Fast Facts

  • As a child, wanted to be an OB/GYN because he idolized the character Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show.
  • Played varsity basketball at Peekskill High School alongside future NBA star Elton Brand.
  • While starting his career as an actor, he held a day job as a summer-camp counselor for the Trinity School in New York City.
  • Portrayed the title character in Shakespeare's Othello in Central Park in 2001.
  • Portrayed a baseball player in the TV series The Starter Wife, but he had no experience playing baseball going into the audition.


  • Reginald Austin — Father
  • Eileen Austin — Mother
  • Naomi — Sister
  • Priscilla — Sister


  • Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA in Theater Studies, 2001)


  • Birth Place: Peekskill, NY
  • Profession: Actor

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