American Auto season 2: Who is Jesse Austin? (Dedication explained)

AMERICAN AUTO -- Pictured: "American Auto" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)
AMERICAN AUTO -- Pictured: "American Auto" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC) /

The most recent episode of NBC’s hit comedy American Auto ended on a bit of a somber note that has many running to Google for answers about the identity of Jesse Austin.

Fans tuning into the March 7 episode of NBC’s hit comedy American Auto, were greeted with a bit of an unexpected closing message as the credits rolled. Following episode 7, “Young Designers,” NBC’s hit comedy ended with a message which read “Dedicated to the memory of Jesse Austin.”

The message was designed to honor the late Austin who passed suddenly away earlier this year, but what exactly was his connection to the NBC comedy?

Jesse Austin American Auto dedication explained

If you don’t recognize the name Jesse Austin, it’s likely due to the fact that Austin did not appear on American Auto directly and was not a member of the cast. Instead, Austin was a member of the production team who helped bring the NBC comedy to life.

According to IMDB, Austin was a member of the production staff on the NBC comedy working behind the scenes as part of the production team who work their magic to create the show. American Auto is one of a handful of shows and movies Austin worked on as his other credits include From the Ground Up, The Double, NCIS: Los Angeles, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Beautiful Boy.

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A GoFundMe page set up by the Curb Your Enthusiasm team notes that Austin is survived by his wife Erin and their two sons, Mason and Drake.

“Jesse Austin worked hard. He never wanted to say no to employment or an opportunity to
provide for his household. The only thing Jesse committed himself to more than his craft, was his family. He took his role seriously as the sole provider. His wife Erin and two sons, Mason and Drake, were the most important people in his life. Everything he did revolved around them.”

On behalf of our team at Hidden Remote, our thoughts are with Austin’s family and the American Auto crew.

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