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Skylar Astin            

American Actor & Singer Best Known for his Role in "Pitch Perfect"

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," "Taking Woodstock," "Pitch Perfect" and "21 & Over."

Astin was born in New York City and grew up in Rockland County, New York. He was a student at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but took a leave of absence when cast in "Spring Awakening." When he was 15, his agent selected his middle name, Astin, as his stage name.

Astin took on the role of Mark Cohen in a production of "Rent," directed by Neil Patrick Harris, at the Hollywood Bowl on August 6–8, 2010. Astin played Rand Posin in the movie "Hamlet 2." He sang "Raped in the Face" on the soundtrack along with Phoebe Strole, who was his co-star in the film, and the film's star, Steve Coogan.

Astin joined the cast of the 2009 Adam Carolla sitcom "Ace in the Hole" on CBS, which was not picked up. 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 the role of a patient on "House."

He starred in the 2012 comedy film "Pitch Perfect" as the character Jesse Swanson and in the 2013 comedy film "21 and Over" as Casey.

He 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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Skylar Astin To Star In ABC's Untitled NBA Comedy Pilot | Variety

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Skylar Astin on "Pitch Perfect 3": How about a cappella in space?

"Pitch Perfect" and Broadway star Skylar Astin wants you to take the bus for a good cause. Astin has teamed up with discount bus line Megabus, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary planting 10,000 trees across the U.S. through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

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