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American singer and actor (born 1995)

Ross Lynch

Lynch in 2018
Born
Ross Shor Lynch

(1995-12-29) December 29, 1995 (age 26)

Littleton, Colorado, US
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • actor
Years active 2009–present
Works Solo discography
Relatives
  • Riker Lynch (brother)
  • Rydel Lynch (sister)
Awards Full list
Musical career
Genres
  • Pop rock
  • power pop
  • pop
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Labels Hollywood
Member of The Driver Era
Formerly of R5
Musical artist
Website
  • r5rockscom
  • thedrivereracom

Ross Shor Lynch (born December 29, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor He was the lead vocalist of the pop rock band R5 and is one half of the band the Driver Era, with his brother, Rocky Lynch As an actor, he rose to recognition for his debut role as Austin Moon on Disney Channel’s comedy television series Austin & Ally, and for his role as Brady on the network’s Teen Beach Movie film series

In 2017, Lynch branched into film, starring in the biopic My Friend Dahmer, where he played a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer In 2018, Lynch also starred in Status Update, playing the character of Kyle Between 2018 and 2020, he starred as Harvey Kinkle on the Netflix television series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Early life

Lynch was born and raised in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colorado He has four siblings, sister Rydel, and brothers Riker, Rocky, and Ryland He was educated at home starting in the fourth grade when he learned to sing and play the guitar and piano Lynch is a second cousin of entertainers Derek Hough and Julianne Hough, their maternal grandmothers being sisters Lynch and his family moved to Los Angeles in 2007

Acting career

Film and theater

Lynch made a cameo appearance in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted In 2016, he voiced the role of Piers in the English dub of the animated French adventure film Snowtime! The film centers around a group of children who plan and stage a giant snowball fight during the Christmas holiday

Lynch starred as Mark Anthony in the Hollywood Bowl’s production of A Chorus Line, which ran for three performances over the weekend of July 29, 2016 The musical, about dancers auditioning for a Broadway musical, was directed and choreographed by Baayork Lee, who starred in the original Broadway production

In May 2016, it was announced that Lynch would be starring in his feature film debut, Status Update, a comedy that began filming in Vancouver in June and wrapped in July 2016 Lynch stars as a teenager who stumbles upon a magical app that causes his social media status updates to come true In July, he was cast as a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer in My Friend Dahmer, a film based on the 2012 graphic novel of the same name by Derf Backderf

Television

Lynch has appeared on the television shows So You Think You Can Dance and Moises Rules!, and in the 2010 short film Grapple He was in Kidz Bop, appearing in a 2009 Kidz Bop video He was also in Cymphonique’s music video for “Lil’ Miss Swagger”

In early 2011, Lynch was cast in the pilot for the Disney Channel sitcom Austin & Ally, playing the lead male role of Austin Moon, a teenage singer who becomes an overnight sensation after a music video featuring him performing is uploaded to the Internet He 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 After four seasons, the series ended on January 10, 2016 Lynch guest starred with the Austin & Ally cast in a crossover episode with Jessie, and also he guest starred with his co-star Laura Marano on Girl Meets World, where he reprised his role as Austin Moon

In early 2012, Lynch began working on the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie, playing the male lead role, Brady The film was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and premiered July 19, 2013, earning around 84 million viewers Lynch also starred in the sequel, Teen Beach 2, which premiered on the Disney Channel on June 26, 2015, earning 75 million total viewers

In 2018, Lynch was cast in the role of Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina Spellman’s boyfriend, on the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Music career

Lynch performing in R5’s Loud Tour in 2013

Lynch plays 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

His debut single, “A Billion Hits”, was released on April 2, 2012 On July 13, 2012, Lynch released his second soundtrack single, “Heard It on the Radio”, which reached number 196 on UK Singles Chart Lynch has recorded a multitude of songs for Austin & Ally He sang all 14 songs for the TV show’s soundtrack, which was released on September 12, 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 The album peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200, one on the Billboard’s Top Soundtracks and one on the Billboard’s Kid Albums

Lynch also sang most of the songs from Austin & Ally: Turn It Up, the show’s second soundtrack He recorded songs for Teen Beach Movie, the soundtrack of which was the fourth best-selling soundtrack of 2013 in the United States with 407,000 copies sold He also sang two songs on the Austin & Ally: Take It from the Top EP In 2015, Lynch recorded songs for Teen Beach 2, the soundtrack of which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200

In 2016, Lynch contributed vocals to Tritonal’s song “I Feel the Love” from their album Painting With Dreams

With R5 / The Driver Era

R5 performing in Commerce, California, in 2013

In March 2010, R5 self-released an EP, Ready Set Rock and in April 2012, they signed with Hollywood Records Their second EP, Loud, was released on February 19, 2013, which featured the lead single and title track “Loud” The band’s first full-length album, Louder, was released on September 24, 2013, and the album includes the four songs from Loud as well as seven new songs The second single from the album, “Pass Me By”, premiered on Radio Disney on August 16, 2013 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 the Billboard Digital Pop Songs chart, and the fourth single “One Last Dance” was released on May 29, 2014 The third extended play, Heart Made Up on You, was released on July 22, 2014, and the self-titled single was released on August 1, 2014

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 “All Night” was released as the third single on June 2, 2015, along with the album’s iTunes pre-order The band released their second full-length album on July 10, 2015, titled Sometime Last Night, and debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200, number 1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums, number 3 on the Billboard Top Digital Albums, and number 4 on the Billboard Top Album Sales

On May 12, 2017, R5 released their fifth EP New Addictions

On February 1, 2018, R5 posted on their YouTube a video called “The Last Show” On March 1, R5’s Instagram and Twitter handles were changed to “the Driver Era” and all of R5’s previous posts were deleted On March 2, it was reported that the Driver Era would be a band consisting only of Ross and Rocky

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Young florist / Nerd teenage kid
2016 Snowtime! Piers Voice role (English dub)
2017 My Friend Dahmer Jeffrey Dahmer
2018 Status Update Kyle Moore Direct-to-video film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Moises Rules! Ross “The Boss” Episode: “Mad B-Ball shootout”
2011–2016 Austin & Ally Austin Moon Lead role
2012 Jessie Austin Moon Episode: “Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year”
2013 Teen Beach Movie Brady Television film
Ultimate Spider-Man Jack Russell / Werewolf by Night Episode: “The Howling Commandos”
2015 Violetta Himself Episodes: “Una Visita, Una canción” and “Una Explicación, Una Canción”
Teen Beach 2 Brady Television film
Girl Meets World Austin Moon Episode: “Girl Meets World of Terror 2”
2018–2020 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Harvey Kinkle Main role

Theater and tours

Main articles: List of R5 concert tours and The Driver Era § Tours
  • A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl (2016), as Mark Anthony

Discography

With R5

Main article: R5 discography

With the Driver Era

Main article: The Driver Era discography

Soundtrack

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
OST
BEL CAN FRA NL NZ SPA UK
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
Austin & Ally: Take It from the Top
  • Released: April 17, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
23
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

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US KDS
“A Billion Hits” 2012 1 Austin & Ally
“Heard It on the Radio” 2
“Can You Feel It” 1 N/A

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
“I Love Christmas”
(with Laura Marano)
2013 50 Disney Holidays Unwrapped
“Perfect Christmas”
(with Laura Marano)
2015

Other charted songs

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

US
Holiday
IRL UK
“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)
1 117
“Can’t Stop Singing”
(with Maia Mitchell)
200
“Gotta Be Me”
(with Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca, Jordan Fisher)
2015 23 Teen Beach 2
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory

Other appearances

Song Year Other 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
“I Feel the Love” 2016 Tritonal Painting With Dreams

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
“Ordinary Girl” 2010 Shane Drake Guest appearance; Hannah Montana’s music video
“Double Take” 2012 N/A
“Better Together” 2012 N/A
“Heard It on the Radio” 2012 Matt Stawski

Awards and nominations

See also: List of awards and nominations received by R5 (band)
Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2013 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Austin & Ally Won
Radio Disney Music Awards Best Music Video Heard It On The Radio Won
Funniest Celebrity Take Himself Nominated
2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Austin & Ally Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy Austin & Ally Won
2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Austin & Ally Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show (with Teen Beach 2 cast) Teen Beach 2 Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Beach 2 Nominated
Choice TV: Chemistry (with Laura Marano) Austin & Ally Nominated
Choice TV Actor: Comedy Austin & Ally Won
2016 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Star: Kid’s Show Austin & Ally Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy Austin & Ally Won
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Nominated

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