Quick Facts of Darren Charles Barnet

  • Full NameDarren Charles Barnet
  • Net Worth$1 Million
  • Date of Birth27 April, 1991
  • NicknamePaxton
  • Marital Status Single
  • BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Ethnicity Mixed (Japanese, American, Swedish, and German)
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year2017 - present
  • Eye colour Honey Brown
  • Hair colour Brown
  • Heightin feet & inches- 5' 10”
  • Weight72 kg
  • Educationgraduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Arts in 2013
  • Online PresenceInstagram,Facebook,Twitter
  • Horoscope Taurus
Darren Barnet

You probably wouldn’t have clicked on this page if you weren’t curious about the name Darren Barnet. He is the hottest guy from the Netflix series, Never Have I Ever, in which he portrays Paxton Hall-Yoshida. Do you want to know more about this fantastic actor? Continue reading!

Who is Darren Barnet?

Born on April 27, 1991, in Los Angeles, to a mother who is Swedish of Japanese descent and a father who is American of German and Cherokee descent, Darren Barnet is a 31-year-old mixed race Japanese American actor.

Interesting fact: Darren Barnet is the grandchild of swing musician Charlie Barnet. 

Darren Barnet as Paxton and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi in Never Have I Ever
Darren Barnet as Paxton and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi in ‘Never Have I Ever.’Image Source: Facebook 

Talking about Darren’s early life, when Barnet was a 12-year-old, he relocated to the suburbs of Orlando, Florida, with his mother. 

Barnet has always been proud of his heritage. The actor graduated from Dr.Phillips High School in 2009. In 2013, he graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Arts, where he acted in short films and plays.

Rise to Prominence

From a very young age, Darren wanted to become an actor, but it wasn’t until college that he decided to pursue acting as a career. As a result, he returned to Los Angeles after graduating in 2013 to become an actor.

After three years, Barnet made his acting debut portraying in the television shows: This Is Us, S.W.A.T., and Criminal Minds. He had episodic roles, though. Before acting, the actor worked at SoulCycle on Sunset Boulevard as a bike attendant and front desk associate.

Then in 2018, Barnet gradually attracted media attention as he was getting roles in a handful of TV Shows. First, he starred as Hot Seth in the Brat-produced Facebook Watch limited streaming series Turnt.

Darren Barnet in the film American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules
Darren Barnet in the film American Pie Presents Girls’ Rules. Image source: Facebook 

Second, Darren went on to appear in the Lifetime original television movie Instakiller. Even though the actor had a supporting role in the movie, it eventually marked his film debut.

In 2019, Darren landed in the Netflix sitcom Family Reunion, where he starred as Floyd. Finally, in April 2020, He had his breakthrough while starring in the Netflix series, Never Have I Ever as Paxton Hall – Yoshida.

Indeed the Sherman Oaks High School’s resident teen heartthrob and obviously, the crush of Devi Vishwakumar, played by actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. Interestingly, Maitreyi and Darren have 11 year age difference between them.

Despite these vast age differences, Barnet’s performances in the show are outstanding. Therefore, the show, as well as his performance, received positive reviews.

After The Stardom 

After starring in Never Have I Ever, Darren appeared in the seventh season of A.M.C. and Marvel’s television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Then, He also starred in Universal Pictures’ direct-to-video sex comedy film American Pie Presents: Girl’s Rules.

As his career started taking off, Barnet starred alongside an ensemble cast in the horror comedy film Untitled Horror Movie. It was released on video on demand by digital platforms like iTunes and Amazon.com on June 15, 2021. The film generally received positive critics from the audience.

Later that year, the 31-year-old actor’s another movie Love Hard was released. In the Netflix Christmas romantic comedy film, he starred alongside Jimmy O. Yang and Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev.

Darren Barnet and nina dobrev
Darren Barnet and Nina Dobrev. Image source: Facebook

Honestly, 2022 has definitely been the year of the Never Have I Ever star. Darren became the first male brand ambassador for Victoria’s Secret PINK and the brand’s “Gender Free” collection in April.

He also starred in the voice of the protagonist Yuichi Usagi in the Netflix CGI-animated action comedy series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles later that month. And by the end of November 2021, Barnet returned for the third season of Never Have I Ever, which premiered on August 12, 2022, on Netflix.

Darren Barnet’s Upcoming Work/ Movies and TV Shows

Darren Barnet is one of the on-demand actors right now. He is busy shooting all year round for his television and movie works. He is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming action-adventure anime series Blue Eye Samurai.

The animated series will star other amazing voice actors, such as George Takei, Maya Erskine, Masi Oka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Randall Park, and Brenda Song will also be working on it.

Barnet is set to star on the upcoming psychological thriller drama film Apophenia
Barnet is set to star in the upcoming psychological thriller drama film Apophenia. Image source: Facebook 

On the big screen, Barnet is set to star alongside Bailey Noble, Timothy V. Murphy, Yasmin Wijnalduma, and Zac Weinstein in the upcoming psychological thriller drama film Apophenia. The film is expected to release sometime later in 2023.

Age, Height & Social Media

Darren Barnet, who speaks Japanese, Spanish and French, stands at the height of 5 feet ten inches and weighs around 72 kg. The 31-year-old actor has stunning green eyes and brown hair.

Darren Barnet
Darren Barnet is a charming American actor. Image source: Facebook

As for his socials, Darren is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. However, he is most active on Instagram under the username darrenbarnet and has 2.6 million fan followers.

Who is Darren Barnet Dating? Who is His Girlfriend? 

Never Have I Ever‘ breakout heartthrob Darren Barnet’s relationship status is the most asked question by fans. As of 2022, Barnet appears to be single. Well, it could be possible that the actor is dating someone privately. However, his social media points to him being busy acting and hanging with friends. But the 31-year-old actor has dated some beautiful women in the past. Let’s know who are those lucky ones!

Darren Barnet and Mikaela Hoover
Darren Barnet and Mikaela Hoover kissing. Image source: Zimbio

Before Darren could ever be a Netflix heartthrob, He dated E! producer Cassie Maynard for about two years. Then, he began dating “Southpaw” actress and model Ali Rose in 2018. Sadly, the relationship couldn’t stand long as they split up in 2019.

Following the breakup, the This Is Us star fell in love with his “Love Hard” co-star Mikaela Hoover. The couple made their Instagram debut as lovers in April 2021 which was posted by the actress. But it seems the two are no longer together as they have not been photographed together for a long time. 

Darren Barnet’s Net Worth

“Love Hard” actor Darren Barnet has been active in the film industry for five years now. As mentioned above, the actor made his acting debut back in 2017 and has appeared in a handful of movies. He holds an estimated $1 million net worth. 

Darren Barnet
Darren Barnet has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Image source: Instagram 

To date, Darren has appeared in three films and ten Television credits. Furthermore, it is known that Barnet earned $25,000 – $26,250 per episode of Never Have I Ever. After all, the 31-year-old actor holds an estimated net worth of $1 million. It is no doubt that rising stars like Darren Barnet will continue to add to his fortune in the coming days.

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