . The first name is derived from the English word for chord - chord. His parents encouraged him from the beginning to devote himself to music. In his early years he began to play the mandolin, as well as drums and guitar soon after. In his youth he modeled z. B. for Famous Footwear and Gap . He also writes music himself, but is not under contract.

He was in a relationship with Emma Roberts from July 2011 to February 2012 .


Overstreet began his acting career in the Internet series Private . He also made a guest appearance on an episode of the Nickelodeon teenage series iCarly and the unaired pilot of My Superhero Family .

In the second season of the musical series Glee , he played the recurring role of Sam Evans . During the casting, he sang Easy from The Commodores and Gavin DeGraw's I Don't Want to Be and recorded the song Billionaire by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars in the studio , which he then sang in an episode of the series. After Overstreet was not promoted to lead actor for the third season, he left the series. A month after the third season started, he changed his mind, so he could be seen again from the eighth episode of the season.

Since the beginning of the fourth season in September 2012, he has been one of the main cast of Glee . For the single Hold on released in 2017 , he was honored with a platinum record in the USA in April 2020 and silver in the UK in July 2020.

Filmography (selection)

Awards and nominations



  • 2011 : Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Glee
  • 2012 : Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Glee
  • 2013 : Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Glee

Web links

Commons : Chord Overstreet  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. a b Brett Berk: Will Chord Overstreet Go Full Brokeback on Glee ? . In: Vanity Fair . Condé Nast Publications . September 21, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  3. Hanh Nguyen: 'Glee': Chord Overstreet talks about his big mouth, name and singing in the shower . Zap2it . September 21, 2010. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved May 6, 2011. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Luis Arroyave: New guy on 'Glee' strikes a chord with auditioners . In: Chicago Tribune . Tony W. Hunter. December 20, 2010. Accessed on May 6, 2011.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  5. New couple Emma Roberts and Chord Overstreet jet off on their second romantic getaway this month . Daily Mail . July 29, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  6. Jessica Derschowitz: "Glee" Season 2 Premiere: "What I Did For Love" , CBS News . September 22, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  7. Adam Arndt: Glee: Chord Overstreet in The Middle guest . . August 27, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  8. Neliie Andreeva: Chord Overstreet To Return To 'Glee' . Deadline Hollywood . October 18, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  9. Michael Ausiello: Glee It's Official: Chord Overstreet Now a Glee Series Regular . In: TV Line . July 23, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  10. Music Sales Awards: US UK