Thanks to co-creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, Darren Barnet has not become the dream guy of Devi Vishwakumar but for other young girls too. In the Netflix series Never Have I Ever, he portrays the character of Paxton-Hall Yoshida. Many have an eye on his chiseled face, smoldering eyes, and hot abs.
The LA-born handsome has been struggling a lot to make his name in the movie industry facing repeated disappointments and rejections.
So here are 13 trivia about Darren Barnet, aka Paxton that can help us – in his own words- “to dig deeper than the abs.”
Things To Know About Darren Barnet
1. Darren Barnet plays a role that is younger than his actual age
This hot actor plays 12 years younger character in the famous show Never Have I Ever. What’s more interesting is that he is 11 years older than co-star Maitreyi Ramakshrinan who plays Vishwakumar.
In an interview, he revealed that “It used to really upset me as a kid because I thought it made me less manly. But now it is started to be a blessing.” Darren was born on April 27, 1991, and is 29 years old in 2020. Also, he is Taurus.
2. Barren’s Japanese-American heritage was integrated into his character
Yes, just like his role in the series, Darren comes from a dual culture, i.e., Japanese- American. Yoshida was added to Paxton’s surname to reflect his identity in the series. Moving on, he was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His diversity might be the result of why he can fluently speak Japanese, English, French, and a little Spanish.
3. Family and Education
This brilliant actor has not shared anything about her parent’s just yet. However, his father is Charles D. Barnet Jr, who worked as a booking agent for Wind & Fire, Earth, Jimi Hendrix, to name a few. Unfortunately, he died in 2008 at the age of 66.
After that, his mother married for the second time. Hence she is blessed to have older sister Jen Barnet and younger half-sister, Emily.
Speaking of education, Darren enrolled in Dr. Phillips High School and graduated from Berry College with a degree in Bachelor of Arts.
4. Darren Barnet spends his time at the gym
Staying fit and in shape comes second nature to Darren. Since his childhood, he used to play boxing, basketball, lacrosse, martial arts, and more. It was inevitable for him to have statuesque stature. His idol is Hugh Jackman and Chris Evans.
After getting the role, little, did he know that he would appear topless most of the time? Therefore he began working out five times a week in the gym for a couple of hours a day. Unlike other stars who prefer trainers to get an ideal body, he likes to strike out on his own.
This hot actor maintains his own routine, which consists of calisthenics exercise, weighted rounds of pushups, boxing, pullups, and more.
5. Darren is not new to the movie industry
In fact, he has played multiple roles in famous movies, including This is Us, S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds, Family Reunion, and Turnt. Despite all this, Never Have I Ever is his first-ever major role.
Luckily in 2020, he also appeared as Freddy Malick in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the coming days, he will have a lead role as Grant in the upcoming American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules. Till now, the news of the release of the movie has not been in public.
6. Darren Barnet got the whole cast to go bowling the first time they met
During the first time the cast met, they were provided with only three hours to bond. That time this 29 years old actor suggested they go bowling. By that, they seem to have got along pretty well, and the rest is history.
7. He has got a real estate license
Some digging about Darren led to this stunning information that he possesses a California real estate license. Apart from this, he is also a good rapper and makes hip hop beats.
8. Darren receives really nasty and perverted DM’s
Being a celebrity, it is inevitable that you will receive tons of messages, and there is no limit or filter on it. Once, he revealed that he gets 200 new DMs every time he refreshes his phone. Darren also disclosed that it was very tough handling those texts.
He remembers one bizarre incident where a fan sent him a picture of his sisters with a note, “I wish I were your sister.”
9. He Is Active on Social Media Platforms
Despite the fact that social media has nagged his brain for quite a while, he is active for his fans. Darren has amassed 1.3 million followers on his Instagram accounts.