|Occupations:|| Student (graduated) |
Bassist of New Directions (former)
|Aliases:|| Floppy-Haired Bass Dude (Puck, Mercedes)
Floppy-Headed Bass Player (Mercedes)
|Family & Friends|
|Clique:|| New Directions |
William McKinley Jazz Ensemble
|Education:||William McKinley High School|
|Last episode:||Opening Night|
Unnamed Bassist was the bass player for the New Directions. He plays bass in most of their performances. In Hold on to Sixteen, the eighth episode of Season Three, he sings with the club at Sectionals to make up for lack of members. He graduates in New Directions, the thirteenth episode of Season Five.
He is portrayed by musician Scott Henson.
He is seen in the final number Lean on Me.
He is in the first Madonna number for the assignment of the week, Express Yourself. He also participates in the mash-up Borderline/Open Your Heart. He is also part in the New Directions Boys performance, What It Feels Like For a Girl.
In Ice Ice Baby, it's the first performance in which he is not involved with the drummer. At the end of the episode he and the Jazz Band perform in Rachel's number, Total Eclipse of the Heart. He, along with the rest of the Jazz Band, stays with Rachel after New Directions leaves her alone.
He plays bass in Jessie's Girl performance. After this performance he also helps Puck with Lady Is a Tramp . Later in the episode Kurt refers to the drummer as "Gentleman" as a way to start with Pink Houses and according to the drummer's face, he's also impressed by Kurt's new outfit. He also participates in The Boy Is Mine performed by Santana and Mercedes.
The McKinley High Jazz Band get funky and pull out a funk number, Give up the Funk sung by New Directions.
Plays the bass for Finn and Rachel in Don't Go Breaking My Heart. Later in the episode he is seen alongside the band to help Santana and Mercedes in their duet, River Deep, Mountain High. He is also in the choir room for another Rachel and Finn duet, With You I'm Born Again. He also play the bass in Lucky, the first Sam/Quinn duet. At the end of the episode he and the Jazz band take part of Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy.
He is almost in all the performances. He and the Jazz Band play while Sue and Doris Sylvester are singing Ohio, but this time plays the cello. Then he plays the drums in Marry You. In the wedding party he is seen in Sway and he is absent during Just the Way You Are.
Even when it is Sectionals time at McKinley, he is just seen in the final number of the episode, Dog Days Are Over.
New Directions and the Jazz Band go caroling with the song We Need a Little Christmas. During the performance the students in the classroom react negatively to the performance, someone even asking, "Who goes caroling with a band?" and the teacher throws her shoe at the drums, which results in New Directions fleeing. After Finn rejects Rachel's Christmas present, she ask them to continue with the Merry Christmas Darling performance, in which he spoke for the first time, saying: "So...should we, like, leave?," and with that he appears in the credits at the end.
He is seen in the song that Puck performs for Lauren, Fat Bottomed Girls. He also helps Artie and Mike in their P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) number. He is also in Rachel's solo Firework, making this performance the second in which he is not part, but the drummer does.
He is involved in the first number by The Justin Bieber Experience, Baby. After this he is seen in the Diva-Off performance, Take Me or Leave Me. His last scene in this episode is during the first and only Lauren's solo I Know What Boys Like.
He is seen in the assembly against alcohol alongside the Jazz Band playing Tik Tok.
He takes part in five original songs. He play the drums in Trouty Mouth and immediately after this he takes part in Puck's original song Big Ass Heart, both just along with the drummer. At Regionals he and the Jazz Band are on stage for both New Directions songs Get It Right and Loser Like Me.
He is on stage when Sunshine sings All By Myself as a way to ask permission to New Directions for chance to participate in their benefit concert. In The Night Of Neglect he is part of I Follow Rivers, performed by Tina and later in Ain't No Way by Mercedes as the final number.
He is part of Rachel's and Quinn's duet I Feel Pretty/Unpretty. He is later seen in I've Gotta Be Me sung by Finn and danced by Mike. While he is having lunch Blaine appears and start singing Somewhere Only We Know, immediately he and the drummer join to the performance. This is the first episode where we know they spend time together, even when very often they performed together. He is also part of Kurt's solo As If We Never Said Goodbye.
He is seen in Dreams performed by April and Will. He is later seen in another duet, I Don't Want to Know by Finn and Quinn. Also performs during Go Your Own Way. He is also part of the last number for the episode Don't Stop.
As Will's idea is that people will take turns in the performances as a way for everyone to enjoy the prom. He's in I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You. He is later seen in the closing number Dancing Queen.
He takes part in all the auditions for a solo for Nationals. He is first seen in Santana's audition song Back to Black in which she put his hand on his shoulder, and later in Some People performed by Kurt. In the second part of the auditions he is seen on stage for Try A Little Tenderness by Mercedes and his last scene is in Rachel's solo My Man.
He is seen in We Got the Beat. After the foodfight he is not seen until Kurt’s and Rachel’s duet, Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead. He is also involved in Blaine’s audition song for New Directions It's Not Unusual at the McKinley High courtyard.
He and the Jazz Band are off stage for West Side Story. He is seen in America.
He takes part in Will’s and Shelby’s duet, You and I/You and I. During the New Directions mash-up I Can't Go for That/You Make My Dreams. He is seen using the same moustache as the boys. He is also in Troubletones mash-up Rumour Has It/Someone Like You.
The Bassist is seen in the first Lady Music Week performance, Perfect sung by Blaine and Kurt. He is also seen in Puck’s song I'm the Only One. He takes part in all girls number I Kissed a Girl. He is also seen in the last performance of the episode, Constant Craving.
While he’s talking with the drummer and the guitarist, New Directions decided to use some band members for Sectionals. Suddenly Sam appears and during Red Solo Cup and he is seen dancing and enjoying the performance. Santana and the Troubletones arrive to the choir room and he’s seen mad about Santana’s comments. He alongside New Directions watch The Unitards performance Buenos Aires, and also Survivor/I Will Survive by The Troubletones. He is seen in ABC, Control, and Man in the Mirror as New Directions perform. When the Jackson Medley ends the drummer goes next to him. He arrives really excited to the choir room. He is also extremely excited when New Directions are crowned first place. During the performance of We Are Young he’s no longer a member of New Directions and has already returned to the Jazz Band.
He is seen in L-O-V-E sung by Tina and Mike, playing the cello. Then he is seen at the McKinley High courtyard to play Stereo Hearts. He is also part of Rory’s solo, Home. He is also seen in both performances at the Sugar Shack, Cherish/Cherish and Love Shack.
He is seen in Cough Syrup. He is also part of the New Directions performances for Regionals. First in the mash-up Fly/I Believe I Can Fly, then in The Troubletones number, Stronger and finally in Here's to Us.
He just takes part in duets, he is first seen in I'm Still Standing by Quinn and Artie and then in Hungry Like the Wolf/Rio sung by Cooper and Blaine. His final duet appearance is in Somebody That I Used To Know where he is performing backup vocals.
He is part of Night Fever and Disco Inferno. He is later seen in Santana’s solo If I Can’t Have You. He is also backing up vocals in How Deep Is Your Love alongside the William McKinley Jazz Band. Then he is seen in More Than a Woman.
He is seen in I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) and Saving All My Love For You. He also takes part in So Emotional. He is also present for It's Not Right But It's Okay. I Have Nothing is the final performance where he is seen in this episode.
He is seen carrying the xylophone with the drummer until Becky try to destroy it. He is seen during Big Girls Don't Cry, and after the performance he and the band members stayed at their places and started to talk, that is unusual. During the prom he is seen in Dinosaur. Then in What Makes You Beautiful. His last scene is during Take My Breath Away.
In Nationals he is seen during "The Teacher of the Year" award. He is part of We Are The Champions alongside the other band members.
In Goodbye he is seen in I'll Remember sung by Kurt. Later he is part of You Get What You Give, as the senior song dedicated to the ones who are not graduating this year. He is also seen in the next performance, In My Life. His last performance for the season is Glory Days. He is not wearing a graduation gown, meaning he is still at McKinley.
He plays the bass during Call Me Maybe, then he's present in the auditions of Marley and Jake (New York State of Mind and Never Say Never respectively). Finally, he's present during Chasing Pavements.
He is present during the performance of Boys/Boyfriend.
He is present during the performance of Come See About Me.
He is present in the performance of Don't Dream It's Over.
He is present during the performance of Don't Stop Me Now.
Jake suggests that he could be the one catfishing Ryder, referring to him as "that bass player with the bowl cut."
He graduates along with the other members of the band and the New Directions seniors.
He plays during the performance of Lovefool.
- His first line is in A Very Glee Christmas: after Finn leaves Rachel alone on stage, refusing her apology, the bassist asks Rachel: "So...should we, like, leave?"
- His bass is a violin bass, similar to Paul McCartney's Hofner, although Epiphone made his model.
- In Season Three, he, along with the Drummer, are temporary members of the glee club and both perform at the 2011 Western Ohio Sectional Championship during ABC, Control, and Man in the Mirror.
Will Schuester (former) • Finn Hudson (former) • Rachel Berry (former) • Kurt Hummel (former) • Sam Evans