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Darren Criss net worth:
$3.5 Million

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Darren Criss Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Darren Everett Criss was born on 5 February 1987, in San Francisco, California USA, of mixed descent as his mother, a native of the Philippines, is of Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino descent, while his father, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is of English, German, and Northern Irish descent. Darren is known as an actor, a composer/songwriter, and a singer, as well as being a co-owner of StarKid Productions, a musical theatre company founded in 2009 along with Matt Lang, Nick Lang and Brian Holden, who all studied together at the University of Michigan.

So just how rich is Darren Criss? Sources estimate that Darren has managed to accumulate a net worth of $3.5 million, through his varied activities in the entertainment industry.

Darren Criss Net Worth $3.5 Million

Darren Criss started building his net worth at the age of 10, when he appeared in the musical “Fanny” produced by the theatre company 42nd Street Moon. Later on, Darren performed in such musicals as “Do I Hear a Waltz?” (1998), “Babes in Arms” (1999), “The Voysey Inheritance”, “A Midsummer Night`s Dream”, and “A Christmas Carol”. When Darren was a student at the University of Michigan, he appeared in such projects as “Pride and Prejudice” and “The Cripple of Inishmaan”. However, Darren Criss did not neglect his education, and in 2009 graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, majoring in Theater Performance.

StarKid Productions started with musical comedies, including, “A Very Potter Musical”, “A Very Potter Senior Year” and “A Very Potter Sequel”, in which Darren Criss took the role of Harry Potter. The year of 2012 was successful for the actor, because Darren Criss’ net worth increased significsntly when he  replaced Daniel Radcliffe in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.

Darren Criss is also a TV star. Many performances on TV series’ and shows have benefited the overall size of Darren Criss’ net worth. His first appearance was in 2009 in “Eastwick”, the television series based on John Updike`s novel “The Witches of Eastwick”. Darren also appeared in “Cold Case”, an American detective series.

Currently, Darren Criss’ net worth has been increasing as the actor performs in “Glee”, a musical comedy television series aired on Fox from 2009 to the present. Darren stares with such famous people as Dianna Agron, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, and Jane Lynch among others.

Criss has also entered the film industry – he has appeared in “Girl Most Likely”, an American comedy film of 2012 directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, popular partly because of its cast: Matt Dillon, Natasha Lyonne, and Christopher Fitzgerald.

Darren Criss has enlarged his net worth with incomes from the music industry, too: he actually learned to play several musical instruments when a child. Since 2005 he has been a solo artist, and his musical repertoire includes Disney classics, Great American Songbook, and some other compositions. Sometimes Darren performs along with Theo Katzman and Charlene Kaye, his friends from the studying times at University of Michigan. Since 2011 Criss has been a partner of Sony Music Entertainment. He has already released one album named “Human” in 2010, and currently the singer is producing another album scheduled for release in the near future.

For the record, whatever Darren does in his life everything comes to music: even “Glee” is known for many Criss` musical performances.

In his personal life, Darren remains unmarried, but is currently dating Mia Swier, a musician and associate television producer.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smitten! 2016 post-production
American Horror Story 2015 TV Series Hipster Justin
Glee 2010-2015 TV Series Blaine Anderson / Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Transformers: Robots in Disguise 2015 TV Series Sideswipe
Big with Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss 2014 Short
Stan Lee's Mighty 7 2014 TV Movie Micro (voice)
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya 2013 Sutemaru (English version, voice)
Capital Cities: Kangaroo Court 2013 Video short Bulldog (uncredited)
Web Therapy 2013 TV Series Augie Sayles
The Wind Rises 2013 Katayama (English version, voice)
Web Therapy 2013 TV Series Augie Sayles
A Very Potter Senior Year 2013 TV Movie Harry
Girl Most Likely 2012 Lee
The Cleveland Show 2012 TV Series Hunter
Katy Perry: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) 2011 Video short Aaron Christopherson
Dead or Alive Dimensions 2011 Video Game Jann Lee (English version, voice)
The Chicago 8 2011 Yippie Man
Archer 2011 TV Series Mikey / Tommy
Life of Leopold 2011 Short Leopold Bonar
A Very Potter Sequel 2010 TV Movie Harry
Cold Case 2010 TV Series Reuben Harris '69
Eastwick 2009 TV Series Josh Burton
Little White Lie 2009 TV Series Toby Phillips
A Very Potter Musical 2009 TV Movie Harry Potter
Walker Phillips 2009 Short Elliott
Clowns on Earth 2009 Short
I Adora You 2005 Short Josh

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee TV Series performer - 74 episodes, 2010 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
Six by Sondheim 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Opening Doors"
A Very Potter Senior Year 2013 TV 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 Live 2012 Video 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 Likely 2012 performer: "Everybody Backstreet's Back"
The Cleveland Show 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Space Tour 2012 Documentary 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 Movie 2011 Documentary performer: "Teenage Dream", "Silly Love Songs", "Raise Your Glass", "Friday" uncredited
Starship 2011 writer: "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 Sequel 2010 TV 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 Dick 2009 writer: "Ready to Go", "Even Though", "Heaven On Earth"
Little White Lie TV Series writer - 11 episodes, 2009 performer - 10 episodes, 2009
A Very Potter Musical 2009 TV 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"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Potter Senior Year 2013 TV Movie
The Space Tour 2012 Documentary
Starship 2011
A Very Potter Sequel 2010 TV Movie
Me and My Dick 2009
Little White Lie 2009 TV Series 11 episodes
A Very Potter Musical 2009 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Me and My Dick 2009 musician: guitar

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Potter Sequel 2010 TV Movie producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little White Lie 2009 TV Series special thanks - 11 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2015 TV Series Himself
The 69th Annual Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member
Today 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Glee: Looking Back Video Yearbook 2015 Video short Himself
Glee: The Final Curtain 2015 Video short Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wrestling Isn't Wrestling 2015 Video documentary short Theater Audience Member (uncredited)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Celebrity Name Game 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Michael Feinstein New Year's Eve at the Rainbow Room 2014 TV Movie Himself
Omg! Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
2014 MTV Video Music Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Game Night 2014 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest
The Broadway.com Show 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2014 TV Series Himself
Fashion News Live 2014 TV Series Himself
Six by Sondheim 2013 TV Movie documentary Frank
TeenNick Halo Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2013 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Fox Fall Preview 2013 TV Movie Himself
Teen Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself - Host
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
2013 Do Something Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Good Morning America 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Capitol Fourth 2013 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Show People with Paul Wontorek 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Kathy 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Hour 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Glee Project 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
Teen Choice Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
Biography 2012 TV Series documentary Himself / Blaine Anderson
The Space Tour 2012 Documentary Himself - Songwriter / Special Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2012 TV Series Himself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
2012 MuchMusic Video Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 2011 Documentary Blaine
The 7PM Project 2011 TV Series Himself
2011 New Now Next Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Access Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
CMT Insider 2011 TV Series Himself
2010 American Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Potion Master's Corner 2010 TV Series Himself
VEVO's ASK:REPLY 2010 TV Series Himself
Charlene Kaye ft. Darren Criss: Skin and Bones 2009 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Katy Perry: Part of Me 2012 Documentary Aaron Christopherson (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Star Glee (2009)
2011 The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Glee (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Glee (2009)
2014 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer Glee (2009)
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Best On-Screen Couple Glee (2009) · Chris Colfer
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic TV Actor
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Bromance Glee (2009) · Chord Overstreet
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Chemistry Glee (2009) · Chris Colfer
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee (2009) · Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Samuel Larsen, Vanessa Lengies, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Alex Newell, Chord Overstreet, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz
2013 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Musical Performance of the Year Glee (2009)
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee (2009) · Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Ashley Fink, Dot-Marie Jones, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Mike O'Malley, Chord Overstreet, Lauren Potter, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Iqbal Theba, Jenna Ushkowitz
2011 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Glee (2009)


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#Fact
1 Appears in the music video for Katy Perry's single, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", alongside Rebecca Black, Corey Feldman, Kenny G, Debbie Gibson, Kevin McHale, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson.
2 New York, NY: Playing J. Pierpont Finch in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway. [January 2012]
3 Living in Los Angeles, CA [August 2010]
4 Los Angeles, CA: Filming "Glee" [September 2011]
5 Lives in Los Angeles with fellow Team StarKid member, Joey Richter.
6 Lived in Arezzo, Italy for 6 months.
7 Speaks Italian fluently.
8 Oscar-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.
9 His signature pink glasses were a replacement for a pair of red sunglasses he lost.
10 Before the show Glee (2009), he sang his own rendition of some Disney songs at a Maggiano's restaurant every Thursday.
11 Darren'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.
12 Made his professional stage debut at age 10 in the 42nd Street Moon production of Harold Rome's Fanny 1997.
13 Graduated the University of Michigan in 2009, a month after the premier of A Very Potter Musical (2009).
14 Wrote every single song for Team Starkid's A Very Potter Sequel (2010) and their fourth Production Starship.
15 Darren's brother, Chuck Criss, is a member of the Freelance Whales.
16 Has one older brother.
17 Grew up in San Francisco.
18 Went to University of Michigan and graduated in 2009.
19 Part 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".

#Quote
1 It'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.
2 I 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.
6 There's nothing more badass than being yourself.
7 Pink. Because it would be really funny. 'Cause then really mean people wouldn't look so mean.
8 No 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.
9 That which makes you different is what makes you strong. Whether you're gay, straight, purple, orange, dinosaur, I don't care.
10 There'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.


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