Austin Alexander is a working actor. He works on television shows, films, commercials, and sometimes in the theatre.
What kind of actor is Austin?
If Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer had a baby that was raised by Matt Damon and Seth Rogan, you’d get close. In all seriousness though, Austin is a trained actor. He started on the stage and then moved over to film and television towards the end of his undergrad theatre training. He has studied with several esteemed instructors in collegiate, conservatory style, and private coaching settings.
He tends to be cast as the bad boyfriend, the solemn but sensitive soldier, the crass cowboy, the sarcastic and witty asshole, the fun loving but troubled friend, and the stoic guy with a big heart. See his work here:
Austin Alexander writes across a range of different mediums. He has written and produced plays and films, sketch comedy, poetry, music, fiction, and also occasionally blogs. You can read the latest posts here:
I've found in my life, vulnerability is the biggest solution or point of relief for me when I'm facing overwhelming adversity, anxiety, anger, or an affliction. Vulnerability keeps me open. It makes me more likely to find empathy for myself and others, rather than...
"I was talking with another actor and teacher today about nerves and anxiety in preparation for an audition, call back, or working on set. [Earlier in the day at a callback] He was asked to make changes to some choices he had a made for a role. I asked him how he...
"The rawness of creation isn't a thing you can structure into a teachable form. That's like having a technique to pick up dirt with your hands and let it fall back to earth [then trying to teach someone your exact technique for doing it and enjoying it]. You have to...
Austin Alexander is a creative dude. In addition to being a writer, he is a musician, business owner, graphic designer, web designer, copywriter, and hobby painter. His philosophy is that all forms of creation can inspire one another.
Part of being an artist is throwing off any perceived limitations the world might expect to be able to throw on you, and just being the best you that you can be. The journey to becoming that “you” though seems to be a life’s work.