Darin Brooks was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Brooks enjoys surfing, skateboarding, playing baseball, football, and soccer. He also enjoys playing guitar, bass guitar, and drums. He used to play in a rock band in high school. Brooks is of Polish descent.
Brooks says he started his acting career with the theater program at his high school. He found his start when he played Rapunzel's Prince in his high school play, "Into the Woods". After he figured out acting was his thing, he enrolled in acting classes, began modeling, and worked as an extra in movies. Brooks was discovered by casting director Kathy Henderson. When Brooks moved to Los Angeles, he called Henderson immediately, took more acting classes, and got an agent. Two years after the move, he was starring on the NBC daytime drama, "Days of our Lives" as Max Brady. He has been cast in the Spike TV series Blue Mountain State as Alex Moran.