He attended the University of Notre Dame for the 2010-2011 school year, but transferred to Vanderbilt University. During his junior year of college, he transferred back to Notre Dame, where he studied film and graduated on May 17, 2015. He has had roles in plays such as “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” and “Six Characters in Search of an Author”. He interned at Lionsgate, where his responsibilities included making and sending out screeners. He made his film debut in the 2016 thriller I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan. Austin has also appeared in Live by Night, Megyn Kelly’s political drama Embeds, sitcom Still the King, and Todd Berger’s Cover Versions. In 2019, he starred in the indie movie Braking for Whales, originally titled Whaling, written by Tammin Sursok and her husband Sean McEwen, and in the horror thriller We Summon the Darkness, directed by Marc Meyers.
Austin also works as a freelance photographer for Getty Images. He has had his photographs appear in People and Rolling Stone.