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.
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, and Phoebe Strole.
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. They became engaged in January 2016 and married on September 10, 2016. The couple announced their separation in April 2019 and their divorce would be finalized in August.
Astin is in a relationship with Lisa Stelly.
Astin had a role in Spring Awakening, and his last performance took place on July 19, 2008. Later in 2010, he portrayed the role of Mark Cohen in a stage production of Rent, which was directed by Neil Patrick Harris. 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.
Astin took a role in the CBS series, Ace in the Hole in 2009, which wasn't picked up, 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.
|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|
|Pitch Perfect||Jesse Swanson|
|2013||21 & Over||Casey|
|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|
|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")|
|2020||Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist||Maxwell "Max" Richman||2020 - present, main role|
|Acting for a Cause||Tybalt||("Romeo and Juliet")|
Social Network Links
- Skylar Astin's Facebook
- Skylar Astin's Twitter - @SkylarAstin
- Skylar Astin's Instagram - @SkylarAstin
- Astin's full name was "Skylar Astin Lipstein" before his agent chose his middle name "Astin" as his stage name, when he was fifteen.
- 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.
- ↑ New Spring Awakening Billboard Blooms Outside the O'Neill Theatre
- ↑ Backstage at "Spring Awakening" with Jonathan Groff
- ↑ Lauren Pritchard Broadway (.com) Interview
- ↑ I (Aden/LM Perfection) haven’t found an estimated year when Astin and Pritchard broke up.
- ↑ Anna Camp, Skylar Astin Dating: 'Pitch Perfect' Costars 'Have Amazing Chemistry'
- ↑ Anna Camp Dating Pitch Perfect Costar Skylar Astin!
- ↑ Pitch Perfect Costars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Are Engaged
- ↑ Anna Camp and Skylar Astin’s Wedding
- ↑ Pitch Perfect Stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Split After 2 Years of Marriage
- ↑ Pitch Perfect Stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Finalize Their Divorce
- ↑ Swipe for clarification July 2020.
- ↑ Waiting for guff
- ↑ Brady, Tveit, Astin And Thoms Join RENT At Hollywood Bowl
- ↑ Seems Sundance did have deals
- ↑ Big Three nets cast comedy
- ↑ The Enduring Power of Ace Of Base