Jake T. Austin started his career in 2002, when he appeared in a few commercials. He made his TV debut in ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in 2003 as ‘Kid 1968.’ For the next few years, he worked in TV shows, such as ‘Dora, the Explorer’ (2003), ‘Go, Diego, Go’ (2005-08), and ‘Merry F#%$in' Christmas’ (2005). In 2006, he made his big-screen debut in the John A. Davis-directed animated fantasy comedy film ‘Ant Bully,’ where he voiced the character ‘Nicky.’ That same year, he also lent his voice to the character ‘Yankee Irving,’ in the animated sports comedy film ‘Everyone's Hero.’
In the 2007 sports drama television film ‘Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board,’ Jake played the role of ‘Chris.’ The film received a positive response from the audience and critics alike. Around the same time, he joined the fantasy teen sitcom ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ where he played the character of ‘Max Russo.’ Jake earned many award nominations for his performance, including two ‘ALMA Award’ nominations and two ‘Young Artist Award’ nominations. Jake T. Austin reprised his role as ‘Max Russo’ in the film adaptation of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ titled ‘Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie’ (2009).
Jake went on to appear in television shows and series such as ‘Drop Dead Diva’ (2012), ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ (2012), and ‘The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex’ (2013). In 2013, Jake joined the main cast of the television drama series ‘The Fosters.’ He remained a part of the show till 2015.
He has also appeared in many films, including ‘Hotel for Dogs’ (2009), ‘New Year’s Eve’ (2011), ‘Khumba’ (2013), ‘Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn’ (2014), ‘Justice League vs. Teen Titans’ (2017), and ‘The Emoji Movie’ (2017).
Jake T. Austin was last seen in the 2020 crime thriller film ‘Adverse’ directed by ‘Brian Metcalf’ where he played the role of ‘Lars.’
The film depicts several intertwined stories involving varied incidents and emotions experienced by different individuals on the night of the New Year’s Eve and highlights different human elements such as love, hope, and forgiveness, second chance and promise. Second of the three romantic comedy films directed by Garry Marshall, it was a huge box office success.
Hotel for Dogs is a comedy film which tells the story of two orphaned siblings Andi and Bruce, who are not allowed to take any pets home. Therefore they decide to take in stray dogs along with their family dog at a vacant hotel. The hotel is soon transformed into an ideal shelter for dogs.
While being smuggled out of the country a male Spix's macaw accidentally ends up with Linda who names him Blu. He is tamed and never learns flying. Years later, in Rio de Janeiro, he meets the last female of his species, Jewel, but the two are kidnapped again. Blu must now overcome his fear of flying so that they can go back to Linda.
Blu, Jewel and their three children move from Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon rainforests. As Blu, accustomed to city life, tries to acclimate in Amazon, he encounters his revenge-seeking old foe, Nigel and also, has to deal with his intimidating father-in-law, Eduardo. Besides, the habitat is threatened by illegal woodcutters out to destroy the life-forms. Can the couple avert this crisis?
The Ant Bully is an animated adventure comedy film, which tells the story of Lucas who is being bullied a boy bigger than him. Lucas takes out his frustration on an innocent colony of ants, flooding it with his water gun. Things take a turn when he is magically shrunken down to the size of an insect.
The Emoji Movie is a comedy-drama film, which tells the story of Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, who lives in a teenager’s smartphone. He wants to become a normal emoji likes his parents, and therefore he sets out on a journey.