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Austin Basis Biography

Birth Name:
Austin Lee Bas
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in the Sea Gate community, located at the western end of the Coney Island boardwalk
  • Childhood aspirations included playing catcher for the New York Mets and becoming a doctor
  • Performed in school plays from kindergarten through college, and starred in Binghamton University productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and I Hate Hamlet
  • Played junior varsity basketball and varsity baseball and soccer in college
  • First paid acting job was a corporate training CD-ROM; subsequently appeared in commercials for Dr
  • Pepper, State Farm, Burger King and AT&T, among others
  • Made his feature debut in the 2004 indie comedy Dorian Blues
  • Landed his first series-regular role on the CW drama Life Unexpected


  • Jeremy Basis -- Brother
  • Arthur Basis -- Father
  • Shari Basis -- Mother