For his junior year, former Dalton Academy glee club member Blaine Anderson transferred to McKinley to spend more time with boyfriend Kurt, now a senior. Blaine was soon cast as Tony in McKinley's production of "West Side Story" — the part that Kurt was hoping to play.
When he revisited his old friends at Dalton, Blaine met a new member of the Warblers glee club: Sebastian, who took an instant shine to him. But Blaine still only had eyes for Kurt.
With the competition heating up between the Warblers and New Directions, the two clubs decided to settle their differences with a sing-off to Michael Jackson's song "Bad." In the end, Blaine was injured when Sebastian threw a doctored slushie in his face, resulting in the need for eye surgery.
After New Directions won at nationals and Blaine became a hero at McKinley, he questioned what life would be like for him after Kurt graduated.
Darren Criss has 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 theater 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 album, "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 No. 1 on Billboard's digital track sales chart for the first time in the show's history, selling over 200,000 tracks in its first week.
Criss co-stars with Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening in the upcoming film "Imogene."
A native of San Francisco, Criss plays a variety of instruments including violin, guitar, piano and drums.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.