Austin was born and raised in Austin, Texas.
Amelio was an avid skateboarder, filming a part in and around Austin, Texas for The Devil's Toy (2011). He was sponsored by No Comply Skate Shop and briefly received free product from Osiris shoes as a flow-sponsored rider. Amelio at one point solicited sponsorship from Karl Watson's Organica brand, also receiving a free deck and some lasting advice from the senior Bay Area skateboarder. He later decided to pursue acting classes.
Austin Amelio is an actor and writer, best known for the role of Dwight on AMC's The Walking Dead. He has also appeared in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Putting the Dog to Sleep (2014) and Over Again (2014).