Skylar Astin

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 (2008), Taking Woodstock (2009), Pitch Perfect (2012), and 21 & Over (2013). Astin was born in New York City and grew up in Rockland County, New York. He is the son of Meryl and Barry Lipstein.  He has a sister, Brielle, and two brothers, Milan and Jace.  Astin is Jewish.Having graduated from Clarkstown High School North, he attended Stagedoor Manor performing arts summer camp. He was also a student at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; but he took a leave of absence when cast in Spring Awakening.When he was fifteen, his agent selected his middle name, Astin, as his stage name. Astin performed (December 10, 2006-July 19, 2008) in Spring Awakening as Georg, a classmate of Melchior and Moritz, crushing on his piano teacher. Astin took on the role of Mark Cohen in a production of Rent, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, at the Hollywood Bowl (August 6-8, 2010). Astin played Rand Posin in the movie Hamlet 2. He sang "Raped in the Face" on the soundtrack with Phoebe Strole, his co-star in the film, and the film's star, Steve Coogan. Screenings of the film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival led to Astin signing on with United Talent Agency. Astin joined the cast of the 2009 Adam Carolla sitcom Ace in the Hole on CBS. However, the show was not picked up by the network. In 2010, he ...

Pitch Perfect (2012)

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College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Moore
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Skylar Astin  •  Ben Platt  •  Brittany Snow

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Moore
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Skylar Astin  •  Ben Platt  •  Brittany Snow

Cavemen (2013)

"Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, California they are toiling adulthood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herschel Faber
CAST:  Skylar Astin  •  Alexis Knapp  •  Chad Michael Murray  •  Camilla Belle

"Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, California they are toiling adulthood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herschel Faber
CAST:  Skylar Astin  •  Alexis Knapp  •  Chad Michael Murray  •  Camilla Belle

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

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The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bellas take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Rebel Wilson  •  Brittany Snow  •  Hailee Steinfeld

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bellas take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Rebel Wilson  •  Brittany Snow  •  Hailee Steinfeld

Flock of Dudes (2015)

A 30-something year old decides to "break up" with his best buds in order to finally grow up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Castrone
CAST:  Chris D'Elia  •  Hannah Simone  •  Skylar Astin  •  Bryan Greenberg

A 30-something year old decides to "break up" with his best buds in order to finally grow up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Castrone
CAST:  Chris D'Elia  •  Hannah Simone  •  Skylar Astin  •  Bryan Greenberg

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rich Moore
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Jane Lynch  •  Sarah Silverman  •  Jack McBrayer

Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rich Moore
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Jane Lynch  •  Sarah Silverman  •  Jack McBrayer

21 & Over (2013)

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Brilliant student Jeff Chang has the most important interview of his life tomorrow. But today is still his birthday, what starts off as a casual celebration with friends evolves into a night of debauchery that risks to derail his life plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Lucas  •  Scott Moore
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  Skylar Astin  •  Justin Chon  •  Sarah Wright

Brilliant student Jeff Chang has the most important interview of his life tomorrow. But today is still his birthday, what starts off as a casual celebration with friends evolves into a night of debauchery that risks to derail his life plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Lucas  •  Scott Moore
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  Skylar Astin  •  Justin Chon  •  Sarah Wright

Stagedoor (2006)

Pack your bags for a trip to a Catskills summer camp where the stars of tomorrow go to prepare for their shot at the big time as filmmaker Alexandra Shiva allows viewers a fly-on-the-wall perspective of Stagedoor Manor, the training ground for such notable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandra Shiva
CAST:  Skylar Astin

Pack your bags for a trip to a Catskills summer camp where the stars of tomorrow go to prepare for their shot at the big time as filmmaker Alexandra Shiva allows viewers a fly-on-the-wall perspective of Stagedoor Manor, the training ground for such notable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandra Shiva
CAST:  Skylar Astin

Taking Woodstock (2009)

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Demetri Martin  •  Henry Goodman  •  Edward Hibbert

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Demetri Martin  •  Henry Goodman  •  Edward Hibbert

Hamlet 2 (2008)

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Catherine Keener  •  Joseph Julian Soria  •  Melonie Diaz

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Catherine Keener  •  Joseph Julian Soria  •  Melonie Diaz

The Oven (2014)

A young couple get into a fight before a very important party. Little do they know an outsider has tuned into their conversation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gallagher
CAST:  Skylar Astin  •  Anna Camp  •  Chris Messina

A young couple get into a fight before a very important party. Little do they know an outsider has tuned into their conversation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gallagher
CAST:  Skylar Astin  •  Anna Camp  •  Chris Messina

Monkey Up (2016)

A talking monkey seeks to gain fame and fortune as a movie star, but instead finds what's most important, a family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Vince
CAST:  John Ratzenberger  •  Caleb R. Burgess  •  David Milchard  •  Kayden Magnuson

A talking monkey seeks to gain fame and fortune as a movie star, but instead finds what's most important, a family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Vince
CAST:  John Ratzenberger  •  Caleb R. Burgess  •  David Milchard  •  Kayden Magnuson

Luna Goes Cruising (2015)

A dog named Luna and her owner interact with each other and other pets as they attempt to find Luna a significant other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Wilson
CAST:  Rumer Willis  •  Kyle Krieger  •  Skylar Astin  •  Tyler Oakley

A dog named Luna and her owner interact with each other and other pets as they attempt to find Luna a significant other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Wilson
CAST:  Rumer Willis  •  Kyle Krieger  •  Skylar Astin  •  Tyler Oakley

Speech & Debate (2017)

Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Harris
CAST:  Liam James  •  Sarah Steele  •  Austin P. McKenzie  •  Janeane Garofalo

Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Harris
CAST:  Liam James  •  Sarah Steele  •  Austin P. McKenzie  •  Janeane Garofalo

Hot Air (2018)

A right-wing talk show host's life takes a sudden turn when his 16-year-old niece comes crashing into his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Neve Campbell  •  Taylor Russell  •  Skylar Astin

A right-wing talk show host's life takes a sudden turn when his 16-year-old niece comes crashing into his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Neve Campbell  •  Taylor Russell  •  Skylar Astin

Mickey’s 90th Spectacular (2018)

A star-studded lineup of music, film and television stars will join the celebration of Mickey Mouse on Mickey's 90th Spectacular. The two-hour television event honoring 90 years of the internationally beloved character will feature appearances by actress, activist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Mischer
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Sarah Hyland  •  Neil Patrick Harris

A star-studded lineup of music, film and television stars will join the celebration of Mickey Mouse on Mickey's 90th Spectacular. The two-hour television event honoring 90 years of the internationally beloved character will feature appearances by actress, activist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Mischer
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Sarah Hyland  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Secret Society of Second Born Royals (2020)

Sam is a teenage royal rebel, second in line to the throne of the kingdom of Illyria. Just as her disinterest in the royal way of life is at an all-time high, she discovers she has super-human abilities and is invited to join a secret society of similar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Mastro
CAST:  Greg Bryk  •  Peyton Elizabeth Lee  •  Skylar Astin  •  C.J. Dubé

Sam is a teenage royal rebel, second in line to the throne of the kingdom of Illyria. Just as her disinterest in the royal way of life is at an all-time high, she discovers she has super-human abilities and is invited to join a secret society of similar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Mastro
CAST:  Greg Bryk  •  Peyton Elizabeth Lee  •  Skylar Astin  •  C.J. Dubé

Ghosts of War (2020)

A group of World War II American soldiers encounter a supernatural enemy as they occupy a French castle previously under Nazi control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Bress
CAST:  Brenton Thwaites  •  Theo Rossi  •  Skylar Astin  •  Kyle Gallner

A group of World War II American soldiers encounter a supernatural enemy as they occupy a French castle previously under Nazi control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Bress
CAST:  Brenton Thwaites  •  Theo Rossi  •  Skylar Astin  •  Kyle Gallner

Spring Awakening

A coming-of-age story set in 19th-century Germany and centered on a group of teens discovering their sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jonathan Groff  •  Lea Michele  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Lauren Pritchard

A coming-of-age story set in 19th-century Germany and centered on a group of teens discovering their sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jonathan Groff  •  Lea Michele  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Lauren Pritchard

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas (2021)

On her first holiday without her father, Zoey attempts to create a magical Christmas for her family just like the ones Mitch used to do.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Shepard
CAST:  Jane Levy  •  Skylar Astin  •  Alex Newell  •  John Clarence Stewart

On her first holiday without her father, Zoey attempts to create a magical Christmas for her family just like the ones Mitch used to do.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Shepard
CAST:  Jane Levy  •  Skylar Astin  •  Alex Newell  •  John Clarence Stewart