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Birth name: Austin Miles Stowell
Birth date: December 24, 1984
Birthplace: Kensington, Connecticut, USA
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
Height: 6’1″ (1.85m)
Occupation: Actor, Producer
Years active: 2009 – present
Zodiac sign: Capricorn


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Austin Miles Stowell was born on December 24, 1984 to Robert and Elizabeth in Kensington, Connecticut. His mother is an elementary school teacher while his father works in construction. Austin has two older brothers, Brian and Dan. Growing up in Connecticut, he was very involved in music and theater, but they took a back seat when he got to high school. Austin ended up playing baseball, football, and tennis. After a football injury sidelined him in his junior year, he went on to perform in a local theater production that reinvigorated his passion for acting. After graduating from Berlin High School, he went on to the University of Connecticut on a full scholarship, though he was already accepted at Central Connecticut State University to major in pre-law. Austin studied with the Department of Dramatic Arts, where he performed in productions of Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and It Can’t Happen Here with the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and won the prestigious Nafe Katter Award for best performer his senior year. Upon graduating in 2007, he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally.

Austin made his television debut in 2009 playing Jesse on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, which ended up turning into a recurring guest role. Later, he appeared as Chad in an episode of the Comedy Central sitcom “Secret Girlfriend”. The next year, Austin appeared in episodes of “90210” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” before making his feature film debut in 2011 as an ER medic in the drama Puncture starring Chris Evans. Also that year, he would star alongside Harry Connick, Jr. and Nathan Gamble in Dolphin Tale, a story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap, as Kyle Connellan. He next appeared in the short film Can You Watch This and starred in Without a Mom. In 2013, Austin starred as Dalton Joiner alongside Liam Hemsworth in the historical romantic drama Love and Honor, which also starred Teresa Palmer and Aimee Teagarden. He would also make an appearance as a backstage flirt in the biographical drama Behind the Candelabra starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. A short film titled Cause of Death and the Hallmark movie A Way Back Home would become Austin’s final acting credits of 2013.

2014 began with being a part of the incredible ensemble for the critically acclaimed drama Whiplash, where he portrayed the role of Ryan. The film follows a promising young drummer enrolling at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Later in the year, he appeared in Warren as Ted Gordon and Behaving Badly as Kevin Carpenter before returning to his character Kyle Connellan in Dolphin Tale 2. Austin finished the year with a short film titled I Can See You, playing the 26-year-old version of the character Derek. He returned to television in 2015 to star alongside Edward Burns in the series “Public Morals” playing the role of Sean O’Bannon. The series follows the New York City Public Morals Division in the 1960s, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them. In November, Austin would portray Francis Gary Powers in the Steven Spielberg historical drama Bridge of Spies, which starred Tom Hanks. In 2016, he played Eddie in In Dubious Battle alongside James Franco and Vincent D’Onofrio, followed by Joel in Colossal with Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.

Continuing in film in 2017, Austin starred alongside Dominic Cooper as Hank in Stratton, a film following a British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell. Later, he portrayed Larry King in Battle of the Sexes, which followed the true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. The film starred Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Austin was also featured in the television movie Controversy as Matt Kellerman opposite Anthony Edwards and Erin Moriarty. Next came the historical action drama 12 Strong where he portrayed Fred Falls. The film tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. 12 Strong starred Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and Michael Peña. Austin followed up with the sci-fi film Higher Power as Michael. He would next portray the role of Nately in the Hulu mini-series “Catch-22”, based on the classic Joseph Heller novel before starring opposite Haley Bennet in Swallow, playing the role of Richie Conrad.

In 2020, Austin played one of the main characters in Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island as Patrick Sullivan, which follows a collection of guests to live out their most elaborate fantasies in relative seclusion on a luxurious island. The film also starred Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, and Ryan Hansen. He would also portray Lieutenant Theodore Cole in an episode of the Apple TV+ series “Amazing Stories”, the episode follows a WWII pilot crashing in modern-day Ohio, where a young widow and her stepson are swept up in his search for home. Austin appeared as a blink-and-miss-him guest in an episode of “The White Lotus” as a hotel guest in 2021. During the holiday season, he would reunite with his Fantasy Island co-star Lucy Hale for the adaptation of Sally Thorne’s beloved romance novel The Hating Game where Austin portrayed Joshua Templeman. Summer of 2022 brought in the Netflix mini series “Keep Breathing”, where he portrayed the role of Sam. The series follows Liv, the lone survivor of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. It quickly went to the #1 spot on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows in the US.

Austin has a slew of upcoming projects, including The Long Home, a film directed and starring James Franco. He will also star alongside Peyton List and Rachel Nichols for the thriller The Last Will and Testament of Charles Abernathy. The film is currently in post-production. Austin is also filming two television series, “Three Women” and “A Friend of the Family”.