The part Filipino, Irish, and German Glee actor graduated from the University of Michigan with a major in theater performance and a minor in Musicology and Italian. During his stay at the University, he and his friends founded a musical theater company called StarKid Productions. Thanks to this student-run company, Little White Lie, A Very Potter Musical, and Me and My Dick were all produced with Darren starring as the leading role. Following the success of the Harry Potter inspired musical, A Very Potter Sequel, Starship, and Holy Musical Batman were also made. Although he did not have a role in the latter performance, he did take part in writing and producing the music involved.
Watch him sing the answers to his interview
AVMP Act 1 Part 1
A lot of fans and friends of the San Francisco native have described him as a 'goofball' despite his cool facade. That's because he never takes himself too seriously and he always finds the fun in everything. Stuck in a Disneyland ride? Don't worry, Darren will tweet jokes about it! Forgets the words to his own songs? He'll be the first to make fun of himself. Plus, he's a total fanboy and he's not ashamed of it. Even admitting in his own words "I'm a huge fanboy of everything…" Everything meaning Avatar: The Last Airbender, Comic-con, Katy Perry etc. You might think that he's immature and silly but he actually also has a serious and passionate side to him. He's an avid supporter and follower to his fellow musicians and friends even appearing in several of their music videos such as this and this. And he always puts his fame into good use by being an active advocate and supporter to numerous organizations like The Trevor Project and Rock the Vote.
You may have missed the peak of this 27 year old superstar's fame but it's never too late to start fangirling over this fanboy. If you only know him by his role on Glee, then you really need to listen to Not Alone and watch AVPM ASAP.
*photos from Tumblr