Austin Pendleton

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Austin Pendleton
  • Birth Place: Warren, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/27/1940, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; writer; stage director
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Austin Pendleton Fast Facts:
  • As a child, he became interested in acting through his mother, who started a community theater group that rehearsed in their home.
  • Studied acting at New York's HB Studio under Uta Hagen.
  • Made his Broadway debut with the original company of Fiddler on the Roof in 1964.
  • Won an Obie and a Drama Desk Award for his performance in 1970's The Last Sweet Days of Isaac.
  • An in-demand character actor who is best known to mainstream audiences for his turn as a reluctant villain in 1979's The Muppet Movie.
  • Started writing plays at age 50.
  • Joined Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1979.
  • Austin Pendleton Relationships:
  • Frances Pendleton - Mother
  • Katina Commings - Wife
  • Thorn Pendleton - Father
  • Audrey Christine Pendleton - Daughter
  • Austin Pendleton Awards:
  • 1981 Tony: Director (Play) - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA, 1961)

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