For every TV high school hunk who's too cocky, jocky or dimwitted (or all three), we've got your antidote: Gregg Sulkin's "Faking It" character, Liam, an artist with a pure heart. When MTV's new scripted series premieres next month, Liam will make the girls swoon (Karma, in particular), but won't have to forfeit his sensitive side in the process. It's a role that perfectly suits Sulkin, who possesses the perfect mix of heartthrob and experienced thespian.
Born in London, Sulkin broke into acting at a young age, and by the time he was 14, he'd already shared the screen with the legendary Helena Bonham Carter (you might remember her as Bellatrix Lestrange from "Harry Potter"?) in "Sixty Six." Soon, he was racking up roles on shows like "As the Bell Rings" on Disney Channel UK, and proceeded to ride the Mickey Mouse wave Stateside, where he made quite a splash in "Wizards of Waverly Place."
In 2010, Sulkin took on the role of Mason Greyback, a British student who happened to be, you know, A TEEN WOLF. Mason was as thoughtful as they come and loved to paint (sounds a lot like Liam!), but also knew how to fight for his lady, Alex. Naturally, the girls ate him up, and his heartthrob reputation only continued to build with a certain ABC Family show.
In 2012, the same year he appeared on "Melissa & Joey," Sulkin nabbed the part of Wesley Fitzgerald, the younger brother of Ezra Fitz, on "Pretty Little Liars." Wesley shared a few romantic moments with main character Aria Montgomery, and Lucy Hale, the actress who plays Aria (and a proud "Punk'd" vet), surely became the envy of every viewer with a pulse.
Flash forward to 2014, and Sulkin's ready for his close-up in "Faking It," which kicks off April 22 at 10:30/9:30c. He's clearly got the chops to take on the role of the high school Renaissance Man -- just check him out in the trailer!