(played by Cory Monteith)
From the first moment Gleeks (the adopted nickname of hardcore Glee fans) saw McKinley High quarterback Finn Hudson sing in the locker room shower, we knew there was a High School Musical–inspired struggle brewing. Will the popular jock have to choose between his love of athletics and his passion for rock ballads? Thankfully, no. Finn finds time to do both.
When he's not singing, dancing awkwardly or playing football, you can usually find Finn on the arm of his cheating, pregnant-by-his-best-friend girlfriend, Quinn. At first, Quinn tells Finn she's having his baby (even though they two have never technically had sex), but right before a big glee club competition, Rachel tells him the truth. Rachel's motives are a little selfish—she's been in love with Finn since he first joined New Directions.