|Born||Austin Lee Basis
September 14, 1976
Sea Gate, Brooklyn, New York
Austin Lee Basis (born September 14, 1976) is an American actor.
Early life and education
Basis was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Mark Twain Intermediate School 239 and Midwood High School. While majoring in theatre at Binghamton University, he performed in the title roles of "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" and "I Hate Hamlet", in addition to several original productions. After graduation, he joined the Actors Studio MFA program, where he received an Master of Fine Arts in Acting.
As a struggling actor in New York, Basis worked as a bartender, a bouncer, a busboy, a cater-waiter, and a substitute teacher while performing in independent and student films, and Off-Off Broadway plays. He also co-created and performed in an improv & sketch comedy show called "Mmm...Comedy" that ran for seven months.
Austin's television debut was in the Comedy Central film Porn 'n Chicken (2002) (TV). In 2004 he was cast in an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001). Austin then landed a role in a Warner Brothers TV pilot for FOX called Spellbound (2004) (TV) with Christine Baranski, Barry Bostwick and Dave Annable. At this point he moved to LA.
Austin has since appeared on numerous television shows, among them: "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006), "Supernatural" (2005) and "Life on Mars" (2008). His film credits include Dorian Blues (2004), Boxboarders! (2007), American Zombie (2007), My Sassy Girl (2008), and The Other End of the Line (2008) - traveling as far as India to shoot them.
He has appeared in a number of commercials as well, including spots for Toys 'R' Us, Wendy's, Dr. Pepper, State Farm, and Burger King. He also plays Benjamin Bankes the Pig in the Ad Council's "Feed the Pig" campaign.
|2002||Porn 'n Chicken||Interviewed Student||TV movie|
|2004||Spellbound||Ben Miller||TV movie|
|2005||Hazard||Angry Deli Vigilante|
|2007||Anthem||Man with a Portrait||short|
|2007||7eventy 5ive||Crazy Cal|
|2007||Life Unkind||The Kid||short|
|2008||My Sassy Girl||Leo|
|2008||The Other End of the Line||Charlie Hendricks|
|2009||The Things We Carry||Jake|
|2011||J. Edgar||Bank Teller|
|2004||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Lou-Lou Versini||1 Episode|
|2006||Windfall||ATM Man / Sam||2 Episodes|
|2007||Drake & Josh||Skaggs||1 Episode|
|2007||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Robby||1 Episode|
|2008||NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service||Dallas||1 Episode|
|2008||Life on Mars||Willy Kramer||1 Episode|
|2009||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Waiter||1 Episode|
|2008–2010||Supernatural||Kenny Spruce||2 Episodes|
|2010||Ghostfacers||Kenny Spruce||10 Episodes|
|2010–2011||Life Unexpected||Math Rogers||26 Episodes|
|2011||Necessary Roughness||Phil||2 Episodes|
|2012||Grey's Anatomy||Devin||1 Episode|
|2012–present||Beauty & the Beast||J.T. Forbes||35 Episodes|
- Austin Basis Biography
- Katinas, Paula (2013-05-13). "Brooklyn born actor loves his 'Beauty and the Beast' role". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "Austin Basis- JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes". KTLA. 2013-10-25. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- Fernandes, Marriska (2013-11-14). "Interview with Beauty and the Beast star Austin Basis". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- We ♥ TV: A We ♥ Interview with Austin Basis!!
- 'Beauty and the Beast' star Austin Basis on show's great success and even better causes - The Red and Black : Variety
- Actor thriving in Beauty & The Beast role | Jewish Tribune
- SciFiPulse.Net » SFP-NOW – Featuring ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Actor Austin Basis
- Beauty and the Beast Season 2 Austin Basis Interview
- In sidekick role, actor keeps CW's 'Beast' from getting too dark | TribLIVE
- Television review: 'Beauty and the Beast' on the CW - Los Angeles Times
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