Jake T. Austin
Whether appearing on TV/film or lending his voice to animated characters, 17-year-old Jake T. Austin is a multitalented actor who has showcased his talent across the board in the entertainment industry. This year, he will adopt a new role as Youth Ambassador for Ronald McDonald House New York. From 2007 to 2012, Austin starred on The Disney Channel’s Emmy Award winning series, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” playing the role of ‘Max Russo,’ the youngest wizard of three. The show aired its series finale on January 6th, 2012 to an audience of a record breaking 9.8 million, making it the series’ number one telecast ever. Jake recently 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. He can also be seen this summer guest starring on an episode of Lifetime’s hit series “Drop Dead Diva”, where he’ll be playing a 16-year-old multi-millionaire CEO and video game designer suing his father for emancipation.
On the big screen, Austin was recently seen in Garry Marshall’s “New Years Eve,” starring opposite Abigail Breslin and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as “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.” Expanding on his talent from 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,” “Everyone’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 Ronald McDonald House New York as its official Youth Ambassador, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
When Jake isn’t acting, you can find him in New York where he resides with his family, leading the life of a normal teenage boy, going to school and hanging out with friends.