|Birthday:||May 27, 1993|
|Address:|| 415 Whitman Avenue Lima, Ohio 45802|
New York City, New York
|Occupation(s):|| Vogue.com Intern (former)|
|Aliases:||Porcelain, Lady Hummel|
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Burt Hummel (father)|
Mrs. Hummel (mother; deceased)
Carole Hudson-Hummel (step-mother)
Finn Hudson (step-brother; deceased)
Mildred (aunt; mentioned)
Andy (uncle; mentioned)
|Relationships:|| Blaine Anderson (fiancé)|
Finn Hudson (crush; ended)
Mercedes Jones (crusher; former)
Tina Cohen-Chang (beard; former)
Sam Evans (crush; ended)
David Karofsky (crush; kissed; ended)
Chandler Kiehl (attraction; ended)
Adam Crawford (dated; ended)
Cody Tolentino (kissed; ended)
|Friends:|| Rachel Berry|
|Pet(s):||Pavarotti (canary; deceased)|
|Employer:|| Isabelle Wright (former)|
|Enemies:|| David Karofsky (former)|
|Education:|| William McKinley High School (graduated)|
New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts
|Talent:||Singing, dancing, fashion designing|
|Awards:|| 2010 Cheerleading Nationals|
2011 WMHS Prom Queen
2012 Show Choir Nationals
|Portrayer:|| Chris Colfer|
Adam Kolkin (Young Kurt)
Cory Monteith (Tina's Dream)
Eat your heart out, Kate Middleton.
—Kurt Hummel, Prom Queen
Kurt Elizabeth Hummel is a main character on Glee. He is the first openly gay character introduced in the series.
In the beginning of the series, Kurt is in the closet until he comes out Mercedes Jones and eventually to his father, Burt. He harbors a crush on Finn Hudson and tries to pursue him, despite Finn being straight. He even goes as far as to set up his father with Finn's mother, Carole, just so he could be closer to him, which backfires when Finn uses a homophobic slur against him during an outburst. In the second season, Kurt meets Blaine Anderson and quickly falls in love with him. During the season, Kurt is the target of bully David Karofsky, who turns out to be gay when he kisses Kurt unexpectedly. Scared for his life, Kurt transfers to Dalton Academy with Blaine and they eventually pursue a relationship in Original Song.
During the third, fourth, and fifth seasons, Kurt's relationship with Blaine goes through several obstacles, such as when Kurt flirts with another guy or when Blaine cheats after Kurt moves to New York. Despite this, they realize they will always be in love with each other and they get engaged in Love, Love, Love.
Kurt is portrayed by Chris Colfer.
Kurt is introduced as the sassy, stylish student, who often gets thrown into the dumpster by Noah Puckerman and his football friends. He auditions for glee club where he hits an impressive high note. At the end of the episode, Kurt performs Don't Stop Believin' with the New Directions. (Pilot)
Mercedes Jones tries to pursue Kurt romantically, but he lies and says he is in love with Rachel Berry. After rejecting her, Mercedes destroys his windshield, but apologizes about it later. He then reveals that he is gay. (Acafellas)
After Kurt's father, Burt, catches him dancing Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), Kurt "auditions" for the football team in an effort to gain his father's approval and hide his sexuality. Although, he is successful and even scores the winning goal for the football team, Kurt comes out to Burt and is relieved when he accepts him. (Preggers)
When Rachel is given the solo for Defying Gravity, Kurt rallies support to get him an audition, leading to the first diva-off. When Burt receives an anonymous phone call regarding Kurt, Kurt decides to throw the competition by screwing up the note he had been working on. (Wheels)
When the glee club is divided into pairs for their ballad assignment, Kurt is elated to learn that he would be partnered with his crush, Finn. Kurt then gives him advice for Finn's personal problems. (Ballad)
Quinn Fabray enlists Kurt's help to separate Rachel and Finn. After learning that Finn likes wholesome girls, Kurt gives Rachel a provocative makeover in an attempt to turn Finn off from her. When she learns of his deception, she comes to the conclusion that Kurt is in love with him, but informs him that she has more of a shot with Finn than he will ever have. (Hairography)
Kurt joins the New Directions in the mattress commercial. (Mattress)
Sue enlists the help of Kurt and Mercedes to give her a makeover. However, instead of changing herself, Sue decides to change others and offers Kurt and Mercedes a spot on the Cheerios. Because of their lack of solos in glee club, they accept and sing 4 Minutes. Although Will is disappointed, he gives Kurt and Mercedes a solo in Like a Prayer as an apology for not giving them enough songs. (The Power of Madonna)
Kurt tries to get closer to Finn by setting their widowed parents up. Finn is not happy with the idea, but Kurt tries to convince him by singing A House Is Not a Home. However, Kurt's plans don't go the way he expected when he finds himself feeling left out when Burt and Finn bond a "family" dinner. (Home)
Kurt is upset to find that he didn't make the Glist, a list of the hottest and sexual members of the glee club, so he, Artie Abrams, Mercedes, and Tina team up with Brittany to bring up their reputation by singing U Can't Touch This in the library, but they are unsuccessful. (Bad Reputation)
Still upset at Burt giving Finn all the attention, Kurt decides to be "straight" to make his father love him again. He dons trucker attire and starts dating Brittany. However, he realizes this is not who he truly is and sings Rose's Turn. Burt later tells him that he likes Kurt as is. (Laryngitis)
When the glee club learns that Vocal Adrenaline will be doing Lady Gaga for Regionals, Kurt and the girls don Gaga-inspired outfits and perform Bad Romance. Kurt is elated when Burt invites Carole and Finn to move in with them, but Kurt's flamboyant decoration of their shared bedroom causes Finn to have an outburst and use a homophobic slur. Burt overhears this and kicks Finn out. When Kurt is being bullied by David Karofsky and Azimio Adams, the glee club comes to his aide, including Finn. (Theatricality)
Kurt assists the Cheerios in winning their Nationals by singing a medley of Céline Dion in French. When New Directions are pranked by Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline, they try to psych them out by singing Give up the Funk, in which Kurt shows off his low notes. (Funk)
New Directions lose Regionals and prepare to say goodbye. Kurt shares how he wasn't honest about who he was and he sings To Sir, with Love with the other glee club members. However, Sue asks the principal to give the glee club one more year. (Journey)
Kurt reveals that there is a campaign for New Directions to perform Britney Spears songs. (Britney/Brittany)
When Finn proposes that the glee club start singing religious songs, Kurt dismisses the idea because he is an atheist. When Burt suffers a heart attack, Kurt is devastated. He is resistant to the prayers of his friends, but learns to appreciate it. To express his feelings, Kurt sings I Want to Hold Your Hand. When he visits Burt again, he is relieved when Burt squeezes his hand. (Grilled Cheesus)
Kurt pairs up with the newest glee club member Sam Evans for the duets assignment. Upon learning this, Finn tells Kurt to keep away from Sam for fear that Sam would get bullied. Although he disagrees, Kurt steps down and performs a "duet with himself." After a heart-to-heart with Rachel, they form a friendship and sing Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy. (Duets)
When Will plans to hold a school production of The Rocky Horror Show, Kurt is offered the role of Frank-N-Furter, which he rejects. So, he is cast as Riff Raff and sings back-up in Damn It, Janet and a lead solo in Time Warp. (The Rocky Horror Glee Show)
Karofsky's bullying of Kurt begins to escalate. Kurt travels to Dalton Academy to spy on their glee club and meets Blaine Anderson. Blaine advises Kurt gain courage and stand up for himself. When Kurt does confront his bully, Karofsky unexpectedly kisses him. (Never Been Kissed)
Burt and Carole inform Kurt and Finn that they are getting married, with Kurt as wedding planner. Karofsky continues to terrorize Kurt, gaining the attention of Will, who has Kurt report to acting principal, Sue, and have Karofsky expelled. Kurt attends Burt and Caroles wedding and Finn sings Just the Way You Are to Kurt to show how excited he is to be his brother. When Karofsky returns to school after the school board overruled Sue's expulsion, Kurt decides to transfer to Dalton Academy, much to the dismay of his friends. (Furt)
Now a part of The Warblers, Kurt is given the task of taking care of their msacot, Pavarotti. Kurt auditions for a solo with Don't Cry for Me Argentina, but is unsuccessful. Nevertheless, he attends Sectionals where The Warblers tie for first place with New Directions. (Special Education)
When Blaine asks Kurt to help him prepare for a gig, they flirtatiously sing Baby, It's Cold Outside. Afterwards, Will visits Kurt where Kurt reveals that he is in love with Blaine. (A Very Glee Christmas)
Kurt joins The Warblers in preparing for Regionals. He and Blaine later join Rachel and Mercedes for coffee at The Lima Bean. Afterwards, he and Blaine can be seen at the football game, cheering on the New Directions, who have joined the football team. (The Sue Sylvester Shuffle)
When Blaine reveals he has a crush on someone, Kurt assumes it's him but is disappointed when it turns out to be someone else. However, when Blaine's attempts at wooing his crush backfire, Kurt reveals to Blaine that he has feelings for him. Blaine is surprised, but suggests they should stay friends for the time being. (Silly Love Songs)
Kurt accompanies Blaine to Rachel's house party where Blaine gets extremely drunk and kisses Rachel. The next morning, Burt catches Blaine in Kurt's bed, but Kurt insists that nothing had happened. When Blaine starts questioning his sexuality, Kurt admonishes him and asserts that bisexuality is not real. (Blame It on the Alcohol)
Kurt struggles to be sexy when Blaine has The Warblers perform Animal for their sister school, Crawford Country Day. Blaine offers his services, but learns that Kurt is too resistant about the topic of sex. Burt decides to give Kurt "the talk" after a conversation with Blaine, but Kurt becomes uncomfortable. (Sexy)
When Pavarotti suddenly dies, Kurt sings Blackbird in his memory, causing Blaine to realize his feelings for Kurt. Blaine then proposes they sing together at Regionals, where Blaine admits his feelings for Kurt and kisses him passionately. At Regionals, Kurt and Blaine sing Candles, before The Warblers perform Raise Your Glass. The Warblers end up losing, but Blaine and Kurt agree that they still have each other. (Original Song)
Kurt and Blaine visit McKinley High for the benefit concert where Blaine comments that Kurt misses his old school. They soon confronted by Karofsky, who begins to taunt them. Santana Lopez witnesses this and intervenes. (A Night of Neglect)
Santana is able to get Kurt to transfer back to McKinley with the promise that Karofsky's bullying would stop. After saying goodbye to Blaine, he sings As If We Never Said Goodbye to his old friends. At the end of the episode, Kurt lead Born This Way with Mercedes and Tina, sporting a T-shirt that reads "Likes Boys." (Born This Way)
Finn and Rachel are surprised to find Kurt leaving a hotel room with Sam and assume he is cheating on Blaine. However, it turns out that Kurt has been helping Sam after Sam's father loses his job. (Rumours)
While dining at Breadstix together, Kurt asks a reluctant Blaine to his high school prom. Later, Karofsky tearfully apologizes to Kurt for the bullying. At prom, the school plays a cruel joke on Kurt by rigging the vote and making him prom queen. Although he's pushed to tears, Kurt eventually finds the courage to come back and accept the crown. When it's time for the king and queen dance, prom king Karofsky backs out, allowing Blaine to step in for the dance. (Prom Queen)
Kurt competes against Mercedes, Rachel, and Santana for the big solo at Nationals by singing Some People, but is unsuccessful in impressing newly appointed consultant Jesse. When Sue's sister, Jean Sylvester, dies unexpectedly, Kurt helps in planning the funeral where he and the New Directions perform Pure Imagination. (Funeral)
In New York, Kurt invites Rachel for breakfast at Tiffany's where he reveals his plans to come to New York for college. They sneak into the Gershwin Theater and sing For Good from Wicked. At Nationals, the New Directions suffer a terrible loss and return to Ohio in defeat. Despite this, Kurt remains in high spirits when he meets Blaine again and is surprised when Blaine tells him he loves him, which he responds that he loves him, too. (New York)
Kurt convinces Blaine to transfer to McKinley. Kurt and Rachel learn, from Emma, about a prestigious performing arts school called the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (or NYADA, for short) and plan to psyche out the competition with Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead. However, they are shocked when the competition turns out to be a lot better than they'd expected. At the end of the episode, Kurt performs You Can't Stop the Beat with New Directions. (The Purple Piano Project)
In an effort to beef up his résumé, Kurt attempts to run for student class president and audition for the school musical with I'm the Greatest Star. However, obstacles like Brittany and Blaine threaten his efforts. (I Am Unicorn)
Brittany reveals to Kurt that she will be running against him in the student election. Kurt sings in It's All Over when Mercedes turns up late to Booty Camp, causing her to quit. Kurt surprises Blaine with roses in an effort to show support for Blaine, who is a shoe-in for the role of Tony. (Asian F)
Kurt begins to feel threatened when a handsome Warbler named Sebastian Smythe pursues Blaine. Kurt and Blaine decide to accompany Sebastian to a gay bar where Blaine gets drunk and overly affectionate, causing an argument. After the school play, Kurt and Blaine apologize to each other, affirming their love, and they make the decision to have sex for the first time with each other. (The First Time)
In support of Santana's coming out, Kurt and Blaine sing Perfect, but she rebuffs them. After the election voting, Kurt is accused of stuffing the ballot, but it turns out to be Rachel. At the end of the episode, he sings Constant Craving as he fills out his NYADA application. (I Kissed a Girl)
Kurt warns Sebastian to stay away from Blaine, but Sebastian refuses. At Sectionals, Kurt and Tina lead ABC with Quinn and Mike Chang. During their performance, Kurt notices Sebastian in the audience, eyeing Blaine. (Hold on to Sixteen)
Kurt participates in co-hosting Artie's Christmas special with Blaine, singing Let It Snow and My Favorite Things. After filming is complete, he and the rest of New Directions go to help out at the homeless shelter and sing Do They Know It's Christmas? to everyone. (Extraordinary Merry Christmas)
Kurt joins the girls during Summer Nights as Mercedes talks about her fling with Sam. He later joins Rachel and Finn at Breadstix to discuss their futures post-graduation, where he laments that he doesn't think he'll get into NYADA. (Yes/No)
At The Lima Bean, Sebastian confronts Kurt and his friends and reveals that The Warblers will be performing Michael Jackson songs at Regionals. During a sing-off with The Warblers, Blaine gets injured after Sebastian tosses a slushie that was intended for Kurt. Later, Kurt, Rachel, and Finn visit Blaine and sing Ben to him. Kurt finally gets his letter from NYADA, stating that he is a finalist, which upsets Rachel, who hasn't gotten hers. At the end of the episode, Kurt and New Directions confront Sebastian and The Warblers and perform Black or White. (Michael)
When Rachel reveals her engagement to Finn, Kurt initially objects. He later approaches Finn with pamphlets for New York-based schools. (The Spanish Teacher)
Kurt begins to receive gifts from a "secret admirer" and assumes that Blaine is the one sending them. However, it is later revealed to be Karofsky, who tells Kurt that he's in love with him. Although flattered, Kurt gently rejects him. At the end of the episode, Blaine makes a surprise visit and they sing Love Shack together with the girls. (Heart)
When news hit about Karofsky's suicide attempt, Kurt joins The God Squad where he reveals that he feels guilty for ignoring Karofsky's attempts at contacting him. Kurt later joins Blaine, Brittany, and Santana at The Lima Bean to confront Sebastian, who apologizes for his actions after he feels responsible for Karofsky's suicide attempt. After New Directions win at Regionals, Kurt visits Karofsky at the hospital where they agree to form a friendship. (On My Way)
Kurt and Mercedes are visited by the new lead vocalist of Vocal Adrenaline, Wade Adams, who seeks advice from them on how to be confident as a woman named Unique. When Sue gets word of this, she orders them to encourage Wade to go along with the Unique persona, but have second thoughts and try to discourage him. Wade, however, goes on stage as Unique and his performance is well received. (Saturday Night Glee-ver)
In memory of Whitney Houston, Kurt joins Mercedes, Rachel, and Santana in singing How Will I Know. Kurt and Blaine begin to feel distant with each other, prompting Kurt to exchange flirty text messages from a boy named Chandler Kiehl that he met at a sheet music shop. Blaine catches wind of this and accuses him of cheating, which Kurt denies. After a conversation with Burt, Kurt sings I Have Nothing as an apology to Blaine, and the two work out their issues. At the end of the episode, they perform My Love Is Your Love with New Directions. (Dance with Somebody)
NYADA auditions have finally arrived, and Kurt and Rachel prepare their own performances. Kurt decides to play it safe with a song from Phantom of the Opera, but after an unimpressed reaction from Carmen Tibideaux, he changes the song to Not the Boy Next Door at the last minute, nailing his audition. (Choke)
Kurt and Blaine join Rachel in performing Big Girls Don't Cry, and agree to go to Rachel's anti-prom, which turns out to be extremely boring. They decide to go to prom, despite Brittany's hair gel ban, where Blaine reveals his curly hair, much to Kurt's shock. (Prom-asaurus)
Sue calls Kurt and Mercedes to her office where she reveals Unique's success as a drag performer. She then orders Kurt to wear a dress and perform as "Porcelina," which Kurt refuses. Kurt and Blaine are at the mall when Tina falls and hits her head in the water fountain. In an alternate universe, Kurt switch places with Finn, who shows his support to Tina (as Rachel). (Props)
At Nationals, Kurt has a solo in Paradise by the Dashboard Light. After New Directions are revealed as the winners, Kurt and the seniors perform We Are the Champions to Will, who was just awarded Teacher of the Year. (Nationals)
Burt surprises Kurt with a performance of Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) with Brittany and Tina as a graduation present. Kurt then has a discussion with Blaine about the future of their relationship, and reassures Blaine that he isn't saying goodbye to him. Kurt sings I'll Remember as his goodbye to New Directions. It's later revealed that Kurt did not get into NYADA, but Rachel did. Despite this, he sees Rachel off with the rest of their friends at the train station. (Goodbye)
Having failed to get into NYADA, Kurt busies himself around Lima, obtaining a job as a barista and joining the New Directions for auditions. However, after encouraging words from Blaine and Burt, Kurt moves to New York and surprises Rachel, who breaks down from her stressful life in the Big Apple. (The New Rachel)
Kurt and Rachel buy a loft together. Later, when Rachel complains about her dance teacher, Cassandra July, and her abusive treatment, Kurt reveals her backstory as "the biggest trainwreck in Broadway history. (Britney 2.0)
Kurt applies for an intership at Vogue.com where he meets the eccentric Isabelle Wright, who is impressed by his style. Later, he and Isabelle help give Rachel a makeover, singing The Way You Look Tonight/You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile. At the end of the episode, we see Kurt ignore a phone call from Blaine, foreshadowing the events of the next episode. (Makeover)
Blaine and Finn visit Kurt and Rachel in New York where their relationship problems come to head. Blaine reveals that he cheated on Kurt, leading to them singing Don't Speak. Kurt and Blaine break up and they, along with other couples going through issues, sing The Scientist. (The Break-Up)
Kurt and Rachel travel to Lima to see the school production of Grease. Kurt has an awkward run-in with Blaine, where he reveals that he doesn't trust Blaine anymore. (Glease)
Kurt, Rachel, and Rachel's new boyfriend Brody Weston celebrate Thanksgiving together, but are interrupted by Isabelle and her drag queen friends, singing Let's Have a Kiki/Turkey Lurkey Time. Isabelle is able to convince Kurt to call Blaine and talk things out. (Thanksgiving)
Kurt attempts to get into NYADA by convincing Carmen to give him a second chance. At the NYADA Winter Showcase, Kurt sings Being Alive as an impromptu audition. At the end of the episode, it's revealed that Kurt got accepted into NYADA. (Swan Song)
In an alternate universe where Artie can walk, Kurt is held back a year and still being bullied by his peers and mentions that he doesn't know who Blaine is. In real life, Burt visits Kurt in New York where he reveals that he has prostate cancer. He later surprises him with a visit from Blaine, with whom he sings White Christmas at the ice rink. At the end of the episode, they sing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. (Glee, Actually)
Kurt meets Adam Crawford, a charming senior and leader of the NYADA glee club, Adam's Apples. Feeling lonely from the break-up, Kurt asks out Adam, who accepts and they exchange numbers. (Sadie Hawkins)
Tired of her growing diva attitude, Kurt challenges Rachel to a second diva-off, after admitting that he blew the first one they competed in. During NYADA's Midnight Madness, Kurt and Rachel sing Bring Him Home and Kurt is announced the winner. Having been knocked down a peg, Rachel mends things with Kurt. (Diva)
At the wedding of Will and Emma, Kurt and Blaine are hooking up in the backseat of a car. They later sing Just Can't Get Enough at the wedding reception. He is later confronted by Tina about his treatment of Blaine. Afterwards, Kurt and Blaine proceed to have sex in a hotel room during We've Got Tonite. (I Do)
Kurt snowed in the apartment with Adam, Rachel, and Santana. To pass the time, he suggest they watch the film Moulin Rouge!, where Santana comments that Come What May was supposed to be Kurt and Blaine's wedding song. Later, Kurt daydreams of Blaine and himself, singing Come What May, suggesting that he is still not over Blaine. (Girls (and Boys) on Film)
Annoyed with Santana's flagrant disregard of boundaries, Kurt and Rachel order her to move out of the apartment. (Feud)
When Santana learns the truth about Brody's real profession, Kurt advises Santana to hold off from telling Rachel as she prepares for her Funny Girl audition. At night, Rachel and Santana discover Kurt's "boyfriend arm" pillow. He later gives them one for each other. At the end of the episode, the three sing Mamma Mia as they watch the movie version. (Guilty Pleasures)
During Funny Girl audition, Kurt appears along with Artie, Finn, Mercedes, and Tina during Don't Stop Believin'. At the end of the episode, Kurt can be seen, waiting for Rachel to get her callback. (Sweet Dreams)
Isabelle asks for Kurt's help at the New York City Ballet educational programs, which he accepts. He brings along Rachel and Santana where Isabelle helps Santana realize her dancing dreams by singing At the Ballet. (Lights Out)
Kurt returns to Lima with Mercedes and Mike to get Burt's test results to see if he has cancer or not. He sings You Are the Sunshine of My Life for his father. It's later revealed that Blaine is planning to propose to Kurt and asks Burt for permission. (Wonder-ful)
Kurt attends a double date with Blaine and two lesbians named Jan and Liz Stevens. Blaine hopes that witness their love would help Kurt realize his feelings for Blaine enough to marry him. At the end of the episode, Kurt witnesses Will and Emma get married and Blaine stands next to him with the engagement ring behind him. (All or Nothing)
Kurt and Blaine agree to give their relationship a second shot and sing Got to Get You into My Life together. Afterwards, Burt drives Kurt to Dalton Academy where Blaine proposes to him. (Love, Love, Love)
Kurt sings Get Back with Rachel in an attempt cheer her up after she hasn't heard back from the Funny Girl producers. After Rachel wins the role, Kurt accepts a job at the Spotlight Diner and performs Let It Be with Rachel, Santana, and Santana's new girlfriend, Dani. (Tina in the Sky with Diamonds)
Kurt returns to Lima in the wake of Finn's sudden death, singing Seasons of Love with New Directions past and present. He later gets into a small conflict with Puck over who gets to own Finn's letterman jacket. After Santana's tearful performance, he goes to speak with her about how she should stop feeling guilty. (The Quarterback)
Kurt decides to hold auditions for a new band he's creating. When a flashy auditionee named Starchild auditions, Kurt becomes jealous and rebuffs him for being too flashy. Starchild later visits him in a toned-down attire, revealing that his real name is actually Elliott Gilbert and Kurt agrees to let him be a part of the band, which is eventually named Pamela Lansbury. (A Katy or A Gaga)
In an attempt to "live life on the edge," Kurt and Rachel agree to get tattoos, which ends badly when Kurt's tattoo reads "It's Get Better" instead of "It Gets Better." He later has the tattoo changed to "It's Got Bette Midler." (The End of Twerk)
Kurt, Rachel, and Santana welcome Blaine and Sam to New York as they prepare to look at colleges to go to. Kurt and Blaine discuss Blaine's future career, in which Kurt encourages him to go to NYADA. They all later sing Just the Way You Are. (Movin' Out)
Kurt books a gig for Pamela Lansbury at Callbacks, which is negatively received by his bandmates. He explains his decision with a vision of him playing Madonna's Into the Groove, where everyone loves their performance. Kurt and Blaine have a discussion about Blaine having control issues. Pamela Lansbury's first gig ends up a bust when only one person shows up. (Puppet Master)
In a special "unaired Christmas episode," Kurt, Rachel, and Santana get jobs as Santa's helpers, singing Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane), but it ends in disaster. They later meet a sexy Santa named Cody Tolentino, whom they invite over for to the apartment where they get high from helium and extremely drunk, singing The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late). Kurt is later caught making out with Cody by Rachel and Santana. However, the following morning, Kurt, Rachel, and Santana all learn that they were robbed by Cody. At the end of the episode, they take a job as singing mannequins, performing Away in a Manger. (Previously Unaired Christmas)
Kurt begins to worry that Elliott might try to take over the band. After Elliott takes Kurt to a guitar shop where they sing I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Kurt has second thoughts. They take a selfie together with Elliott kissing Kurt's cheek, which upsets Blaine after Becky shows him the photo on Facebook. (Frenemies)
Due to Rachel and Santana's feud, Kurt kicks them out of the band and forms a new band with Dani and Elliott, One Three Hill. They have their first performance at Callbacks, performing The Happening. At the end of the episode, the three have band practice, singing Hold On. (Trio)
Kurt returns to Lima again to participate in Will's final glee club assignment. He joins Mercedes and Rachel in singing Defying Gravity. The following day, he receives a flask as a wedding gift from April. (100)
In an effort to mend Rachel and Santana's relationship, Kurt and Mercedes sing I Am Changing. Kurt joins all the New Directions members, old and new, in singing Don't Stop Believin' to Will as a special goodbye. (New Directions)
Kurt sings Downtown with Artie, Blaine, Rachel, and Sam. Kurt and Blaine adjust to their life in New York with You Make Me Feel So Young, but Kurt eventually grows increasingly annoyed with Blaine's constant smothering. He finds releases with Elliott, singing Rockstar, and Elliott convinces him to work out their issues. Kurt and Blaine eventually agree to live separately for the time being. (New New York)
Kurt joins Blaine, Rachel, and Sam in attending a candlelight vigil for a gay-bashing victim by singing No One Is Alone. Later, Kurt and Rachel have a talk and is disappointed that Rachel would drop out of NYADA in favor of Funny Girl, which ends in an argument. After dinner, Kurt sees a gay man being harassed and comes to his aid, getting attacked himself. Burt visits him in the hopsital and expresses his grief, but Kurt reiterates that he is strong. At the end of the episode, Kurt sings I'm Still Here with Burt and all his friends enjoying the performance. (Bash)
Kurt and Blaine begin to have issues again after Blaine gains weight and becomes insecure around Kurt, who gets attention for his toned body. Their issues come to head when Blaine accidently strikes at Kurt during stage combat practice after singing Love is a Battlefield. They eventually work out their issues, with promises to be more honest with each other. (Tested)
Kurt appears in Rachel's dream in the same outfit he wore in the first season "diva-off". He later attends Rachel's opening night for Funny Girl with Blaine, Mercedes, Sam, Santana, and Tina. Later, they are seen reading a very positive review from the New York Times. (Opening Night)
Kurt meets up with Blaine and informs him that a wealthy socialite named June Dolloway, who helps kickstart artists' careers, is visiting NYADA. He convinces Blaine to sing Story of My Life for June, but it backfires when Blaine is the one she becomes interested in. Blaine lies to Kurt about being a part of June's show when in reality, June wants Blaine to dump him. (The Back-Up Plan)
Kurt takes on a special project of Peter Pan with the help of a former Broadway star named Maggie Banks. He auditions with Memory. He also helps mend Maggie's relationship wit her daughter, Clara. On opening night, Kurt performs Lucky Star as Peter Pan, which is well received. Lastly, Kurt joins the gang at the diner in singing Take Me Home Tonight as they give away dogs to people. (Old Dog, New Tricks)
Kurt becomes upset when he learns that Blaine lied to him about June. At June's showcase, Blaine surprises everyone by singing American Boy with Kurt, against June's wishes. At the end of the episode, Kurt performs Pompeii with the New York gang as they begin the next chapter of their lives. (The Untitled Rachel Berry Project)
Kurt's personality is one of the most multi-faceted in the show, having interests in everything from cars to fashion, and seems to have very high standards for himself.
In the beginning of the show, he appears to be somewhat superficial; Kurt is obsessed with the latest fashions, which are normally of the highest quality and most expensive brands. He is also very obsessed with his hair, spending hours preparing it, and often adjusting it at random intervals, even when performing. While many assume him to just be a snob, the truth is, this is simply a mask that Kurt wears in order to hide his insecurities and fears.
He can be brutally honest, once telling Mercedes she looked like "a technicolor zebra" because of her hoodie. He's very smart, as proven through his quick-witted sense of humor and use of intelligent vocabulary. This was further proven when speaking to Mr. Schuester he told him he wasn't "challenged in the least" at McKinley. He can be manipulative at times, as seen when he tricks Rachel into dressing more like Sandy from Grease in order to win over Finn's affections, despite Kurt's knowledge Finn is attracted to the opposite look in a girl. This side of Kurt is also shown when he sets up Finn's mother with his father to get closer to Finn.
As the only openly gay boy at McKinley, he tries his best to keep strong, a trait that his father and many in the Glee club value in him. However, having no friends at school who he can completely talk to about being gay, he is often seen as a very lonely individual. This loneliness has at times caused his romantic interest in certain boys to become a bit unsettling, as seen during the course of his crush with Finn. When Kurt develops a crush he seems to fall hard, as shown with Finn in Season One and Blaine in Season Two.
Throughout, he is able to persevere through the cruelties of high school. Kurt puts those he cares about before his own wants, despite his superficial exterior, as in Wheels where he throws a high note, thus giving up a solo in order to spare his father the stress of being ridiculed for his son singing a girl's song, and somewhat in Laryngitis, trying to change himself so that he and his father can better relate and because he felt that he wasn't doing enough to help his dad feel comfortable (though this all may or may not be a cover-up). Kurt, like Rachel and Mercedes, can be a bit of a diva at times, but he cares deeply for his fellow Glee Club members, as seen when he wanted to help the boys get revenge against Vocal Adrenaline for egging Rachel. Tina was also picked on by two bullies, but is defended by Kurt. He also told the bullies to pick on him instead.
He has tendencies to lash out and get defensive under pressure, as illustrated particularly in his and Blaine's fight in Blame It on the Alcohol. Kurt, while ambitious, seems to always be generous enough to appreciate real talent. He contends with both Rachel and Blaine for solos, but always acknowledges Rachel's talent and singing ability. Even when competing with her for the lead solo in Funeral, he rises to his feet and applauds and is pulled down by Santana. He is extremely good at keeping secrets, even when his safety is at stake, as seen in his relationship with Karofsky. He is also sensitive enough to forgive him later because he realizes that Karofsky is miserable. Kurt is shown throughout to be a very caring individual, even towards people he isn't close to; such as defending Rory, and shouting at Santana for "attacking" him in Mash Off.
He also has a strong "family first" mentality, as shown in Wheels when he throws the high F in order to protect his father. Kurt is also an extremely forgiving person, seen when he forgives Dave for bullying him, when he forgives Rachel for running for class president, when he forgives Mercedes for busting his window, and when he forgives Blaine for cheating on him.
Kurt is slender and quite tall in regards to the rest of his New Directions teammates. His eyes are glasz (blueish, greyish, greenish color), and his skin is very pale and clear. His hair is chestnut and wavy. His pale skin earned him the nickname "Porcelain" from Sue Sylvester. He takes very good care of himself.
He seems to never wear the same outfit twice a week unless under stress or depressed, as shown in Funk. Throughout the seasons, Kurt's fashion trends change, Season One he would always wear large amounts of clothing and as the series continued the layers began to decrease, but staying eccentric all the way through. Ryan Murphy has said this is due to Kurt's journey of accepting himself for who he is.
He has also made changes in his appearance, such as getting a tattoo on his upper back, and a piercing in his tongue during Season Five, as part of his grieving process due to Finn's death. It is implied he took the piercing out.
- Main article: Mercedes-Kurt Relationship (Kurtcedes)
Mercedes and Kurt have been friends since the beginning of the first season, although during their relationship they have had disagreements over things such as religion. They frequently have sleepovers and enjoy spending time with each other. In Acafellas Mercedes develops a crush on Kurt and becomes angry when he rejects her, although she is supportive when he confesses to her that he's gay. Throughout the show's seasons, the pair's friendship strengthens, becoming close friends who are always there for each other. When Burt gets sick, Mercedes takes Kurt to church where she asks everyone to pray for Kurt's father. When Kurt begins his friendship with Blaine, Mercedes begins to feel like a third wheel. When Kurt announces to the New Directions that he is transferring to Dalton Academy, Mercedes seems hurt and steps up to try to convince him to stay at McKinley.
Later, when Kurt returns home in season four, she helps him to get through the days leading up to the results of his dad's surgery. Kurt seems happy for Mercedes' success in Los Angeles and supports her decision to quit the record deal.
In Season Five, Kurt and Mercedes feud again about Tater Tots and sing a duet (I Am Changing ) to Santana and Rachel to persuade them to stop fighting.
- Main article: Kurt-Rachel Relationship (Hummelberry)
- Main article: Finn-Kurt Relationship (Furt)
- Main article: Sue-Kurt Relationship (Surt)
Throughout the first three series, Sue seems to take a liking to Kurt above the other members of the New Directions. She takes special care to protect him from harassment and bullying, particularly at the hands of David Karofsky. This may, in part, be due to her experience of the difficulties of being a social outcast, a consequence of having a sister with Downs syndrome, Jean.
- Main article: Blaine-Kurt Relationship (Klaine)
Kurt first meets Blaine at Dalton Academy in Never Been Kissed whilst undercover for the New Directions to spy on the Warblers, their competition for Regionals. Blaine sings Teenage Dream, seemingly to Kurt, and the two have an instant connection. When Kurt transfers to Dalton, their friendship strengthens, and Kurt develops a crush. He first admits this to Mr. Schuester after the two duet Baby, It's Cold Outside in A Very Glee Christmas, however, their relationship remains platonic. In Silly Love Songs, Blaine admits to Kurt that he too has a crush, which Kurt optimistically believes to be on him. When he finds out that Blaine actually has feelings for Jeremiah, an employee at the GAP, he is shocked and upset. During a sleepover with Rachel and Mercedes, Kurt asks whether he should go with Blaine to serenade his crush to which they reply that he should check out the competition for Blaine's heart. Kurt encourages Blaine to sing to Jeremiah and then comforts him when he gets turned down. At the Lima Bean, Blaine is still upset and Kurt finally confesses to Blaine that he thought Blaine was interested in him, bringing up that they "hang out together," sing "flirty duets," and that Blaine knows his coffee order by heart. At this point, Blaine admits to Kurt that he is "clueless" and has never been anyone's boyfriend and doesn't want to screw up their friendship. They then start a Lonely Hearts Club for Valentine's Day, in which you see the Warblers singing Silly Love Songs to the New Directions. Blaine and Kurt are still friends, and their relationship deepens. In Sexy, Sue approaches Blaine and Kurt at the Lima Bean explaining that the New Directions intend to use sex-appeal to win regionals. Kurt dismisses this claim, but Blaine believes that in order to compete now, The Warblers must be even sexier. They organize a get-together with members of their sister to school to watch a performance of the Neon Trees' Animal in order to receive feedback on whether or not they are 'scream worthy.' During the song, Blaine notices Kurt pulling weird facing and so asks him about it afterwards. Kurt explains he does not know how to be sexy and has "as much sexual appeal and knowledge as a baby penguin." Blaine then is seen trying to help Kurt pull sexy faces, which Kurt fails to do. Kurt then explains that he knows nothing about sex and Blaine offers to help which Kurt declines. Blaine approaches Burt telling him he needs to have the talk with Kurt, and admits that he is jealous of their relationship, something he doesn't have with his own father. This shows that Blaine cares about Kurt. Their relationship develops in Original Song from the passing of Pavarotti, and while Kurt sings Blackbird, Blaine has an epiphany moment about his feelings for Kurt. He makes plans for them to duet Hey Monday's Candles at Regionals, and in doing so expresses his realized feelings for Kurt, whereafter they kiss. After this first kiss, Blaine sheepishly says that they should practice, to which Kurt replies "I thought we were" before the pair lunges into a second kiss. This begins their romantic relationship. After The Warblers lose Regionals, Blaine cheers up Kurt by telling him that really they won, as they had gotten each other out of this. Kurt agrees, and takes Blaine's hand as they head back to Dalton. Blaine supports Kurt when he wants to return to McKinley, serenading him with Somewhere Only We Know in the courtyard upon his transfer. They continue to date, and attend prom together in Prom Queen. They stand by each other when Kurt is crowned, Blaine offering to take the first dance after Karofsky flees the gym. In New York, Kurt tells Blaine about his experiences at Nationals. Blaine tells Kurt he loves him for the first time, to which Kurt responds that he loves him too.
In Season Three, Blaine switches schools and attends McKinley to be with Kurt. They take their relationship to the next level in The First Time, in which they become sexually active. They prove to be a strong couple, only fighting two times in the year. They remain strong and support each other when they need to. Blaine supports Kurt when he loses the student body president race to Brittany and sends his application to NYADA without any extracurriculars. Kurt supports Blaine when he gets rock-salt slushied by Sebastian, who was aiming for Kurt, as well as when Blaine's older brother Cooper visits, who Kurt admits to having a crush on, in Big Brother. They further show their love for each other through exchanged glances during songs and constant closeness.
In Season Four, Blaine tells Kurt that he needs to move forward to New York, even without NYADA, and that they would continue a long distance relationship. This doesn't work for long, as the pair soon encounter communication problems due to Kurt's busy schedule in New York. Blaine grows lonely and hooks up with Eli.C, who had messaged him on Facebook. Blaine comes to New York soon after this in The Break Up, surprising Kurt, and singing an emotional rendition of Teenage Dream before admitting to cheating. They break up, and their friendship is compromised. In Thanksgiving, Kurt calls Blaine, admitting that he misses him and still considers them best friends. Blaine agrees, and they exchange I Love Yous.In Glee, Actually Blaine with the help of Burt visits New York as Kurt's early Christmas present. Kurt and Blaine sing White Christmas together to continue the tradition of an annual Christmas duet while ice skating, showing their still existent chemistry. Blaine also admits his plans to go to NYADA, which Kurt says would be great, showing his opinion on this hasn't changed since they broke up. Blaine and Kurt talk on the phone to keep their friendship up.
In I Do, Kurt and Blaine become friends with benefits as they have a heated make out session in the back of a car. They sing a duet at the cancelled wedding, then go to a hotel room during We've Got Tonite and hook up. Blaine tries to get Kurt to admit it meant more than fun, but he neither disagrees or agrees to anything and they are hanging out as friends again before Kurt returns to New York. In Girls (and Boys) On Film, Kurt imagines himself and Blaine singing Come What May whilst watching Moulin Rouge with new love interest Adam, later admitting that he is still in love with Blaine.
In Wonder-ful, Kurt returns to Lima, awaiting test results for his dad, and the pair spend time together, leading Blaine to ask Burt permission to propose to Kurt. Sam and Burt both disagree with this plan, while Burt reassures Blaine that the two will get back together if they're truly meant to be, but Blaine is undeterred. In All or Nothing, Blaine is seen engagement ring shopping for Kurt with Tina and Sam. There he meets a woman who has been happily with her partner for years, and they decide to go on a double-date of sorts. When one of the women says that they 'make a cute couple,' Kurt corrects her, telling her that they are not a couple.
In Love, Love, Love, Blaine pulls out all the stops to try to convince Kurt to re-fire their previous relationship. Although Kurt seems hesitant and worried, Kurt agrees and thus the two become an item again. Their relationship then goes to the next level where Blaine gathers up the courage to propose to Kurt in a large scale proposal at Dalton on the staircase where they first met. Kurt says yes, and the two become officially engaged.
- Main article: Kurt-Chandler Relationship (Kandler)
- Main article: Adam-Kurt Relationship (Kadam)
Adam made his first appearance in Sadie Hawkins. Kurt meets Adam during his first week at NYADA, when Kurt was standing in front of the sign up sheets for the Adam's Apples. He introduces himself to Adam, but Adam said that he already knew Kurt from the performance at the Winter Showcase, which he describes as being "breathtaking." While Kurt's looking at the Adam's Apples sign up sheet, Adam decides to take Kurt and show him a performance, which Kurt enjoys. As the days go by, the two boys get closer as Adam compliments Kurt whenever they happen to run into each other. Kurt later tells Rachel that he has an eye on someone, referring to Adam. Rachel advises Kurt to take the chance he could get, and so with that thought in mind, Kurt asks Adam out for drinks, to which Adam agrees and they then exchange numbers. In Girls (and Boys) on Film they are seen doing impressions of Downton Abbey characters, watching Moulin Rouge, and baking cookies with one another, during a blizzard that has left them, Rachel and Santana snowed in in the loft. Adam later confronts Kurt about his feelings for Blaine and asks Kurt if he has just been a rebound, Kurt lets him know that he wants to get over Blaine so bad and reassures Adam that he was never a rebound. Adam then insists on taking Kurt to the movies to find their own sappy love movie they can connect with, and he takes Kurt's hand. Adam is mentioned, but does not appear in the next seven episodes, what exactly happened between him and Kurt after Girls (and Boys) on Film is unclear as of now. Later in Love, Love, Love, Kurt tells Blaine that although people liked the idea of them as a couple, the two of them never got serious. The last time Adam had been mentioned was during 'A Katy or A Gaga' when Kurt is at the Spotlight Diner and informs Santana, Dani, and Rachel that he was starting his own band as he states that he had to due to being kicked out of the Adam's Apple once Adam had learnt that Kurt was getting engaged to Blaine.
- Main article: Brittany-Kurt Relationship (Kurttany)
In season one, Kurt believes that the only way to not grow closer to his father and impress him, is by pretending to be straight. One day during glee practice, Brittany approaches Kurt about wanting to hook up so she can have a "perfect record." They are later seen making out in Kurt's room where they are interrupted by Burt who is rather confused as to the reason why Kurt did that. Their relationship is short-lived and they broke up when Burt encourages Kurt to be who he really is. In I Am Unicorn, Brittany wants to help Kurt campaign for class president, but when Kurt disagrees with her bold ideas, they become competitors for the position.
- Main article: David-Kurt Relationship (Kurtofsky)
Throughout Season One, Karofsky is constantly harassing Kurt, shoving him into lockers, and calling him insulting names. However, the tormenting becomes drastically worse in season two when teachers and classmates are starting to notice how he treats Kurt. The boys from glee club get into a fight with Karofsky trying to defend Kurt. However, it is to no avail, and the bullying continues. It isn't until Never Been Kissed when Kurt gets the courage and strength to face Karofsky and confront him about the bullying. However, when he chases Karofsky into the locker room,they get into a very big argument. Karofsky is telling Kurt to back off, but Kurt will not stop yelling. The final straw is when Karofsky pulls Kurt forward and forcing him to kiss him (Kurt's first kiss with a boy). They are both equally shocked at the act. Karofsky tries to kiss Kurt again, but Kurt recoils, and Karofsky ends up punching a locker in frustration and running away as Kurt freaks out at the knowledge that his tormentor is gay. The next day, Kurt and Blaine try to talk to Karofsky about the kiss, but he refuses to speak about it to either of them. They get violent on the stairwell, but Karofsky turns around and leaves to avoid a discussion. However, the bullying does not stop. In fact, it gets worse. Kurt gets shoved even harder and starts getting scared and flinching everytime he turns a corner at school. Things reach a climax when Karofsky asks Kurt if told anyone about the incident. Kurt does not believe in outing people so he keeps quiet about it. Although, that does not stop Karofsky from threating Kurt. He says that if Kurt tells anyone, he will kill him. Now, even though Kurt thinks that it is an empty threat, he is terrified and starts considering a transfer to Dalton Academy in Westerville. Although he is very reluctant about it, Kurt decides that is the safer and better solution to switch schools. He stays at Dalton for some time, until Karofsky and Santana form the bully whips: a club made to end all bullying at McKinley. After Kurt shows him compassion, Karofsky apologizes for the pain he inflicted upon him. It seems as though the bullying at McKinley has died down until the night of prom where Karofsky is announced king and Kurt is announced queen. Karofsky is still to afraid to come out of the closet and leaves during their dance.
In season three, Karofsky does not attend McKinley anymore. He has a conversation in a gay bar with Kurt in The First Time, showing he's slowly making progress in accepting himself. We again see him in the Valentine's Day episode. Kurt has a secret admirer he thinks is Blaine until it is revealed that Karofsky is the one sending Kurt gifts and Valentine's Day presents. Seeing as Kurt and Blaine were involved at the time, and Kurt does not reciprocate Karofsky's feelings, Kurt gently rejects Karofsky, who is upset, even moreso when noticing their conversation was overheard by a current classmate of his. Things take a tragic turn when Karofsky attempts suicide because of the bullies at his new school. Luckily, it was a failed attempt and Kurt comes by the hospital to comfort him and get him through the rough times. In the end, they end on friendly terms and possibly stay in touch with one another.
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|Like a Prayer||The Power of Madonna||Finn, Jesse, Mercedes and Rachel|
|What It Feels Like For a Girl||Artie, Finn and Puck|
|Bad Romance||Theatricality||Mercedes, Quinn, Santana and Tina|
|Give up the Funk||Funk||Artie, Finn, Mercedes and Tina|
|Any Way You Want It / Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'||Journey||Artie, Finn, Puck, Mercedes and Rachel|
|Don't Stop Believin'||Artie, Finn, Mercedes, Puck, Rachel and Santana|
|To Sir, With Love||Artie, Finn, Mercedes, Rachel, Santana and Tina|
- Unreleased Songs
- Mr. Cellophane from Chicago (Pilot)
- Fergalicious by Fergie feat Will.I.am (with Mercedes; cut from Home)
- Pink Houses by John Mellencamp (Laryngitis)
- New York, New York by Frank Sinatra (New York)
- The Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera (Choke)
- Seasons of Love from RENT (With New Directions; cut from an unknown episode)
- Piano Playing
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|One of Us||Grilled Cheesus||Finn, Mercedes, Quinn, Rachel and Tina|
|There's a Light (Over At the Frankenstein Place)||The Rocky Horror Glee Show||Finn and Rachel|
|Time Warp||Artie, Brittany, Finn, Mercedes, Quinn, Santana (album) and Tina|
|We Need a Little Christmas||A Very Glee Christmas||Mercedes and Tina|
|The Most Wonderful Day of the Year||Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album||Artie, Brittany, Sam, and Tina|
|Born This Way||Born This Way||Mercedes and Tina|
|Pure Imagination||Funeral||Artie, Finn and Tina|
- Back-up singing
|Song||Episode||Sung by||Back-up with|
|Damn It, Janet||The Rocky Horror Glee Show||Finn and Rachel||Mercedes and Quinn|
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|You Can't Stop the Beat||The Purple Piano Project||Artie, Finn, Mercedes, Rachel and Tina|
|It's All Over||Asian F||Finn, Puck, Mercedes, Mike, Santana and Will|
|Constant Craving||I Kissed a Girl||Shelby and Santana|
|ABC||Hold on to Sixteen||Mike, Quinn and Tina|
|Do They Know It's Christmas?||Extraordinary Merry Christmas||Artie, Blaine, Brittany, Finn, Mercedes, Puck, Rachel, Santana and Tina|
|My Favorite Things||Blaine, Mercedes and Rachel|
|Summer Nights||Yes/No||Finn, Mercedes, Puck, Rory, Sam, Santana, Sugar and Tina|
|Ben||Michael||Finn and Rachel|
|Black or White||Artie, Mercedes, Rachel and Santana|
|Love Shack||Heart||Blaine, Brittany, Mercedes, Rachel and Sugar|
|How Will I Know||Dance with Somebody||Mercedes, Rachel, and Santana|
|My Love Is Your Love||Artie, Blaine and Mercedes|
|Big Girls Don't Cry||Prom-asaurus||Blaine and Rachel|
|Paradise by the Dashboard Light||Nationals||Blaine, Brittany, Finn, Mercedes, Mike, Puck, Rachel and Santana|
|We Are the Champions||Finn, Puck, Quinn, Rachel, and Santana|
- Back-up singing
|Song||Episode||Sung by||Back-up with|
|More Than a Woman||Saturday Night Glee-ver||Finn||Santana|
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|The Way You Look Tonight / You're Never Fully Dressed||Makeover||Isabelle and Rachel|
|Don't Speak||The Break-Up||Blaine, Finn and Rachel|
|The Scientist||Blaine, Brittany, Emma, Finn, Rachel, Santana and Will|
|You're the One That I Want||Glease||Blaine, Brittany, Finn, Marley, Rachel, Ryder and Santana|
|Let's Have a Kiki||Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1||Isabelle and Rachel|
|Let's Have a Kiki / Turkey Lurkey Time||Thanksgiving|
|Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Glee, Actually||Blaine, Brittany, Jake, Marely, Puck and Sam|
|We've Got Tonite||I Do||Artie, Betty, Blaine, Finn, Jake, Marley, Quinn, Rachel and Santana|
|Mamma Mia||Guilty Pleasures||Blaine, Kitty, Marley, Rachel, Sam, Santana and Unique|
|At the Ballet||Lights Out||Isabelle, Rachel and Santana|
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|Let It Be||Tina in the Sky with Diamonds||Artie, Kitty, Rachel, Santana and Tina|
|Seasons of Love||The Quarterback||
Mercedes, Mike, Puck, Santana, and Tina
|Just The Way You Are||Movin' Out||Blaine, Rachel, Sam and Santana|
|Into the Groove||Puppet Master||Elliott and Rachel|
|Here Comes Santa Claus||Previously Unaired Christmas||Rachel and Santana|
|The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)||Cody, Rachel, and Santana|
|Away in a Manger||Kitty, Rachel and Santana|
|The Happening||Trio||Dani and Elliott|
|Hold On||Artie, Blaine, Dani, Elliott, Rachel, Sam, Santana and Tina|
|Defying Gravity||100||Mercedes and Rachel|
|Don't Stop Believin'||New Directions||Artie, Blaine, Rachel, Tina, and Will|
|Downtown||New New York||Artie, Blaine, Rachel and Sam|
|No One Is Alone||Bash||Blaine and Rachel|
|Take Me Home Tonight||Old Dog, New Tricks||Artie, Blaine, Maggie, Mercedes, Rachel, Santana and Sam|
|Pompeii||The Untitled Rachel Berry Project||Artie, Blaine, Brittany, Mercedes, Rachel and Sam|
- Chris had originally auditioned for the role of Artie, but the producers loved his audition so much, they created Kurt just for him. He was used in place of an Indian character, Rajeesh, who was intended to be Mercedes Jones's love interest.
- Kurt is the first character to be identified by name in the series.
- The name "Kurt Hummel" comes from the character "Kurt von Trapp" from The Sound of Music, in which Chris Colfer had once played, and Hummel is named after the Hummel collector dolls with rosy cheeks.
- Despite being an openly gay character, Kurt's first on-screen kiss was with a girl.