Ross Shor Lynch (born December 29, 1995) is an American actor, dancer, and musician. In July 2013, he starred as Brady in the Disney Channel Movie, Teen Beach Movie. Ross also performs in his family band named R5 with his brothers Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch, sister Rydel Lynch and the family's best friend, Ellington Ratliff. He portrays Austin.
Life & Career
Ross Lynch was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, the second youngest of five siblings (Riker Lynch, Rydel Lynch, Rocky Lynch and youngest Ryland Lynch). He was educated at home from the fourth grade. He learned to play guitar and piano and to sing. He is also the cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough. Ross and his family moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2007 to allow eldest brother Riker to pursue his dreams in the entertainment business. While in Los Angeles, the Lynches met family friend, and current band member, Ellington Ratliff at a local dance company.
Lynch was cast in early 2011 to appear in the pilot for the Disney Channel television program entitled Austin & Ally, 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. In the spring of 2013 it was announced that there would be a third season.
In early 2012, Lynch began work on the upcoming 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, opposite of Maia Mitchell. The film was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and premiered July 19, 2013, earning around 8.4 million viewers.
Ross can play piano, drums, bass, ukulele, and is learning to play both mandolin and violin; 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".
Ross Lynch is the main vocalist and plays rhythm guitar in the band R5. The group also consists of his three elder siblings and a friend of theirs, Ellington Ratliff. 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. 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. Their debut album is expected to be released in September 2013.
|2009||"Little Miss Swaggar" Music Video||Dancer||Background Dancer, Music|
|Grapple!||Aaron - Age 10||Short|
|2010||"Ordinary Girl" (Music Video)||Boy||Small Part, Music|
|2011–present||Austin & Ally||Austin Moon||Main Role|
|2013||Teen Beach Movie||Brady||Main Character|
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