Spotlight on Darren Criss, Glee’s Next Regular?

We were introduced last night to a new character on Glee--Blaine--which is portrayed by Darren Criss.

The 23-year-old actor/singer-songwriter is perhaps best known for playing Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical but now he will become more popular for playing the role of Blaine on Fox’s hit tv series Glee.

And here’s an interesting trivia about Darren, did you know that he is half-Filipino? Well I don’t see any Filipino aspect on his traits or appearance (except for the fact that he can sing) but Wikipedia says he is half-Filipino and half-Irish.

Darren attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory and went on to the University of Michigan and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance, Acting. He is part of the theater production group Team StarKid, formed by theater students at the University of Michigan.

Darren’s biggest break to date is bagging the role of Blaine on Glee. His character is a gay student at a rival school. Glee creator Ryan Murphy stated, “Darren has a major, major arc…He sort of becomes Kurt’s mentor and then maybe love–he had to leave his own school because of bullying and goes to an all-boys academy and finds acceptance because that school has a no-bullying, zero-tolerance policy. So Kurt really admires him and respects him. He plays someone who’s one year older than Chris’ character, so he’s the old pro.”

Watch his “Teenage Dream” performance here:

8 Comments on Spotlight on Darren Criss, Glee’s Next Regular?

  1.!/DarrenCriss/status/17482021261 ---twitter ni Darren Cris. Sya na mismo nagsabi, Half-Pinoy sya! // November 13, 2010 at 1:30 am //

    oO, half Filipino sya. Sinabi nya sa Twitter nya!!/DarrenCriss/status/17482021261

  2. actually mas nagandahan ako sa version nya kesa kay katy perry

  3. nkk.LSS ung teenage dream nya . wew .

  4. love charice but yan kac eh, dapat wag magbelieve sa mga sabi2. sa episode with gwyneth paltrow pa xa papasok…. next week na yon… love you darren/blaine… yup he’s half-filipino. he confirmed it on his twitter account….

  5. another Filipino in Glee. nice nice. 🙂

  6. love darren criss! :-*

  7. i hate glee na!!! sabi nila nsa episode na yan (never been kissed) c charice kahapon..pero wla naman…xa lng naman inaabngan q e…..

  8. waaaaaaaaaaat?!!!!!!!!! half-filipino or not, i still love him. and after last night’s episode of Glee… err… can i just die now!?!?! hehehe

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