The Complete Glee Character Guide
The cast of TV's best new series is taking over the Oprah Show stage! Get to know the quirky characters we've come to love.
By Kari Forsee
The Oprah Winfrey Show | March 29, 2010
(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.