When the Texas native Austin Amelio marked his first TV presence in AMC's The Walking Dead, he had no idea that his role as Dwight was going to be a prominent character. Moreover, he didn't own a television and never watched the episode of TWD when he decided to appear in the hit American zombie series.
Dwight actor landed a significant role in the 2016 American comedy movie; Everybody Wants Some!! as Nesbit. His on-screen flicks acting credit includes Cabin Crew, Song to Song, Love Radio, and Apples & Oranges.
Four-Year-Old Son With Wife; Part Of 'The Walking Dead' Family
The 30-year-old actor Austin was in a recent move from Texas and was residing in a small apartment in Echo Park, Los Angeles with his wife and son when he received a call to land in an episode of TWD in 2015. After his wife told what would happen if he got a cast role and had to move to out, Austin showed confidence that it would take some time to fit in Los Angeles. He had a little idea that the couple was going to settle in Atlanta.
Austin Amelio as Dwight with Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler in AMC's 'The Walking Dead' (Photo: AMC)
After their Atlanta's trip, he talked with the writer of TWD, Scott Gimple and realized Dwight was a comic-book character. Since then, Austin become a part of AMC's TWD family and his portrayal of Dwight since the 6th season has made him a striking face in the Hollywood industry.
In May 2018, Austin adopted a vegan diet after watching the documentary What the Health. Inspired by the documentary film, the actor decided that his four-year-old son is going to be a vegan like him. He also encouraged his wife and best friend to adopt a plant-based diet.
What Is Austin Amelio's Net Worth?
Austin, 30, summons the net worth from his professional career as an American actor. Payscale reports that the average salary of an actor in the United States is $49,987, and their payment ranges between $18,848 to $228,310. Austin, who is in the Hollywood industry since 2010, is collecting some fruitful amount of revenues.
He marked his first on-screen acting in 2010 short film Potluck landing a role of Vincent Lowe. Austin then appeared in several movies like The Devil's Toy, Wind & Rain, and The Free World.
Born on 27 April 1988, Austin Amelio is a native of Austin, Texas. While growing up in Texas, his parents' job took him to the different routes from California to Singapore. Austin's father was a business-oriented person, and his mother was a creative one. The actor used to attend several concerts, and Broadway shows with his mother.
Austin stands at the height of 1.8 m (5 feet 11 inches) and holds American nationality. While studying craft in the college, he decided to pursue his career in acting. At the age of 22, Austin debuted in the Hollywood industry in the short film Potluck. As per wiki, his acting inspiration comes from classic people like Steve McQueen, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro.