||6 ft 2 in
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Austin Lee Basis was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York in a little beach community called Sea Gate, at the end the famous Coney Island boardwalk. His mother, Shari, was a teacher for over 30 years, and his father, Arthur, has managed a meat-distribution company for almost 20 years. He has a younger brother, Jeremy, who is also a teacher.
Austin was a struggling actor in New York for a couple of years. He worked as a bartender, a bouncer, a busboy, a cater-waiter, and a substitute teacher to make a living, all the while - taking classes to hone his audition skills, working "in Session" at the Actors Studio, and performing in a slew of independent & student films, and Off-Off Broadway plays. He also co-created and performed in an improv & sketch comedy show called "Mmm...Comedy" that ran for 7 months.