Michael Hitchcock is an actor and writer and co-executive producer on the television show Glee. He joined the writing staff in 2011 for Season 3, along with five other writers. [1] He also portrays Dalton Rumba, the director of a rival glee club from the Haverbrook School for the Deaf.

Personal life

Hitchcock was born in Defiance, Ohio, and raised in Western Springs, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]


He joined the writing staff of Glee along with five others for the third season. The other five writers are Marti Noxon, Allison Adler, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Matthew Hodgson and Ross Maxwell.

Episodes Written

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

Season Six

Episodes Directed

Season Six


Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Making of '...And God Spoke' Bob/A.D.
1996 Shooting Lily Mark
Waiting for Guffman Steve Stark - Councilman
House Arrest Cop
1998 Unhappily Ever After Coach McNiff (Basketball... Again?, The Fencing Show, and Tiffany Tutors the Teachers)
1999 NYPD Blue Eric Horstead (What's Up, Chuck?)
Thick as Thieves Maloney
Dill Scallion Rusty Bob
Can't Stop Dancing Eddie
2000 Grosse Pointe Richard Towers/Ted Johnson 2000 - 01 (7 episodes)
Best in Show Hamilton Swan
2001 Heartbreakers Dr. Arnold Davis
MADtv Simeon Dyson 2001 - 07 (11 episodes)
2002 The Badge Luna
Bug Craig Johnston
Life Without Dick Religious Guy
2003 Soul Mates Doctor 1 short
On the Spot The Professor (5 episodes)
A Mighty Wind Lawrence E. Turpin
Sol Goode Job Placement Officer
2004 Las Vegas Gerhardt (Blood Is Thicker)
Pilot Season Karen's Roommate
Arrested Development Ira Gilligan (Best Man for the Gob)
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Father Roger (Some Church Bull)
Desperate Housewives Mr. Doyle (My Heart Belongs to Daddy)
Serenity Dr. Mathias
Greener Mountains Randall
Pretty Persuasion Headmaster Charles Meyer
2006 Let's Go to Prison Wine Taster
For Your Consideration Hate It Film Critic
Lovespring International Randall Hitchings (Homeless Rockstar)
Tom Goes to the Mayor Durango Bolo Salesman voice (White Collarless)
The Danny Comden Project Mike TV Movie
Danny Roane: First Time Director John Imbagliado
2007 Case Closed Ernie TV Movie
The Captain Tad short
Entourage Paul Schneider (The Resurrection)
Wild Hogs Kent (B.I. Biker)
Smiley Face Laundry Room Man
2008 Major Movie Star Nigel Crew
Young Person's Guide to History General George Washington (Episode #1.1)
Pushing Daisies Father Eduardo Dedonde (Bad Habits)
Just Add Water Mark Tuckby
Other Plans Douglas short
2009 Big Red Doug George TV Movie
Head Case Arthur Graham/Myron's Patients (It's All Good(e) and All About Steve)
Poolside Mr. Vanguard short
The Suite Life on Deck Mr. Blanket (Goin' Bananas, The Defiant Ones and Mean Chicks)
Men of a Certain Age Dave 2009 - 10 (6 episodes)
Glee Dalton Rumba 2009 - (Hairography, Sectionals, Makeover, and Love, Love, Love)
2010 For Christ's Sake Tom
The League Ed (The Tie)
Pete Smalls Is Dead Sly
Operation: Endgame Neil
Party Down Bolus Lugozshe (Party Down Company Picnic and Constance Carmell Wedding)
Tight short
United States of Tara Ted Mayo 2010 - 11 (13 episodes)
2011 Easy to Assemble M.C. (5 episodes)
Up All Night Mr. Bob (Mr. Bob's Toddler Kaleidoscope)
Curb Your Enthusiasm Vance (Vow of Silence)
Super 8 Deputy Rosko
Bridesmaids Don Cholodecki
2012 The New Normal Gary Snyder 2012 - 13 (5 episodes)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Genealogist uncredited (Episode #20.7)
2014 Your Hands Charlie short; post-production
2015 Fresno David post-production


  • He has appeared in several movies with Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester on Glee), including three Christopher Guest films: Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration.
  • He and the other writing staff members were seen in The Glee Project 2: Actability episode to help Robert Ulrich, Nikki Anders, Zach Woodlee and Ryan Murphy judge the final 5 contenders.
  • He appeared on Ryan Murphy's show, The New Normal, as Gary Snyder.



  1. 'Glee': Six Join Writing Staff for Season 3
  2. Michael Hitchcock Bio
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