Jake Austin Szymanski was produced on December 3, 1994 in nyc, ny to a Puerto Rican mother and dad of Polish, Irish, and English ancestry. Austin began his performing career in age seven appearing in advertisements. His first credited role came in 2003 as “Child 1698 in a sketch section to the Late Show with David Letterman. Austin’s career as a voice actor took off in 2004 when he got the part as the voice of Diego on Nick’s animated children’s show Dora the Explorer.
Jake T. Austin Net Worth $5 Million Dollars
Nick created the spinoff show Go, Diego, Go! and Austin continued to express the character of Diego throughout the show’s three season run. 2007 was a groundbreaking year for the youthful performer. For the work that the young actor put in during his five seasons on Wizards of Waverly Place, Austin earned a Hollywood Adolescent TV Award for “Favorite TV Celebrity” along with five Young Artist Award nominations. Because of his voice over work on Go, Diego, Go!, Austin was afforded the chance to voice characters in a number of other animated jobs such as the feature film The Ant Bully (2006), Everyone’s Hero (2006), Comedy Central’s Christmas special Merry F#%$in’ Christmas and Playhouse Disney’s musical Happy Monster Group.
Took a short break from filming a few episodes in the 4th season of Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) to concentrate on his school work. His character, Max, was turned into a girl, having another actor play the part, to fill in his absence. He later returned in the episode, "Back to Max".
Has a sister Ava, along with two dogs Bogey and Beju.
Pet peeves are people mocking people with disabilities, and people not being themselves.
Enjoys making short films with his friends, and writing.
I was born and raised in New York, so I was blessed - or some say cursed - with a strong New York accent.
With voice over work, you need to convey as much emotion as you can without making any physical movements, so it's hard. You've got to visualize everything.
I think everyone sings in the shower.
'The Glass Menagerie' by Tennessee Williams is a great play. I had to read it for school when I was younger, but I started writing scripts after that. That's what got me into writing.
It's important to have a fallback and other activities that keep you interested. I started acting when I was about nine or 10 years old. My father was a midtown firefighter so I always wanted to be a firefighter, but then acting came along. I have to have a plan B.
I have to at least get a couple weekends in where I can just be on Santa Monica beach or Malibu and just ride the waves.
I'm pretty versatile. I'm able to adapt to an environment and the way I view things based on who I'm with.
My best feature would have to be my hair. That sounds so cliché - but my hair is like a separate entity.
Having constant supporters and people who are always there and always giving back and knowing that they're loving what you're doing is always awesome to see.
I've never been innocent, but I don't think I'm a bad kid! I didn't get voted prom king. I was kind of the dancer, the performer, but I was always very athletic, too.