Darren Criss Net Worth, Biography, Career, Movies, Life

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Darren Criss’s net worth – is $5 Million bucks!

BornDarren Everett Criss
February 5, 1987 (age 35)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Michigan (BFA)
Years active1997–present
SpouseMia Swier ​(m. 2019)​
Musical career
Years active2005–present
Darren Criss Biography, Movies, Wife, Networth, Career

David Henrie’s Biography and Life

Darren Criss’s net worth is estimated at $5 million and for most of us, this seems a huge fortune. But I guess for somebody like Darren rolling in money only seems normal. His father is a successful banker who moved to Hawaii (only for a few years, though) to start the EastWest Bank and act as its CEO and Chairman. The pops have also been on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Opera and it is no secret that this post is only available for those who open their wallets quite a bit. Anyway, this was not exactly Darren Criss’s net worth: even though he is most likely to inherit it one day, this was the fortune of your father. And I am sure that knowing you have earned $1.5 million using your own talent and hard work feels much better than just having your dad ready to pay for you. But enough about his family, let‘s talk about Darren‘s career.

Darren, who is currently 27 years old, has been doing theatre ever since he was a kid. At the age of ten he debuted as Cesarion on the play Fanny and during the following couple of years featured on two more 42nd Street Moon Productions: Do I Hear the Waltz? and Babes in Arms. He then took a 6-year break and returned to the theatre in 2005 with Shed a Little Light: The Music of James Taylor, produced by American Conservatory Theater. Since then, Darren has been doing plays almost on a regular base but there was one particular play that preconditioned the growth of Darren Criss’s net worth: A Very Potter Musical. This play was a parody of some of the famous novels by J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was not just that the musical attracted huge audiences – the original album, which offered the recorded music and lyrics written by Criss, experienced unprecedented commercial success. The album based on another musical, titled Me and My Dick, was even more popular, becoming the first charting student-produced musical recording: it hit Top Cast Albums at No. 11.

Another important source of Darren‘s income is his career in movies and television. The actor made his film debut in 2005, appearing in I Adora You. As a movie actor, he has not achieved much since then, but Criss‘ career on television has been going pretty well, to say the least. Since the year 2010, the actor has starred in the popular American musical comedy-drama television series Glee. Needless to say, the role of Blaine Anderson in this show has made a significant contribution to the overall Darren Criss net worth.

David Henrie’s Films Work and Awards

A Very Darren Crissmas (2021)[165]
Human (2010)
Homework (2017)
Masquerade (2021)
Glee albums
Main article: Glee discography
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album (2010)
Glee: The Music, Volume 4 (2010)
Glee: The Music, Volume 5 (2011)
Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers (2011)
Glee: The Music, Volume 6 (2011)
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2 (2011)
Glee: The Music, Volume 7 (2011)
Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album (2012)
Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1 (2012)
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3 (2012)
Glee Sings the Beatles (2013)
Glee: The Music – Celebrating 100 Episodes (2013)
StarKid Productions albums
Little White Lie (2009)
A Very Potter Musical (2009)
Me and My Dick (A New Musical) (2010)
A Very StarKid Album (2010)
A Very Potter Sequel (2010)
Starship (2011)
The SPACE Tour (2012)
Apocalyptour (2012)
A Very StarKid Senior Year (2012)
Independent songs
“Skin and Bones” – Duet with Charlene Kaye – Things I Will Need in the Past (album) (2008)
“Dress and Tie” – Duet with Charlene Kaye (2011)
“New Morning” – Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International (album) (2012)
Computer Games
Lost Boys Life (2017)
Music videos
“Skin and Bones” – Charlene Kaye (2009)
“Magnolia Wine” – Charlene Kaye (2009)
“Roll with Me” – Montgomery Gentry (2009)
‘”Dress and Tie” – Charlene Kaye (2011)
“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” – Katy Perry (2011)
“New Morning” – Amnesty International (2012)
“Dress You Up” – Vogue’s “Fashion Night Out” (2012)
“Kangaroo Court” – Capital Cities (2013)
“Songify the News 3” — The Gregory Brothers (2013)
“I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo” – Capital Cities (2014)
“Already Home” — A Great Big World (2014)
“Anthem” — Phantom Planet featuring Darren Criss (2020)

Glee Live! In Concert!
Listen Up Tour (2013)
LM/DC Tour (with Lea Michele) (2018)

2005I Adora You[117]JoshShort film, minor role
2009Walker Phillips[118]ElliottShort film
2010The Chicago 8[119]Yippee ManMinor role
2011Glee: The 3D Concert MovieBlaine AndersonConcert documentary
2012Girl Most LikelyLeeFeature film debut
2013The Wind RisesKatayamaVoice-over role
2013The Tale of the Princess KaguyaSutemaruVoice-over role
2014Stan Lee's Mighty 7MicroVoice-over role
2015Wrestling Isn't WrestlingTheatre Audience MemberShort film
2019Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesRaphaelVoice; direct-to-video[120]
2019MidwayCommander Eugene E. Lindsey
2020Superman: Man of TomorrowClark Kent/SupermanVoice; direct-to-video
2021Justice Society: World War IIClark Kent/Superman (Earth-1); "Shakespeare"/Clark Kent/Superman (Earth-2)Voice; direct-to-video
2009EastwickJosh BurtonRecurring role, 5 episodes
Little White Lie[121]Toby Phillips11 episodes; also co-songwriter and musical producer
2010Cold CaseRuben HarrisEpisode: "Free Love"
2010–15GleeBlaine AndersonRecurring role (Season 2); 14 episodes
Main role (seasons 3–6)[122]
2011ArcherMikey and TommyVoice (episode: "Placebo Effect")
Life of Leopold[123]Leopold BonarVoice
2011–12The Glee ProjectHimself4 episodes
2012Glee: Don't Stop BelievingHimselfDocumentary on Glee
The Cleveland Show[124]HunterVoice (episode: "Jesus Walks")
2013Web TherapyAugie Sayles3 episodes
2013 Teen Choice AwardsCo-hostCo-hosted with Lucy Hale
Six by SondheimFranklin ShepardHBO documentary
2014Whose Line Is It Anyway?HimselfEpisode: "Darren Criss"
2015–17Transformers: Robots in DisguiseSideswipe[125]Voice[126]
2015American Horror Story: HotelJustinRecurring role, 2 episodes
2016Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Take Time (and Space)RaphaelShort (voice)
Transformers: Rescue BotsSideswipe[127]Voice (episode: "The Need for Speed")
Hairspray Live!HimselfTelevision special, NBC
2017Supergirl[128]Music MeisterEpisode: "Star-Crossed"
The Flash[128]Music MeisterEpisode: "Duet"
2018The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryAndrew Cunanan9 episodes
2020Saturday Night SederHimselfTelevision special
The Disney Family SingalongHimselfTelevision special
HollywoodRaymond Ainsley7 episodes; also executive producer
RoyaltiesPierce10 episodes; also executive producer
Wayward GuideRyan ReynoldsSeries regular
Rick and MortyBruce ChutbackVoice (episode: "Amortycan Grickfitti")
Muppets Haunted MansionThe CaretakerTV special
2022Green Eggs and HamLookaVoice (7 episodes)
1997FannyCesario42nd Street Moon productionStage debut
1998Do I Hear a Waltz?Mauro
1999Babes in ArmsBeauregard Calhoun
2005Shed a Little Light: The Music of James TaylorSinger and MusicianAmerican Conservatory Theater
2006Paper CanoesSalmonZeitgeist Artworks production
2009A Very Potter MusicalHarry PotterStarKid ProductionsLead role, Co-songwriter and composer
2009Me and My DickItalian restaurant ownerCameo (voice only)
Co-songwriter and composer, guitarist
2010A Very Potter SequelHarry PotterLead role, Sole songwriter and composer, Co-producer
2012How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingJ. Pierrepont FinchBroadwayBroadway debut; Replacement for Daniel Radcliffe
2012A Very Potter Senior YearHarry PotterStarKid ProductionsLead role, Co-songwriter and composer
2015Hedwig and the Angry InchHedwig RobinsonBroadwayReplacement for Neil Patrick Harris
2022American BuffaloBobbyBroadway revival
Video games
2011Dead or Alive: DimensionsJann LeeVoice[127]
2008That Media Show[144]Presenter3 episodes (No. 1, No. 2, No. 5)
Series about Hollywood, filmmaking, and visual effects.[144]
2012Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards[145]Host13th annual award.
2015Tony Awards Red Carpet[146]Co-hostCo-hosted with Laura Osnes and Sierra Boggess
2016Countdown to Hairspray Live![147]Co-hostCo-hosted with Kristin Chenoweth and Martin Short.
Musical performances
2010–2013Trevor LiveLos AngelesBenefit for The Trevor Project. In 2010, Criss sang "Not Alone" and "Teenage Dream" with Glee's Dalton Academy Warblers and Katy Perry, in 2011, he sang Tom Jones' hit, "It's Not Unusual", in 2012 he sang an acoustic version of Katy Perry's "Part of Me", and in 2013, he co-sang lead, with the cast of Glee, the Charlie Chaplin song '"Smile".[148][149]
2011MusiCares Person of the YearLos AngelesCriss and Glee's Dalton Academy Warblers performed for Barbra Streisand, in honor of her being named MusiCares Person of the Year by the MusiCares Foundation.[150]
2011Glee Live! In Concert!US, Canada, England, IrelandThe 16th most successful concert tour of 2011, grossing more than $40 million, with total attendance topping 485,000. All 40 dates sold out, including shows at Staples Center, Nassau Coliseum, and The O2 Arenas in London and Dublin.[86][87]
2011ASCAP Pop Music AwardsLos AngelesCriss paid tribute to Rod Stewart by singing a ballad version of Stewart's song "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", while accompanying himself on piano.[151][152]
2011Billboard / Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music ConferenceLos AngelesCriss honored composer Alan Menken with a medley of his own Disney songs, singing alongside Broadway star Lea Salonga.[153]
2011The SPACE TourNew York & BostonStarKid Productions' first national concert tour. Majority of songs performed were written and composed by Criss.[154]
2011Sing Out, Raise Hope, Benefit ConcertNew YorkCriss performed at Lincoln Center with the a cappella singing groups of Harvard University's Krokodiloes, Princeton University's Nassoons, and Yale University's The Whiffenpoofs, at a benefit concert for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and The Trevor Project.[155]
2012E! Entertainment pre-Oscar ShowLos AngelesCriss sang "The Rainbow Connection" with Kermit the Frog for the pre-show of the 84th Academy Awards.[156]
2012ApocalyptourNew York & Los AngelesStarKid Productions' second national concert tour.[157]
2012Fundraiser for Barack ObamaLos AngelesCriss performed for the President of the United States at an LGBT-sponsored campaign fundraising gala.[158]
201357th Presidential InaugurationWashington, D.C.Kids' Inaugural Concert, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden – Criss sang his own song "Not Alone", joined by the Soul Children of Chicago choir. He also accompanied Naya Rivera on guitar as she sang the hit "Valerie".[159]
Vice President Joe Biden Inaugural event – Criss sang "Teenage Dream" and Carole King's "One Fine Day".[160][161]
The Presidential Inaugural Ball – Criss performed the Disney song "When You Wish Upon A Star".[162]
2013Listen Up TourUS, Canada & FranceCriss headlined his first solo music tour, which visited 18 cities from May 29–June 30. The set included songs from Glee, StarKid, his Human EP, and new material from his upcoming solo album.[61][62]
2013A Capitol FourthWashington, D.C.Criss co-headlined the 4th of July celebration concert on the National Mall.[163]
2014Michael Feinstein's New Year's Eve at the Rainbow RoomNew YorkCriss co-sang with Michael Feinstein a medley of Frank Sinatra songs.
2016Broadway Today with Darren Criss and Betsy WolfeWashington, D.C., N.Y.C, TorontoCriss co-headlined with Betsy Wolfe a Broadway-themed concert tour, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke. Performances were held at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Roy Thomson Hall.
2016The Little Mermaid in ConcertLos AngelesCriss co-headlined the concert at the Hollywood Bowl, playing the part of "Prince Eric".[164]
Awards and nominations
YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2011VarietyPower of Youth PhilanthropyThe Trevor ProjectWon
Dorian AwardsWe're Wilde About You / Rising Star AwardGleeWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Breakout StarWon
NewNowNext AwardsBrink of Fame: ActorWon
BroadwayWorld – Chicago AwardsBest New Work/New AdaptationStarshipWon
2012BroadwayWorld – Chicago AwardsBest Special Theatrical EventA Very Potter Senior YearWon
Broadway.com AwardFavorite ReplacementHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGleeNominated
2013Dorian AwardTV Musical Performance of the YearNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Shorty AwardsBest Producers of Short Content on Social MediaHimselfNominated
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Comedic TV ActorGleeNominated
Favorite TV Bromance (with Chord Overstreet)Nominated
Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (with Chris Colfer)Nominated
2015Broadway.com AwardFavorite ReplacementHedwig and the Angry InchWon
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Music and Lyrics"This Time" – GleeNominated
Hollywood Music in Media AwardsSong – TV Show/Digital SeriesWon
Giffoni Film FestivalExperience AwardOverall workWon
2017Los Angeles Drama Critics CircleLead PerformanceHedwig and the Angry InchNominated
2018MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest Performance in a ShowThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or MovieWon
TCA AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaNominated
2019Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieWon

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