Jake T. Austin Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Movies, TV Shows

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Jake T. Austin Biography

Jake Austin Szymanski professionally known as Jake T. Austin, is an American actor well known for his portrayal as Max Russo on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place and on the Nickelodeon animated series Go, Diego, Go! as the voice of Diego. He was also the original actor who portrayed Jesus Foster on the ABC Family family/teen drama series The Fosters. Austin also co-starred in Hotel For Dogs, New Year’s Eve, The Emoji Movie and the upcoming Adverse, releasing in 2019.

He started his career as a child actor at the age of seven and he is a five-time Young Artist Award nominee, two-time Teen Choice Award nominee and Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards nominee.

Jake T. Austin Age

Jake Austin Szymanski was born on December 3, 1994 in New York City, New York, U.S. He is 24 years old as of 2018.

Jake T. Austin Height

He stands at a height of 1.73 m.

Jake T. Austin  Net Worth

Austin has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars.

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Jake T. Austin Girlfriend | Danielle Caesar

Austin is in a relationship with Danielle Caesar, a superfan who tweeted him relentlessly for five years. In 2011, Jake then followed Danielle on Twitter. In 2012, Danielle and Jake first met at a signing in Planet Hollywood. Finally, Austin took notice of her in 2016. The two planed to meet and things hit off and soon were deeply in love! Austin announced their relationship on Instagram with a picture of them sharing a sweet kiss.

Jake T. Austin Ethinicity

Austin’s mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentine and Spanish descent and his father is of Polish, Irish, and English ancestry. Though Austin said that he is not fluent in Spanish, he embraces his Puerto Rican heritage. Austin has a younger sister, Ava.

Jake T. Austin Career

Beginnings  from 2002 to 2006

Austin’s career started in 2002 when he appeared in commercials. A year later, Austin appeared in his first credited acting role as Kid 1698 in a comedy sketch on The Late Show With David Letterman. He landed his first major role in 2004 voicing Diego, the cousin of Dora, on the hit Nickelodeon animated series Dora the Explorer. Austin continued to voice Diego on the spin-off series, Go, Diego, Go!, for three seasons. Apart from voicing Diego, Austin was also cast in multiple voice roles for the feature films The Ant Bully and Everyone’s Hero – he was also cast in the Comedy Central special Merry F#%$in’s Christmas. Austin landed the lead role in 2006, of Angel Macias in his first live-action feature film, The Perfect Game, which was based on a true story about the first non-U.S. team to win the 1957 Little League World Series. The film was not released in the United States until more than three years later due to post-production financing difficulties.

 Jake T. Austin Wizards of Waverly Place (2007 – 2011)

In 2007, Austin appeared in his first Walt Disney Company production when he played the role of Chris in the Disney Channel original film Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. Austin was cast later that same year in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as Max Russo. He portrayed the youngest sibling of a wizarding family, co-starring with Selena Gomez and David Henrie. Until the end of Wizards of Waverly Place in 2011, he appeared in multiple Disney productions. In the summer of 2009, Austin played the role of Max Russo in the Wizards on Deck crossover episode which included two other popular Disney shows, The Suite Life on Deck and Hannah Montana.

In the same summer, Austin starred in the made-for-television film Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. The film was a ratings hit, whioch became the second most-viewed Disney Channel film at that time, behind High School Musical 2. Also it was the #1 scripted telecast of 2009. In 2009 Austin made his live action feature film debut with the role of Bruce, an orphan who hides numerous dogs in an abandoned hotel, in the DreamWorks film Hotel for Dogs. In the fall of 2010, Latina magazine named Austin as one of the “25 Brightest Latino Stars Under 25”. Austin has written and sold his first screenplay, Kings of Suburbia, which he has said is written in the same vein as his favorite film Stand By Me.

 Jake T. Austin The Fosters (2011 – 2015)

Austin voiced the role of Fernando in 2011, an orphaned Brazilian boy who is forced to capture exotic birds, in the 20th Century Fox animated musical film Rio. Austin reprised the role in the sequel, Rio 2. He was also in the romantic-comedy film New Year’s Eve, released in December 2011. The following year, Austin had guest roles as Samuel Forman on the Lifetime comedy-drama Drop Dead Diva, a 16-year-old multimillionaire and as Rob Fisher on the NBC legal drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the boyfriend of a girl whose family is massacred.

In 2013, Austin landed his next major role, when he was cast in the ABC Family family/teen drama series The Fosters as Jesus Foster. The series is about the story of two moms raising both biological and foster children in a “multi-ethnic” household in San Diego, California. Austin played Jesus for two seasons until in 2015 when he left the show in the second-season finale. In a statement on his departure, Austin said that he was honoured to have been pat of such a ground breaking series and thanked them for letting him to be part of their family, that was pleasure to him. Austin’s role was recast for the third season.

2016–present

In the 2016 DC Comics animated direct-to-video film Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Austin provided the voice for Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle. Austin was revealed on August 30, 2016, as one of the contestants who would compete on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with Jenna Johnson, a professional dancer. Austin and Johnson were announced on September 20, 2016 as the first couple to be eliminated from the competition. It was announced in October 2018, that Austin joined the cast of Adverse, a neo-noir thriller starring Mickey Rourke. The movie is slated to release theatrically in 2019.

Jake T. Austin Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2006

The Ant Bully

Nicky (voice)

2006

Everyone’s Hero

Yankee Irving (voice)

2009

Hotel for Dogs

Bruce

2010

The Perfect Game

Angel Macias

2011

Rio

Fernando (voice)

2011

New Year’s Eve

Seth Anderson

2013

Khumba

Khumba (voice)

2014

Rio 2

Fernando (voice)

2014

Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn

2014

Grantham & Rose

Grantham Portnoy

2016

Justice League vs. Teen Titans

Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle (voice)

2017

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle (voice)

2017

The Emoji Movie

Alex (voice)

2017

The Valley

Chris

Jake T. Austin TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2003

Late Show with David Letterman

Kid 1698

Episode: “December 23, 2003”

2004

Dora the Explorer

Diego (voice)

3 episodes

2005–08

Go, Diego, Go!

Diego (voice)

56 episodes

2005

Merry F#%$in’ Christmas

Various (voice)

TV special

2007

Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board

Chris

TV movie

2007–12

Wizards of Waverly Place

Max Russo

Main role; 94 episodes

2008

Happy Monster Band

Bluz (voice)

10 episodes

2009

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

Max Russo

TV movie

2009

The Suite Life on Deck

Max Russo

Episode: “Double-Crossed”

2012

Drop Dead Diva

Samuel Forman

Episode: “Home”

2012

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Rob Fisher

Episode: “Home Invasions”

2013

The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex

Max Russo

TV special

2013–15

The Fosters

Jesus Foster

Main role; 41 episodes

2016

Dancing with the Stars

Himself

Contestant on season 23

2017

Justice League Action

Blue Beetle

Episodes: “Time Share”, “Field Trip”

Jake T. Austin Awards and Nominations

Year

Award

Category

Work

Result

2006

Young Artist Award

Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor

Go, Diego, Go!

Nominated

2007

Imagen Award

Best Actor – Television

Nominated

Young Artist Award

Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor

Everyone’s Hero

Nominated

2008

ALMA Award

Outstanding Male Performance in a Comedy TV Series

Wizards of Waverly Place

Nominated

Young Artist Award

Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (with Selena Gomez, David Henrie, and Jennifer Stone)

Nominated

2009

ALMA Award

Year in TV Comedy – Actor

Nominated

Imagen Award

Best Actor – Television

Nominated

Teen Choice Award

Choice TV: Sidekick

Nominated

Young Artist Award

Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor

Nominated

2010

Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor

Hotel for Dogs

Nominated

Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor

Wizards of Waverly Place

Nominated

2012

Hollywood Teen TV Awards

Favorite Television Actor

Won

2013

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Favorite TV Actor

Nominated

Teen Choice Awards

Summer TV Star: Male

The Fosters

Nominated

2014

Choice TV Actor: Drama

Nominated

2015

Nominated

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