William John Austin is an MFA-trained, AEA actor from Houston. Presently, you can find William touring North America with Disney's The Lion King. William is also the voice of Xyzal's charming British owl, Nigel. With various professional, commericial and artistic projects constantly being developed - you can stumble upon William just about anywhere. Follow him here and on instagram to keep up.
Commanding the stage, TV, radio and internet.
Scar, The Lion King
William is currently in Disney's The Lion King National Tour. Playing both Scar and Pumbaa as a standby, William is delivering powerful malevolence or hilarious zeal depending on the night. He implores you to catch him in both roles. You can find William throughout North America; click below to find a show.See the show
Past Production Highlights
The voice of Xyzal
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My Friend Will
A new pilot featuring William as William Shakespeare, naturally. Shakespeare finds himself, oddly, in modern day NYC and tries to... adjust. My Friend Will just recently premiered at the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival.Explore the show