(played by Kevin McHale)
When Artie Abrams was 8 years old, he and his mom were involved in a serious car accident. She escaped unscathed, but Artie has been paralyzed from the waist down ever since. But nothing—not even a wheelchair—can slow Artie's flow. This confident, suspender-wearing singer teaches everyone in the glee club to glide across the dance floor in wheelchairs and riffs on the guitar during rock numbers. He also has a brief romance with fellow glee club member Tina, but after she confesses she faked a stutter, he leaves her in the dust.