Jake T. Austin stood in front of the big screen even before he was 10 years old. The native New Yorker has a career portfolio that will be the envy of every one of his contemporaries. The actor has contributed his talent to everything from movies and television series to cartoons.
Jake’s most popular role to date in his career has been as Max Russo in the hugely successful Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, starring David Henrie and Selena Gomez. He was also the voice of Diego on Go, Diego, Go! a Nickelodeon animated series. Because of his talent, he was nominated for the Young Artist Award more than five times. Jake has also appeared on talk shows such as Late Show With David Letterman and Dancing with the Stars.
Jake T Austin’s Bio and Career
The New Yorker was born on 3 December 1994 as the son of Joe Szymanski and Ginny Rodriquez Toranzo as Jake Austin Szymanski. Jake’s legacy is extremely multi-ethnic. While his father is of Polish, Irish and English descent, his mother has an Argentinean, Spanish, and Puerto Rican heritage, the last of which Jake embraces the most. The actor has a sibling, a younger sister, Ava.
After appearing in commercials in 2002, he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in the role of a character named Kid in a comedy sketch in 1698. The following year he played his first leading role in the animated series Go, Diego, Go! in which he sang the character Diego for three seasons. He also lent his voice to other animated films such as The Ant Bully and Everyone’s Hero.
In 2006, Jake starred as Angel Macias in the live-action movie The Perfect Game. However, due to financial constraints in post-production, the film was not released until more than three years after shooting. Austin’s first Walt Disney role came in 2007 when he played as Chris in Disney’s Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. This was followed by another Disney collaboration and his most popular work to date – Wizards of Waverly Place – in which he played Max Russo, the youngest child in a family of Wizards in the television series.
Jake has also revisited the role in several other Disney spin-offs of the film, such as the crossover episode Wizards on Deck, which combines two other popular Disney franchises, Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck. In 2009, the film’s success inspired the television movie Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. It was a huge success, ranking only behind High School Musical 2 in terms of audience ratings.
In the same year, he starred in the film Hotel for Dogs as Bruce, an orphan dog herder. He continued to gain recognition within the industry and was named one of the 25 brightest Latino stars under the age of 25 in Latina magazines in 2010. Jake T. Austin also made his foray into the screenwriting niche by writing and selling his first screenplay, Kings of Suburbia.
In 2011, he also gave the character of Fernando a voice in the cartoon Rio, resuming the role of the narrator in the sequel Rio 2. In 2012 he had a guest appearance in Drop Dead Diva as Samuel Foreman, a young multimillionaire. In the same year, he appeared as Rob Fisher in an episode of Law & Order on NBC: Special Victims Unit.
For his next major role, he teamed up with ABC in 2013 to play the role of Jesus Foster in the family drama series The Fosters. He appeared in 41 episodes before he left the series at the end of the second season.
His other work since that time has included dubbing Jaime Reyes in the DC Comics animated film Justice League vs. He has recast the role in the 2017 cartoon Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and two episodes of the Justice League Action series. Jake was also the voice of Alex in Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie in 2017.
In 2016, the then 12-year-old participated in the reality dance contest Dancing with the Stars, where he was paired with Jenna Johnson, a professional dancer. They were the first to drop out of the competition.
Jake T Austin: Who is his Girlfriend?
Austin’s love story, although by no means conventional, is the desire of fangirls all over the world. In 2016, actor Wizards of Waverly Place revealed in an interview with the Huffington Post that he was dating a girl named Danielle Ceasar. In 2009, Danielle Ceasar was just another fan who was clearly obsessed with the actor, but she took her admiration for him to another level. For five years she tweeted frequently about him. Finally, they met in 2012 at a signing at Planet Hollywood in New York City.
One thing led to another, and now the duo enjoys a fairytale romance with each other. Jake and Danielle are clearly crazy about each other, and fans hope that this will continue in the years to come.
Why did Jake T Austin leave The Fosters?
Jake joined the cast of The Fosters in 2013 but rode with them until the end of the season finale of Season 2. In a statement, he revealed how honored he was to be a part of the show. But why did he leave at all?
After he made his shocking announcement on Twitter that he would leave the show, he spent some time answering questions from fans on Twitter. The actor’s explanations basically boil down to two main reasons. He revealed that he had been informed that he would only be appearing in three episodes of the third season and would not be able to work on any other project while the season was shooting.