The 33-year-old actor appeared for the first time as Blaine Anderson – a love interest for Chris Colfer’s Kurt Hummel – on November 9, 2010, on the hit Fox musical series and, in an Instagram post on Monday (November 9, 2020), he reflected on the milestone.
“Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my first appearance on Glee as Blaine Anderson in the episode ‘Never Been Kissed’,” wrote Criss. “And while a number of you by that point may have already been pretty familiar with me as a totally awesome boy wizard or a Disney song nerd from the internet stage, no one can deny that Glee’s world presence catapulted my life to an entirely different level, and gave my career the opportunity to carry on in the way it’s been able to for the past decade.
“And it all happened through a literal song and dance that I could not be more proud of and grateful for. So whether you’re a Glee fan from back in the day, continue to re-watch it, or watching it now for the first time, thank you for allowing Blaine into your life,” he continued.
In honor of the anniversary, the star will perform “a livestream concert entirely for charity benefiting a variety of good causes in need during this insane year,” which he’s calling DEC.AID and will take place on November 28, 2020, at 1 pm PT.
“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time, but just needed the right occasion. And between today’s anniversary, the holidays coming up, and the general sense of hope now in the air, the timing felt right,” added the Hollywood actor. “Love you all, thanks for hangin’ with me and Blaine all these years. Here’s to many more!”
For more information on the show, click here: http://www.darrencriss.com/decaid.