Ross Lynch is an American singer and actor who was born on December 29, 1995. His career began as the lead vocalist of the iconic pop-rock band R5 in 2009. Lynch continued to sing in the group even after it switched into a duo named The Driver Era with his brother, Rocky. Lynch debuted as an actor in Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” as Austin Moon. He was also known for being the actor behind Brady from the “Teen Beach Movie” series. Lynch made his movie debut as Jeffrey Dahmer in 2017’s “My Friend Dahmer.” Among his most recent roles was Harvey Kinkle from Netflix’s series, the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” from 2018 to 2020. Come and celebrate his special moment today with us.
Ross Shor Lynch was born in the suburb of Denver in Littleton, Colorado on December 29, 1995. His music debut took place in 2009 when he formed a pop-rock band with his brothers and Ellington Ratliff, named R5. The group had a YouTube web series documenting their daily life and career, titled “R5 TV.” On September 5, 2009, the band released their first music video, “Without You.” Their first EP, “Ready Set Rock,” was released in March 2010. The group signed to Hollywood Records in April 2012.
Lynch’s fame began to rise rapidly after he was cast as Austin Moon in Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” opposite Laura Marano who played Ally. Lynch continued to work with Disney Channel by starring in their original film, “Teen Beach Movie,” as Brady. The young actor reprised his role in the sequel, “Teen Beach 2,” which premiered on June 26, 2015. As a singer, he released ‘A Billion Hits,’ his debut single on April 2, 2012. Lynch recorded a large number of songs for “Austin & Ally.” The show’s soundtracks, which were released on September 12, 2012, peaked on the Billboard 200 at 27. He also recorded the soundtracks of “Teen Beach Movie” in 2013. It became the fourth best-selling soundtrack of the year with 407,000 copies sold.
As R5, Lynch and his bandmates released their first full-length album on September 24, 2013. titled “Louder,” the album’s third single, ‘(I Can’t) Forget About You,’ placed 47th on the Billboard Digital Pop Songs chart. The band launched another full-length album, “Sometime Last Night,” on July 10, 2015. It debuted sixth on the Billboard 200, placing first and third on the Billboard Top Pop Albums and the Billboard Top Digital Albums, as well as placing fourth on the Billboard Top Album Sales. He was the voice actor behind the character Piers in the English dub of “Snowtime!” an animated French adventure movie in 2016. Lynch also appeared in Hollywood Bowl’s musical “A Chorus Line” as Mark Anthony in July 2016. He made his film debut as Jeffrey Dahmer in 2017’s “My Friend Dahmer.” His first feature film was “Status Update” in 2018 as Kyle Moore. Lynch and his brother, Rocky, formed The Driver Era as a duo in 2018 after it was announced that they would pursue a different project together. He also starred in the Netflix T.V. series, “Chilling Adventure of Sabrina,” from 2018 to 2020 as Harvey Kinkle.
Lynch forms the R5 with his brothers and drummer Ellington Ratliff.
Lynch’s fame begins to rise rapidly following his performance as Austin Moon in Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” opposite Laura Marano.
Lynch’s debut single, ‘A Billion Hits,’ is released.
Lynch stars in Disney Channel’s “Teen Beach Movie” and releases his first full-length album with R5, “Louder.”
Lynch makes his film debut as Jeffrey Dahmer in 2017’s “My Friend Dahmer.”
Lynch and his brother, Rocky, form The Driver Era as a duo.
Why We Love Ross Lynch
He is a talented musician
Lynch is capable of playing multiple instruments. He specializes in guitar and is good at playing the piano, drums, and bass.
He is a versatile entertainer
At such a young age, Lynch is known to possess an abundance of talents. Not only can he sing, dance, and act, but he is also famous for having great artistic abilities and being good at surfing.
He has a massive social media presence
Lynch has a huge fanbase across social media platforms. He is followed by more than 10 million people on Instagram and amasses 6.5 million followers on Facebook. Lynch has also garnered over 2.4 million followers on Twitter. His Tiktok account has 1.8 million fans with more than 5.6 million total likes.
5 Surprising Facts
A family of celebrities
Lynch is a second cousin to the celebrity siblings, Derek and Julianne Hough, because their maternal grandmothers are sisters.
Brothers in acting
His brother, Riker, appeared in Glee as Jeff the Warbler in 2009.
Lynch wears a trinket around his neck that reads “Music is poetry with personality.”
Named after his uncle
Lynch’s middle name, “Shor,” came from his uncle, Shor de St Jeor.
Music video collaborator
He appeared in Cymphonique's 2009 music video, "Lil' Miss Swagger."
Ross Lynch FAQs
How many songs did Ross Lynch record for “Austin & Ally?”
Lynch sang all 14 songs for the first season of “Austin & Ally.”
Does Ross Lynch have siblings?
Yes, he has three brothers and a sister.
Was Ross Lynch in the “Muppets?”
In 2014, Lynch had a cameo appearance in the “Muppets Most Wanted.”
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