Whether appearing on TV/film or lending his voice to animated characters, 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 The Disney Channel’s Emmy Award winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place, as ‘Max Russo,’ the youngest wizard of three. Austin also stars in The Disney Channel’s one-hour TV reunion special, The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex.
In 2012, Austin showcased his dramatic side with a guest role on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, playing the boyfriend of a girl whose family has been massacred. Additionally, he guest-starred on an episode of Lifetime’s hit series Drop Dead Diva, playing a 16-year-old multi-millionaire CEO and video game designer suing his father for emancipation.
On the big screen, Austin can be seen in Garry Marshall’s New Years Eve, starring opposite Abigail Breslin and Sarah Jessica Parker, and will next be seen in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, starring opposite Joel Courtney as ‘Huck.’ Austin’s other film credits include Hotel For Dogs opposite Emma Roberts, and his first ever live-action feature film, The Perfect Game. Austin is widely recognized for his starring role as the voice of ‘Diego’ in Nickelodeon’s Go, Diego, Go!, and his voice can also be heard in films including Rio, Everyone’s Hero, and The Ant Bully. He will next return to the big screen, lending his voice to the character of ‘Fernando’ in Rio 2, out in theaters April 2014.
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. When he isn’t working, you can find him in New York where he resides with his family, leading the life of a normal teenager, going to school and hanging out with friends.
Follow Jake T. Austin on Twitter at @JakeTAustin.