Glen was a photographer who also happened to be the ex-boyfriend of Cindy Walsh. Years before the start of the series, Glen had been friends with both Jim and Cindy, but he chose a life of freedom and a dream job while Jim chose to marry Cindy.
After the series began, Glen returned into their lives with many regrets. He still had feelings fr Cindy and integrated himself into family, even with Brandon and Brenda. However, Jim was not happy with his presence. After kissing Cindy and telling her how he felt, Glen was confronted by Jim, who told him to leave his family alone. Glen said his goodbyes and left town, never to return.