Austin Williams Bio

(Shane, OLTL)

Steven Bergman

the 411

 

BIRTHDATE: November 13, 1996
STAR SIGN: Scorpio
YEARS ON SHOW: October 2007-present

Austin Williams started showing everyone that he was someone very special when, at the age of 2, he started to spell words and could identify five-digit numbers. Two years later, he had taught himself to read. He scored 99.9 percent on an IQ test while in the first grade.

His first movie role was The Good Shepherd. He was cast by director Robert De Niro to play the movie's star, Matt Damon, as a child in flashbacks. The following year, he scored the role of the son of George Clooney's character in Michael Clayton.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. His grandfather is a retired Battalion Chief of the New York City Fire Department.
  2. His sister, Amber Joy Williams, is also an actress.
  3. He skipped the second grade.
  4. His mother was a prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. But when Williams was born, she found that being a mom was so much more rewarding, and didn't return to work.
  5. His father is an athletic director and often coaches Williams and his friends.
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Other Roles

TV Roles
LAW & ORDER (Billy Boone, 2008)
LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (Boy, 2005-'07)
SENSING MURDER (Kirk Neufeld, 2006)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (Kid, 2005-'06)
RESCUE ME (Soldier, 2009)
LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN (Boy, 2005)

Film Roles
Burning Palms (Nicholas Pinter, 2009)
Home Movie (Jack Poe, 2008)
Phoebe in Wonderland (Tommy, 2008)
Michael Clayton (Henry Clayton, 2007)
The Girl Next Door (Ralphie "Woofer" Chandler, 2007)
The Good Shepherd (young Edward Wilson, 2006)

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