Phil Austin

Comedian, Film actor

1941 –

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Who is Phil Austin?

Phil Austin is a comedian and writer. He was born in Denver, Colorado and later grew up in Fresno, California, attending Fresno High School. He attended Bowdoin College and UCLA, joining the staff of KPFK radio in Los Angeles in the late 1960s.

Austin is best known for his work as part of The Firesign Theatre, where he plays the group's best-known creation, Nick Danger. Other prominent roles are as Harry Cox, the narrator of Everything You Know Is Wrong and Bebop Loco/Lobo on Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death. He is also serves as the troupe's musician and record producer. His collection of short stories, Tales of the Old Detective and Other Big Fat Lies, is published by Audio Editions. Two of his stories appear in the third volume of Mirth of a Nation.

Austin also wrote a solo work, Roller Maidens From Outer Space, and directed Eat Or Be Eaten.

Stage versions of Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers; The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye; and Waiting For The Electrician, or Someone Like Him & Temporarily Humboldt County are published Broadway Play Publishing Inc.

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Apr 6, 1941
Also known as
  • Philip Austin
  • United States of America
  • Bowdoin College
Lived in
  • Fresno

on July 23, 2013


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