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Max Adler          

Actor, best known for his role as Dave Karofsky on the hit television series "Glee"

Max James Adler is an actor who portrays David "Dave" Karofsky on Glee. He has recently become the latest to join The Trevor Project: It Gets Better. It is unknown if he will be returning to Glee.

Max Adler attended Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was a First Chair All-State show choir member. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Max Adler appears in the Fox television series Glee as school bully Dave Karofsky. In the November 2010 episode Never Been Kissed, written to tackle the issue of LGBT youth bullying, Karofsky is revealed to be a closeted gay teenager. Adler had previously questioned his character's motivations, but was surprised by the scene in which Karofsky kisses the object of his bullying, openly gay student Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer).

He received a positive response via the social networking websites Twitter and Facebook, and commented that he was "Glad to represent such a large group of people," expanding: "I've gotten so many messages from people all around the world these last couple of days thanking me because either they are Karofsky, they were Karofsky or they know a Karofsky."

Following Never Been Kissed, Adler was contacted by the It Gets Better Project, which aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth. On November 15, 2010, he recorded a video for the project, offering insight on the mentality of bullies and telling viewers, "Being who you are is what's awesome. It's what makes you special, interesting, fun to talk to, and desirable." Also on November 15, Adler spoke at the Anti-Defamation League Concert Against Hate at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.


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