Look for Austin's recent work on
episodes of "Homeland"
(with Claire Danes),
"Little Fires Everywhere"
(with Reese Witherspoon &
and in the final season of Marvel's
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on July 8th!
His children's book "Zoo's On First",
his comic book series "The KINETIX"
& his short film "The Fear We Share"
are all available now.
Born & raised in Brooklyn, New York, AUSTIN BASIS is an actor & celebrity ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Shortly after graduating The Actors Studio Drama School with an MFA in Acting, he became a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. There, he had the privilege of working with Al Pacino, Faye Dunaway, Dianne Wiest & Estelle Parsons; and under the tutelage of Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Martin Landau, Arthur Penn, Lou Antonio, Lee Grant & Mark Rydell. He now studies with coach Cathleen Leslie and continues to improve his craft at The Actors Studio West.
Austin is most known for his role as J.T. Forbes on the 4-time People’s Choice Award winning sci-fi drama Beauty And The Beast. He also played series regular Math Rogers on The CW drama Life Unexpected. Austin’s vast film & television experience has allowed him to share the screen with Viola Davis, Larry David, Claire Danes, Harvey Keitel, Sandra Oh, Vincent D'Onofrio, Christine Baranski, and Barry Bostwick - among others.
In addition to his acting work, Austin also co-created and performed in an improv & sketch comedy show in New York City called Mmm… Comedy. He has continued to write & develop ideas with his production company “Behind the Bag!” Productions. Austin recently executive-produced a short film called The Fear We Share, that he wrote & starred in - which is currently streaming online.
He wrote & published a superhero comic book series in 2018 about kids with disabilities & chronic illnesses called The KINETIX, together with his writing partners Dave Maulbeck & Josh Taub. An avid poet, Austin published his first book of poetry in 2011 called An Actor Without An Audience: Poetry for Artists, Lovers & Everymen (available online). His first children's book, Zoo's On First, co-written with his brother Jeremy Basis & illustrated by Dave Maulbeck, is his latest release & is available online at Amazon, BookBaby and Barnes & Noble.
He now calls Los Angeles home.