Robert Austin played four 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.
- Pensioner caravanner Mr Hancox in April 2019.
His other credits include Shelley, Shine On Harvey Moon and Mr. Bean.