At the age of eighteen, Colfer starred as Russel Fish in Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident, a short film where an awkward teenager must pass a Presidential Physical Fitness test or fail gym class and lose his admission to Harvard University.
He is an unbelievable actor and his performances in TV shows and movies have and collected huge fans all over the world.
The casting director took ultimately brought Colfer in to meet Ryan Murphy and audition for an Indian student named Rajesh who was featured in the original .
STORY: ' Glee's' Matt Bomer Teases Cooper Anderson's Arrival: It's an Emotional Tornado "I have von Trapp written all over me," Colfer tells producers during his audition.
features interviews with cast members including Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Jayma Mays, Colfer, Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, Criss and Mike O' Malley and includes never-before-told stories from its conceptual beginning through the casting process, including behind-the-scenes footage.
STORY: BIO Channel Sets ' Glee' Special for April Among the stories included in the hourlong special, Colfer reveals that he initially auditioned for Artie with 's Robert Ulrich recognizing something special in the then-17-year-old.
As a child he was confined to a hospital bed for three months following lymph-node surgery, which left a scar on his neck, and which he credits as one of the difficult experiences that made him interested in fictional worlds.
The final novel in the series “Worlds Collide” is scheduled to be published July 11.He was also active in the drama club, the FFA, "was president of the Writer's Club, editor of the school's literary magazine, and captain of Destination Imagi Nation".One of his real in-school experiences was later turned into a sub-plot for his character on Glee, when the high school teachers denied him the chance to sing "Defying Gravity" from the musical Wicked because it is traditionally sung by a woman.Ulrich, however, remembered the actor when it came time to cast Kurt's love interest, Blaine, and brought Criss in to audition on a Friday. PHOTOS: ' Glee' Season 3: The Episodics Check out the clips, above and below.is a Golden Globe Award winning American actor, singer, and Number: 1 New York Times Bestselling writer.Turns out Colfer's original contract listed his role as "Artie 2" since the Kurt character had yet to be officially added.