Skylar Astin Auditioned for ‘Glee’ Before ‘Pitch Perfect’

A star of stage and screen, Skylar Astin has enjoyed a long and successful career. His featured role of him as Jesse Swanson in the Pitch Perfect franchise earned him acclaim from critics and fans and allowed him to show off his vocal chops and skills while working with an ensemble cast. However, before Astin scored his big break, he was a hardworking actor auditioning for a wide variety of projects — and in 2019, the star revealed that he once auditioned for a role in the cult-classic TV series glee.

What did Skylar Astin say about auditioning for ‘Glee’?

Skylar Astin attends the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys in 2022 I Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage

Born in 1987, Astin grew up in New York. At an early age, he was drawn to a career in the performing arts, going on to study at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. According to IMDb, Astin was a stage actor during the earliest years of his career, performing in shows like spring awakening —all while developing his abilities as a singer. After several years on the stage, Astin decided to try his hand at television, auditioning for roles in various programs.

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