HEIGHT: 5'10" | WEIGHT: 165lbs | HAIR: Light Brown | EYES: Brown
Austin Chunn is a bi-costal, Atlanta based, leading actor, represented by BMG Talent. He has acted in film, television, web and theatre productions.
From a young age, Austin felt the calling to be an actor, but did not have the encouragement, nor the opportunity to pursue such a career. Instead, growing up, he dedicated his life to martial arts. He started learning at age four and still practices today. He first began with Tang Soo Do, before finding Shorin-ryu Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and eventually, multiple styles of Chinese Kung Fu. At his teacher’s request, in 2009, Austin began competing. During that one year, he won state, national, and world championships in Northern Kung Fu. Austin holds some of the oldest martial art lineages still surviving today, and has been fortunate to train with some of the most respected martial artists in the world.
Throughout, Austin still felt a longing for the entertainment industry. However, with wisdom prevailing, he first earned his degree in finance from the University of Alabama, before pursuing his dreams. During that time, he traveled the world, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, skied the Swiss Alps, and studied abroad in Italy.
Upon graduating from college, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he became a corporate illusionist, performing stage and close-up magic for major companies around the country. Even though he loved entertaining audiences with magic, he still felt the need for more. Austin knew that his true calling was to be an actor.
"A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician." -- Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin
He committed himself to the task and began taking acting classes at the Alliance Theatre. With the encouragement of his teachers, Austin dedicated himself to the career he always wanted. After beginning his pursuit, he never looked back. He is honored to have been a part of many great film, television, web and theatre productions, and is looking forward to all future roles and opportunities. He believes that fate pushed him onto this path, and that all of his past endeavors were to build himself as an actor. He is ecstatic and humbled to be able to follow wholeheartedly, such a grandiose dream.
Truth or Double Dare
Noonie Studio Productions
Sleight of Hand
A New Addiction
Come Home Christy (short)
Director Jarvis Jones
Director Brandon Huntley
Popping Smoke (short)
Director Eric Jones
Choice & Consequence (short)
Director David Cousson
Bird's Song (short)
Director Jordan Moore
Director Joshua Dennard
Snapped: Killer Couples
Full Circle Media
Director Wesley Acuff
Director Crane Hanna
RECURRING GUEST STAR
Director Ramuel Galarza
I Hate Hamlet
ANDREW RALLY (LEAD)
The Magari Theatre Company
ALLIANCE THEATRE ACTING PROGRAM
- Advanced Film Acting
- Film Acting III
- Film Acting II
- Film Acting I
- Film Audition
- Stage Acting I
- Commercial Acting
THE PROFESSIONAL ACTORS STUDIO
- Tactical and Law Enforcement Training for Actors
ACT TACTICAL FOR FILM
- Medical Training for Actors
DAD'S GARAGE THEATRE COMPANY
- Improv Level 5
- Improv Level 4
- Improv Level 3
- Improv Level 2
- Improv Level 1
ATL VOICE & MOVEMENT
- Vocal Production for Actors
- Accent Training for Actors
- Transitioning from Co-Star to Guest Star
- The Art of Reviewing Self-Tapes
- Practical Aesthetics
Austin has over 20 years of martial arts experience. He has reached "black belt" level in multiple styles, trained thousands of students, and won a world championship. Below are some of the styles at which he is proficient.
PRAYING MANTIS | NORTHERN SHAOLIN | SHORIN-RYU KARATE | JIU-JITSU | KOBUDO | KENJUTSU | EAGLE CLAW | TAI CHI | LONG FIST | TANG SOO DO | JUDO | WING CHUN
*Austin Chunn (right) at age 11, learning Tang Soo Do
Austin was a professional illusionist for many years, before fully committing himself to acting. He specialized in stage and close-up performances for corporate companies. Below are some of the skills he used to entertain.
ILLUSIONS | ESCAPES | SLEIGHT OF HAND | HYPNOSIS | BODY STUNTS | MENTALISM | PALM READING | CARD THROWING
Austin Chunn has certified training in a variety of weapons. He has been certified through martial arts classes, tactical classes, gun safety courses, stage combat training and stunt training. Below are some of the weapons he knows how to safely and effectively use.
WOODEN/BLADED: STAFF | KATANA (Samurai Sword) | BROADSWORD | SPEAR | KNIFE | NUNCHAKU | TONFA | SIA | STRAIGHT SWORD | DOUBLE BROADSWORD
FIREARMS: PISTOL | ASSAULT RIFLE | SHOTGUN | RIFLE | COMPOUND BOW
*Austin Chunn in a still shot from Snapped: Killer Couples
Austin has completed medical training courses, specifically designed for actors. He learned how to perform CPR in a safe manner to protect fellow actors, proper application of medical equipment such as defibrillators, medical jargon used in the operating room, proper manner of dressing before surgery and many other tools designed specially for actors representing doctors, nurses and EMT first responders.
*Austin prepping for surgery, behind the scenes
TACTICAL / LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING
Austin has completed training courses that teach tactical and law enforcement skills for actors. The training included, proper safety of handling real and fake weapons, room clearing, police jargon, handcuffing, questioning and arresting a suspect and proper stance and procedures used for police officers in real life situations. This has allowed Austin to accurately portray, police officers/detectives, SWAT, special agents, assassins and more.
*Austin Chunn learning on-screen, tactical maneuvers from Scott Oakley
STAGE COMBAT / STUNT TRAINING
Austin has acquired training in stage combat and stunt work in a variety of outlets. Through martial arts, tactical training, theatre work, stunt courses and fight choreography, he has learned the techniques necessary to ensure the safety and realism of completing stunt and combat work, on screen and stage alike.
*Austin Chunn (right) practicing sword choreography for I Hate Hamlet
Good with children
Austin has helped hundreds of children develop confidence, coordination, courage and discipline by teaching martial arts. He also taught magic at Springmont Montessori School, enabling his students with self-confidence, performance abilities, dexterity, visual perception and many other skills required of a magician.
*Austin Chunn certifying his level 1 magic students at Springmont Montessori School