Ross Shor Lynch (born December 29, 1995) is an American actor, singer, instrumentalist and dancer. He is best known for portraying AustinMoon on the Disney Channel television series Austin & Ally, and performs in a band called R5 with his three elder siblings and their friend Ellington Ratliff; his oldest brother, Riker, has a minor recurring role on the Fox series Glee. 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 to sing. He is also the cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough. Ross can play piano, drums, guitar, bass, and is learning to play violin. He has danced for the RageBoyz 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. Lynch was cast in early 2011 to appear in the pilot for the Disney Channel entitled Austin & Ally, playing the lead male role of Austin Moon, a teenage singer who becomes an overnight sensation.
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