Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Who's getting ripped! | Fil-Am DARREN CRISS does Filipinos proud!
Darren Everett Criss (born February 5, 1987) 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. 
Criss was born in San Francisco, California. His mother, a native of Cebu, Philippines, is a Filipina and his father of Irish descent. He attended Stuart Hall for Boys and then later graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. In 2009, Criss obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance degree from the University of Michigan.
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).
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. 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?, followed by Babes in Arms in 1999, in which he played Beauregard Calhoun.
Read more about Darren at http://darrencriss.snappages.com