* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Averted, and how. In addition to ''Series/{{Glee}}'' and all the insane amounts of work that go into it, he has written and starred in a film titled ''Struck By Lightning'', and adapted the children's book ''The Little Leftover Witch'' into a series pilot which was bought by Disney - the adaptation took him all of a weekend, apparently. He is in talks to be attached to the series as a producer of some description. And he makes no secret of the fact that he has other projects in development too as of this writing... A second novel arrived in summer 2012, as part of a two-book contract. The first book was a bestseller. He has also written a second screenplay, which, as of spring 2012, already has a director and producer attached.
* [[LyingCreator Lying Actor]]: When it comes to information about Kurt and Blaine's relationship, Colfer is a lying little tease who is not to be trusted. Actually, when it comes to information about the show ''period'' Colfer is a lying little tease who is not to be trusted.
* OneOfUs: Yup, he admits to being a huge nerd, and makes his love of ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', ''{{Mario}}'', and ''Franchise/StarTrek'', among lots of other things, pretty clear. According to co-star DarrenCriss, Colfer is also a big fan of ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' (from before Darren began on ''Glee'', believe it or not) and quotes the show often. Furthermore, he's joined Pottermore. Diagnosis: very much One Of Us.
* PromotedFanboy: Was a huge fan of Ryan Murphy's other shows before he applied for Series/{{Glee}}.
* RealitySubtext: Kurt ended up singing "Music/DefyingGravity" on the show, challenging Rachel for the lead. Colfer had begged his drama teacher to let him sing the song in their Broadway revue every year, but was denied. Kurt [[spoiler:throws the audition for his dad (long story)]], but Colfer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8T1o5I5By0 really can hit that high F]] - and did so repeatedly on the Glee Live! Tour, dueting with Creator/LeaMichele.
** Kurt and Rachel's growing closeness is quite obviously a reflection of the mutual adoration Lea and Colfer have repeatedly professed for each other; Lea Michele in particular is ''not'' shy about declaring to the world how much she adores Colfer.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: The actor cast to portray young Kurt in "Grilled Cheesus", Adam Kolkin, bears such a scary resemblance to Colfer, ''they are the trope's page image''.
** In a move that has delighted many fans, Adam Kolkin was also cast to play a younger version of Chris's character (Carson Phillips) in ''Struck By Lightning''.
* [[DirectedByCastMember Written By Cast Member]]: He stars in ''Film/StruckByLightning'', a movie he wrote and produced.
** He also wrote a season 5 episode of Glee.

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