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Ryder Lynn (Glee)

Played by Blake Jenner

Ryder Lynn

is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.

The character is portrayed by actor Blake Jenner, and has appeared in Glee since its fifth episode of the fourth season, "The Role You Were Born to Play", first broadcast on November 8, 2012.

Ryder is a transfer student to McKinley High who arrives as a sophomore, is on the football team, has trouble with his grades, and is recruited by Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) to try out for the school musical, and later to join the glee club, New Directions.

The character was created when Jenner won a seven-episode arc in Glee's fourth season after having successfully competed in the second season of the reality television show The Glee Project.

As Ryder, Jenner has sung several solo covers on the show, and appeared in many group performances. Jenner appeared as a recurring guest star beyond his seven-episode prize, and he has been promoted to the main cast effective with the start of the show's fifth season.


Blake Alexander Jenner
(born August 27, 1992)

is an American actor and singer, known for his portrayal of Ryder Lynn on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee.

He is engaged to fellow Glee star Melissa Benoist, who plays the role of Marley Rose. He is the winner of the second season of the Oxygen reality competition series The Glee Project.


Raised in Miami, Florida, he grew up interested in music and film. The youngest of four brothers, Jenner was born to White American father and Cuban American mother. He began playing drums, writing short stories and acting them out in class, claiming he was bitten by the acting bug by the age of 9. In high school, Jenner was involved with many extracurricular activities; he joined the wrestling team, played varsity football, and performed in plays, additionally appearing in numerous television commercials as a teenager. All throughout his childhood,...

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