Austin Stowell

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Austin Stowell
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Stowell filming Dolphin Tale, 2010
Born Austin Miles Stowell
(1984-12-24) December 24, 1984 (age 33)
Kensington, Connecticut, U.S
Education Berlin High School (Connecticut)
Alma mater University of Connecticut
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Austin Stowell (born December 24, 1984) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in Dolphin Tale, its sequel Dolphin Tale 2, Love and Honor (2013), Whiplash (2014), and as Francis Gary Powers in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015).[1][2][3][4]

Early life

Stowell was born as youngest of three boys in Kensington, Connecticut, where he was raised by his father, Robert, a retired steelworker, and his mother, Elizabeth, a schoolteacher.[5]

He graduated from Berlin High School in 2003 with the intention of pursuing a professional career in acting. Upon acceptance at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, he studied with the Department of Dramatic Arts, a division of the School of Fine Arts.[2] He performed in several productions with the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, including Julius Caesar, It Can't Happen Here, and As You Like It.

Stowell graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007.[6]


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Secret Girlfriend Chad TV series (1 episode: You Get An Aquarium Girl)
Secret Life of The American Teenager Jesse TV series (15 episodes)
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Corporal Andrew Peterson TV series (1 episode: Special Delivery)
90210 TV series (1 episode: Senior Year, Baby)
2011 Dolphin Tale Kyle Connellan
Puncture ER Medic
2012 Without a Mom Brooklyn Short film
2013 Love and Honor Dalton Joiner
Warren Ted Gordon
2014 Whiplash Ryan Connolly
Behaving Badly Kevin Carpenter
Dolphin Tale 2 Kyle Connellan
2015 Public Morals Sean O'Bannon TV series (10 episodes)
Bridge of Spies Francis Gary Powers
2016 Colossal Joel
2017 Stratton Hank
Battle of the Sexes Larry King
2018 12 Strong Staff Sgt. Fred Falls


  1. ^ "Austin Stowell". New York Times movies. All Movies. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Lawrence, Olivia L. (November 14, 2010). "Stowell's star is rising". The Berlin Citizen. Berlin, Connecticut. Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Schreffler, Laura (September 30, 2010). "HOLLYHUNK! Rob Pattinson & Zac Efron, You've Got Competition — Meet Hollywood Hottie Austin Stowell!". Hollywood Life. 
  4. ^ Cuttler, Andrea (22 October 2015). "Will 2015 Be Austin Stowell's Breakout Year? Steven Spielberg Thinks So". Vanity Fair. 
  5. ^ Mayer, Robert (September 24, 2011). "Bright Lights, Big City...Berlin?". Berlin Patch. 
  6. ^ Falcone, Amanda. ""Bridge of Spies" Actor Credits UConn for his Magnanimity". UCONN Magazine. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 

External links

  • Austin Stowell on IMDb
  • Austin Stowell fan website
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