E! Online’s “Favorite Funny Guy” and longtime member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, actor, philanthropist and fan-favorite Austin Basis stars alongside Kristin Kruek (“Smallville”) and Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) in the People’s Choice Award-winning series (of “Favorite New TV Drama”), “Beauty & The Beast” (8pm ET/Sundays). The series was nominated again for a 2014 People’s Choice Award (for “Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show!).” “Beauty & The Beast” follows Catherine Chandler (Kruek), who plays a homicide detective who was saved from death by a superhuman force, and Vincent Keller (Ryan) as a doctor with a very dark side. Basis charms as JT Forbes, the hospitable comic relief and likable confidant of “The Beast” who has been helping Vincent guard his terrible secret.
Basis has landed roles in some of TV’s fan favorite shows like “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Supernatural,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and “NCIS.” Basis is best known for his role as “MATH,” the childhood friend and roommate of Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) in CW’s “lifeUNEXPECTED.”
Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age, Basis is an advocate for T1D research and awareness and works closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Serving as a Celebrity Ambassador for the organization, Basis regularly hosts events, promotes awareness, and lends a helping hand in any way he can for the organization and cause.