Brett Bukowski, commonly known as Stoner Brett, is a recurring character on Glee, who made his first appearance in The Substitute, the seventh episode of Season Two. He currently is a student at McKinley, and is heavily implied to use drugs.

He is played by Ryan Heinke


The Substitute

He is seen in Kurt's English class. Brett appears to be high on drugs and Kurt remarks that he smells homeless.

Born This Way

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Brett is being bullied by Azimio who was asking for his pants. David and Santana intervene as The Bully Whips.


He is a member of The Muckraker writing team. Mr. Schue greets him as he leaves the classroom.

Mash Off

He makes a brief appearance when Brittany is seen handing out balloons for her presidential campaign. When she promises to repair water fountains and instate "robot teachers," Brett gets excited and exclaims that he's "always wanted one!"

Saturday Night Glee-ver

Santana is sitting in the library while the whole school is buzzing about her sex tape "2 girls, 1 cat" and Brett tells her that she "makes a cat emptying the dishwasher look sexy," then he tells her that he loves her.

The New Rachel


He auditions for Glee Club but he wasn't able to make the team due to his poor singing abilities. New Directions look completely disappointed during his performance. Stoner Brett must have been rejected, since Marley is stated to have been the only aspirant to be accepted.

Britney 2.0

Brett is in the audience with the rest of the school at the pep-rally, watching the New Directions perform Gimme More. He follows Kitty by starting to boo them, after she pointed out Brittany was lip-syncing.



Stoner Brett is seen at the Senior Class Presidential Campaign. He is seen yelling out at the beginning. Sam and Blaine, Brittany and Artie debate against each other. When Artie speaks for his side, Brett is seen with a bored expression as Artie's words drone on. When Sam goes shirtless and strips, Brett and everyone else in the auditorium goes crazy. When Brittany says that she'll make everyone at McKinley stay at school, even for the weekends, and be at school together as friends because they love the school, everyone groans and Stoner Brett gets up and leaves the debate with annoyance.

Dynamic Duets

Brett can be seen in a flashback, making fun of Jake with his friends while he's passing them by.

Sadie Hawkins

Brett goes to the Sadie Hawkins dance and gets invited to dance by Dottie. They're shown dancing together during I Only Have Eyes for You. At the end of the episode, he is mentioned by Dottie, saying he has baked some brownies which she can't stop eating, implying they were made with an addictive drug.

Shooting Star

He is a part of the Astronomy Club and is part of the meeting led by Brittany. He is glad that the comet was false and that they're all safe but when Brittany announces the disbandment of the club, he voices his disappointment as it was his community service. 

Tina in the Sky with Diamonds

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Tina and Brett winning Prom Queen and Prom King

Stoner Brett is one of the nominees for Prom King. His response to this was a lazy nod since he was either napping or seemed stoned in class. He stands in line with the other Prom King nominees at the Prom and it is revealed by Sue that he is the Prom King for the Junior-Senior Brundle Prom 2013. He is delighted and cheerful as he is crowned, alongside Tina, who is announced as Prom Queen. His friends support and encourage him. Later, when Tina is Carrie'd, Brett, along with the entire gymnasium, watches on in silence until he says "What the hell?!", as the bucket from the ceiling falls and hits his head, knocking him unconscious. As soon as he was on the floor, everyone began to laugh. During Hey Jude, he is seen holding an icepack to his head. 

A Katy or A Gaga

Brett is seen in History class and didn't understand the video that Sam sent to the students to come to the auditorium. However, he is seen during the performance of Applause.

The End of Twerk

Brett is seen watching Bree and Jake kiss than goes to use the girls bathroom, during The Great McKinley Bathroom Gender Riot of 2013, since it's cleaner and smells better. He is seen during the bathroom party.

Puppet Master

He is seen in Art and Crafts class with Blaine. Brett even asked if he can expand his arts project, but the teacher said no.

Previously Unaired Christmas

He is seen with some people in class room, while Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree was sung, decorating a marijuana tree with lights, lighters in some lighter holds, and some papers. He was also seen eating a cupcake.


Unreleased Songs

Season Four:


  • It can be implied that Brett is a frequent drug user. This is made evident when the credits of Saturday Night Glee-ver list him as "Stoner Brett." He signs his name on the New Directions sign-up list as "Stoner Brett", too.
  • It can be implied that Brett has been held back at least once, as he was in the same grade as Kurt in Season Two and appears at McKinley again in the fourth season.
  • It is revealed in one of the Glee PS' that Stoner Brett is paid by Kitty to use the T-Mobile to record the New Directions and specific moments so that Kitty and Sue can view it. 
  • His last name, Bukowski, was revealed in Tina in the Sky with Diamonds.


Brett: Are you on anything, 'cause this is trippy.
Kurt: You smell homeless, Brett. Homeless.

—Brett and Kurt Hummel, The Substitute

You make a cat emptying the dishwasher look sexy. I love you, Santana Lopez.

—Brett to Santana Lopez, Saturday Night Glee-ver

Separation of powers! Whoo!

—Brett, Makeover


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