Who is Austin North?
Austin Michael North is an American actor and musician. He is best known for playing Logan Watson in Disney Channel’s sitcom ‘I Didn't Do It’. A native of Ohio, North had harboured acting aspirations since he was a child. He and his family later moved to Atlanta, Georgia. When he was 12 years old, he was discovered at a talent showcase. North made his screen debut in 2011, in an episode of Disney XD’s comedy series, ‘Kickin It’. He was then cast as a character named Bodhi in ABC’s soap opera ‘General Hospital’. Building up his résumé, North appeared in Nick at Nite’s sitcom ‘See Dad Run’. In 2014, he landed the role of Logan Watson, one of the two protagonists of ‘I Didn’t Do It’. After the conclusion of ‘I Didn’t Do It’, North played Oz, one of the main characters of Hulu’s teen comedy web series, ‘All Night’. North is also a talented drummer and often posts covers that he performs alongside his sister Lauren and their friend, Grant Woell, on his YouTube channel.
Rise to Fame
In 2011, Austin North made his debut as a guest star in Disney XD’s martial-arts inspired comedy series ‘Kickin’ It’. Portraying Ricky Weaver, he appeared in the eponymous episode of the first season. His next appearance was in ABC’s incredibly popular soap opera ‘General Hospital’. He played an uncredited character named Bodhi in one episode of the show.
In 2012, North made yet another guest appearance in Disney Channel’s teen sitcom ‘A.N.T. Farm’. Playing a character named Holland, North appeared as Chyna Parks' (China Anne McClain) love interest in the season two episode ‘MutANT Farm II’. In 2013, North was cast as Dean in an episode of Nick at Nite’s ‘See Dad Runs’.
North has been appearing on Disney shows since 2011. However, it was only in 2012 that he was cast as part of the main cast in a Disney series. The show was ‘I Didn’t Do It’ and the character was Logan Watson. The show premiered on January 17, 2014, on Disney Channel and starred Olivia Holt, Piper Curda, Peyton Clark, and Sarah Gilman besides North. The show revolved around the twin siblings Logan and Lindy (Holt), who, along with their three best friends Jasmine (Curda), Garrett (Clark), and Delia (Gilman), start their freshman year at Ditka High School.
All episodes in the first season began with a comedic "what just happened" situation and then the rest of the episode was narrated via flashback. However, in the season two, the creators chose to follow a regular format instead.
North portrayed Logan Watson as a laid back, cool, and confident teenager with a grand plan of making his mark in the high school. He is not the most dedicated or intelligent student but is compassionate and kind to others. The show was concluded after two seasons, with its final episode airing on October 16, 2015. North also appeared as Logan in an episode of another Disney Channel comedy, ‘Jessie’.
Recently, North was cast as Oz in the teen comedy web television series ‘All Night’. Also starring Chris Avila, Brec Bassinger, Chanel Celaya, Ty Doran, Teala Dunn, Allie Grant, Caleb Ray Gallegos, and Eva Gutowski, the show premiered on May 11, 2018, on Hulu. North appeared in four out of eight episodes of the first season of the show.
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Austin North was born on July 30, 1996, in Cincinnati, a city in Ohio, the United States. His mother’s name is Karen. He has an older sister named Lauren.
Since he was a child, North has been interested in the performing arts. When he was eight years old, he landed a role in a church Christmas play. This was his first foray into acting. Soon after, he, along with his family, moved to Atlanta, Georgia. One day, he reluctantly attended a talent showcase with his sister. This turned out to be a life-changing event. He received positive feedback from the talent scouts present at the showcase and encouraged by that, his parents decided to move once more, this time to Los Angeles where he could pursue an acting career. He was 13 years old at the time.
North’s favourite sport is basketball. He also likes to surf. He graduated from high school in June 2015. He presently lives with his parents, sister, and their two dogs in Los Angeles. North has previously dated his ‘I Didn’t Do It’ co-star Piper Curda. In 2018, he began dating Sadie Robertson, the daughter of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Willie Robertson.
Austin is a self-confessed car enthusiast.