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Mike Chang (Glee)

Played by: Harry Shum jr

Michael Robert "Mike" Chang, Jr.
(Harry Shum, Jr.)

is a football player and dancer who joins New Directions in the episode "Preggers". Shum stated that Mike is shy, and that he joins the glee club despite it being "social suicide" as "he has finally found a place where he can express himself and feel accepted".

Initially a supporting character with no storylines of his own, Mike was slowly developed by the series writers.

In the final episode of season one, Mike says that before New Directions, "I was afraid to dance outside my room." In season two he begins dating Tina, and gives his first lead musical performance duetting with her on "Sing!" from A Chorus Line. He is subsequently selected to perform a dance routine with Brittany for Sectionals in "Special Education". He performs the show's first solo dance routine in "A Night of Neglect".

Mike states that he is a senior in the season three premiere, "The Purple Piano Project", and Shum as Mike was promoted to the main cast for the show's third season.

Mike tries out for the school musical, West Side Story, against his father's wishes, and is briefly disowned by him, though his father later comes to understand Mike's desire to become a dancer and supports his decision to go to college for dance.

Mike is given a scholarship to attend the Joffrey Ballet school in Chicago, and graduates at the end of the season.

He and Tina are still a couple at the end of the year, but she breaks up with him over the summer. During the fourth season, Mike visits McKinley from the Joffrey on four occasions: to help Artie and Finn direct the school musical, Grease; to help choreograph the New Directions songs for Sectionals and later Regionals; and to attend the aborted first wedding ceremony of Will and Emma.


April 28, 1982
Limón, Costa Rica
Alma mater Arroyo Grande High School

Actor, dancer, singer
Years active 2002–present

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