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Glee: Rachel's Dads have been Cast!
Topic Started: Jan 17 2012, 11:59 PM (361 Views)
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'Glee': Jeff Goldblum, Brian Stokes Mitchell to Play Rachel's Gay Dads
The musically inclined actors will first appear on the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day episode.

It may have taken nearly three seasons, but Rachel's (Lea Michele) gay dads will finally make an appearance on Fox's Glee.

'Glee's' Lea Michele on 'The First Time' Episode, Rachel's Lessons
Musically inclined actors Jeff Goldblum and Broadway veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell have booked the plumb roles, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actors will first appear in the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day episode, titled "Heart," as first reported by TV Line.

Gleeco-creator Ryan Murphy told THR in June that he was "really interested" in seeing the two characters, who have been referenced countless times but never seen on screen.

"Iím really interested in seeing Rachel's gay dads who weíve never met," he said at the time. "Iíve said that I donít want to do that. But maybe now is the time to do it."

THR polled the cast in February, with the top candidates ranging from Taye Diggs, Nathan Lane and Hugh Jackman. Casting for the roles began in December.

Goldblum, whose credits include The Fly, JurassicPark and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, has a roster of Broadway credits including The Pillowman, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Exonerated and is a an accomplished jazz pianist.


Stokes Mitchell, meanwhile, is a Tony winner for his performance on Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate, and has been nominated for three other Tonys for his performances in Man of La Mancha, King Hedley II and Ragtime. His small-screen work includes The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Frasier and Ugly Betty.

Both actors are slated to sing in the episode. They join a season which so far has featured a slew of guest stars in parental roles as McKinley's seniors -- including Rachel, Finn (Cory Monteith), Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) -- head toward graduation.

What do you think of the castings? Glee returns with its Michael Jackson tribute episode on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.

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Jeff Goldblum is an excellent choice. I have always been very fond of his work, and he can do comedy very well.
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Meh, they both seem pretty uninspired to me. Would have liked to see them go in a completely different direction.
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I'm shocked they didn't mention Brian Stokes Mitchell from his famous role television role, but that was on Trapper John in the 80s. I just know who he because of being on Pyramid reruns, (they had a good amount of soap stars as guests so years ago I'd watch it on GSN during dinner.)
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