Darren Charles Barnet
April 27, 1991
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||Berry College (BA)|
|Relatives||Charlie Barnet (grandfather)|
Darren Charles Barnet (born April 27, 1991) is an American actor who is known for playing Paxton Hall-Yoshida in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. He also has a lead role in the film American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules.
Early life and education
Darren Charles Barnet was born on April 27, 1991, in Los Angeles. His mother is of Swedish and Japanese descent, and his father has German and Cherokee ancestry. Barnet's grandfather was swing musician Charlie Barnet. Barnet has an older and younger sister.
Barnet and his mother relocated to the suburbs of Orlando, Florida at the age of 12. He graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in 2009, where he was the lacrosse team captain. He graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Arts in 2013, where he acted in plays and short films. He wanted to be an actor since the age of five, but did not seriously pursue acting until college. He speaks Japanese and conversational Spanish, and studied French.
After graduating in 2013, Barnet returned to Los Angeles to become an actor. He worked at SoulCycle on Sunset Boulevard as a bike attendant and front desk associate. He also got his California real estate license in May 2015. He made his acting debut in 2017. In 2019, Barnet was cast in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. He portrays Paxton Hall-Yoshida, the love interest of Devi, the show's lead.
|2017||This Is Us||Young Jack||Episode: "The Right Thing to Do"|
|Criminal Minds||Zach Bower||Episode: "Unforgettable"|
|2018||Turnt||Hot Seth||17 episodes|
|Instakiller||Joey||Lifetime TV Movie|
|2019||Family Reunion||Floyd||Episode: "Remember the First Day of School?"|
|2020||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Wilfred "Freddy" Malick||2 episodes|
|2020–present||Never Have I Ever||Paxton Hall-Yoshida||Main role|
|TBD||Blue Eye Samurai||Voice only; series regular|
|Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles||Yuichi Usagi||Voice only; lead voice role|
|2020||American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules||Grant|
|2021||Untitled Horror Movie||Max|
|Love Hard||Tag Abbott|
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