Abed's Pierce was a Greendale student who was cast as "Pierce" in Abed's online short film series "The Community College Chronicles". He was later shown filming a scene for the series in the Spanish classroom.
Abed's Troy was a Greendale student who was cast as Abed's best friend in an online short film called "The Community College Chronicles". He and Alan were filmed by the real Troy and Abed performing the duo's signature "101 Rap".
Professor Baker was a Greendale chemistry teacher whose course Shirley and Britta attended during their first year at school. On one occasion her class lecture was interrupted when a cellphone started ringing. She chastised her students before realizing it was her own phone that went off. After answering it she flirted with the person calling her and became upset when she was unable to borrow a pen from her students to take down some information.
Ballet Plant is a man who is dressed as a yellow flower in Britta's "Tea for Two" tap dance performance. His cue to exit is when Britta the teapot "waters" him. She freezes on seeing Jeff holding hands with Professor Michelle Slater causing him to wait until Troy jumps on stage and helps Britta "water" him and allow him to exit off stage.
“Lets go boys! Come on let's go! I want to see some hustlers out here!”— Basketball coach, "Debate 109".
PORTRAYED BY: Danny Seckel
OCCUPATION: Basketball coach
FIRST APPEARANCE: "Debate 109"
In the study group's first year at school, the Basketball coach and his team had a reputation for being really gay. During a Inter-school collegiate debate held in the Greendale gymnasium, the Basketball team interrupted the proceedings and began their practice on the court. Professor Eustice Whitman protested but the basketball coach pointed out he reserved the gym ahead of time. Dean Pelton checked his schedule and was forced to suspend the debate as the coach was correct.
Alan Bruder was a Greendale student who was cast as "Abed" in Abed's online short film "The Community College Chronicles". He and the student cast as Troy were filmed by the real Troy and Abed performing the duo's signature "101 Rap".
Actor Sandeep Parikh is best known for his role on an actual web series called "The Guild " where he played the character "Zaboo".
During Jeff's first week, he approached Britta in the cafeteria to flirt. After she blew him off, the Cafeteria lady walked up, and he joked that he thought she was his cosmic mentor because he was conditioned by television to think that all African American women over fifty are cosmic mentors. She then asked him if he was conditioned to pay for his food.
In the original script the Cafeteria lady appeared several more times throughout the Pilot episode.
The Cool study group leader was a Greendale student who led the most popular clique on the Greendale campus. Along with Star-Burns and an Asian female they gave Buddy the good news that he was part of their study group now.
When Abed became the patriarch of the Greendale (chicken) Finger Association, he set up an office to hear students' inquiries for receiving chicken fingers. Eduardo appears to work in Abed's office and tops off Abed's drink with a scoop of ice cream.
Ropati Eneki was Jeremy Simmon's partner on the City College debate team. They competed against their rival Greendale Community College during the 2099 Intercollegiate Debate Championships. He was never actually shown debating, he remained silent and did whatever Jeremy told him to do including kicking a trash can.
Both the "Debate 109" script and the show's end credits identifies Jason Rogel's role as just "Samoan". However, within the episode a table place card in several scenes clearly shows his character's name to be "Ropati Eneki".
The female cool study group member was a Greendale student that was a part of the most popular clique on the Greendale campus. She accompanied the Cool study group leader and Star-Burns to give Buddy the news that he was now a part of their group.
“Now I know the news of Señor Chang's death over Winter Break was a shock to us all but we should take comfort in the fact he did not suffer when his moped hit the side of that Arby's.”— Female Spanish teacher, "Investigative Journalism".
After Winter Break, the study group's were greeted by a Female Spanish teacher in their Spanish 102 class. After giving them details about Ben Chang's death over the holidays she was interrupted. Chang appeared carrying a radio boombox and explained she was an actress he hired to prank them all. He then unceremoniously told her to leave as he proclaimed to his student he could never die.
The Food service manager was forced to fire Star-Burns when a story by the school newspaper showed him abusing his power as fry cook. He then interviewed several candidates for the position and was greatly impressed with Abed Nadir's resume. Troy's interview disturbed him however, as he showed up in costume dressed like a pharaoh.
Gary was a foreign exchange student from Finland. He was good friends with Shirley Bennett who tried in vain to get her study group to like him too and even nominated him once for membership. She defended his humorless, loose fitting jeans wearing persona as him being from a land with no sun. The group was very pleased to hear he was transferring at the end of the semester.
When Pierce is kicked out of the Study Group for pantsing Shirley, he runs into Chang outside Group Study Room F. Chang is holding Girl Scout cookies and asks Pierce if he wants to buy some. Suddenly, two girl scouts run around the corner and Chang runs off. One of the Girl Scouts asks Pierce if he's seen a Chinese kid, mistaking Chang for someone younger.
Glenda was the mother of Harry, a donor who gave his body to medical science. His cadaver had been thrown out of Greendale's window Biology lab window in what appeared to be an April Fool's prank. Dean Pelton had Glenda visit the campus in an effort to find the culprit. He had her torture the students by reading excerpts from her sons dream journal to try and force a confession from the one responsible.
Greendaeye lead singer was an musician whose band was hired by Dean Pelton to play at the Green Week celebration. Pelton believed he was actually hiring the punk band Greenday and was shocked when the Irish band arrived. He and his band played the gig anyway performing a cover version of the song "Somewhere Out There".
Officer Hancock was a policeman called to the Greendale campus alongside his partner Officer Cackowski to investigate a cadaver having been thrown out of a second story window. When volunteer campus security guards Annie Edison and Shirley Bennett arrived on the scene they claimed jurisdiction. An amused Hancock and Cackowski allowed them to take over the investigation and left.
Janitor was a Greendale employee who appeared in the study group's first year at school. He was tasked alongside his co-worker Jerry to fix a broken water fountain. They left the fountain unattended for a few minutes and returned to find Troy Barnes fiddling with it. While Jerry chased Troy off the other janitor was shocked to find out that Troy had actually managed to fix the fountain.
Jeremy appears in over 45 episodes but never speaks. In season 1 he appears in 10 episodes and is a mainstay in Spanish 101 with the study group. Other notable appearances include dancing with Chang in "Communication Studies", being in the first "Troy and Abed in the Morning!" and rushing by the dalmatians trying to break up the fight between Duncan and Chang in "Pascal's Triangle Revisited".
Charles Chen acted as Ken Jeong's (Chang) stand-in.
Lance was a Greendale student taking Professor Whitman's accounting class. In the study group's first year at school it had a reputation of being a good blow off class. Jeff scouted the course and asked Lance if the class was really that easy. Realizing Lance wasn't too bright, Jeff then asked him if he liked Dane Cook which got him an enthusiastically positive response.
Jonathan Rado is a member of the American Indie Rock band "Foxygen"
Leo was a child actor Abed hired to play Ben Chang for a series of short films he based on the antics of his Study group. The temperamental thespian didn't take criticism well and threw a tantrum during filming. Abed thought he suffered from delusions of grandeur since he did a Papa Johns commercial. Leo later apologized blaming his actions on him having just quit smoking. Abed told Jeff in confidence that he believed Leo to be the next Asian guy from "Lost".
Shirley's Marketing professor was a Greendale teacher of one her business classes. At first he was unimpressed with a marketing presentation Shirley was giving to the class until she added to her speech a few suggestions she got from Pierce. Because of this the entire class along with the marketing professor gave her presentation a standing ovation once she was done.
“Co-pay for our pediatrician is more than $64.”— Andrew Peters, "The 5 A's".
PORTRAYED BY: Emmett Short
FIRST APPEARANCE: "The 5 As"
Andrew Peters was a Greendale student who first appeared in the school's promotional videos "The Five A's". In the video Andrew appeared as a male student with a young child who praised the school as being affordable for new parents. He also was featured performing as a member of the campus Acapella group "The Tune-ition Payments". He would later be cast as "Jeff" in Abed's online short film "The Community College Chronicles". Andrew also made a cameo in Abed's Spanish project video "Star-Burns El Star Prince" as a party goer.
Pizza Delivery Guy delivers a pizza to the Study Room when Troy and Abed are discussing their porn names. The pizza is for Leonard who is playing clique bass porn music in the corner. Leonard says since the pizza took longer than 30 minutes to get there so he's not paying.
“What it is soul brother!”— Leonard, "Modern Warfare".
Post-ironic Disco Stu
PORTRAYED BY: Unknown
FIRST APPEARANCE: "Modern Warfare"
Post-ironic Disco Stu was the nickname given to a rollerblading student who annoyed Jeff during his first year at school. "Stu" absentmindedly kept bumping into Jeff when he rolled through the hallways on his skates. Jeff got revenge by leaving the study room door open and timing it so that Stu ran into it. At the annual paintball contest, Stu and his rollerblading buddies attacked Jeff and the remaining study group in the cafeteria. During the battle, Stu was eliminated from the competition by Britta.
Randi was a Greendale student in Troy's first year at school whom he was romantically interested in. Troy asked Annie for her help in planning his first date with Randi to which she agreed despite her own personal feelings for him. Annie suggested he take Randi to a free music festival being held on the quad that night. At the concert, Troy was about to put his letterman jacket over Randi when Annie interrupted them. Randi was confused as Annie took back the courting blanket she lent Troy for the date.
Random guy was a student who was viewing Abed's video yearbook of the Study Group's first year at Greendale with a group of other students in the cafeteria. He complained that he didn't know anyone in the video.
Sexy dreadlocks was a nickname given to a student at Greendale whom Shirley had a crush on. It was only after the study group took over the Chicken Fingers distribution at school that he finally noticed her. They became something of an item and he even accompanied her to the study room once where she fed him some of the popular cafeteria food. However, it was clear he was only interested in the chicken fingers and not her which Abed demonstrated by "stealing" him away from Shirley using the food as bait.
PORTRAYED BY: Unknown
FIRST APPEARANCE: "Home Economics"
Some Worries Bassist is an unnamed Asian woman who played the bass for the band. She debuted alongside Vaughn and their rock group in the student lounge performing the song "Gettin' Rid of Britta". As their first single became a big hit in campus, the bassist rehearsed in the music room with her band. The band practice ended when Vaughn got into an argument with their keyboardist Pierce Hawthorne. She later performed with "Some Worries", sans Pierce who had been fired, at the outdoor "Night Under The Stars" school festival. They performed a new song called "Pierce You Are A B" with rapper MC Dan Harmon.
Some Worries Drummer is an unnamed drummer for the band. He debuted alongside Vaughn and their rock group in the student lounge performing the song "Gettin' Rid of Britta". As their first single became a big hit in campus, the drummer rehearsed in the music room with his band. The band practice ended when Vaughn got into an argument with their keyboardist Pierce Hawthorne. He later performed with "Some Worries", sans Pierce who had been fired, at the outdoor "Night Under The Stars" school festival. They performed a new song called "Pierce You Are A B" with rapper MC Dan Harmon. The Drummer last appeared alongside Vaughn when he serenaded his new girlfriend Annie Edison. He accompanied Vaughn on his latest composition "Annie's song".
Aside from Vaughn and Pierce, the Drummer is the only other member of the band to make more than one appearance on the show.
PORTRAYED BY: unknown
FIRST APPEARANCE: "Home Economics"
Some Worries Drummer is an unnamed dreadlocked Guitarist for the band. He debuted alongside Vaughn and their rock group in the student lounge performing the song "Gettin' Rid of Britta". As their first single became a big hit in campus, the guitarist rehearsed in the music room with his band. The band practice ended when Vaughn got into an argument with their keyboardist Pierce Hawthorne. He later performed with his "Some Worries", sans Pierce who had been fired, at the outdoor "Night Under The Stars" school festival. They performed a new song called "Pierce You Are A B" with rapper MC Dan Harmon.
“Wow, I can't believe that Star-Burns isn't a virgin...but judging by that blu-tooth headset his son is. CH-CHANG!”— Ben Chang, "Basic Genealogy".
PORTRAYED BY: Unknown
FIRST APPEARANCE: "Basic Genealogy"
Star-Burns son is the only known offspring of the Greendale student Alex "Star-Burns" Osborne and (presumably) his ex-wife Magda. He visited his father during the 2009 Spring semester at school when it was having its annual Family Day event. He was at Star-Burns Spanish 101 class where Chang made fun of his blu-tooth headset. Later in the Student lounge he teamed up with his dad and another student to play a Pictionary game against Jeff, Pierce and Amber.
When Abed became the patriarch of the Greendale (chicken) Finger Association, he recruits a student named Travis as Pierce wants a person with that name in his entourage. When Pierce finds out Travis is his middle name, he kicks him out of his entourage, says "You go by the door" and wags his finger at Abed.
Throughout the series an actor named Andy Lobo is used as a frequent background extra. He is notable for his shoulder length brown hair. In Season One Lobo appears in 16 episodes and is a mainstay in Spanish 101 with the study group. Other notable appearances include watching "Some Worries" perform in the Student lounge, dancing with Chang in "Communication Studies", watching Jeff and Rich do the hilarious guy on guy in Pottery class and being in the first "Troy and Abed in the Morning!". In total he appears in over 65 episodes.