Six Things You Didn't Know About 'The New Guy' On 'Glee,' Darren Criss!

Thu, November 11, 2010 2:47pm EDT by 4 Comments

Check out the six things you never knew about Glee‘s hottest addition — Kurt’s new mentor, Blaine!

Glee‘s newest cast member is no stranger to the show! Darren Criss, who plays Blaine, Kurt’s openly gay private school mentor, actually auditioned two and a half years ago for the Fox hit before it was even made. Finally, the 23-year-old actor got his break two episodes ago when Kurt considered transferring to an all-boys academy. Now we are just waiting to see if Blaine will be Kurt’s love interest!

Here are six things we didn’t know about Darren:

  • He originally auditioned for the role of Finn.
  • He graduated from the University of Michigan.
  • He’s straight — though growing up, he was into girly things like musical theater.
  • He is a San Francisco native.
  • His YouTube videos “A Very Potter Musical” and “A Very Potter Sequel” have more than 25 million hits collectively!
  • He went to an all-boys high school.

And here’s a Thursday bonus for you: He auditioned for Blaine with an a cappella version of “Baby One More Time.”
Check out Darren’s YouTube video!
A Very Potter Musical

Michelle Skowronek