Austin Basis Beauty & The Beast
E! Online’s “Favorite Funny Guy” and longtime member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, fan-favorite Austin Basis stars alongside Kristin Kruek (“Smallville”) and Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) in the People’s Choice Award-winning series (of “Favorite New TV Drama”), “Beauty & The Beast” (8pm ET/Sundays). The series has just been nominated for the 2014 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show.” “Beauty & The Beast” follows Catherine Chandler (Kruek), who plays a homicide detective who was saved from death by a superhuman force, and Vincent Keller (Ryan) as a doctor with a very dark side. Basis charms as JT Forbes, the hospitable comic relief and likable confidant of “The Beast” who has been helping Vincent guard his terrible secret.
Landing roles in some of TV’s hottest shows like “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Supernatural,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and “NCIS,” Basis is best known for his role as “MATH,” the childhood friend and roommate of Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) in CW’s “Life Unexpected” alongside Shiri Appleby. Fuelled by his passion for entertaining and performing, Basis graduated from the Actors Studio Drama School and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, alongside legends like Al Pacino, Faye Dunaway and Estelle Parsons.
Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age, Basis is an advocate for T1D research and awareness and works closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Serving as a role model to children affected with T1D, Basis traveled to Ottawa for “Kids for a Cure Day,” where he educated children on the difference between T1D & T2D and helped them put a face to the disease.
Austin’s brother Jeremy is helping to organize a charity event to raise money for diabetes, along with the JDRF chapter in LA. Bid To Cure Diabetes www.eventbrite.com
Learn more and what you can do at: www.JDRF.org
Watch Austin Basis in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Mondays at 9pm/8pm CT on CW TV.