‘Glee’ Casting: Meet Two New Cast Members; Including a Love Interest for Rachel — PHOTOS


Glee doesn’t come back for another few months, but we now have the names (and characters) for two new Gleeks to join the cast this fall. One is a love interest for the one and only Rachel Berry, while the other is Puckerman’s younger brother.

Find out more after the jump.

 

Dean Geyer — a relative newcomer — has been tapped to play Broady Weston, “a handsome upperclassman at NYADA who shows an interest in Lea Michele’s Rachel,” according to TV Line. He’s been on several TV shows — including Terra Nova and Neighbours. Check out his IMDB page. Bonus, he was apparently on Australian Idol. Huh.

 

Back at McKinley, Jacob Artist — also a newcomer — will portray Puck’s younger brother. He’s a appeared in guest spots on several TV shows — including Melissa & Joey and How to Rock. Check out his IMDB page.

 

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It’s back to school for newcomers Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist as they join GLEE when the hit show returns Thursday, Sept. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In the season premiere, RACHEL BERRY (Lea Michele) lands in New York City to attend NYADA and meets BRODY WESTON (Geyer), a handsome upperclassman who shows an interest in her. Meanwhile, back at McKinley, PUCK’s (Mark Salling) bad boy younger half-brother, JAKE PUCKERMAN (Artist), tries out for the glee club, but his attitude could derail his audition.

Geyer was on the Australian TV series, “Neighbours.” He also was a contestant on “Australian Idol” and guest-starred on FOX’s “Terra Nova.” The 26-year-old singer/songwriter was born in South Africa.

Artist starred in the TV movie “Blue Lagoon: the Awakening” and was featured on the comedy series “Melissa & Joey.” He grew up in New York and graduated with honors from Williamsville South High School.

Entering its fourth season, GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented kids who escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club where they find strength, acceptance and ultimately their voice. This year, the senior class is riding high from their Nationals win and enjoying a bit of popularity, while the graduating class leaves the comforts of McKinley for the cruel streets of New York as they open a new chapter and continue chasing their dreams. As previously announced, Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson will join the cast in a six-episode arc, and Emmy Award-winning actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker also will guest-star, in her first return to television since “Sex in the City.”

GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. “Like” GLEE on Facebook and download the Facebook Fan Page app atwww.facebook.com/Glee. Follow the series on Twitter @GLEEonFOX and join the discussion at #glee.

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