Austin Nichols

Born Apr 24, 1980

Austin Nichols is an American film, television actor and director who is perhaps best known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill. He is also known for his roles in films such as The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon. He starred in the HBO series John from Cincinnati.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on April 24, 1980.


1997 17 Years Old Nichols was raised on Lake Austin and attended Casis Elementary School. Nichols began competitive water skiing from the age of two. He represented the US Junior Water Ski Team in the Pan-American Championships in 1997, and was also on the Junior US Olympic Water Skiing team. … Read More


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His acting career began when he gate-crashed a party at the Sundance Film Festival and was signed by a manager. Nichols initially wished to attend the University of Texas, but moved to Los Angeles after his signing and enrolled instead at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
2003 23 Years Old In his first critically successful film role, Nichols starred as a stereotypical, basketball-playing "frat boy" in The Utopian Society, a 2003 independent film directed by John P. Aguirre, which won several awards and some critical acclaim. … Read More
2004 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Nichols was cast as J.D., an intelligent rich kid and romantic rival to Jake Gyllenhaal's main character in the environmental blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow. … Read More
2005 25 Years Old He then had a minor role in an obscure and panned 2005 film, Thanks to Gravity.
Nichols followed this with short guest spots on episodes of Pasadena and Surface, before being cast in a successful 2006 film, Glory Road. … Read More
2007 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Nichols appeared as a teacher for a few episodes of Friday Night Lights, before being cast in a recurring role on The CW's One Tree Hill. … Read More
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