Chris Colfer (as Kurt Hummel)

     
Chris Colfer (as Kurt Hummel)

Kurt Hummel Character Biography

Kurt's existence at McKinley is rocked when football player Dave Karofsky starts to bully him. Kurt goes to Dalton Academy to spy on their glee club and discovers that their star performer, Blaine, is gay and that the straight members of the choir have a no tolerance policy when it comes to harassment. Blaine encourages Kurt to confront Karofsky, which he does. But Kurt is caught off guard when, in the midst of their dispute, the bully kisses him.

As Kurt's friendship with Blaine continues to grow, so do his tensions with Karofsky, who threatens to kill Kurt, despite the fact that he hasn't outed Dave. Fearing for his safety, Kurt decides to transfer to Dalton Academy.

His life isn't all bad though. In the midst of his Karofsky drama, Kurt's dad, Burt, marries Finn's mom. With the new mash-up nickname "Furt," the two teens set aside their disagreements from the past, and Finn surprises Kurt by dancing with him at the wedding.

Although he doesn't get to step into the spotlight for Dalton's glee club, The Warblers, Kurt's relationship with Blaine continues to evolve. Ultimately, Blaine recommends that he and Kurt duet at regionals and their relationship becomes romantic.

Chris Colfer Biography

Chris Colfer, who made his television debut on GLEE, was recently recognized for his work on the series with a Golden Globe award in the "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television" category. This year, Colfer was also nominated for a SAG award in the "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series" category and in 2010 was also honored with an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series."

Colfer just wrapped production on the independent film Struck By Lightning, which he wrote and produced. Additionally, he recently adapted a pilot for the Disney Channel called The Little Leftover Witch. The pilot is based on a children's book of the same name by Florence Laughlin.

Colfer grew up performing in community theatre productions in his hometown of Clovis, CA. In high school, he was active in drama, was the president of the writers club, served as editor of the school literary magazine, captain of the Destination ImagiNation team, and was a speech and debate champion.

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