Glen Shupe
First appearance "Ancient Tribes" (episode 2.02)
Last appearance "Dead Man Talking" (episode 6.01)
Reason/Cause End of Storyline
Prisoner No. 99S917
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 28
Date of Conviction April 22, 1999
Affiliations The Others
Spouse Unnamed Girlfriend (Deceased)
Relatives Unspecified
Kill Count 2
Episode Count 6 Credited Episodes
Portrayed by Joel West

Glen Shupe is an inmate featured in Oz. Portrayed by Joel West.

Character Summary[edit | edit source]

"Prisoner number 99S917, Glen Shupe. Convicted April 22, 1999 - Manslaughter. Sentence: 15 years, up for parole in 8."
The Narrator[src]

A drug addict, arrested for killing his opponent during a darts game. Glen Shupe was seen as a background character since Season 2. In Season 5, he had a bigger role.

In a deleted scene from Season 3, Shupe admitted to being a Deadhead, following the Grateful Dead on tour and dealing drugs to support himself. This is suspect, though, as he also claimed to have killed his girlfriend when Jerry Garcia died. This may differ from his official crime of manslaughter in the bar.

Plot Summary[edit | edit source]

Seasons 2 & 3[edit | edit source]

Shupe can be seen as a background character.

Season 4[edit | edit source]

While arriving in the laundry room, Shupe discovered Nate Shemin's body. Horrified, Shupe ran away screaming.

Season 5[edit | edit source]

Shupe as seen in his crime flashback.

In need of drugs, Shupe lied to Ryan O'Reily that Chinese inmate Li Chen was going to rape Ryan's mother, Suzanne Fitzgerald. During a fight, Cyril O'Reily stabbed Chen to death and was sent to solitary until his trial. Then, Ryan ordered Shupe to admit he lied talking about the rape, but Shupe refused to change his story so Ryan made a deal with Enrique Morales. He would kill Jia Kenmin and the Latinos would injure Shupe. Ryan manipulates the COs, who led by Tom Robinson, murdered Kenmin in solitary. The Latinos did their part, cutting off Shupe's arm.

Season 6[edit | edit source]

Forced by Ryan, Shupe admitted to Arnold Zelman Cyril stabbed Chen in self-defense. Zelman tells Ryan that Shupe's statement doesn't matter anymore, because Shupe is a compulsive liar, and using him as a witness would do more harm than good.

Kill Count[edit | edit source]


  • His Girlfriend: Murdered after Jerry Garcia died. (1995)
  • Darts Opponent: Killed him with a throwing dart. (1999)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Like Mondo Browne, he appears in Oz before his projected imprisonment date. The year of his imprisonment being 1999, and yet he is seen in Season 2, which takes place in 1998.
The Others

Tobias Beecher - Chris Keller - Bob Rebadow - Agamemnon Busmalis - Augustus Hill - Omar White - Nikolai Stanislofsky - Yuri Kosygin - Jia Kenmin - Li Chen - Donald Groves - Edward Galson - Ronald Poklewaldt - Glen Shupe - Stanley Bukowski - Ralph Galino - Lemuel Idzik - Guillaume Tarrant - Bruno Goergen - Adam Guenzel - Alexander Vogel - Greg Penders

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