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Darren Criss net worth:
$3.5 Million

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Darren Criss Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

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!2016post-production
American Horror Story2015TV SeriesHipster Justin
Glee2010-2015TV SeriesBlaine Anderson / Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Transformers: Robots in Disguise2015TV SeriesSideswipe
Big with Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss2014Short
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
The Wind Rises2013Katayama (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
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

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Potter Senior Year2013TV Movie
The Space Tour2012Documentary
Starship2011
A Very Potter Sequel2010TV Movie
Me and My Dick2009
Little White Lie2009TV Series 11 episodes
A Very Potter Musical2009TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Me and My Dick2009musician: guitar

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Potter Sequel2010TV Movie producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little White Lie2009TV Series special thanks - 11 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHimself
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
Wrestling Isn't Wrestling2015Video documentary shortTheater Audience Member (uncredited)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Name Game2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Michael Feinstein New Year's Eve at the Rainbow Room2014TV MovieHimself
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
The Broadway.com 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 MovieHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Host
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2013TV 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 Live with Nick Lachey2013TV 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 Show with Trevor Noah2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011DocumentaryBlaine
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

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Katy Perry: Part of Me2012DocumentaryAaron Christopherson (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesTransformers: Robots in Disguise (2015)· Will Friedle
· Constance Zimmer
· Khary Payton
· Mitchell Whitfield
· Stuart Allan
· Ted McGinley
· Troy Baker
· Peter Cullen
· Eric Bauza
· Roger Craig Smith
2016BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesTransformers: Robots in Disguise (2015)· Will Friedle
· Constance Zimmer
· Khary Payton
· Mitchell Whitfield
· Stuart Allan
· Ted McGinley
· Troy Baker
· Peter Cullen
· Eric Bauza
· Roger Craig Smith
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

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
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)· Chloë Grace Moretz
· James Caan
· Mary Steenburgen
· Lucy Liu
· Hynden Walch
· George Segal
· Dean Cain
· James Marsden
· Daniel Dae Kim
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actor
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV BromanceGlee (2009)· Chord Overstreet
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen ChemistryGlee (2009)· Chris Colfer
2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest On-Screen CoupleGlee (2009)· Chris Colfer
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)· 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
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (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
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)


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#Fact
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".

#Quote
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.


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