Ross Lynch

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Ross Lynch
Ross Lynch 2013.jpg
Ross Lynch along with R5 performing at the Citadel's 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Los Angeles, CA on November 9th, 2013.
Born Ross Shor Lynch
(1995-12-29) December 29, 1995 (age 19)
Littleton, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, songwriter, musician
Years active 2009–present
Television Austin & Ally
Musical career
Genres Pop rock[1]
Instruments Vocals, piano, drums, guitar, bass[1]
Labels Walt Disney
Associated acts R5

Ross Shor Lynch (born December 29, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and musician. He is one of the founding members of the pop rock band R5. He is best known for his debut role as Austin Moon on the Disney Channel original series Austin & Ally.[2]

Early life[edit]

Ross Lynch was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, the second youngest of five siblings (Riker, sister Rydel, Rocky and youngest Ryland). He was educated at home from the fourth grade. He learned to play guitar, piano, and to sing. He is also a cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough.[2][3][4] Lynch and his family moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2007.


Lynch performed in Loud Tour, in 2013.

Lynch can play the piano, drums, and bass; he specializes in guitar. He has danced for the Rage Boyz Crew, a group founded by a dance company in Southern California. He has been on So You Think You Can Dance and has had guest appearances on shows like Moises Rules!, and can even be seen in movies such as Grapple, with Anton Troy. In 2009, he appeared in the Kidz Bop music video for "Let It Rock". He has also been seen in Cymphonique's music video "Lil' Miss Swagger". Lynch was cast in early 2011 to appear in the pilot for the Disney Channel television program entitled Austin & Ally,[2] playing the lead male role of Austin Moon, a teenage singer who becomes an overnight sensation after a music video featuring a performance by him is uploaded to the internet and later forms a partnership with Ally, played by Laura Marano. The pilot was later picked up for a full season's production; the show debuted in December 2011, and was renewed for a second season in March 2012.[5][6] In the spring of 2013 it was announced that there would be a third season.

In early 2012, Lynch began working on the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie. The movie was shot in Puerto Rico. He plays the role of Brady, the male lead in the film. The film was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and premiered July 19, 2013, earning around 8.4 million viewers.[7] His first promotional single, "A Billion Hits", was released on April 2, 2012.[8] On July 13, 2012 Lynch released his debut soundtrack single, "Heard It on the Radio",[9] which reached number 196 on UK Singles Chart. On September 12, 2012 he released his debut soundtrack, Austin & Ally from the show of the same name.[10] The album peaked at twenty-seven on the Billboard Top 200, one on the Billboard's Top Soundtracks and one on the Billboard's Kid Albums.[10] Lynch has recorded a multitude of songs for Austin & Ally. He sang all 14 songs for the TV show's soundtrack, which was released in September 2012. These songs include "Can't Do It Without You" (the theme song for the series), "A Billion Hits", "Heard It On the Radio", and two songs with his band R5. Lynch had a cameo appearance in the movie Muppets Most Wanted (2014).[11]

R5 performing in Commerce, in 2013

With R5[edit]

In March 2010, they self-released an EP, Ready Set Rock and in September they signed with Hollywood Records.[12] The second EP, Loud, was released on February 19, 2013, which featured the lead single and title track "Loud", the debut single from upcoming album. The band's first full-length album, Louder, was released on September 24, 2013 and the album not only includes the four songs from Loud and also seven new songs. The second single from the album, "Pass Me By", premiered on Radio Disney on August 16. The music video premiered on 29 August on Disney Channel and is available for public viewing on the band's Vevo channel. The third single, "(I Can't) Forget About You", was released on December 25, 2013 and reached number 47 on Billboard Digital Pop Songs, and the fourth single "One Last Dance" on May 29, 2014. The third extended play, entitled Heart Made Up on You, was released on July 22, 2014 and the self-titled single on August 1, 2014. On November 16, 2014 the band released the first single from second album, "Smile".


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Grapple! Aaron Short film
2011 A Day as Holly's Kids Holly's Actual Kid 1 Short film
2013 Teen Beach Movie Brady Television film
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Young Florist / Nerd Teenage Kid[13]
2015 Teen Beach 2[14] Brady Television film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Moises Rules! Ross "The Boss" "Mad B-Ball shootout" (Season 1, Episode 1)
2011–present Austin & Ally Austin Moon Lead role
2012 Jessie "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year" (Season 2, Episode 6)
2013 Ultimate Spider-Man Jack Russell / Werewolf by Night "Blade and the Howling Commandos" (Season 2, Episode 22)
2015 Violetta Himself "Una Visita, Una canción" (Season 3, Episode 69)
"Una Explicación, Una Canción" (Season 3, Episode 70)[15]


See also: R5 discography

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Austin & Ally 27 1
Teen Beach Movie
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
3 1 176 14 76 56 30 15 36
Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
  • Released: December 17, 2013
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
89 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


Song Year Album
"Heard It on the Radio" 2012 Austin & Ally
"Can You Feel It" 2013 N/A

Promotional singles[edit]

Song Year Album
"A Billion Hits" 2012 Austin & Ally
"I Love Christmas"[22]
(with Laura Marano)
2013 Disney Holidays Unwrapped

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Christmas Soul" 2012 6 Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"Christmas Is Coming" 14
"Cruisin' for a Bruisin'"
(with Grace Phipps and Jason Evigan)
2013 82 90 117 Teen Beach Movie
"Like Me"
(with Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps and Spencer Lee)
101 177
"Can't Stop Singing"
(with Maia Mitchell)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Song Year Other(s) artist(s) Album
"Christmas Soul" 2012 N/A Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"Christmas Is Coming" R5
"Can't Do It Without You" N/A Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist
"I Love Christmas" 2013 Laura Marano Disney Holidays Unwrapped
"Timeless" 2014 N/A Disney Channel Play It Loud
"I Got That Rock and Roll" N/A
"You Can Come to Me" Laura Marano

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director Notes
"Little Miss Swagger" 2009 N/A Guest appearance; Cymphonique Miller's music video[27]
"Ordinary Girl" 2010 Shane Drake[28] Guest appearance; Hannah Montana's music video
"Double Take"[29] 2012 N/A
"Better Together"[30]
"Heard It on the Radio" Matt Stawski[31]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Austin & Ally Won
Radio Disney Music Awards[32] Funniest Celebrity Take Himself Nominated
Best Music Video Heard It On The Radio Won
2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Austin & Ally
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy
2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Himself Pending
Favorite Family TV Show Austin & Ally


  1. ^ a b Phares, Heather (2012). "Music biography". Allmusic. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Austin & Ally - Cast - Ross Lynch". Disney Channel Media net. Archived from the original on December 10, 2011. Born December 29, 1995, in Littleton, Colorado 
  3. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (November 14, 2011). "Ostrow: Ross Lynch of Littleton hopes he'll strike a chord with fans on Disney show". The Denver Post. Archived from the original on December 4, 2011. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ ""Austin & Ally," A Comedy About An Unlikely Friendship, Premieres Sunday, December 4 on Disney Channel". Disney Channel. November 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ Ng, Philiana (March 11, 2012). "Disney Channel Renews 'Austin & Ally' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Teen Beach Movie". Disney Channel Media Net. 2013. Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "A Billion Hits (feat. Ross Lynch)". Amazon. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Create Your Own Version Of Ross Lynch’s "Heard It On The Radio" Music Video". Disney Dreaming. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e List of Lynch's albums and singles on Billboard:
  11. ^ Disney Channel Promo
  12. ^ Staff (April 26, 2012). "Ross Lynch Signed a Record Deal with R5!". Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ "'Muppets Most Wanted' Teaser Trailer Features Slew Of Celebrity Cameos In Upcoming 'Muppets' Sequel". International Business Time. March 21, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ "El capítulo de “Tini” Sotessel Violetta con Ross Lynch hizo arder Twitter" (in Spanish). 2015. 
  16. ^ "Belgium Charts - Soundtrack". Ultratop. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Discographie Teen Beach Movie" (in French). Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Dutch charts - Soundtrack". Mega Top. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Chart history: New Zealand". New Zealand Singles Chart / Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Spanish albums charts - Soundtrack". Productores de Música de España. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  21. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  22. ^ "I Love Christmas - Single by Ross Lynch & Laura Marano". Zobbel. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  23. ^ Songs of Ross Lynch on Billboard:
  24. ^ "Top Holiday Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  25. ^ "Ireland Charts - Ross Lynch". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  26. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  27. ^ "Cymphonique - Little Miss Swagger". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  28. ^ "Hannah Montana - Ordinary Girl". Shane Drake Channel. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  29. ^ "Austin & Ally - 'Double Take' Music Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  30. ^ "Austin & Ally - Better Together". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  31. ^ "Disney Channel Heads to the Beach with the World Premiere of 'Heard It On the Radio' Music Video, Friday, July 13". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  32. ^ "2013 Radio Disney Music Awards: Nominees Announced! - Bop and Tigerbeat Magazine". 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

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