Austin MacDonald

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Austin MacDonald
Born Austin MacDonald
(1995-07-17) July 17, 1995 (age 21)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada[1]
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Website http://www.austinmacdonald.com

Austin MacDonald (born July 17, 1995) is a Canadian teen actor, best known for his role as Roger in 2008 film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl and as Andy in the Roxy Hunter film series. In 2013, he won the Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film for his role as Brian in Jesus Henry Christ.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film/Show Role Notes
2004 The West Wing Boy Episode: "The Warfare of Genghis Khan"
2004 The Kid's Table Corey
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Dortha Shaffer's son
2005 Darcy's Wild Life Boy Episode: "Pet Adoption Day"
2006 Banana Bruises Young Matthew
2005–2006 The Doodlebops Streeter 6 episodes
2006 ReGenesis Student 2 episodes
2006 Naturally, Sadie kid Episode: "The Bennett Club"
2007 Souvenirs from Asia Corey
2007 Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Young Howard
2007 Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost Andy
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid Andy
2008 M.V.P. Austin Episode: "Truth and Consequence"
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman Andy
2008 Céline Bully short film
2008 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Roger
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween Andy
2009 Rick Mercer Report Austin 1 episode
2009 The Ron James Show Stevie James Episode: "New Year's Eve Edition"
2009–2010 Little Mosque on the Prairie Zach Whitman 2 episodes
2010 Living in Your Car Scott
2011 Debra! Auzzie TV series
2011–present Life with Boys Andy Jacobs TV series; Recurring role
2012 Jesus Henry Christ Brian the Bully Young Artists Award (see below)
2013 Hannibal C. J. Lincoln Episode: "Œuf"
He Never Died Teenager #1 Feature Film

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Result Work
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Nominated Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Won Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 13 and Under Nominated Rick Mercer Report
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor Nominated Debra![3]
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor Nominated Living in Your Car[3]
Outstanding Young Ensemble In a TV Series Won Debra![3]
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Won Jesus Henry Christ[2]
Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor Nominated Debra![2]
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor 17-21 Nominated Life with Boys[2]
2014 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Short Film - Young Actor 16-21 Nominated Portrait of Ryan[4]
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor 17-21 Nominated Life with Boys[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chin, Joe (10 May 2012). "Young actor cops award". Mississauga News. Mississauga ON. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "35th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 

Austin MacDonald Family background.

Austin's paternal grandmother Virginia Sbrega was born in 1930 in Italy and came to Canada as a child with her family. The family moved to a town called Capreol located outside of Sudbury Ontario. They worked either on the railway or owned small retail stores. His grandfather Lawrence Bannon MacDonald's family originated from Scotland several generations before. On Austins maternal side his grandmother Beryl Fratton (maiden name Nunn) was born in 1938 in Newcastle England. She was a nurse who came to Toronto Canada in 1963. His Maternal grandfather Adolf Fratton was born in 1936, his family was from Bolzano Italy but before he was born his siaters and parents were annexed by train to Austria by the government. His great grandfather (OPA) Englebert Fratton (adopted name Nicolodi), (birth name Fratton) fought for the Italians and was captured by the Americans and sent to a farm camp in Arizona for 8 years. After the war he worked for the railway in Austria. His grandmother (OMA) Johanna Fratton (maiden name Chiasera) never learned German but as it was a small town outside of Salzburg most still spoke Italian. Austin has dual citizenship and now holds both Canadian and Austrian passports. Austins Grandfather Adolf Fratton's first language was Italian, then German, French and finally English. His grandfather Adolf left home and went to hotel school in Switzerland at age 13 and traveled the world till he came to Canada in 1962. He was GM of several hotels in Toronto, Edmonton & New Brunswick the went to the Island of Grenada and was GM of La Source resort and spa. He also was GM at Muskoka Sands Resort (now Taboo) & Windemere House in Muskoka Ontario. Austin spent much of his first 4 years on the Island of Grenada and then went on to spend summers and holidays at the Muskoka resorts between his acting jobs. He has traveled now to several Islands and has been to Italy, Austria & Switzerland to stay with family. Also several visits to the USA. Austin's father worked in the textile industry as a production manager travelling to Israel, New York & England to oversee production of wallpaper, carpets & fabric. He is currently a Superintendent for Canada Post. His mother Helen Fratton-MacDonald was a social worker and liaison officer for the ministry of corrections working with youth in custody. She was in charge of education, anger management and did family, drug and alcohol counselling. She later went on to travel with Austin as his guardian and helped with Publicity and events. Helen also holds Canadian & Austrian passports. Austin has 1 sister Miranda Jade who is older and also in the entertainment industry. Austin hopes to use his dual citizenship to work in Europe in the future. Austin is attending Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. He completed a diploma program of Media Fundamentals in 2016 and is now doing his Bachelor of Film and Television. It is a 4-year program.

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