Cody Ryanson
General Information
Gender: Male
Age: 16 (Sophmore)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Address: Lima, Ohio
Occupation(s): Student
Family & Friends
Friends: New Directions
Other Information
Series Information
First appearance: Rejection
Portrayer: Ross Lynch

Cody Ryanson is a recurring character on Glee: The Next Direction. Cody was created by Coleisawesome.


Cody is a happy kid and he loves singing and acting. He is from NYC where he met Rachel Berry after one of her shows and he asked how she got so far and she said glee club. Later his mom wanted to move to a more calm place and they went to Lima and Cody got transferred to McKinley. Although happy now he wasn't a while ago when his parents divorced. He got over it by singing and dancing all the time. He was born on January 14, 1997. He wants to star in movies and tv shows. His parents test all the time on life but Cody just wants to be happy. He struggles through high school and can't wait for college and to take off his acting/music career.

Season OneEdit


Cody is introduced in this episode, and is at auditions, along with Ahmet and Diana. The three sing TreasureCody and Diana make into the New Directions, where he then appears in meetings.

He's MineEdit

Cody competes with the boys in the Boys vs. Girls competition, and later performs with the New Directions at Invitationals. He has a solo in Bonfire Heart.

Goodbye, FatherEdit

Cody is seen confused when Marley walks out of the Choir Room, having told the club the weekly meetings are cancelled. Later, it is revealed that Marley's dad has passed away, saddening Cody. Along with the rest of the New Directions, he comforts Marley during the difficult times.


Cody is seen in the episode watching performances by other members.

All the WayEdit

Cody is seen throughout the episode appearing in Glee club rehearsals and meetings. When Aidan tells the club about Rocky and Leah competing over him, he is shocked. At the end of the episode, he can be seen performing with the New Directions.

A Christmas CarolEdit

Cody is seen throughout the episode, attending Glee meetings.

Live to CompeteEdit

Cody sings with the New Directions during Sectionals.


Cody appears during Glee meetings.


Cody appears during Glee meetings.

A World of ConfusionEdit

Cody appears during Glee meetings.


Solos (In a Group Number)Edit

Season One



Solos with

Treasure Rejection Ahmet and Diana
Bonfire Heart He's Mine Sophia, Rocky, Natalie, Leah, Monica,Jason, Kyle, Kai, Amber, Diana and Aidan


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