Austin Nichols

Austin Nichols

Highest Rated: 73% Prayers for Bobby (2009)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Informers (2009)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1980

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Born April 24, 1980 in Ann Arbor, MI and raised in Austin, TX, Austin Nichols graduated from the University of Southern California in 2002 with an English degree focusing on creative writing. Nichols was also a competitive water skier, representing the U.S. Junior Water Ski Team in the Pan-American Championships in 1997. He was once ranked third in the World Junior Rankings list in the Tricks event and skied in the Junior U.S. Masters Championships twice. Even prior to finishing his English degree, Nichols began acting professionally on the side, appearing in the feature film "The Durango Kids" in 1999. On television that same year, he appeared in an episode of the fantasy series "Sliders" (SciFi 1995-2000) as well as an episode of the sitcom "Odd Man Out" (ABC 1999-2000). Following a series of guest roles, Nichols landed his first series regular role of heartthrob Charlie Darwell opposite actress Alison Lohman on short-lived primetime soap "Pasadena" (Fox 2001-02) and co-starred in the independent film "The Utopian Society" (2002). Nichols' mainstream feature film debut was in the apocalyptic action drama "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004), opposite newcomer Emmy Rossum. The successful disaster flick paved the way for a part opposite stars Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany in the romantic comedy "Wimbledon" (2004). Following this bit of high profile big screen success, Nichols landed the regular role of Jackson on the sci-fi adventure series "Surface" (ABC 2005). That same year, he appeared on the big screen as Roderick Usher in "The Fall of the House of Usher" (2005), based on the classic short horror story by Edgar Allan Poe, followed by his biggest film success thus far in the period sports movie "Glory Road" (2006). After starring in indie drama "Lenexa, 1 Mile" (2006), Nichols appeared on western drama "Deadwood" (HBO 2004-06) before costarring on series creator David Milch's next project, metaphysical drama "John from Cincinnati" (HBO 2007). He next joined the cast of long-running teen drama "One Tree Hill" (WB/CW 2003-2012) as ambitious film producer Julian Baker. During this period, Nichols also costarred in L.A. drama "The Informers" (2008), dysfunctional family drama "Beautiful Boy" (2012) and Miley Cyrus drama "LOL" (2012). Following the end of "One Tree Hill," Nichols had recurring roles on the Hollywood thriller "Ray Donovan" (Showtime 2013- ), zombie hit "The Walking Dead" (AMC 2010- ) and origin series "Bates Motel" (A&E 2013-17).

Highest rated movies

Prayers for Bobby
Glory Road
The Day After Tomorrow The Iron Orchard
The Informers




14% 40% Masquerade Daniel (Character) - 2021
28% 88% The Iron Orchard Dent Paxton (Character) $198.0K 2018
No Score Yet 33% Lawless Range Tommy Donnelly (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nostradamus Harry Fisher (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2014
14% 51% LOL Mr. Ross (Character) - 2012
73% 87% Prayers for Bobby Ed Griffith (Character) - 2009
12% 18% The Informers Martin (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks to Gravity Alex Ford (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 56% Lenexa, 1 Mile Shane Bolin (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 23% The House of Usher Roderick Usher (Character) - 2006
56% 81% Glory Road Jerry Armstrong (Character) $42.6M 2006
61% 57% Wimbledon Jake Hammond (Character) $16.8M 2004
45% 50% The Day After Tomorrow J.D. (Character) $186.7M 2004
No Score Yet 45% The Utopian Society Justin Mathers (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 55% Holiday in the Sun Griffen Grayson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 40% Durango Kids Sammy (Character) - 2000


33% 60% Walker Clint (Guest Star) 2021
93% 91% Bates Motel Sam Loomis (Guest Star) 2017
80% 79% The Walking Dead Spencer Monroe (Character) 2016
72% 86% Ray Donovan Tommy Wheeler (Guest Star) 2013-2016
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
21% 50% The Mob Doctor Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 66% One Tree Hill Julian Baker (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Noah Barnett (Guest Star) 2007
58% 100% John From Cincinnati John Monad (Character) 2007
92% 96% Deadwood Morgan Earp (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
17% 67% Surface Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
81% 97% Six Feet Under Kyle (Guest Star) 2002
20% No Score Yet Wolf Lake Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
20% No Score Yet Odd Man Out Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 81% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1999