Robert Austin played three parts on Coronation Street:
- P.C. Blakey in May 1974.
- Environmental Health Inspector Gordon Venables in September 2004
- The Registrar who officiated at the marriage ceremonies of Steve McDonald and Becky Granger in March 2009, and Joe McIntyre and Gail Platt in January 2010.
His other credits include Shelley, Shine On Harvey Moon and Mr. Bean.