Glut is first seen swimming around the shipwrecks when he spots Ariel and Flounder swimming about. He immediately attacks the latter and begins a chase. However, he ends up getting his head caught in the ring of an anchor and isn't seen again in the rest of the film.
In an original draft for the movie, Glut managed to escape from his predicament and would fight Ariel and Flounder again while they are chasing the wedding ship to stop Eric and "Vanessa"'s wedding. Flounder musters up the strength and courage to trick Glut into getting Ariel close enough to the ship for her to get up onto it and then he manages to bite the barrel she was on (which is later revealed to be a gunpowder keg) as Flounder manages to escape from the results. It is implied that Glut was killed in the ensuing explosion.
Glut appears in The Little Mermaid television series occasionally. Several great white sharks that resemble him appear as well.
Glut is a minor character in Kingdom Hearts in Atlantica. He mainly appears around the Sunken Ship and attacks Sora and company while they are there. When the friends are searching for Ursula's lair, he attacks in an attempt to eat them. Upon being defeated, he flees. However, he still remains around the Sunken Ship after Ursula's defeat. Sora is able to battle him because if he goes into the area, he will attack.
Glut also appears as a boss in World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
Glut is possibly revived and is now a pet/minion of Ursula. When the park guests must stop her from flooding Cinderella Castle, she summons him to devour her foes. Fortunately, they are able to defeat and chain him up with magic. The dark magic Glut left behind allowed the guests and Sebastian to track down Ursula.
- Despite sharks and other fish not having vocal cords and as such not being able to produce any sounds, Glut is clearly heard growling, snarling, and even roaring in his scenes. However, this may have been added for dramatic effect. His growling noises were provided by Frank Welker. This may also be a possible reference to the infamous roaring shark of Jaws: The Revenge.
- His death in the deleted scene may have been a reference to the climax of the original Jaws film.
- Glut may be the inspiration for Undertow from the sequel, as they have some similarities in common; for example; both of them are villains and sharks. However, Undertow can talk, while Glut does not talk.