Singer-actor Darren Criss has been promoted to series regular on “Glee” Season 3.
Criss currently portrays the character of Blaine Anderson, an openly gay student at Dalton Academy but in real life, he identifies himself as straight.
According to a recent article from The Hollywood Reporter (THR), he will be joined by Harry Shum Jr. as the newest full-time members of the hit US TV series.
Criss emerged as one of the biggest breakout stars of “Glee” for his and the Warblers’ cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” Their rendition has become the biggest “Glee” hit on iTunes.
Originally from San Francisco, California, Criss is half-Filipino (on his mother’s side) and half-Irish (on his father’s side).
Prior to his Glee stint, he is best known for playing Harry Potter in the fan made hit musical, A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel.
Major changes on “Glee” took off two weeks ago with the departures of some of the series’ core members next year namely Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) and Lea Michele (Rachel Berry).
In another report by ABS-CBN’s “Balitang America,” the show’s creator Ryan Murphy said that there won’t be celebrity guests next season.
This means that recurring guest star and Filipina singing sensation Charice won’t be back on “Glee 3.”