Stephen Austin was first bit by the performing bug while attending San Gabriel High School, just outside of Los Angeles. He split his time between performances with the Acapella Choir and appearances in productions such as "Man of La Mancha" while remaining active in the schools football, basketball wrestling and track programs.
After a tour of duty with United States Navy, a momentous event occurred. Stephen made his first visit to a comedy club. The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. A "home" was found and a stand-up comedian was born. Stephen watched and learned from some of the best up-and-coming stars of the day such as Vic Dunlop, Sam Kinison, Bob Saget and Gary Shandling. This experience led to a two-year stint with Los Angeles' premier improv troupe, the L.A. Connection.
Over the years, Stephen has appeared in such television shows as "Space Rangers", "Melrose Place", "Beverly Hills 90210", "The Pretender", and "Sliders" His film credits include "Apollo 13", "Little Rascals", "Batman & Robin", "Con Air", "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", "Super Dave, The Movie".
Upon completing a year's internship with L.A's.West Coast Ensemble, Stephen found himself spending more and more time on the set of a fledgling sci-fi show call "Babylon 5". Stephen was awarded the role of the carrion-eating "Pak' Ma' Ra Ambassador" in the second season and, for the remaining four seasons of the series, would be a recurring character appearing in over fifty episodes.
Since "Babylon 5", Stephen has had roles in various commercials, television and stage productions including "The Good-bye Girl" and "The Sound of Music". He is an accomplished stand-up and improvisational comedian appearing at clubs and colleges accross the country and around the world. He most recently completed a month-long comedy tour of U.S. Military Bases throughout the Middle East including Iraq and Afghanistan.