Jake T. Austin

Star Biography

Whether appearing on TV, film or lending his voice to animated characters, 21-year-old Jake T. Austin is a multitalented actor who has showcased his talent across the board in the entertainment industry. From 2007 to 2012, Austin starred on Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place, as Max Russo, the youngest wizard of three. The hit show returned to Disney Channel for a one-hour TV reunion special, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.

Austin previously starred in Freeform's The Fosters, portraying the role of Jesus Foster. His television guest-starring roles include Law & Order: SVU and Drop Dead Diva. On the big screen, he was last seen in Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve, starring opposite Abigail Breslin and Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, starring opposite Joel Courtney as Huck, Hotel For Dogs, opposite Emma Roberts, the indie drama Grantham & Rose, and his first ever live-action feature film, The Perfect Game.

Expanding on his talent in front of the camera, Austin has lent his voice to several movies and television shows. Most widely recognized for his starring role as the voice of Diego in Nickelodeon's Go, Diego, Go! Austin's voice can also be heard in films, including Rio and Rio 2RhumbaEveryone's Hero and The Ant Bully.

A driven and talented young actor, Austin is equally committed to using his public profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate, supporting and devoting his free time to the Ronald McDonald House New York as its first-ever Youth Spokesperson. He was honored at Variety's 2013 Power of Youth for this significant contribution.

When Jake isn't acting, you can find him in New York where he resides with his family and hanging out with friends.

Jake is partnered with Pro Jenna Johnson.

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