Darren Criss (as Blaine)

     
Darren Criss (Blaine)

Baline Character Biography

Blaine Anderson was a student at the all-male Dalton Academy and leader of their glee club, the Warblers. As the club's star, he performed all of the solos in songs chosen by the show choir's committee.

He first met Kurt when the New Directions member visited Dalton to spy on their rehearsals. But Blaine immediately made Kurt feel welcome and explained that while he's gay, not all the students there are. The school does, however, have a zero tolerance policy toward bullying.

When Kurt said that he was being harassed by football player Dave Karofsky, Blaine helped his new friend confront his abuser. But the bullying escalated, and Kurt decided to transfer to Dalton and to become Blaine's classmate and join the Warblers.

Blaine took Kurt under his wing and showed him the ropes in the Dalton glee club. Backed by the show choir, Blaine sang the lead vocals on "Hey, Soul Sister" at sectionals, where they competed against McKinley High's New Directions. The two schools tied for first place and both moved on to regionals.

Darren Criss Biography

Darren Criss has-in the course of one year-gone from YouTube sensation to a multi-Billboard charting musician and composer.

Criss garnered the attention of millions and the musical theater world when he and his University of Michigan friends created A Very Potter Musical, which became a viral phenomenon. Thereafter, they started StarKid Productions, writing and producing subsequent online hits like Me and My Dick and A Very Potter Sequel, with Criss providing the music and lyrics for the latter. The Chicago-based theatre company recently wrapped a two-week sold-out run of their latest project, Starship.

In 2009, Criss made his television debut as Josh Burton on Eastwick, with Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Jaime Ray Newman, and also appeared in Cold Case. The following year, his self-released EP Human dropped, landing on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. His breakout performance of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream in his first episode as Blaine set a milestone for GLEE, debuting at #1 on Billboard for the first time in the show's history and selling over 200,000 tracks in its first week.

A native of San Francisco, Criss plays a variety of instruments including violin, guitar, piano and drums.

 

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