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actor , playwright , writer

Austin Campbell Pendleton is an American film, television, and stage actor, a playwright, and a theatre director and instructor.


Pendleton was born in Warren, Ohio, the son of Thorn Pendleton, who ran a tool company, and Frances Manchester Pendleton, a professional actress.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1961.


Pendleton is a graduate of Yale University, School of Drama. In 2007, he appeared as Friar Lawrence in the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public 's production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Delacorte in Central Park. In June 2010, Pendleton directed Order at Kirk at Theatre Row (New York City).


  • Additionally, he has appeared in The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (for which he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance and an Obie Award), The Diary of Anne Frank, Goodtime Charley, and Up from Paradise, among others. His direction of Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes garnered him a Tony Award nomination.


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  • Other Work

    • Actor: (plays) Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Momma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad, 1962, Fiddler on the Roof, 1964, Hail Scrawdyke, 1966 (Clarnece Derwent award), The Little Foxes, 1967, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac, 1970 (Obie award, Drama Critic's Poll award), An American Millionaire, 1974, The Sorrows of Frederick, 1976, The Three Sisters, 1977, Julius Caesar, 1978, Waiting for Godot, 1979, Doubles, 1985, Booth, Uncle Bob, Orson's Shadow, 2001, 2005. Director: Shelter, 1973, Little Egolf, 1974, Benita Cereno, 1976, The Runner Stumbles, 1976, After the Fall, 1980. (television films) Say Goodnight Gracie, 1979.

      Actor: Alice in Wonderland, 1983, Lethal Innocence, 1991, Four Eyes and Six-Guns, 1992, Don't Drink the Water, 1994, Long Island Fever, 1995. (films) Skidoo, 1968, Catch-22, 1970, What's Up, Doc?, 1972, Every Little Crook and Nanny, 1972, The Thief Who Came to Dinner, 1973, The Muppet Movie, 1979, Starting Over, 1979, Simon, 1980, First Family, 1980, Off Beat, 1986, Short Circuit, 1986, Mr. & Mistress Bridge, 1990, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, 1991, True Identity, 1991, My Cousin Vinny, 1992, My Boyfriend's Back, 1993, Mr.

      Nanny, 1993, Guarding Tess, 1994, Two Much, 1995, Sergeant Bilko, 1996, The Proprietor, 1996, The Associate, 1996, The Mirror Has Two Faces, 1996, Amistad, 1997, Brokendown Love Story, 1999, Joe the King, 1999, Fast Food, Fast Women, 2000, A Beautiful Mind, 2001, (voice) Finding Nemo, 2003, Uptown Girls, 2003, Christmas with the Kranks, 2004, Dirty Work, 2005, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2010.


Pendleton is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.


Married Katina Commings. 1 child Audrey Christine.

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