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Austin Pendleton Biography

Birth Place:
Warren, Ohio, United States
Actor, writer, stage director

Fast Facts

  • As a child, got interested in acting through his mother, who started a community theatre 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 September 1964
  • Won an OBIE Award and a Drama Desk Award for The Last Sweet Days of Isaac in 1970
  • Started writing plays at age 50
  • Joined Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1979


  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated


  • Audrey Christine Pendleton -- Daughter
  • Thorn Pendleton -- Father
  • Frances Pendleton -- Mother
  • Katina Commings -- Wife