Chord Paul Overstreet born on February 17, 1989 is an American actor, singer and musician, best known for his role as Sam Evans on the television series Glee.
Overstreet began to pursue his passion of performing after his high school graduation in 2007. After two unsuccessful years, Overstreet started his acting career on the web series Private, as Josh Hollis. He was also featured in an episode of iCarly iSpeed Date (for a few minutes) and the unaired pilot of No Ordinary Family. His first film role was that of Teenage Boy in the 2009 thriller The Hole, and he starred in the 2011 film A Warrior’s Heart as Dupree, alongside Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz.
At the 2011 Comic-Con event, Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk reported that they had offered Overstreet a ten-episode deal with a possibility to become a series regular at mid-season, but that Overstreet had declined the option. Overstreet later stated to Ausiello during an interview that he had decided to leave the show to focus on his music career, explaining, “They offered me the chance to come back for a few episodes, but there was nothing guaranteed so I decided to dive into the music thing.”
On July 23, 2012, it was confirmed that Overstreet would be a series regular for the fourth season of Glee.