Wiki Biography: Austin's career in show business began when his parents were encouraged to audition their affable toddler for work in television commercials. Within a month Austin had won the role of "Theo" the leukemia-stricken son of "Andy Sipowicz" on ABC's popular, long-running police drama, "NYPD Blue" (1993). The animated three-year-old's bubbly personality soon shone through on camera, captivating audiences. Austin's mom, Karrie, feels that acting was a natural thing for her young son, who as a baby would often entertain crowds in stores by doing "things like raise his eyebrows at girls and make them laugh."
Austin has gone on to appear as "Watson B. Badger," the lead role in Disney's Inspector Badger and also in The Legend of John Henry (1974) and an episode of "Providence" (1999). He has also starred in well over 30 national television commercials and provided voice work for Disney's feature Treasure Planet (2002) as "Young Jim Hawkins". In 2002, Austin's work on "NYPD Blue" (1993) won him the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series For Actors Under Ten and he was also selected as a presenter and a nominee for the Young Artist Awards 2003. A talented singer and student of ballet and tap dancing, Austin enjoys the same activities as most boys his age; he loves to camp and ride his bike and attends Tai Kwando classes.