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Ross Lynch
Ross Lynch 2013.jpg
Lynch performing in November 2013
Born (1995-12-29) December 29, 1995 (age 20)
Littleton, Colorado, United States
Occupation Actor, singer, songwriter, musician
Years active 2009–present
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. As an actor, he is known for his debut role as Austin Moon on the Disney Channel original series Austin & Ally,[2] and for his role as Brady in Disney Channel's Teen Beach Movie series.

Early life

Lynch was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. He is the second youngest of five siblings (sister Rydel and brothers Riker, Rocky, and Ryland). He was educated at home from the fourth grade. He learned to sing and play the guitar and piano. Lynch is a second cousin of entertainers Derek and Julianne Hough.[2][3][4][5] 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, Lynch was in Kidz Bop, and appeared in at least one Kidz Bop video.[6][7] 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.[8][9] In 2013 the third season was shot and in 2015 the fourth and final season is being displayed on TV.

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.[10] His first promotional single, "A Billion Hits", was released on April 2, 2012.[11] On July 13, 2012 Lynch released his debut soundtrack single, "Heard It on the Radio",[12] 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.[13] 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.[13] 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).[14]

In 2015, Ross starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach 2 sequel to hit movie Teen Beach Movie.[15] The film premiered on Disney Channel on June 26, 2015, earning 7.5 million total viewers.[16] Lynch guest starred with his Austin & Ally co-star Laura Marano on Girl Meets World, where he reprises his role as Austin Moon.[17] In 2016, Lynch appeared in the animated adventure film Snowtime!, where he voiced the role of Piers.[18] The film centers around group of children who plan and stage a giant snowball fight during the Christmas holiday.

Lynch is set to perform at the Hollywood Bowl's production A Chorus Line, which will run for three performances only on July 29, 30, and 31.[19] A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking show about life as a dancer auditioning for a Broadway musical, will be directed and choreographed by Baayork Lee.[20] He will play the role of Mark Anthony, one of the auditioners who makes it past first cut.

In May 2016, it was announced that Lynch would be starring in his debut feature film, Status Update, which began filming in June.[21]

With R5

R5 performing in Commerce, in 2013

In March 2010, they self-released an EP, Ready Set Rock and in September they signed with Hollywood Records.[22] 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 August 29 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.[23]

On November 16, 2014 the band released the first single from second album, "Smile". "Let's Not Be Alone Tonight", the second single, was released on February 13, 2015.[22] "All Night" was released as the third single on June 2, along with the album's iTunes pre-order.[23] The band released their second full-length album on July 10, 2015, titled Sometime Last Night and debuted at No. 6 on Billboard 200, No. 1 on Billboard Top Pop Albums, No. 3 on Billboard Top Digital Albums, and No. 4 on Billboard Top Album Sales.[24]

Personal life

As of March 2015, Lynch has dated model and actress Courtney Eaton.[25]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Grapple! Aaron Short film
2011 A Day as Holly's Kids Holly's Actual Kid 1 Short film
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Young Florist / Nerd Teenage Kid Cameo[26]
2016 Snowtime! Piers voice role, English dub of 2015 French film
2017 Status Update Kyle Moore Filming[27]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Moises Rules! Ross "The Boss" "Mad B-Ball shootout" (Season 1, Episode 1)
2011–16 Austin & Ally Austin Moon Lead role
2012 Jessie Austin Moon "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year" (Season 2, Episode 6)
2013 Teen Beach Movie Brady Disney Channel Original Movie
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)[28]
2015 Teen Beach 2 Brady Disney Channel Original Movie[29]
2015 Girl Meets World Austin Moon "Girl Meets World of Terror 2" (Season 2, Episode 18)
Year Production Role Theater
2016 A Chorus Line Mark Anthony Hollywood Bowl


See also: R5 discography

Soundtrack albums

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
Austin & Ally: Take It from the Top
  • Released: April 17, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
Teen Beach 2
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
10 1 129 67
"—" 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

Song Year Album
"A Billion Hits" 2012 Austin & Ally
"I Love Christmas"[36]
(with Laura Marano)
2013 Disney Holidays Unwrapped
"Perfect Christmas"
(with Laura Marano)

Other charted songs

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

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"
"You Can Come to Me" Laura Marano

Music videos

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[41]
"Ordinary Girl" 2010 Shane Drake[42] Guest appearance; Hannah Montana's music video
"Double Take"[43] 2012 N/A
"Better Together"[44]
"Heard It on the Radio" Matt Stawski[45]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Austin & Ally Won
Radio Disney Music Awards 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
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Choice TV: Chemistry: shared with Laura Marano Nominated
Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show: shared with cast of Teen Beach 2 Teen Beach 2
Choice Summer TV Star: Male
2016 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Star: Kid's Show Austin & Ally Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy Pending


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  32. ^ "Dutch charts - Soundtrack". Mega Top. May 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  33. ^ "Chart history: New Zealand". New Zealand Singles Chart / Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  34. ^ "Spanish albums charts - Soundtrack". Productores de Música de España. May 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
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  42. ^ "Hannah Montana - Ordinary Girl". Shane Drake Channel. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  43. ^ "Austin & Ally - 'Double Take' Music Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  44. ^ "Austin & Ally - Better Together". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  45. ^ "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. 

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