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Student ID
aka "Fat Neil", "White Neil", "Real Neil with Pipes of Steel"
Portrayed by: Charley Koontz
First appearance: Asian Population Studies
Date of birth: Unknown
Home town: Denver, Colorado
Major: Undecided
Occupation: Student and DJ for College Radio,
formerly Greendale Admin employee

I take the sword of Duquesne and throw it at the amulet around the sad naked mans neck.
Neil, "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons"


Fat Neil
Neil is currently a student at Greendale Community College once known on campus by the nickname "Fat Neil". He was introduced as a sensitive introvert who felt scorned by the other students for being overweight. During this dark time in his life he contemplated committing suicide but an intervention of sorts by the study group helped pull him out of his depression. Since then he has shed his hated nickname and developed a more outgoing personality. He has also started dating fellow Greendale student Vicki. He was first mentioned by name in the Season Two episode "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design", he is officially introduced onscreen later in the episode "Asian Population Studies". He is portrayed by actor Charley Koontz.


So you guys suddenly just wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons?

Neil, "For A Few Paintballs More"

In the study groups second year at Greendale, Neil first appears when he provides Britta tickets to an event which pays for by flashing him. Neil later becomes depressed when he gets saddled with the nickname "Fat Neil" both the students and the faculty. Jeff notices and decides to befriend him feigning an interest in one of Neil's hobbies, Dungeons & Dragons. Neil is invited to play a game with Jeff and his study group who are also joined by Ben Chang. Pierce and not been invited and barged in the middle of the game to join them as well. He takes a valuable item of Neil's character and uses it against him. Pierce also reveals that Jeff was the one who came up with the "Fat a Neil" nickname. With the help of Jeff and the Study group they get the sword back from Pierce and he regains his confidence. Not long afterwards, Neil flirts with Vicki in Anthropology class. At the end of the school year Neil participates in the western themed paintball game. He is chased by Mike and his gang and saved by Annie. When Neil tries to shoot her she eliminates him from the competition as well.

Fat Neil Season One
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Significant episodes:

"Asian Population Studies": Neil gives Britta mezzanine tickets to an event after she flashes him.

"Advanced Dungeons & Dragons": The study group plays a game of Dungeons & Dragons to cheer up a depressed Neil.

"Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts": Neil shyly flirts with Vicki which is noticed by Pierce

"A Fistful of Paintballs": During the paintball game, Neil gets saved by Annie from Mike and his gang only to be eliminated by her.

God help me, I did it for love!

Neil, "Basic Lupine Urology"

In the study groups third year at Greendale, Neil is shown working at the campus radio station as a DJ under the name "Real Neil" with "Pipes of steel". He participates in the finale battle between Abed's Fluffy Town and Troy's Blanketsburg. He is later shown working in the school administration office and assists Troy and Abed in their investigation of who sabotaged the study group's biology yam project. He gives them information on who borrowed the Biology lab key which ultimately leads them to naming a suspect for the crime, Todd. However, at the trial that was held in Biology class, Jeff has a last minute epiphany and realizes that Todd didn't commit the crime. After closely examining the other students' yams, he reveals that the yam belonging to Vicki was the only one that had not been sabotaged. Neil then comes clean and admits he was the one who did it. He claims he did it for love as he wanted Vicki to pass, so she could spend the summer with him instead of retaking Biology in summer school. He ends up losing his position at the administration office and retaking Biology during the summer.

Neil Season Three
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Significant episodes:

"Pillows and Blankets": Neil hosts a campus radio show called "Real Neil with Pipes of Steel" and plays the song "Daybreak". He joins Abed's Fluffy Town for the final battle against Troy's Blanketsburg.

"Basic Lupine Urology" : Neil confesses that he not only sabotages the study groups yam project but also the rest of the students assignments as well.

They overbooked it so it's first come first serve now!

Neil, "History 101"

At the start of the 2012-2013 school year at Greendale, Neil enrolls in the popular "History of Ice Cream" class. When the course is overbooked, he participates in a series of games called "The Hunger Deans" to earn a seat class. Neil tries and fails to win a king of the hill battle on the opening game. At one point he puts in a losing effort against Jeff in a pugil staff combat. He also comes up short in a tango contest with his dance partner and girlfriend Vicki. Several months after the competition, Neil signs up for Physical Education Education class which is taught by Coach Jason Chapman. Alongside Troy and Shirley he learns the ropes of being a gym teacher. Neil was later seen attending Jeff's graduation ceremony in the study room. He and a Vicki were seated on the "Bride"'s side along with Garrett, Magnitude, Leonard and Quendra.

Neil Season Four
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Significant episodes:

"History 101": Neil tries to get a spot in the "History of Ice Cream" class by entering the "Hunger Deans" competition.

"Economics of Marine Biology": Neil takes a Physical Eduction Eduction course.

"Advanced Introduction to Finality": Neil attends Jeff's graduation ceremony.

Class historyEdit

Student Rec
Student Name: Neil Major: Undeclared Enrolled: 2010 — present
Semester Course Instructor Enrolled Students
Spring 2011 Anthropology 102 Dr. Ian Duncan Troy Barnes, Shirley Bennett, Ben Chang, Annie Edison, Pierce Hawthorne, Vicki Jenkins, Abed Nadir, Fat Neil, Rich Stephenson, Alex "Star-Burns" Osbourne, Britta Perry and Jeff Winger
Spring 2012 Biology Prof. Marshall Kane Troy Barnes, Shirley Bennett, Annie Edison, Pierce Hawthorne, Todd Jacobson, Vicki Jenkins, Abed Nadir, Magnitude, Britta Perry, Jeff Winger and  Fat Neil 
Fall 2012/
Spring 2013
History Prof. Noel Cornwallis Troy Barnes, Shirley Bennett, Annie Edison, Pierce Hawthorne, Lukas, Karl, Abed Nadir, Britta Perry, Reinhold and Jeff Winger


Neil Goldman
Real Neil
The character of Fat Neil is named after former Community executive producer Neil Goldman.

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