Michigan Man makes Entertainment Weekly's 30 Sexiest Stars of 2010 - And he's not an athlete

Submitted by James Burrill Angell on December 22nd, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Check this out. My wife told me about this recent grad (Darren Criss '09)  who is now on the T.V. show Glee (as of this year). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darren_Criss

Apparently Entertainment Weekly just named him to their "30 Sexiest Stars of 2010". They had him as #23 out of 30. http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20430932_20452254_20891515,00.html

Slow week for news. Go Blue wherever we can.



December 23rd, 2010 at 12:15 AM ^

Whoa, whoa, whoa, one of these is not like the other. Glee has some legitimately talented people singing and writing on the show and is one of the more original shows on broadcast TV right now.

America's Got Talent etc is a played out show with B/C level celebs (if you can even call them that) and has beens. Also, Glee has been nominated for a number of awards while those other shows are crap ratings whores.


December 23rd, 2010 at 12:34 AM ^

sorry I am just angry that good shows like Arrested Development and Twin Peaks get canceled.  I only watch football and put sports center on in the background.  I get the news from the internet and watch shows like south park ect. on net flix.  This way I can only hope to never see American Idol.


December 22nd, 2010 at 6:41 PM ^

Darren is a good guy.  He is actually a really talented musician as well as actor.

There are a couple other Michigan men that are breaking into Show biz as well.

Jimmy Wolk was the lead in the Fox show Lone Star.  It unfortunately got cancelled but he got really good reviews in it.  Went to U of M class of 2007.

Zack Pearlman, from Ann Arbor was one of the leads in the movie The Virginity Hit.  Not as many people saw it as they had hoped but he is really funny.  All three watch UM games at South in Santa Monica from time to time.

LA has an awesome alumni network.  Tons more people work as agents, writers, producers etc... But I'm really proud of Darren.  Just another reason why its great to be a Michigan Wolverine.


December 22nd, 2010 at 10:13 PM ^

that are in the "A Very Potter Musical" either go to UM or went to UM.  They are making a production company/ theatre company Starkid Productions.  They are setting up shop in Chicago now.  They have a huge internet fan base of mostly teenage girls that watch and buy everything they do.  It has helped them and Darren make the billboard charts.  All of this right out of college.

They have made a few musicals and are working on a new one now that is space themed.

link to their website: http://www.teamstarkid.com/

link to their youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/StarKidPotter


December 24th, 2010 at 2:15 PM ^

I occaisonally watch Glee.  For those of you who don't know, the show takes place at McKinley High School in Ohio.  The show is littered with Buckeye memorabilia (pictures, etc.)

While eating at a popular restaurant (Breadstix), they made Darren Criss talk about how much he loves sports and the Buckeyes.  It was a sick joke, as the producers of the show have strong ties to Ohio State and they knew he was a Michigan grad.