Austin Majors was a prolific child actor during the 1990s and 2000s. He was shot to death in Los Angeles on Saturday. He is most well-known for his role in the TV series NYPD Blue as the younger brother to Detective Andy Sipowicz’s Dennis Franz.
Majors’ death was confirmed by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. Majors died at a homeless facility on February 11. The investigation is ongoing.
Majors was photographed last Wednesday for a Los Angeles Daily News article. L.A. Mayor Karen Bass and Jeff Olivet, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, visited Hilda Solis Care First Village where Majors lived.
Majors was Theo Sipowicz (a young man) from 1999 to 2004. His guest appearances on American Dad! and According to Jim! followed. He was also featured in numerous television commercials.
Deadline obtained a statement from Kali Majors, Majors’ sister, and former child actress Kali Majors. Majors was described as “a loving, artistic, brilliant, and kind human being.”
The statement also states that Austin was very passionate about his acting career. He believed that making people happy was his goal in life.
Kali, Austin’s younger sister, stated that Austin is her favorite memory. She grew up on set with him, and she also remembers volunteering with ‘Kids With a Cause. Austin and Kali shared a passion for backpacking and went to events together. We will miss him.
Some of the siblings’ acting clips are posted on their YouTube channel AKMajors.