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Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Georg in the Tony Award–winning stage musical Spring Awakening, and for his roles in the films Hamlet 2 (2008), Taking Woodstock (2009), Pitch Perfect (2012), and 21 & Over (2013). Astin was born in New York City and grew up in Rockland County, New York. He is the son of Meryl and Barry Lipstein.  He has a sister, Brielle, and two brothers, Milan and Jace.  Astin is Jewish.Having graduated from Clarkstown High School North, he attended Stagedoor Manor performing arts summer camp. He was also a student at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; but he took a leave of absence when cast in Spring Awakening.When he was fifteen, his agent selected his middle name, Astin, as his stage name. Astin performed (December 10, 2006-July 19, 2008) in Spring Awakening as Georg, a classmate of Melchior and Moritz, crushing on his piano teacher. Astin took on the role of Mark Cohen in a production of Rent, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, at the Hollywood Bowl (August 6-8, 2010). Astin played Rand Posin in the movie Hamlet 2. He sang "Raped in the Face" on the soundtrack with Phoebe Strole, his co-star in the film, and the film's star, Steve Coogan. Screenings of the film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival led to Astin signing on with United Talent Agency. Astin joined the cast of the 2009 Adam Carolla sitcom Ace in the Hole on CBS. However, the show was not picked up by the network. In 2010, he joined the cast of the Jere Burns sitcom Strange Brew on Fox, which was also not picked up. Astin guest-starred as Ben in the July 2011 episode of Love Bites titled "Boys to Men" and, as Matt Kornstein, in the May 2012 episode of Girls entitled "Hannah's Diary". He also played a patient on House, Season 8, Episode 21, May 2012. Astin starred in the comedy film Pitch Perfect (2012) as the character Jesse Swanson and is set to reprise the role in the 2015 sequel Pitch Perfect 2. Astin also started in the comedy film 21 and Over (2013) as Casey. Astin currently stars in the TBS sitcom Ground Floor as Brody Moyer, a young ambitious money manager who falls for a girl on the ground floor.


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Born:
Sep 23, 1987 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie Ghosts of War
Latest Project:
Movie Mickey’s 90th Spectacular 2018-10-16
Known For
Poster of Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
Poster of Graves
Poster of Ground Floor
Filmography
Movie Ghosts of War 2020
Movie Mickey’s 90th Spectacular Himself 2018-10-16
Series Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Branch (voice) 2018-01-19
Movie Hot Air Gareth Whitley 2018-04-10
Movie Speech & Debate Walter Healy 2017-04-07
Movie Monkey Up Monty (voice) 2016-01-22
Series Match Game Himself 2016-06-26
Series Graves Isaiah Miller 2016-10-16
Movie Luna Goes Cruising Crouton (voice) 2015-04-17
Series Lip Sync Battle Unknown 2015-04-02
Movie Pitch Perfect 2 Jesse Swanson 2015-05-07
Series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Greg 2015-10-12
Movie Flock of Dudes David 2015-06-13
Movie The Oven Owen Miller 2014-12-18
Movie Cavemen Dean 2013-10-26
Series Ground Floor Brody Carol Moyer 2013-11-14
Movie 21 & Over Casey 2013-03-01
Series Girls Matt Kornstein 2012-04-15
Movie Wreck-It Ralph Roy (voice) 2012-11-01
Movie Pitch Perfect Jesse Swanson 2012-09-28
Series Love Bites Ben 2011-06-02
Series Glee Jean Baptiste 2009-05-19
Movie Taking Woodstock John Roberts 2009-09-03
Movie Hamlet 2 Rand Posin 2008-01-21
Movie Stagedoor Himself 2006-05-24