Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Who's getting ripped! | Fil-Am DARREN CRISS does Filipinos proud!

Darren Everett Criss (born February 5, 1987)[1] is an American television actor, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, internet personality, and one of the founding members of Team StarKid, a theater production company. He is best known for his portrayals of Harry Potter in the musicals A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel, as well as playing the role of Blaine Anderson, an openly gay student, in thesecond season of Glee. [2]

Criss was born in San Francisco, California. His mother, a native of Cebu, Philippines, is a Filipina and his father of Irish descent.[3][4] He attended Stuart Hall for Boys and then later graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory.[5] In 2009, Criss obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance degree from the University of Michigan.[6][7]

Criss is a classically trained violinist who began playing at the age of five. He later taught himself guitar, piano, cello, mandolin, and drums. He played drums in a band with his brother, Chuck, until Chuck moved to New York City to develop his music career (and subsequently joined the indie rock group Freelance Whales).[8][9]

Criss made his professional stage debut at the age of ten, in 42nd Street Moon's 1997 production of Fanny in the role of Cesario.[citation needed] The next year, Criss played Mauro in the same company's production of the Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim musical Do I Hear a Waltz?,[10] followed by Babes in Arms in 1999, in which he played Beauregard Calhoun.[11]
Read more about Darren at http://darrencriss.snappages.com

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