Would Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Ever Appear on His Show?
We’re fairly certain that no one would ever describe Ryan Murphy as camera-shy. But would the outspoken Glee creator ever cast himself in an episode of the show?
It’s not an unheard of concept. Famed film director Alfred Hitchcock infamously placed himself in bit roles throughout his various movies. Buffy the Vampire Slayer executive producer Marti Noxon once appeared in an episode of her show. Now, Ryan Murphy has taken to Twitter to address whether or not he’d ever appear on Glee.
A Ryan cameo wouldn’t be an unprecedented Glee occurrence, either. After all, his co-creator Ian Brennan has already popped up in not one but two Glee episodes.
First, Ian played horror film star-turned-choir guest judge Svengoobles in Season 3, Episode 14: “On My Way.” Then, he had a blink-and-you’ll miss-him spot as a frazzled film director during Jake (Jacob Artist) and Puck’s (Mark Salling) performance of “Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah” in Season 4, Episode 10: “Glee Actually.” Way to pad that IMDb page, Ian!
Plus, Ryan and Ian have both appeared as judges on Seasons 1 and 2 of The Glee Project, in which they dished out tough love along with a healthy smattering of witty remarks. (Ah, The Glee Project. How we miss thee.) What’s more, Glee writer Michael Hitchcock has played rival glee club coach Dalton Rumba in a handful of episodes. He even showed up during Blaine’s proposal to Kurt.
With that in mind, Ryan was asked by a Twitter follower whether he would ever follow in Ian’s footsteps. On October 7, Ryan responded:
There you have it: Ryan has definitely not caught the acting bug. Then again, we’re not really sure how he could possibly fit more onto his plate these days, given that he’s busy overseeing Glee, American Horror Story, the upcoming sexy series Open, and his 2014 HBO film The Normal Heart. Heck, we need a nap after just writing the names of all those projects.
So as much as we’d love to see Ryan Murphy try out his acting chops, he’s doing more than enough to make his presence known on the other side of the camera.