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18 Interesting Facts You Should Know About "Never Have I Ever" Actor Darren Barnet

Get to know this charming actor.

1. To start, Darren Barnet portrays the swoonworthy Paxton Hall-Yoshida on Netflix's original series Never Have I Ever.

Darren Barnet on the red carpet
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2. He's a '90s baby and celebrated his 30th birthday on April 27.

Darren Barnet at an event
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3. He's a California native and was raised in Los Angeles.

4. His first major recurring role was on a 2018 TV series called Turnt.

5. He's also had guest roles on This Is Us, Criminal Minds, and S.W.A.T.

6. When he worked on This Is Us, the actor had to shave off half of his eyebrows in order to portray a younger version of Jack Pearson.

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7. He portrayed Wilfred 'Freddy' Malick on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for two episodes.

8. He was one of the first people cast in Never Have I Ever, and he didn't initially do a chemistry read with costar Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.

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9. After Mindy Kaling heard him speaking Japanese on set, his character's named changed from Paxton Hall to Paxton Hall-Yoshida.

10. He nearly played Trevor Matthews in After We Collided, but the part ended up going to Dylan Sprouse.

11. He's active on social media and has 1.4 million followers on Instagram.

12. He does a pretty good cosplay and once dressed up as Fight Club's Tyler Durden.

13. If Paxton got his own episode on Never Have I Ever, he'd want Brad Pitt to be the narrator.

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"I'm such a fan of this man and I want to somewhat emulate his career," he said. "If Brad did it, it would be hysterical because he's such an enormous name, but he's also a guy who could relate to Paxton's character in terms of the characters he played when he was young."

14. Outside of his time on set, he loves boxing and martial arts.

15. Plus, did you know he writes and records hip-hop music as well?

16. He was given the chance to improvise in various scenes while filming the first season of Never Have I Ever.

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17. He was an athlete in high school and served as the captain of the lacrosse team.

18. Finally, he will be reprising his role on the soon-to-be-released Season 2 of Never Have I Ever.

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