Jake T. Austin
Born Jake Toranzo-Szymanski
December 3, 1994 (1994-12-03) (age 24

New York City, New York, U.S.

Occupation Actor, Voice Actor
Years active 2002 — present
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Jake T. Austin (born December 3, 1994) is an American child actor who currently stars as Max Russo, the youngest of three wizards, on the Disney Channel Original Series, Wizards of Waverly Place and as Diego in the Nicktoons animated series "Go, Diego, Go!". He also appeared in the film Hotel For Dogs.


Jake Austin was born Jake Toranzo-Szymanski[1] in New York City, New York, the son of Giny and Joey Szymanski. His father is of Polish, Irish, and English descent and his mother is of Puerto Rican and Argentine ancestry.[2][3] Austin performed the voice for Diego, the lead character in the show Go, Diego, Go!, which is shown on Nick Jr. He has also provided voices for the animated movies The Ant Bully and Everyone's Hero, and appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board, The Perfect Game, a sports drama about a little league team from Mexico, which becomes the first non-US team to win the little league world series. During filming, he became close friends with his costars, Jansen Panettiere and Moises Arias. He also recently starred in Hotel for Dogs, co-starring Emma Roberts.


Year Title Role
2006 The Ant Bully Nicky (voice)
2006 Everyone's Hero Yankee Irving (voice)
2007 Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Chris
2009 The Perfect Game Angel Macias
2009 Hotel for Dogs Bruce
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Max Russo
2010 Yogi Bear Benny Smith


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Late Show with David Letterman Kid 1698 "Episode dated December 23, 2003"
2005-present Go, Diego, Go! Diego's Voice Nickelodeon/Starring as Jake Toranzo Szymanski
2007-present Wizards of Waverly Place Max Russo Main Character
2007 Disney Channel Games 2007 Himself Blue Team/Disney
2008 Disney Channel Games 2008 Himself Red Team - Inferno/Disney
2008 Studio DC: Almost Live Himself Credit as Jake Austin
2009 The Suite Life on Deck Max Russo Guest Star


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