Aaron Kyle Tveit
(b. October 21, 1983) is an American theater, film and television actor. He's best known for originating the roles of Gabe Goodman in Next To Normal
and Frank Abagnale, Jr. in the musical version of Catch Me If You Can
, and for his portrayal of Enjolras in the 2012 film version of Les Miserables
. Other roles he's played include Fiyero in Wicked
, Roger in the Neil Patrick Harris directed version of RENT
, and Tripp van der Bilt on Gossip Girl
. He's also the star of the upcoming TV series Graceland
, in which he plays undercover FBI agent Mike Warren.
Tveit has won the hearts of many fangirls with his boyish good looks and gorgeous singing voice (not to mention his chronic inability to button◊ his◊ shirts◊
). He comes across as extremely nice, humble and down to earth.
This actor provides examples of:
- See this video of him performing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at a concert.
- And this one, in which he demonstrates his ability to clap with one hand and gushes about receiving a bobble head of himself from a fan.
- Badass: Several of his roles, especially Enjolras and (based on the trailers) Mike Warren, his character on Graceland.
- The Charmer: He oozes charisma in pretty much every role he plays.
- Dawson Casting: He played teenagers in Next To Normal and Catch Me if You Can when he was in his mid- to late 20s.
- Fake Nationality: Sort of fakes two nationalities in Les Miserables (2012). He plays a French character, but speaks (and sings) with a British accent.
- Hunk: He manages to be both this and a Pretty Boy. He's often compared to a Disney prince.
- Mr. Fanservice: It is questionable whether he actually knows the top three buttons of all his shirts exist.
- Nice Guy
- Older Than They Look: He's currently 29, but could easily pass for 10 years younger.
- Pretty Boy: So pretty that he was turned down for the role of Finn on Glee for looking too much like an Abercrombie & Fitch model.
- Self-Deprecation: One of his reasons for avoiding social media is that he doesn't think anyone would care what he has to say. Obviously, his fans beg to differ.
- Star-Making Role: He was already well known in the theatre community before Les Miserables, but his role as Enjolras gained him a whole new level of stardom.
- What Could Have Been: See Pretty Boy above.