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Darren Criss Net Worth

Darren Criss Net Worth is
$3.5 Million

Darren Criss Bio/Wiki 2018

Darren Criss Net Worth $1.3 Million

American performer, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, internet personality, plus one of the founding members of Team StarKid, a theater production company,Darren Everett Criss comes with an estimated net worth of $1.3 million.

Darren Criss joined the cast of Glee in November 2010.Originally hired as a guest star, he became a series regular several weeks after his first episode, when the Glee version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” — featuring Criss on lead vocals, with backup harmonies from collegiate a cappella group the Beelzebubs — because the show’s first single to top the digital charts. Produced in 1987, Criss spent his childhood working as a professional stage performer in San Francisco and playing music with his brother, Chuck Criss, who afterwards joined Freelance Whales. Darren enrolled at the University of Michigan in 2004, where he studied acting and helped found a student-run theater troupe named Team StarKid. A Very Potter Musical, a musical comedy that spoofed the Harry Potter franchise and starred Criss in the titular role, became Team StarKid’s hottest show, racking up more than 25 million views on YouTube and catapulting Criss (who’d also written most of the music) into the spotlight. After graduating in 2009, he starred in five episodes of ABC’s Eastwick, made a guest appearance on Cold Case, and released a self produced EP, Human, which hit iTunes several months before his Glee debut.

Full NameDarren Criss
Net Worth$3.5 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 5, 1987
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, United States
Height1.73 m
Weight152 lbs
ProfessionActor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of Michigan, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Stuart Hall for Boys, Los Angeles, CA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsCharles William Criss, Cerina Bru
SiblingsChuck Criss
NicknamesDarren Everett Criss, Dcriss, Dare
AwardsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star
Music GroupsStarKid Productions, Glee Cast
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV ...
MoviesLos Angeles, CA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Girl Most Likely, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, The Chicago 8, Kangaroo Court
TV ShowsGlee, Eastwick, Little White Lie, Los Angeles, CA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States
1It's a subject that's very near and dear to my heart, simply because I grew up in such an open community-doing theater in San Francisco. I mean, it doesn't get much, stereotypically, "gayer." I was inadvertently raised in the "gay community." I had straight parents, but I spent massive amounts of time at a very early age with gay, theater-hopeful thirty-somethings. And those were the people I spent time with early on, so my whole perception of "sexuality" just wasn't there. It just...was. It even got to the point where, later in life... I had all the components in place. I was, well, not super effeminate, but I was into girly things-I liked musical theater, all the stereotypical things. I had to come out and say, well, I'm sorry, but I think I'm straight. And people were like, say it ain't so! And I would say, "It's been a secret too long, but I'm actually a straight male."And so for the longest time when people asked me about Blaine, I wanted to say It doesn't matter. And it doesn't. But I don't want to devalue it, because it's a very earnest question, and I can see why people would want to know. And I realized that if I said, It doesn't matter, that immediately means that I'm gay. So I do define myself as a straight male, but it really doesn't come into play with me in this role. As an actor, your objective is always to play the scene. And this case, he happens to be a gay teen.
2I was fighting a bear in Canada. I was on the verge of death and looked him straight in the eye, and the bear took pity on me before I took my last breath. "Is there anything you want before you die, I'm a bear of honor," he asked. And I said, "I really want to go out for Glee." And he said, "it just so happens I know the casting director, I'll get you over there right now. But I'm going to kill you if you don't get it." So I went into the casting office, and I said, "I really want to do this part, and if I don't get it, the bear's going to kill me." So they gave me this part. And the bear let me live. And now he's a good friend of mine and a big fan of the show.
3[on his success in Glee (2009)] What's happened to me is not normal. When you're an artist you have to hope for everything and expect nothing.
4[on his breakout fame] I wish I could say it's a dream come true but, quite frankly, my dreams weren't that good as a kid. I didn't have that big of an imagination.
5[on his Glee (2009) character] As an actor you play different parts and this one happens to be a gay character - and a strong one, so really I lucked out.
6There's nothing more badass than being yourself.
7Pink. Because it would be really funny. 'Cause then really mean people wouldn't look so mean.
8No matter what, I will always prefer a live performance. Whether it be a play or a musical, or playing music live. As long as it's live, it's the best because there's sort of an immediacy to connection between an audience and a performer, whereas where you do film or television, you're at the whim of so many different forces.
9That which makes you different is what makes you strong. Whether you're gay, straight, purple, orange, dinosaur, I don't care.
10There's not a damn thing that I do on my own that's not for my fans or for people that have supported me. So, I don't really care about my agenda, I wanna be on yours.
1Appears in the music video for Katy Perry's single, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", alongside Rebecca Black, Corey Feldman, Kenny G, Deborah Gibson, Kevin McHale, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson.
2New York, NY: Playing J. Pierpont Finch in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway. [January 2012]
3Living in Los Angeles, CA [August 2010]
4Los Angeles, CA: Filming "Glee" [September 2011]
5Lives in Los Angeles with fellow Team StarKid member, Joey Richter.
6Lived in Arezzo, Italy for 6 months.
7Speaks Italian fluently.
8Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the scores for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and many more, once handed a hundred dollar tip to Darren Criss doing an acoustic medley of his songs at a coffee shop.
9His signature pink glasses were a replacement for a pair of red sunglasses he lost.
10Before the show Glee (2009), he sang his own rendition of some Disney songs at a Maggiano's restaurant every Thursday.
11Darren's mother is from Cebu in the Philippines, and has Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish ancestry. Darren's father is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has English, and some German and Northern Irish, ancestry. Darren's patrilineal line can be traced back to Johanne Jorge Nicholas Crist, who was born, c. 1690, in Germany.
12Made his professional stage debut at age 10 in the 42nd Street Moon production of Harold Rome's Fanny 1997.
13Graduated the University of Michigan in 2009, a month after the premier of A Very Potter Musical (2009).
14Wrote every single song for Team Starkid's A Very Potter Sequel (2010) and their fourth Production Starship.
15Darren's brother, Chuck Criss, is a member of the Freelance Whales.
16Has one older brother.
17Grew up in San Francisco.
18Went to University of Michigan and graduated in 2009.
19Part of StarKid Productions. Played Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical (2009) and had a principal role in a mini series they did while in University called "Little White Lie".


Smitten!completedTyler Hutton
American Crime Story2018TV SeriesAndrew Cunanan
Supergirl2017TV SeriesMusic Meister
The Flash2017TV SeriesMusic Meister
Transformers: Robots in Disguise2015-2016TV SeriesSideswipe / Son
Transformers: Rescue Bots2016TV SeriesSideswipe
Turtles Take Time (and Space)2016ShortRaphael (voice)
Climate Change Deniers' Anthem2015Video shortSingers
American Horror Story2015TV SeriesJustin
Wrestling Isn't Wrestling2015Video documentary shortTheater Audience Member (uncredited)
Big with Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss2014ShortJeff
Stan Lee's Mighty 72014TV MovieMicro (voice)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya2013Sutemaru (English version, voice)
Capital Cities: Kangaroo Court2013Video shortBulldog (uncredited)
Web Therapy2013TV SeriesAugie Sayles
Kaze tachinu2013Katayama (English version, voice)
Web Therapy2013TV SeriesAugie Sayles
A Very Potter Senior Year2013TV MovieHarry
Girl Most Likely2012Lee
The Cleveland Show2012TV SeriesHunter
Katy Perry: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)2011Video shortAaron Christopherson
Dead or Alive Dimensions2011Video GameJann Lee (English version, voice)
The Chicago 82011Yippie Man
Archer2011TV SeriesMikey / Tommy
Life of Leopold2011ShortLeopold Bonar (voice)
A Very Potter Sequel2010TV MovieHarry
Cold Case2010TV SeriesReuben Harris '69
Eastwick2009TV SeriesJosh Burton
Little White Lie2009TV SeriesToby Phillips
A Very Potter Musical2009TV MovieHarry Potter
Walker Phillips2009ShortElliott
Clowns on Earth2009Short
I Adora You2005ShortJosh


The Flash2017TV Series performer - 1 episode
GleeTV Series performer - 74 episodes, 2010 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
Six by Sondheim2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Opening Doors"
A Very Potter Senior Year2013TV Movie performer: "Senior Year", "Tonight This School Is Mine", "When I Was...", "Goin' Back To Hogwarts" / writer: "Goin' Back To Hogwarts", "Days Of Summer"
Apocalyptour Live2012Video documentary writer: "Me And My Dick / Ready To Go", "Get Back Up", "Guys Like Potter", "The Way I Do", "Rogues Medley", "Little White Lie Medley", "Sami/Harry", "Granger Danger", "Not Alone", "Going Back To Heaven During Those Days Of Hogwarts On Earth", "The Coolest Girl"
Girl Most Likely2012performer: "Everybody Backstreet's Back"
The Cleveland Show2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Space Tour2012Documentary writer: "I Wanna Be", "Harry Freakin' Potter", "Gettin' Along", "Ready To Go", "The Coolest Girl", "Granger Danger", "To Have A Home", "Stutter", "Get Back Up", "The Way I Do", "Kick It Up A Notch", "No Way", "Status Quo", "Beauty", "Even Though", "Liam's Got A Phone Call", "Days Of Summer", "Going Back To Hogwarts"
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary performer: "Teenage Dream", "Silly Love Songs", "Raise Your Glass", "Friday" uncredited
Starship2011writer: "I Wanna Be A Starship Ranger", "Get Back Up", "Life", "Hideous Creatures", "Kick It Up A Notch", "Status Quo", "The Way I Do", "Beauty", "Kick It Up A Notch Reprise"
A Very Potter Sequel2010TV Movie performer: "Harry Freakin' Potter", "To Have a Home", "Those Voices", "No Way", "Days of Summer" / writer: "Not Over Yet", "Harry Freakin' Potter", "To Have a Home", "Hermione Can't Draw", "The Coolest Girl", "Gettin' Along", "Let The Games Begin", "Those Voices", "Guys Like Potter", "Stutter", "No Way", "Days of Summer"
Me and My Dick2009writer: "Ready to Go", "Even Though", "Heaven On Earth"
Little White LieTV Series writer - 11 episodes, 2009 performer - 10 episodes, 2009
A Very Potter Musical2009TV Movie performer: "Get Back to Hogwarts", "Ginny", "Hey, Dragon", "Cho Chang", "Missing You", "Not Alone" / writer: "Get Back to Hogwarts", "Ginny", "Harry", "Hey, Dragon", "Cho Chang", "Granger Danger", "Not Alone", "Not Alone / Get Back to Hogwarts Reprise"


A Very Potter Senior Year2013TV Movie
The Space Tour2012Documentary
A Very Potter Sequel2010TV Movie
Me and My Dick2009
Little White Lie2009TV Series 11 episodes
A Very Potter Musical2009TV Movie


A Very Potter Sequel2010TV Movie producer

Music Department

Me and My Dick2009musician: guitar


Little White Lie2009TV Series special thanks - 11 episodes


The Late Late Show with James Corden2017TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself #LiveatFive2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
IHeartRadio Music Awards 20162016TV SpecialHimself
Global Citizen Festival2015TV MovieHimself
Remember That Time2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHimself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Host
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Today2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Glee: Looking Back Video Yearbook2015Video shortHimself
Glee: The Final Curtain2015Video shortHimself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Name Game2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Michael Feinstein New Year's Eve at the Rainbow Room2014TV MovieHimself
New Now Next Awards2014TV MovieHimself - Host
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
The Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2014TV SeriesHimself
Fashion News Live2014TV SeriesHimself
Six by Sondheim2013TV Movie documentaryFrank
TeenNick Halo Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Fox Fall Preview2013TV SpecialHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Host
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Capitol Fourth2013TV MovieHimself - Performer
Show People with Paul Wontorek2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Kathy2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Glee Project2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Biography2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Blaine Anderson
The Space Tour2012DocumentaryHimself - Songwriter / Special Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet2012TV SeriesHimself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
2012 MuchMusic Video Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011DocumentaryBlaine
Pop Wrapped TV2011TV Series documentaryBlaine Anderson
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHimself
2011 New Now Next Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Access Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 American Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Potion Master's Corner2010TV SeriesHimself
VEVO's ASK:REPLY2010TV SeriesHimself
Charlene Kaye ft. Darren Criss: Skin and Bones2009Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Katy Perry: Part of Me2012DocumentaryAaron Christopherson (uncredited)

Won Awards

2016BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesTransformers: Robots in Disguise (2015)
2016BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesTransformers: Robots in Disguise (2015)
2011The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Glee (2009)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Breakout StarGlee (2009)

Nominated Awards

2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Music and LyricsGlee (2009)
2015BTVA Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/SpecialKaguyahime no monogatari (2013)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actor
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV BromanceGlee (2009)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen ChemistryGlee (2009)
2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest On-Screen CoupleGlee (2009)
2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical Performance of the YearGlee (2009)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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