Austin recently wrapped work on Hulu's upcoming TV mini-series "Little Fires Everywhere" (produced by Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington), and in the final seasons of both "Homeland" & "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
His comic book series "The KINETIX" is available now, and his short film "The Fear We Share" will be released soon.
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. He also recently produced a short film called The Fear We Share, that he wrote and starred in- which will be released later this year.
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. He recently wrote & published a superhero comic book series about kids with disabilities & chronic illnesses called The KINETIX, which is being developed as a TV series by him and 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).
He now calls Los Angeles home.