Darren Criss biography

Darren Criss

Actor, Film actor

1987 –

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Who is Darren Criss?

Darren Everett Criss is an American actor, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. One of the founding members and co-owners of StarKid Productions, a musical theater company based in Chicago, Illinois, Criss first garnered attention playing the lead role of Harry Potter in StarKid's musical production of A Very Potter Musical. The theater troupe made Billboard history when their original album, Me and My Dick, became the first charting student-produced musical recording, debuting at number eleven on the Top Cast Albums chart in 2010.

Criss is best known for his portrayal of Blaine Anderson, an openly gay student, on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. As the lead vocalist of Glee's Dalton Academy Warblers, Criss' first number, a cover version of "Teenage Dream", became the fastest-selling Glee single, reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified gold in the U.S. The Warblers have sold over 1.3 million tracks, and the soundtrack album, Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers, peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200.

In January 2012, Criss made his Broadway debut, starring as J.

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Born
Feb 5, 1987
San Francisco
Also known as
  • Darren Everett Criss
  • Dcriss
  • Dare
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • Filipino American
  • Irish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stuart Hall for Boys
  • St. Ignatius College Preparatory
    ( - 2005)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan
    ( - 2009)

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on July 23, 2013

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