Austin Ku

SAG-AFTRA, AEA





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NEWS

CURRENT/UPCOMING

  • Current/Upcoming: A guest starring role on a network TV show, a recurring role on a cable TV show, a principal role on a popular streaming TV series, principal roles on two feature films and a short film; AND principal roles in a new musical demo recording and a new musical workshop, and a concert at Carnegie Hall! - More details to come!

  

  • Now winning awards on the festival circuit: The short film in one continuous take, I Lost My Wife (Jamie)



  • Now available on Amazon Video: The festival short film "The Woman in the Dress" that Austin has a LEAD ROLE in, opposite Caitlin FitzGerald ("Masters of Sex") and Michiel Huisman ("Game of Thrones"), was acquired by FilmRise and is now available for streaming and download on Amazon Video!



  • Now available on DVD & Streaming (played in select cinemas nationwide March 2016): The feature film that Austin has a supporting role in, Creative Control (Special Jury Prize for Visual Excellence at SXSW Film Festival 2015), was acquired by Amazon Studios (check out the press release in Variety)! It had a nationwide theatrical run & is now available on DVD & Streaming!
 

  • Now available on DVD & Streaming (played cinemas nationwide Fall 2015): Austin made his nationwide feature film debut in a principal role opposite stars Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie in Leslye Headland's romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People! "SWOP" premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (where it was acquired by IFC Films); it also played at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (where it was runner-up for the Narrative Film Audience Award!) and many other film festivals. SWOP played in cinemas nationwide Fall 2015 and is now available on DVD & Streaming!
 

  • Ongoing: Performances nationwide with the USO Show Troupe since 2012 - The USO Show Troupe, based in NYC, is the only show troupe officially chartered by the USO; with over 350 live annual performances, the Troupe entertains approximately 600,000 service members and their families worldwide as well as nationally televised audiences.
 
 
  • Coming out soon: Supporting roles in two indie short films (Any Day Now and Life, Interrupted), a lead role in the upcoming webseries "Candy Shop", and several commercials and print ads!
 


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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • July 2017: Played principal roles in a new musical workshop, a new musical concert, and a benefit concert - NYC
  • June 2017: Played a principal role in a new musical reading - NYC
 
  • April-June 2017: Performed as a principal actor in John Doyle's Off-Broadway revival of "Pacific Overtures" (Boy in the Tree, British Admiral, Lead Sailor in the Garden) at Classic Stage Company - Off-Broadway, NYC - Named a "Critic's Pick" by the NY TIMES! (read the reviews, several of which name Austin as a "standout", by clicking here)

  • March 2017: Performed in a new musical demo recording, and the lead role in a musical reading - NYC
  • February 2017: Offered principal roles in a new play reading, two new musical workshops, and a hand modeling campaign - NYC

  • January 2017: Performed a principal role in a new play reading - NYC
  • November: Performed a principal role in the world premiere of new multimedia concept musical In My Body - Philadelphia, PA

  • November: Principal roles in 2 new play readings, a new musical demo recording, and a hand modeling campaign - NYC
  • October: Filmed a recurring role in an NBC drama - NYC
  • September: Filmed a recurring role in an NBC drama, and performed in a new musical demo recording - NYC
  • August: Performed principal roles in a new play reading and two new musical demo recordings - NYC



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SELECTED MILESTONES

  • Spring 2017: Austin played his first recurring television role (also his "major network" debut), on Season 2 of "Shades of Blue" on NBC (episodes 204, 207 & 208!)
 
  • October 2015: Austin made his nationwide feature film debut in a principal role in Sleeping With Other People (with Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie)

  • September-October 2015: Austin made his official Off-Broadway debut in Iphigenia in Aulis at Classic Stage Company (Greek Chorus/soloist) - Off-Broadway, NYC



  • May 2015: Austin made his episodic television debut as the principal role of "Rakim" in the TV Land sitcom "Younger" (episode 107)!

  • March 2015: Austin made his film festival personal appearance debut at South By Southwest (SXSW), with the movie Creative Control (which won a Special Jury Prize for Visual Excellence, and was subsequently acquired by Amazon Studios for theatrical and digital release in 2016!)

  • Jan 2015: Austin made his major film festival debut at Sundance, in the film Sleeping With Other People (which was subsequently acquired by IFC Films and released in theaters nationwide in 2015-2016!)

  • May 2013: Selected as BackStage Magazine's "Member Spotlight" for the week of 5/16 (be sure to "view the slideshow" to see the full 5-page photo spread & interview!)

  • Jan-Feb 2013 (pilot season): Austin filmed his first TV principal role on the NBC sitcom pilot "Assistance" (starring Krysten Ritter and Zach Cregger) in NYC; he also received a producer callback for a series regular role on an ABC drama pilot in Los Angeles!

 

  • 2012-2013: Austin performed a principal role in the International Broadway Tour of Tony-winner David Henry Hwang's comedy Chinglish (Translator Bing, Judge Geming), directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Michelle Krusiec, and he received a StageSceneLA "Scenie" award for "Best Lead Ensemble in a Touring/Visiting Production" (Chinglish also won the award for "Best Touring/Visiting Production, Play")


  • 2012: Austin was nominated for a New England Area IRNE Award for Supporting Actor in a Musical - Large Theater (Thuy in Miss Saigon at Ogunquit Playhouse earlier that year, starring the also-nominated Jennifer Paz)





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