‘Glee’ Casts LaMarcus Tinker as Mercedes’ New Love Interest

Lamarcus Tinker

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NBC’s Friday Night Lights star LaMarcus Tinker joins FOX’s Glee in a recurring role on the high school musical drama series.

Tinker will play Marcus, the new boyfriend of Mercedes (Amber Riley) in the upcoming season. He will also be a member of the high school football team.

Tinker is currently filming with the cast. His first appearance on the show will be on it’s season premiere episode.

Executive Producer Brad Falchuck made a statement on the casting choice last month at ComicCon:

He’s this Big Bubba kind of guy and he encourages her to want more for herself,” said Falchuck. “That drives her arc into the next half of the season.”

Falchuck didn’t release any information about the actor’s singing talents—-just his appearance.

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