Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin

Highest Rated: 81% Pitch Perfect (2012)

Lowest Rated: 14% Cavemen (2013)

Birthday: Sep 23, 1987

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

American actor Skylar Astin wasn't just exceedingly handsome - the guy could 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. A native New Yorker who was born Skylar Lipstein, Astin opted to go with his middle name after deciding to pursue acting and singing seriously as a teen. Dropping his drama studies in 2006 to join the original Broadway cast of the hit musical "Spring Awakening," Astin later had his first foray into cinema with the outrageous oddball indie "Hamlet 2," starring Steve Coogan. While continuing to build his screen resume, he also won over more theater fans with a featured role as Mark Cohen in a 2010 version of the beloved musical "Rent," directed by no less than star song-and-dance man Neil Patrick Harris. Although Astin was involved in a number of TV and film projects that failed to take off, he connected with various high-profile productions in 2012. After guest appearances on episodes of the irreverent cable comedy "Girls" (HBO, 2012-18) and the long-running medical series "House" (Fox, 2004-2012), he portrayed Jesse Swanson, the vocally skilled love interest of Anna Kendrick's lead character in "Pitch Perfect," which won over an extremely enthusiastic crowd. He followed this considerable success with a bit part in the CGI-animated video-game adventure "Wreck-It Ralph" (2012) and a featured role in the raucous comedy "21 & Over" (2013). Astin next starred opposite Briga Heelan in workplace-romance sitcom "Ground Floor" (TBS 2013-15) for two seaons before returning to his breakout role in "Pitch Perfect 2" (2015). After so-starring in the comedy "Graves" (Epix 2016-17) with Nick Nolte, Astin replaced Santino Fontina as Greg in the final season of the cult musical comedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (CW 2015-19).

Highest rated movies

Pitch Perfect Pitch Perfect 2
Hamlet 2
Speech & Debate
Taking Woodstock
Ghosts of War Flock of Dudes
21 and Over

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 91% Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas Max (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas Max (Character) - 2021
40% 40% Ghosts of War Eugene (Character) - 2020
17% 62% Hot Air Gareth Whitley (Character) - 2018
55% 47% Speech & Debate Walter Healy (Character) - 2017
36% 47% Flock of Dudes David (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 40% Monkey Up Monty (Voice) - 2016
65% 64% Pitch Perfect 2 Jesse (Character) $183.7M 2015
14% 58% Cavemen Dean (Character) - 2013
27% 46% 21 and Over Casey (Character) $25.7M 2013
81% 83% Pitch Perfect Jesse (Character) $65.0M 2012
48% 47% Taking Woodstock John Roberts (Character) $7.4M 2009
62% 56% Hamlet 2 Rand (Character) $4.9M 2008

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trolls: TrollsTopia Branch (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
2020-2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2020-2021
81% 80% Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Max (Character) 2020-2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Branch (Voice) 2018-2020
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2017 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
98% 84% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Greg Serrano (Character),
Greg (Guest Star)
2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vampirina Frankenstein (Guest Voice) 2019
55% 86% Graves Isaiah Miller (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
90% 91% Halt and Catch Fire Jessie Evans (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2015
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
73% 92% Ground Floor Brody (Character) 2013-2015
70% 71% Glee Jean Baptiste (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2013
90% 96% House Derrick (Guest Star) 2012
89% 75% Girls Matt Kornstein (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 100% Love Bites Unknown (Guest Star) 2011