Austin Basis

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  • Birth Name: Austin Lee Basis
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Profession: Actor
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Beauty and the Beast Boss on a Close Cancellation, Changing Focus and an Epic Finale Battle

It's no secret that the renewal chances for Beauty and the Beast were slim, so when executive producer Brad Kern sat down to write the Season 2 finale he knew the most important thing was to make a satisfying ending for the loyal fans.

"We designed it as a possible series finale and frankly, we saved up a lot of money to be able to make it big and epic in case it was the end," Kern tells TVGuide.com. "We felt we owed the loyal audience a special ending, but we also put in the elements that would allow us to build off of if it if we were lucky enough to get Season 3."

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Exclusive Beauty and the Beast Video: J.T. Is Locked Up with Tom Everett Scott

J.T. has been kidnapped, but he's not alone.

On Monday's Beauty and the Beast (9/8c, The CW), Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are forced to work together, yet again, to save an abducted J.T. (Austin Basis). But J.T. isn't locked up alone. In a nearby cell is a stranger, played by recurring guest star Tom Everett Scott, who's clearly been in isolation for a very long time.

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Beauty and the Beast Bosses: Catherine Deserves a Guy Like Gabe

Is Beauty and the Beast's Catherine really ready to move on from Vincent? She's at least going to try.

When we last saw Cat (Kristin Kreuk), she had finally realized that she hadn't let go of Vincent (Jay Ryan) because he had saved her life all those years ago. With their relationship behind her, and Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) waiting in the wings, Cat's about to embark on a new  partnership — especially when her anger for Vincent is further propelled by his going public.

Exclusive Beauty and the Beast First Look: Catherine teams up with Elisabeth Rohm 

"They've been under the shadow of having to hide him up until this point, and now there he is, free and out, and that's what she always hoped to have," showrunner Brad Kern tells TVGuide.com. Adds executive producer Jennifer Levin, "And that can fuel her towards Gabe, that upset and anger."

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Beauty and the Beast TV Show Series, Actor - J.T. Forbes
2010 Life Unexpected TV Show Series, Actor - Matthew 'Math' Rogers
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Reunion
Season 7, Episode 3
Episode, Actor - Waiter
2007 American Zombie Movie, Actor - Ivan
2004 Law & Order: Fico Di Capo
Season 3, Episode 19
Episode, Actor - Lou-Lou Versini

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News

Beauty and the Beast Team Teases a "Super-Charged" Vincent, a Bigger Mythology and New Blood

Who kidnapped Vincent? Who is Catherine's real dad? The Season 1 finale of Beauty and the Beast left fans — better known as Beasties — with many burning questions. And when the show returns this fall ... there will be even more. The biggest one: "How has Vincent being gone affected everybody?" co-creator and executive producer Jennifer Levin said Thursday at Comic-Con. Thankfully, there will also be plenty of answers when the series picks up its story three months after the events of the finale. "A lot has... read more

Beauty and the Beast's Sendhil Ramamurthy Previews an Epic Beast-on-Beast Fight in the Finale

Beauty and the Beast is finally staging a beast-on-beast fight.

In the concluding moment of last week's episode, viewers learned that Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy), with his glowing yellow eyes, is in fact a beast. On Thursday's penultimate hour of the show's freshman season (9/8c, CW), Gabe and Vincent (Jay Ryan) will meet for the first time — leading to an epic beastly battle in the season finale.

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Beauty and the Beast's Jay Ryan: The Forces Against Catherine and Vincent Are Pretty Strong

The cat, err, beast is out of the bag on Beauty and the Beast.

Just when Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) and her love Vincent (Jay Ryan) had finally devised a plan to throw off the NYPD, Tess (Nina Lisandrello) spotted Vincent on... read more

Beauty and the Beast Star Jay Ryan: Cat and Vincent Will Finally Kiss - And Do a Lot More

Beauty and the Beast fans, you're finally going to get your Catherine and Vincent kiss. But not so fast!

On the midseason finale of the CW series, a crash left Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) just about lifeless. As Vincent (Jay Ryan), in beast form, arrived on the scene, so did an already suspicious Evan (Max Brown), leaving the audience wondering if Vincent's secret would officially be out. When the show returns (Thursday, 9/8c), Catherine will be recovering in the hospital where Vincent has another run-in, this time with a woman from his past. How will Vincent avoid being discovered and will Catherine continue to risk everything to ultimately be with him? Keep reading to find out.

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Beauty and the Beast Midseason Finale: Will Catherine and Vincent Finally Kiss?

Will Beauty and the Beast's Catherine and Vincent finally reveal their relationship in public? They'll have their big shot on the midseason finale.

"Faced with the pressure that single women feel going to weddings alone, Catherine slips and tells [her friends and sister] she has someone in her life and so she has to produce him," executive producer Sherri Cooper tells TVGuide.com. "The question is does, Vincent show up under the guise of someone else and risk it? Does she bring someone else instead? Does she confess she made him up? The episode is a lot about risk."

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