Austin Majors is a former child actor who debuted on “NYPD Blue” at 27. Majors, whose full name was Austin Setmajer-Raglin and born in 1995, passed away on February 1st. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reports that no cause of death has been established and that more inquiry is ongoing.
Majors made his first on-screen appearance in the 1997 film “Nevada,” but his breakout role began in 1999 when he secured the part of Theo Sipowicz on ABC’s “NYPD Blue.” Majors appeared in 48 episodes over five years, according to IMDb.
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He also provided the voice for Jim Hawkins’ younger self in the Disney animated movie from 2002. “Treasure Planet.” At the 75th Academy Awards, the movie received a nomination for Best Animated Feature.
Austin was recognized for his role with the Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a Television Series. “NYPD Blue,” and a nomination for Best Voice-Over Performance for “Treasure Planet.”
Majors also had smaller roles on other hit shows in the 2000s, such as “How I Met Your Mother,” “NCIS” and “Desperate Housewives.”
Majors attended the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in the Music Industry and finished second in his high school class in 2013. According to his IMDb page, he was a Brother of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega and an enthusiastic outdoorsman.
Since he was five years old, he has participated in Kids With a Cause. His younger sister, the actress Kali Majors, is his only surviving sibling.