Chord Overstreet, born February 17, 1989,[1] is a 31-year-old actor and singer. He is best known for his role of Sam Evans on Glee.

Personal life


Overstreet was born to Julie Miller and Paul Overstreet[2] in Nashville, Tennessee[1] and raised on their farm just outside of Nashville.[3]

He has two older siblings, Nash and Summer, and three younger, Harmony, Skye and Charity.[1] Nash plays guitar in the band "Hot Chelle Rae,"[4] which Overstreet was seen in one of their music videos "Tonight, Tonight."

He said in an interview with Vanity Fair about how he got his name: "I got the name from my mom and dad. I come from a big family—I have four sisters and one brother—and I was the third one born. And there are three notes in a chord, so, that’s how I got that name. My dad’s in the music business so he gave me a musical name."[5]


Overstreet made his debut in the web series, Private, television debut on iCarly, and his film debut in The Hole in 2009.[6] He was in the unaired pilot of No Ordinary Family[6] and landed the role of Sam on Glee in 2010.[7]

After a brief departure from  Glee, Overstreet appeared in an episode of The Middle.[8] He returned to Glee as a recurring character in the third season,[9] after his contract option to become a series regular wasn’t picked up[10] and he declined the ten-episode deal with a possibility to become a series regular at mid-season.[11] He declined in order to focus on his music career.[8]

Overstreet was made a series regular in the fourth season.[12]

He made his animated debut on Regular Show as Dusty B. in the episode, "The Thanksgiving Special." The episode aired on November 25, 2013. [13]

In August 2016, he opened for Nick Jonas, and his childhood friend Demi Lovato on their Future Now Tour on four dates.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 iCarly Eric ("iSpeed Date")
The Hole Adam
Private Josh Hollis web series (11 episodes)
2010 Glee Sam Evans Recurring (Season 2-3)
Regular (Season 4-6)
2011 The Middle Ralph Wilkerson ("Hecking Order")
A Warrior's Heart Dupree
2013 Regular Show Dusty B. ("The Thanksgiving Special")
2015 Fourth Man Out Nick Post-production


  • He has three dogs named Harley, Apollo and Banjo.
  • He likes to read and play video games.
  • He's mastered playing harmonica using his nose.
  • He is of mixed German/English/Irish and Native American descent.
  • He does James Earl Jones, George Bush, Michael Jackson and Stewie Griffin (from "Family Guy") impressions.
  • He took care of baby goats when he was thirteen-fourteen years old, and helped deliver five goat babies on his own.
  • He is a big fan of Elton John.
  • He loves to watch sports on Sunday.
  • He wants to eat sweet food all the time.
  • Broke up with actress Emma Roberts.
  • He likes to mow grass, and does so just for fun.
  • He loves Adele.
  • When you plug into his splitter you'll find endless Disney songs including those from Tarzan, The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins.
  • He was rated ninety-ninth on BuddyTV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2010 list.[15]
  • He is named Chord because he was the third born, and there are three notes in a chord.
  • Some of his siblings also have musical names; such as his sister Harmony.
  • Tumblr lgli0qUMJc1qdx234o1 500-1-.jpg
    He makes a cameo in the music video for Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae.
    • His brother Nash is the lead guitarist of the band Hot Chelle Rae.
  • On October 18, 2011, Chord Overstreet was trending on Twitter as it was announced that he would return to Glee.
  • After he initially left Glee, he appeared on a show on ABC called "The Middle" as teacher named Mr. Wilkerson.
  • He has a passion for river dancing.
  • He has one brother and four sisters.
  • He was taught how to do body rolls by Dianna Agron.
  • He was voted sixty-ninth Sexiest Man on Glamour Magazine 2011.
  • He is number twenty-four on BuddyTV's Sexiest Men of 2012.
  • He was voted one of the sexiest men alive in People magazine's sexiest men alive 2010 issue.
  • He worked with Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene in A Warriors Heart.
  • He is a baritone.
  • He thinks that Amber Riley is the best singer he has ever heard.
  • Has a bromance with Mark Salling.
  • His closest guy friends on glee are Mark, Harry and Darren.
  • He was considered the funniest cast member by most of the cast.
  • He was considered the kookiest person among the cast by Heather Morris.
  • Vanessa Lengies thinks he's flirty.
  • He was on iCarly along with one of his best friends Kevin Fonteyne.
  • Chord is good friends with Ashley Benson.
  • Chord is also good friends with Taylor Lautner.
  • Demi Lovato said she has never watched Glee but said she will start just for Chord.
  • Demi and Chord had been friends even before Chord got famous.
  • Chord was on the cover of Runway Magazine.
  • He knows Demi Moore.
  • Two of Chord's icons are Brad Pitt and Christian Bale.
  • He said that in real life he is the typical guy that in Glee Club everyone probably hates.
  • He grew his hair out for "Locks of Love" in 2013.[16]
  • He wasn't self-conscious about his mouth/lips until he started working on Glee. 
  • There are ten things he doesn't get about women

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