Two of “Glee’s” most oft-referenced characters will finally show their faces on the hit FOX show.
Rachel Berry’s gay dads, who are frequently talked about but have only been seen once before (in photograph form) on the series, have finally been cast.
According to TVLine, Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell will play the Berry family patriarchs, Hiram and LeRoy, and will first appear in the Valentine’s Day episode. Goldblum and Broadway vet Mitchell will both sing, naturally. This is “Glee,” after all.
“Heart” actually airs on Feb. 14, and considering Rachel is about to graduate from McKinley, we’re expecting to see the Berrys a few more times this season (though nothing is official).
Star Lea Michele told Zap2it in early January that the casting process to find her dads was underway.
“Ryan [Murphy] and I were brainstorming some names the other day,” she says. “I’m excited being a part of the concept with him. I’ve had a couple of people I thought would be great initially, and now brainstorming with Ryan I’m like ‘Oh, WHOA! Really?’ I did suggest that maybe Kanye West could be one of my dads, but I think he said he’s unavailable.”