Darren Criss Net Worth

Darren Criss Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Darren Criss net worth is
$3.5 Million

Darren Criss Wiki Biography

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.

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
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
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer, People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Bromance, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music An...
MoviesThe Tale of Princess Kaguya, Girl Most Likely, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, The Chicago 8, Kangaroo Court
TV ShowsHairspray Live!, Glee, Eastwick, American Crime Story, Little White Lie
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

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