Skylar Astin, born Skylar Astin Lipstein on September 23, 1987, is an American actor and singer. He is known for his originated Broadway role in Spring Awakening and roles in the Pitch Perfect series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. He guest starred on Glee for an episode.

Personal Life

Astin was born to Barry and Meryl Lipstein in New York City, NY, and grew up in Rockland County, along with his sister, Brielle, and his two brothers, Milan and Jace. He graduated from Clarkstown High School North, and attended Stagedoor Manor summer camp. He briefly attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, but then left early due to being cast in Spring Awakening, along with Glee cast members such as Lea Michele, Jenna Ushkowitz, Jonathan Groff, Phoebe Strole, and later, Billy Lewis Jr.[1]

Astin dated his Spring Awakening co-star Lauren Pritchard from (made it official in) August 2006[2][3] till an unknown date.[4]

He is in a relationship with one-time Glee guest star and Pitch Perfect co-star, Anna Camp, since (went public in June of) 2013.[5][6] They became engaged in January 2016[7] and married on September 10, 2016.[8] The couple announced their separation in April 2019[9] and their divorce would be finalized in August.[10]

Astin is in a relationship with Lisa Stelly.[11]

Career

Astin had a role in Spring Awakening, and his last performance took place on July 19, 2008.[12] Later in 2010, he portrayed the role of Mark Cohen in a stage production of Rent, which was directed by Neil Patrick Harris.[13] Prior to his Rent performance, Astin played Rand Posin in the movie, Hamlet 2, alongside Phoebe Strole (Epiphany Sellars) and sung Raped in the Face on the film's soundtrack. The film had screenings at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, which led to Astin being signed for the United Talent Agency.[14]

Astin took a role in the CBS series, Ace in the Hole in 2009, which wasn't picked up,[15] and joined the cast of the Fox sitcom, Strange Brew in 2010, which was dropped as well.

In 2012, Astin starred as Jesse Swanson in the musical comedy film, Pitch Perfect. Later in 2013, he portrayed Casey in 21 & Over.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Stagedoor Himself documentary
2008 Hamlet 2 Rand Posin
2009 Ace in the Hole Tod Morella TV Movie
Taking Woodstock John P. Roberts
2010 Strange Brew Kyle TV Movie
2011 Love Bites Ben ("Boys to Men")
The Online Gamer Mikey ("Rehab: Part 2" - "Part 4")
2012 Love Written in Blood II Henderson
Wreck-It Ralph Roy voice
House Derrick ("Holding On")
Girls Matt ("Hannah's Diary")
Pitch Perfect Jesse Swanson
2013 21 & Over Casey
Cavemen Dean
Ground Floor Brody Moyer 2013 - 2015 (20 episodes)
Ma**oles Skylar Astin ("New Best Friend")
2014 Flock of Dudes David completed
Glee Jean Baptiste ("City of Angels")
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Jesse Swanson
Halt and Catch Fire Jessie Evans (3 episodes)
2016 Graves Isaiah Miller 2016 - 2017 (20 episodes)
Flock of Dudes David
Monkey Up Monty voice
2017 Speech & Debate Walter Healy
2018 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Branch 2018 - 2019, voice (48 episodes)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Greg Serrano 2018 - 2019 (10 episodes)
Shortcomings Professor Stardust ("Pilot Pitch Presentation")
Hot Air Whitley
2020 Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Maxwell "Max" Richman 2020 - present, main role
Acting for a Cause Tybalt ("Romeo and Juliet")

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Trivia

  • Astin's full name was "Skylar Astin Lipstein" before his agent chose his middle name "Astin" as his stage name, when he was fifteen.[16]
  • He and ex-wife, Anna Camp, are both Pitch Perfect co-stars and have been cast on Glee in different seasons.
    • Ironically enough, Astin's other "musical" franchise, Pitch Perfect's first movie had a category in the riff-off, called Songs Ruined By Glee.

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