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

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Niki

Posted at 11:05 PM on February 14, 2012  

Again Darren Criss went to Stuart Hall for elementary school, the brother od Convent Elementary where I went to school!! However he went to SI a coed school for high school.

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Mary

Posted at 3:29 PM on November 12, 2010  

#6 is incorrect: Though Darren attended Stuart Hall in San Francisco, which is an all-boys school, he attended the School for Boys (grades K-8) but not the high school.

He then went on to high school at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, which has been fully co-ed since 1993. I know this because I’m a female who graduated from that same school.

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Rachel

Posted at 9:57 PM on November 11, 2010  

You might want to check your facts. Darren did not go to an all-boys school. Although it started as an all-boys prep school, it began integrating girls in 1989. As an alum of said high school, I’m proud to see such a talent making it big!

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Lexi

Posted at 3:43 PM on November 11, 2010  

“girly things like musical theater”
Seriously?! Sexist, much?!

Anyway, I’ve loved Darren for years, ever since Starkid’s AVPM/AVPS and LWL, and can’t wait to see what they have planned for him in future episodes.
Kudos to him for making it big! :)

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