Yeah, that could be done Just don't lump it all in one go, but spread it out (ie instead of a paragraph describing him, throw in a fact here and there with the story plot/his actions. Want to mention his red hair? Maybe he wipes some hair out of his eyes, for example. That way he's doing something and the story moves on, even if that something is very minor. Better than stopping the story to tell us he has red hair, after all!