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Skylar Astin Biography

Birth Name:
Skylar Astin Lipstein
Birth Place:
New York, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Started playing piano when he was 5 years old
  • Began acting at age 14 by doing community theater—his first role was as Jesus in a production of Godspell
  • Followed his first agent's advice at age 15 and came up with his stage name by simply removing his last name (Lipstein)
  • Made his Broadway debut as part of the original cast of Spring Awakening in 2008
  • Played Mark Cohen in the 2010 Hollywood Bowl production of Rent
  • Won a Teen Choice Award for his work in Pitch Perfect (2012)


  • Jace Lipstein -- Brother
  • Milan Lipstein -- Brother
  • Barry Lipstein -- Father
  • Meryl Lipstein -- Mother
  • Brielle Lipstein -- Sister