Darren Charles Barnet (born April 27, 1991) is an American actor, known for minor acting roles in This Is Us, S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds and for playing Paxton Hall-Yoshida in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. He also has a lead role in the upcoming series American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules.
Barnet was born in Los Angeles, California. He speaks conversational Spanish and studied Japanese and French. Since the age of 5, Barnet wanted to be an actor. He relocated to the suburbs of Orlando, Florida at the age of 12. Barnet was the lacrosse team captain at Dr. Phillips High School where he graduated in 2009. He acted in plays and short films while attending Berry College on a full academic scholarship. Barnet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2013.
In 2019 Barnet was cast in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever which, aired on April 27, 2020, as Paxton Hall-Yoshida. He was one of the first people cast in the show and he found it interesting that they weren’t doing chemistry reads because he had never experienced that before.
Barnet has a lead role in the upcoming series American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules.