Jake T. Austin is an American actor best known for his starring role as Max Russo in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, from 2007-2012.
He also has a starring role as Jesus Foster, Mariana's fraternal twin who is a charming, hyperkinetic kid protective of his sister and his adoptive family, in the teen drama television series The Fosters.
Whether appearing on TV/film or lending his voice to animated characters, 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 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 recognised 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 also lent his voice to the character of Fernando in Rio 2.
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.