is a fictional character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series of films. He was portrayed by Johnny Depp in A Nightmare on Elm Street in what was Johnny Depp's film debut. Johnny Depp also appeared in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, although his only appearance was a cameo. Glen Lantz is a student at Springwood High who is going out with Nancy Thompson. Nancy and Tina are being affected by dreams of a man with finger-knives, though Glen is not. After Nancy comes to the realisation that Freddy Krueger only exists in dreams, she asks Glen to stay awake as a guard, to rescue her. He fails but Nancy emerges safely, and mad, from the dream.
Later, Glen's father keeps the phone off the hook to keep him from associating with Nancy, considered a bad influence. Glen falls asleep on his bed. He is pulled into it and killed. From the hole in his bed spouts a massive torrent of blood. Later, Nancy finds Glen's bloody headphones inside Freddy's lair.
In a deleted scene, Glen's bloody and mutilated body comes down through all the mess. Depp reportedly did his own stunt for this scene.
In the remake, the character Quentin is the equivalent of Glen and will be portrayed by Kyle gallner