LSU graduate stars in Disney’s Star Wars spinoff series “The Mandalorian”

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate in the class of 2002 Barry Lowin loves to backflip, which landed him the role playing the character Din Djarin in Disney’s Star Wars series, The Mandolorian.

“I’ve gone on a lot of auditions to do back flips, and I joke sometimes that I have back flipped my way through life. Literally backflips paid for my college. Backflips have gotten me lots of jobs,” said Lowin.

He started training as a gymnastics when he was a teenager which also landed him a spot on the LSU’s cheer team, according to LSU.

The Star Wars live-action spinoff television series received 24 Emmy nominations last year.

“The audition was really intense. Getting to work on ‘The Mandalorian’ has been just such a gift,” Lowin said. “They ended up doing a spinoff called ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ and I got to play a different character in that. And now we’re shooting the third season of ‘The Mandalorian.’ I remember being in my dressing room the first time and catching a glimpse of myself, and that suit, and ‘Whoa, who’s that guy?’ It was just really mind blowing at first.” 

Lowin has also starred in other television series including—The Big Bang Theory and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

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