Darren Criss

Darren Criss Brief Biography

Darren Criss
Darren Everett Criss (born February 5, 1987) 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 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 (2010"present), an openly gay high school student, on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. As the lead vocalist of Glees 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 (2011), peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200.

Darren Criss News

• The Almanac for February 5, the 36th day of 2018
• Jay-Z honored at gala ahead of Sunday's Grammys ceremony
• Darren Criss engaged to Mia Swier
• Ricky Martin to show "tush" on 'American Crime Story: Versace'

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