Austin Crute

Austin Crute (born October 24, 1995) is an American actor and singer best known for his roles in the Netflix series Daybreak and the film Booksmart.[1][2]


Crute was born into a religious family, the son of a pastor in Norcross, Georgia. In 2011-2012, as a fifteen year old, Crute appeared as a contestant on the reality competition Majors & Minors and subsequently, the musical album which arose out of the show.[3][4] He graduated high school from Greater Atlanta Christian School in 2014. He graduated from New York University in 2018.[5] He portrayed Alan in the 2019 coming of age film Booksmart, Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and Wesley Fists in the post-apocalyptic Netflix series Daybreak. He previously had a guest appearance as "Black Justin Bieber" in an episode of the FX series Atlanta.[6][7]

Crute is openly gay and played LGBTQ characters in both Booksmart and Daybreak.[8]

As a recording artist Crute has released the track "Ungodly".[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Booksmart Alan
2022 Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul Khalil


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Atlanta Justin Bieber Episode: "Nobody Beats the Biebs"
2018 Orange Is the New Black Lamar Episode: "Sh*tstorm Coming"
2019 Daybreak Wesley Fists Main role
2020 Trinkets Marquise 3 episodes
2021 Call Your Mother Lane Main role


  1. ^ "'Daybreak' Star Austin Crute Talks Ghoulies, RZA & Surviving for Season 2 [Exclusive]". MovieWeb. November 15, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  2. ^ "Meet Austin Crute, the Actor/Musician Who Brought "Black Justin Bieber" to Life". Complex.
  3. ^ "Austin Crute". TV Guide. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Austin Crute - Majors & Minors: Our Songs (Season 1)". iHeartRadio. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  5. ^ ""Daybreak" Star Austin Crute on Why We Need to See More Queer, Black Characters". Teen Vogue.
  6. ^ "Meet Austin Crute: The 'Black Justin Bieber' of FX's 'Atlanta' Steps Out With 'Ungodly' Song - Premiere". Billboard. March 27, 2017. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  7. ^ "Meet Austin Crute, the Actor/Musician Who Brought "Black Justin Bieber" to Life". Complex. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  8. ^ "Booksmart and LGBTQ: Movie Brings Diverse LGBTQ Representation". Human Rights Campaign.
  9. ^ "Austin Crute - Ungodly (Prod. By Austin Crute)". HotNewHipHop.

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