Austin Majors is a show business veteran at 15 years old with films, television and commercials. He has now finished with his 7th season playing 4 time EMMY® award-winner Dennis Franz's (Andy Sipowicz) sweet, sensitive son on ABC's EMMY® award-winning hit series NYPD Blue. Austins compelling portrayal of Theo has captivated audiences and critics alike. He received the Young Artist Award in for Best Performance in a Drama Series.
Since ending the series, Austin has been busy guest starring on How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives a pilot for Comedy Central called Night Writer, American Dad!, Threshold, NICS, and playing Jim Belushi's younger brother on According to Jim. Austin enjoys performing live for audiences in theater productions, most recently seen in Treasure Island.
Austin is a scholar as well as an actor, skipping a grade, and is currently in the 11th grade, getting high marks in all subjects. An avid outdoorsman, Austin is a Troop Guide in Boy Scouts. He has earned scouting's highest rank, obtaining the honor of Eagle Scout at the age of 14.
Recently Austin had a lead role in the family film An Accidental Christmas. Previous to that he played against type when he portrayed a bully in Volare, a period piece set in 1946. He worked on the FOX feature film Little Manhattan with Cynthia Nixon and then joined her on NBC's hit series E.R. playing her son. Austin joined an all-star cast including Lauren Bacall and Michael Madsen in the animated feature film Firedog.
Director Laura Nix invited Austin to participate in a documentary short, Christmas in Tinseltown, made exclusively for the Elf dvd. NYPD Blue co-star Gordon Clapp asked Austin to join the cast of Bananas, a short directed by Brett Hershey. Austin lent his voice to the Disney animated feature Treasure Planet as Young Jim Hawkins. In Disney's animated television pilot, Inspector Badger, Austin voiced the lead character bringing Inspector Watson B. Badger to life. He played the young son of Michael Madsen in the The Price of Air. Director Forest Whitaker chose Austin to appear in The Legend of John Henry for Black History Month. Mr. Whitaker asked Austin to submit drawings and the original artwork was incorporated into the film. Austin also guest starred in a touching episode of Providence on NBC.
Austin is a favorite of advertising agencies and has been chosen to represent over 40 major companies in their national television commercials.
Austin loves helping other children and lends his support to a variety of charitable causes including Kids with a Cause, Ronald McDonald House, The Foothill AIDs Project, Toys for Tots, Best Friends Pet Adoption and many others. The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens invited Austin to be a guest reader to help promote literacy. He cheered and ran with children who have cancer or serious blood disorders at the Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd annual "Champions Run For Life" in Long Beach.
When he is not in front of the camera, Austin is an accomplished equestrian. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle, camping and hiking. He loves animals and has his own personal zoo that includes horses, dogs, birds, fish, and turtles.