Chord Paul Overstreet (born February 17, 1989) is an American actor, singer and musician, known for his role as Sam Evans on the television series Glee.
Overstreet was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to hairdresser Julie Miller and country music singer-songwriter Paul Overstreet. He has an older brother, Nash Overstreet, who plays guitar in the band Hot Chelle Rae, an older sister, Summer, and three younger sisters, Harmony, Skye and Charity. He is of German, Irish, English, and “a little bit of Native American” descent. He was named after the musical term of the same name. Overstreet was raised on a farm outside of Nashville. Encouraged by his parents to pursue music, he started playing the mandolin at an early age, and moved on to the drums, flute, piano, and guitar. He is also a songwriter. In his teenage years, Overstreet modeled for advertisements for Famous Footwear and Gap.
Overstreet’s cover of “Billionaire” was released as a single and charted at #15 in Ireland, #24 in Canada, #28 in the United States, and #34 in Australia. His cover of “Lucky” was also released as a single. On December 13, 2011, one of Overstreet’s solo tracks, entitled “Beautiful Girl”, was leaked onto the internet.