Adam Joseph Riley
A.J. Riley
General Information
Gender: Male
Age: 15 (Season 1)
16 (Season 2)
17 (Season 3)
Family & Friends
Family: Catherine Riley

Joel Riley

Relationships: Drew Coach
Daniel Mick
Rick Castello
Sexuality: Gay
Friends: Chuck Salvatore
(best friend)
Lily Stevens
Daniel Mick
(not currently)
Charlie Holden
Anna Clarkson
Shawn Dawson
Addison Lee
Other Information
Interests: Singing, Dancing
Clique: Glee Club
Education: William McKinley High School
Talent: Singing, Dancing
Strengths: Speaking Out
Series Information
First appearance: Newbies On The Block
Portrayer: Adamo Ruggiero
Adam Joseph Riley is a fictional character on Glee: The New Years.


A sweet, calm, ambitious man, with the fashionable looks anyone could die for. Although he takes a lot of things seriously, he loves to joke around.


In "Newbies On The Block", A.J. auditions for New Directions with the song, "Smooth Operator"

In "Dream Chasers", A.J. has a crush on Rick and he wanted to be his science partner to be close to him. Unfortunately, Rick was paired up with Daniel, who seemed to have "feelings" for him. When A.J. tried to make a move later on, Daniel ruined the moment by telling him that Rick and Daniel were dating.

In "Triangle Of Love", A.J. and Daniel both compete with each other to win Rick's affection, however, Rick tells A.J. already that he and Daniel weren't dating and he had a crush on him also. They kissed, and Rick sang a song for him that made Daniel jealous, and Daniel and A.J. both had a diva-off to win Rick's love. Rick chose A.J. and then Daniel and A.J. decided to end their feud.

In "Now Or Never", A.J. gets shocking news when his mom tells him that they will be moving to California. A.J. was depressed because he had just started dating Rick and he was already making friends. A.J. and his mom have a moment together when A.J. explains his life to her at school. The good thing was A.J. did not move and he would have been able to compete at Sectionals.

Life Before GleeEdit

Left with devastation, after his father died of cancer, he lives with his mother and two sisters. Before Glee, he used to go to a school in where he was bullied for his homosexuality, since it got worse, he had to transfer.



Season One:Edit

  1. Smooth Operator (Newbies On The Block)
  2. Hometown Glory (Now Or Never)
  3. Empire State Of Mind (Part II) (Radio City Nights)

Season Two:Edit

  1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Merry Ex-Mas)
  2. Best Thing I Never Had (Pretty Lil' Heart)
  3. Grenade (Hero)
  4. Suitcase (The Big Bang)

Season Three:Edit

  1. Paranoid (ParanormaLaShane)

Solos (In A Duet):Edit

Season One:Edit

  1. Crush (Daniel) (Triangle Of Love)
  2. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Daniel) (Coming Out)
  3. Right Here (Departed) (Addison) (Coming Out)

Season Two:Edit

  1. Sweet 17 (Daniel) (The Birthday Crashers)
  2. Better In Time (Daniel) (Rockin' New Year's Eve)
  3. Call Me Maybe (Drew) (Pretty Lil' Heart)