Program Attended: March 2010
Home Town: Tarpley, TX
Signed with: GVA Talent Agency, Primary Wave Entertainment
Austin James was born Austin Wojciechowski, on January 5, 1994 in Ocala Florida. As an infant, Austin’s family, which included four siblings, moved to a horse and cattle ranch in the very small town of Tarpley, Texas. Austin attended school in the town of Utopia, Texas, class size of 19 children. Needless to say there was not much to do in either Tarpley or Utopia. Austin spent a good amount of his time tending to the Horses on the ranch. He competed in the youth Rodeo and was on his way to becoming nationally ranked in steer wrestling. Austin was also very athletic participating in track and field. He was a competitive cross country runner as well as a pole-vaulter. When Austin was not riding, wrestling, or running, he found himself immersed in any book he could get his hands on. He loved reading and would imagine himself playing the role.
At age 16 the acting bug bit him. He convinced his parents to borrow some money in order to enter a competition showcase. Not only did he enter, but he won the competition and received many a call from agents in Hollywood. At 17 years old, Austin left Tarpley for Hollywood and has not looked back. He landed representation and soon after booked several commercials. In the winter of 2013, Austin landed one of the lead roles in the Feature Film “The Ultimate Life”, which was directed by Michael Landon, Jr. “The Ultimate Life” stars James Garner and Peter Fonda and was release in theaters in September of 2013.
Austin’s IMDb Profile
Nickelodeon’s “See Dad Run” – Chance
Inner Fear – Charles
The Ultimate Life – Teenage Red Stevens
Supernatural Activity – Isaac Sunflower
Check out Austin’s interview with site FanLaLa.com about “The Ultimate Life” starring James Garner and Peter Fonda: