Skylar Astin

American actor Skylar Astin isn't just exceedingly handsome - the guy can also sing, as he proved in his breakout performance in the surprise musical/comedy hit "Pitch Perfect" (2012). Raised just outside of New York ... Read more »
Born: 09/22/1987 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Ground Floor 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Pitch Perfect 2 2015 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Responsible Adults 2015 (Movie)

Baxter (Actor)

Cavemen 2014 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

Flock of Dudes 2014 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Glee 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

21 and Over 2013 (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

House 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pitch Perfect 2012 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Taking Woodstock 2009 (Movie)

John Roberts (Actor)

Hamlet 2 2008 (Movie)

Rand Posin (Actor)

Biography

American actor Skylar Astin isn't just exceedingly handsome - the guy can also sing, as he proved in his breakout performance in the surprise musical/comedy hit "Pitch Perfect" (2012). Raised just outside of New York City, Astin went on to attend Tisch School of the Arts in Manhattan, but left when he landed a role in the Broadway production of "Spring Awakening," appearing in the lauded play from 2006 to '08. After making his film debut in the quirky show-tune-tinged comedy "Hamlet 2" (2008), he performed in a 2010 revival of "Rent." He subsequently worked on TV pilots that weren't picked up, but finally had a banner year in 2012, with various roles in major screen productions, most notably "Pitch Perfect." Suddenly, Astin was more than just a young actor who could belt it out; he had a bona fide following.

EDUCATION

Clarkstown High School North

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Milestones

2013

Co-starred with Justin Chon in comedy "21 & Over"

2012

Played a collegiate acapella singer in musical comedy "Pitch Perfect"

2012

Guest starred on HBO's "Girls"

2008

Made feature film debut in musical comedy "Hamlet 2"

2006

Broadway debut, as Georg in original cast of "Spring Awakening"; also originated role off-Broadway

Began acting at 14 in a community production of "Godspell"

Bonus Trivia

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"I worked on dramas before, I love sinking my teeth into something dramatic or a period piece, but there’s something so fun about doing a comedy. When you go to set and your only job is to make people laugh, there’s an unbelievable energy on set. Nobody’s tiptoeing or walking delicately around the actors. I really love doing it, and putting the puzzle together with the sole purpose of making people have fun and enjoy themselves." - from Movieline, Sept. 28, 2012

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"I don’t take myself too seriously. I think that’s something so many actors and people in general tend to do. You definitely have to be focused at certain times in your life and in your career, but at the end of the day, there’s only so much you can do. Then you just have to chock it up to fate." - from Elle, Oct. 5, 2012

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"I cannot sing karaoke because it’s hard and weird. If I actually tried to sing, I would probably sound good, and I think that’s weird and not fun." - from Collider, Oct. 2012

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