Birth Name: Skylar Astin Lipstein
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 23, 1987
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Skylar Astin is an American actor, model, and singer. His roles include the films Hamlet 2, Taking Woodstock, Pitch Perfect, and its sequel; 21 & Over, Cavemen, Flock of Dudes, Speech & Debate, Hot Air, Ghosts of War, and Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, and the shows Ground Floor, Graves, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Grey’s Anatomy, and So Help Me Todd.
His father is a garment industry executive. Skylar was raised in Rockland County, New York. His parents are both Jewish.
Skylar’s paternal grandfather was Max M. Lipstein (the son of Morris Lipstein and Ida Ikoretzky/Skoretsky). Max was born in New York, to parents from Russia. Ida was the daughter of Jacob Skoretzky/Shorell and Fagel Rifke “Fanny” Feldman.
Skylar’s paternal grandmother was named Helen Gewant (the daughter of Hyman Gewant and Bessie). Hyman was born in Russia.
Skylar’s maternal grandfather was named Bob Fischer.
Skylar’s maternal grandmother was named Lillian.
Source: Skylar’s paternal grandfather, Max M. Lipstein, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org