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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]

Austin Stowell
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Stowell filming Dolphin Tale, November 2010
Austin Miles Stowell

(1984-12-24) December 24, 1984 (age 34)
EducationBerlin High School (Connecticut)
Alma materUniversity of Connecticut
Years active2009–present


Early lifeEdit

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 Title Role Notes
2011 Puncture ER medic
2011 Dolphin Tale Kyle Connellan
2011 Can You Watch This Good samaritan Short film
2012 Without a Mom Brooklyn Short film
2013 Cause of Death Guy in shower Short film
2013 Love and Honor Dalton Joiner
2014 Whiplash Ryan Connolly
2014 Warren Ted Gordon
2014 Behaving Badly Kevin Carpenter
2014 Dolphin Tale 2 Kyle Connellan
2014 I Can See You Derek (age 26) Short film
2015 Bridge of Spies Francis Gary Powers
2016 Remarkable Shades of Gay Brooklyn
2016 In Dubious Battle Eddie
2016 Colossal Joel
2017 Stratton Hank
2017 Battle of the Sexes Larry King
2018 12 Strong Staff Sgt. Fred Falls
2018 Higher Power Michael
2019 Swallow Richie
2020 Fantasy Island In post-production
TBA The Long Home In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2011 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Jesse 15 episodes
2009 Secret Girlfriend Chad Episode: "You Get an Aquarium Girl"
2010 90210 Episode: "Senior Year, Baby"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles PFC James Winston Episode: "Special Delivery"
2013 Behind the Candelabra Backstage flirt Television film
2013 Shuffleton's Barbershop Trey Cole Television film
2015 Public Morals Sean O'Bannon 10 episodes


  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. Archived from the original on 2017-03-19. Retrieved March 18, 2017.

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