Blunt was born Augustine Durell Blunt in East Lansing, Michigan, located east from Lansing, Michigan; his parents were Durell Allen Blunt and his wife Claire Wilson-Blunt. He and his parents had moved to San Francisco, California when Augie was 11 years old. Blunt had decided to become an actor, and so he did by appearing in films and television shows.
Blunt married Dolores Scott on February 2, 1963, in San Jose, California, together they had 4 children, (1 son, 3 daughters), Jennifer Anne Parker (b. 1964), Laura Jessica Blunt (b. 1966), Evelyn Maureen Blunt (b. 1970) and Thomas Allen Blunt (b. 1972).
Augie had died on May 2, 1999, in San Jose, California, he was 70 years old at the time of his death.