The former national gymnast received his first break when he was cast in the starring role of Nickelodeon's musical film "Spectacular!" He originated the role of Conrad Birdie in "Bye Bye Birdie" on Broadway where he was singled out by the New York Times and given a rave by The New Yorker. Nolan played a love interest to Jennifer Lawrence in Relativity's "House at the End of the Street". Upcoming, he has the starring role in "The Canyons" opposite Lindsay Lohan, directed by Paul Schrader, and written by Bret Easton Ellis. He also plays a conflicted religious mercenary opposite Vin Diesel in the upcoming "Riddick" for Universal coming out September 6th. Most recently, Nolan joined the cast of "Glee" as Hunter Clarington, the new captain of the warblers.