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Gary Austin (II) (1941–2017)


Gary Austin is the founder and original director of The Groundlings, Los Angeles' premier character-based improv company, which began in 1974. Many of "Saturday Night Live's" actors and writers have come from The Groundlings. He began his professional career as a performing member of San Francisco's famed improv company, The Committee, where he ... See full bio »
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Known For

THX 1138
THX 1138 Man in Yellow
(1971)
We've Got Balls
We've Got Balls Mayor Dawson Dinwitty
(2013)
Wildcats
Wildcats Spectator
(1986)
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie Second Assistant Director (Groundling)
(1980)

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 2013 We've Got Balls
Mayor Dawson Dinwitty
 1986 Wildcats
Spectator
 1980 Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
Second Assistant Director (Groundling)
 1976 Cannonball!
Len
 1973 Steelyard Blues
Guard in Jeep
 1971 THX 1138
Man in Yellow
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 1975 Lily (TV Special)
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 2017 Nobodies (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Seeing Someone (2017) ... (in memory of)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 2015 Friend or Foe (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Interview with Gary Austin (2015) ... Himself - Guest

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He famously turned down Lorne Michaels' offer to join 'Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (along with Laraine Newman) after directing the ABC Lily Tomlin special Lily (1975). See more »

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Libra

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