Darren Barnet Biography: Age, Movies, Height, Net Worth, Wife, TV Shows, Girlfriend

May 23, 2024 0 Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


Darren Charles Barnet (born 27 April 1991), widely known as Darren Barnet, is a talented and versatile American actor. He gained recognition for his role as Paxton Hall-Yoshida in the hit Netflix series Never Have I Ever.

Darren Barnet‘s stunning performance, marked by charm, wit, and impressive acting skills, has endeared him to audiences and solidified his status as a rising star in the entertainment industry.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Darren Charles Barnet
Stage Name: Darren Barnet
Born: 27 April 1991 (age 33 years old)
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Dr. Phillips High School, Berry College
Height: 1.78 m
Parents: Charles D. Barnet Jr., Deborah Barnet
Siblings: Jennifer Barnet, Emily Breidy
Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Mikaela Hoover (2021), Caylee Cowan (2020), Ali Rose (2018-2019), Cassie Maynard (2014-2017)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $500,000 (USD)

Early Life & Education

Darren Barnet is an American actor who was born on April 27, 1991, in Los Angeles, California. He was raised by his father, Charles D. Barnet Jr., a retired musician and actor of German and Cherokee descent, and his mother, Deborah Barnet, a designer. His grandfather was the renowned swing musician Charlie BarnetDarren has two sisters, one older, Jennifer Barnet, and one younger, Emily Breidy.

At the age of 12, he and his mother moved to the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. Darren Barnet attended Dr. Phillips High School, where he was the captain of the lacrosse team, and graduated in 2009. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berry College in 2013, where he was actively involved in theater, participating in plays and short films.


Darren Barnet‘s career has been a thrilling journey filled with highs that rival the most exhilarating rollercoaster rides. Born in a small Midwestern town, Barnet spent his early years dreaming of Hollywood’s bright lights and the applause of adoring crowds.

His big break came with the role of Paxton Hall-Yoshida in the hit Netflix series Never Have I Ever. His charming and enigmatic portrayal of the high school heartthrob won critical acclaim and quickly made him a fan favorite.

Darren Barnet‘s talents extend beyond acting. In his spare time, he dabbles in stand-up comedy, charming audiences with his unique humor. His sharp wit and comedic timing have earned him a reputation as one of the funniest rising comedians.

In addition to acting and comedy, Barnet is also a skilled musician. He plays several instruments, including guitar and piano, and writes and performs his own music. His musical talents have even been showcased in some of his acting roles, adding another layer to his impressive repertoire.

Darren Barnet‘s journey to success was challenging. After college, he took on various jobs, including working at SoulCycle, to support himself while pursuing his acting dreams. His perseverance paid off in 2017 with roles in popular shows like This Is Us and Criminal Minds. However, his breakout role in 2020 as Paxton Hall-Yoshida made him a household name.

In “Never Have I Ever,” Barnet plays Paxton, the love interest of the main character, Devi Vishwakumar. The nearly 11-year age difference between Barnet and his co-star sparked some media discussion but did not hinder his rising career. He has continued to act in other films and shows, including “American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@darrenbarnet
  • Twitter handle: darren barnet (@BarnetDarren)

Personal Life

Darren Barnet, known for his role in the hit Netflix series “Never Have I Ever,” has had a colorful dating history. He was once in a public relationship with actress Mikaela Hoover in 2021. However, he has since moved on and is currently dating someone new.

Before his relationship with HooverBarnet was involved with other notable figures in the entertainment industry. He dated actress Caylee Cowan in 2020; before that, he was in a relationship with Ali Rose from 2018 to 2019. His first known relationship was with Cassie Maynard, which lasted from 2014 to 2017.

Darren Barnet is not married and has no child.


TV Shows

  • Criminal Minds (2017)
  • S.W.A.T. (2017)
  • This Is Us (2017)
  • Turnt (2018)
  • Family Reunion (2019)
  • Never Have I Ever (2020–2023)


  • Instakiller (2018)
  • Love Hard (2021)
  • American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules (2020)
  • Gran Turismo (2023)
  • Anyone But You (2023)
  • Video Games
  • Immortals of Aveum (2023)


  • Celebrity Family Feud (2008)
  • The Talk (2010)
  • IMDb on the Scene – Interviews (2017)

Net Worth

Darren Barnet‘s net worth is estimated to be around $500,000. This estimation considers his acting roles, particularly on the Netflix series Never Have I Ever, as well as any brand deals and other on-screen appearances he may have had.

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