Interesting Biography Facts
Jake Toranzo Austin Szymanski
actor, voice actor
December 3, 1994
New York City, New York, United States
Felix Festa Middle School; Professional Children’s School
Jake T. Austin family members
Giny Rodriquez Toranzo
Ava Irene Szymanski (younger sister)
Is Jake T. Austin a gay/bisexual?
What is Jake T. Austin marital status?
Who are Jake T. Austin parents?
Joe Szymanski (father)
Jake shares his time between New York, where he was born and raised, and Los Angeles, where he relocated to pursue his career as an actor.
In New York, his parents still live. His father’s name is Joseph Szymanski Jr. He is a son of late Irene Stanley and Joseph Szymanski Sr.
Joe Jr. has three brothers – John, Craig, and Jason.
Jake’s dad is a restaurateur. He co-owns a historic pub “The Clarksville Inn” in New York. The walls of the restaurant are decorated with Jake’s pictures and autographs, that’s why this place is always full of his fans.
Giny Rodriquez Toranzo (mother)
The name of Jake’s mother is Giny. She used to work in the beauty industry. Jake maintains close relationships with his mother. He never misses a chance to congratulate her on Mother’s Day on Twitter.
Jake T. Austin siblings
Ava Irene Szymanski (younger sister)
Date of birth: November 14, 2001
The actor has just one sibling – a younger sister Ava. She went into the limelight in 2014, when she appeared by her brother’s side at Teen Choice Awards. The girl resides in New York nowadays. She is very proud of the fact that her brother is a famous actor.
His real name is Jake Austin Szymanski, but he is widely known as Jake T. Austin, where “T” means Toranzo, the maiden name of his mother.
He entered this world on December 3, 1994, in New York City. He started his career from small roles in advertisements. Then he voiced the main hero in the animation series “Go Diego Go!” The success of this project opened new doors in front of him and soon he was invited for a voice work again – in John A. Davis’ animation “The Ant Bully”.
He met his big break in 2007, when landed a role in the sports comedy “Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board”. That very year he won the role of Max Russo in “Wizards of Waverly Place” on the Disney channel. It is a story about a family of three siblings, who compete to become the wizard. Jake portrayed the youngest of them. Two others were played by Selena Gomez and David Henrie.
The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind the closed doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard. The series was on air for 4 seasons, and they became another hit, produced by Disney. After that Jake T. Austin gained the status of a teen star.
He cemented his initial success with participation in such TV shows as “Drop Dead Diva”, “The Fosters”, “Justice League Action” etc. In 2020 he appeared in the American thriller “Adverse”.
Interesting and fun facts
- The New York native, Jake went out of his comfort zone, when he moved to New York. But now he feels great in that city and likes its warm weather and people there. In Los Angeles, he has more opportunities to widen his acting experience.
- Jake is single as of 2021. He is known as a celebrity, who used to date his fan. In 2016 he started dating Danielle Ceasar, a non-famous girl, who tweeted to the actor for 5 years, till he finally answered her. They started communication and then met in real life. Their first date took place in “Planet Hollywood”. They dated for several years and then parted ways in 2021.
- In 2013 he was cast as Jesus on the series “The Fosters” and played it during two seasons. After that, he left the film set, and his character was re-cast by another talented actor Noah Centineo. That situation caused lots of rumors, that’s why Jake had to give the necessary comments on it. He explained that in the third season his role was reduced and he decided to look for new opportunities.
- Even if he is not busy on the set, he still keeps himself in great shape as an actor. Jake reads scripts, watch shows, which serve as an inspiration for him, and writes stories.
- He considers Angel Macias from “The Perfect Game” as the character, which influenced his view of life. Jake says, the film is based on the real-life story about the little league football team from Mexico, which defeated the American favored strong team. That great accomplishment served as a huge motivation for Jake T. Austin.