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Ross Lynch
Ross Lynch in Radio Disney's NBT Finale.jpg
Lynch in Radio Disney's NBT Finale, December 2012
Born Ross Shor Lynch
(1995-12-29) December 29, 1995 (age 19)
Littleton, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, musician
Years active 2009–present
Television Austin & Ally
Musical career
Genres Pop rock[1]
Instruments Vocals, piano, drums, guitar, bass[1]
Labels Walt Disney, Hollywood
Associated acts R5

Ross Shor Lynch (born December 29, 1995) is an American television actor, singer, 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 can play the piano, drums, and bass; however, 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]

With R5[edit]

Lynch is the main vocalist and plays rhythm guitar in the band R5. In 2010, R5 released an EP titled Ready Set Rock consisting of songs written primarily by his brothers Riker and Rocky along with his sister Rydel and family friend Ellington Ratliff. In April 2012, R5 announced via the band's website that they had signed a record deal with Hollywood Records and that they are planning for their first club tour in May.[4] Their debut album Louder was released September 24th, 2013, with "Pass Me By" and "Loud" as the album's lead singles.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Moises Rules! Ross "The Boss" "Mad B-Ball shootout" (Season 1, Episode 1)
2011–present Austin & Ally Austin Moon Co-lead role; Disney Channel Original Series
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 21)
2014 "Violetta" Himself Invited star, with R5 (season 3) 1 episode
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[12] Brady Disney Channel Original Movie
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Young Florist/Nerd Teenage Kid[13]
2015 Teen Beach 2[14] Brady Disney Channel Original Movie


See also: R5 discography

Soundtrack albums[edit]

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

Austin & Ally
  • Released: September 11, 2012
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
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.


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

"A Billion Hits" 2012 Austin & Ally
"Heard It on the Radio"
"Can You Feel It" N/A
"Cruisin' for a Bruisin'"
(with Grace Phipps & Jason Evigan)
2013 82 6 90 117 Teen Beach Movie
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Song Year Album
"I Love Christmas"[24]
(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
"Like Me"
(with Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps & Spencer Lee)
2013 101 10 177 Teen Beach Movie
"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]

Song Year Director Note
"Little Miss Swagger"[26] 2009 Guest appearance; Cymphonique Miller's music video
"Ordinary Girl"[27] 2010 Glyphix Guest appearance; Hannah Montana's music video
"A Billion Hits"[28] 2012
"Double Take"[29]
"Better Together"[30]
"Heard It on the Radio"[31] Mark Albert


Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Nominated work Result
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
"Favorite TV Actor"
Austin & Ally
Radio Disney Music Awards[32]
"Funniest Celebrity Take"
"Best Music Video"
Heard It On The Radio
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
"Favorite TV Actor"
Austin & Ally
Teen Choice Awards
"Choice TV Actor: Comedy"


  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. ^ a b
  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 f g List of Lynch's albums and singles on Billboard:
  11. ^ Disney Channel Promo
  12. ^ Disney's 'Teen Beach Movie 2' A Go
  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. 
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  15. ^ "Belgium Charts - Soundtrack". Ultratop. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Discographie Teen Beach Movie" (in French). Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dutch charts - Soundtrack". Mega Top. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Chart history: New Zealand". New Zealand Singles Chart / Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Spanish albums charts - Soundtrack". Productores de Música de España. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  20. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  21. ^ a b Songs of Ross Lynch on Billboard:
  22. ^ "Ireland Charts - Ross Lynch". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  23. ^ a b "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  24. ^ "I Love Christmas - Single by Ross Lynch & Laura Marano". Zobbel. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  25. ^ "Top Holiday Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  26. ^ "Cymphonique - Little Miss Swagger". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  27. ^ "Hannah Montana - Ordinary Girl". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  28. ^ "Austin & Ally: A Billion Hits". YouTube. 2012-02-28. 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. ^ "Austin & Ally - Heard it on the Radio". YouTube. 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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