Mark Salling may play a football jock on the Fox hit show Glee, but in real life, he’s a classically trained pianist with a love for rock and roll.
With season one wrapped, Mark has let his signature Mohawk grow in; revealing to RadarOnline.com that he only sports the hairdo during shooting. And he’s sharing a lot more-like his talent for tickling the ivories.
“I come from a rock and roll background,” he told RadarOnline.com reporter Katie Rhames at Ivan Kane’s Café Was in Hollywood. “I was never in the glee club at school, I was always in a band.”
Salling’s current band is called Jericho, and pride and joy is a record he released about a year and a half ago called Smoke Signals. He produced the tracks, as well as wrote and sang the vocals.
“I wish I had a couple more of my buddies in the band but it’s hard to find that in L.A.,” he said. “So right now it’s kind of a one-man band.”
One thing Salling doesn’t find hard to find is female fans! Glee has skyrocketed the 27-year-old to heartthrob status-especially with his female co-stars. When the script required him to kiss Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, Salling-who calls himself “pretty single”– says it wasn’t exactly hard work.
“We did a take where she probably kissed me ten times,” he recalled. “I kept messing it up on purpose. She is just a doll, literally and figuratively. She’s very down to earth and very funny. I hope she comes back to the show.”
Glee airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on FOX.