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: