|Family & Friends|
|Friends:|| Dalton Academy Warblers|
|Pet(s):||Mr. Puss (cat)|
|Enemies:|| New Directions|
|Clique:||Dalton Academy Warblers|
|First appearance:||Dynamic Duets|
|Portrayer:||Nolan Gerard Funk|
Hunter Clarington is a recurring character on Glee and the new captain of the Dalton Academy Warblers in Season Four. He debuted in the episode Dynamic Duets and restored the Warblers to the role of the New Directions' chief rival glee club for the Sectionals competition.
Hunter Clarington is portrayed by Nolan Gerard Funk.
When the New Directions' nationals trophy is stolen, Hunter greets them anonymously via a laptop video with his face blurred. Blaine, initially mistaking the blurred face as Sebastian, returns to Dalton to confront him. On his arrival, Sebastian tells him that he is no longer the captain of the Warblers and proceeds to introduce Blaine to Hunter. Hunter expresses confidence that The Warblers will win Sectionals, and says they will return the nationals trophy if Blaine returns to Dalton Academy and The Warblers. After challenging him to try on a Dalton blazer; Hunter and Sebastian entice Blaine into an impromptu performance of My Dark Side. He tells him to keep the blazer, insisting Blaine will come back. At the end of the episode, Hunter discovers the blazer left inside the trophy case where the stolen trophy was kept with a note that read "NO THANKS". He and Sebastian rush out an open door to a balcony only to see Blaine and Sam in their superhero outfits making off with the trophy.
After Marley's fainting spell, Sue enters the room and informs New Directions that the judges unanimously declared the Warblers victorious at Sectionals. Hunter and the Warblers never appear in the episode.
In the Sadie Hawkins episode, Sam and Blaine investigate the Warblers to gather proof whether they cheated at Sectionals. When Sam and Blaine show Finn the pictures of how the Warblers just somehow got buffed up over a month, Hunter is one of the people shown. Sam explains that he knows they took drugs and shows a video of Hunter at The Lima Bean throwing a tantrum, yelling at a barista and throwing store merchandise because Splenda was put in his latte. Finn says it isn't enough proof, but Sam and Blaine bring out Trent who reveals that before the Warblers performed, they injected themselves with drugs/steroids, and those who refused weren't allowed to perform. Hunter is shown injected it into each of the members of the Warblers but Trent refuses. Hunter even puts some into his own mouth.The Warblers have been disqualified due to substance abuse. He is immediately rushed by the press and paparazzi, to whom he says that he is looking forward to the day of his trial and has no further comment. Another reporter brings up the allegation that he is too old to still be in high school, causing Hunter to lose his composure and attack him in a fit of 'roid rage' similar to his incident at The Lima Bean in the previous episode.
|Song||Episode||Sung by||Backup with|
|Live While We're Young||Thanksgiving||Sebastian||Dalton Academy Warblers|
- Hunter is the first heterosexual lead vocalist for the Warblers shown on the show, following Blaine and Sebastian who are both gay. He says to Blaine upon meeting him that he is "not even remotely bi-curious". (Dynamic Duets)
- He was originally supposed to be named "Peter Livingston" Source
- On Twitter, Ryan said that his cat is named Mr. Puss and is dating Lord Tubbington, suggesting that Mr. Puss may be a homo/bisexual feline. Source
- Hunter transferred to Dalton Academy from a "Military Academy" in Colorado Springs, CO after leading his show choir to a regionals victory. Unless he is from a fictional school, this strongly implies Hunter was a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy as it is the only school in the country that fits the location, the description, and who also has a glee club. (Dynamic Duets)
- Hunter's claim to being a student at a military academy is questionable, as the military academy in Colorado Springs is a college requiring a high school diploma or GED for admission, therefore alleviating his reason to be a student at a high school like Dalton. The other possibility is that Dalton recruited him to lie about his age. This is further backed when a news reporter claims a report exists, speculating that he is way too old to still be in high school (Naked).
- He hates the artificial sweetener, Splenda, and claims it "tastes like pencils" to him. (Sadie Hawkins)
- Hunter abuses testosterone injections and illegal performance enhancing drugs and is prone to uncontrolled outbursts commonly known as 'roid rage'. (Sadie Hawkins)