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Seen and Heard: Frank Augustyn walks on and off Chicago Fire

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SEEN--Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the premier episode of the fifth season of Chicago Fire on NBC (WMAQ-TV, NBC 5 Chicago), local actor Frank Augustyn plays a student evacuated from a school bus following a catastrophic accident with a garbage truck. Frank, 11, is a sixth-grader at the Discovery Charter School. He previously body-doubled on a Chicago Fire episode last season, for an actor whose character had cancer; Frank committed to that role, shaving his head. Frank has also popped up--look closely--on Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Exorcist, and Shameless.

Frank’s brother Sid, 14, a freshman at CHS, is making his mark as well on the big and little screens. Sid played a bully in an undercover segment on the Steve Harvey Show and has a role in the upcoming feature film And Then I Go, based on the book Project X, which was shot in Kentucky. Look for Sid too as an extra in Shameless, a Google commercial, and in another upcoming feature film, Kingfisher.

Sid and Frank’s talents will come as no surprise to folks who know their mom, Heather Augustyn, a Chesterton native who made her bones in the trenches of beat and freelance reporting here in Northwest Indiana.

Heather then went on to make something of herself and is now a world authority on Jamaican music, ska in particular, on which subject she’s published four critically acclaimed books, including most recently About Songbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music

 

Posted 10/14/2016

 
 
 
 

 

 

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