Adam Irigoyen (born August 5, 1997) is an American actor. He co-stars as Deuce Martinez on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up!
Adam Irigoyen was born on August 5, 1997 in Miami, Florida. He currently lives in Southern California with his mother Annie, a school teacher, his father Eric, who is also an educator, and his younger brother Jake. Irigoyen loves to dance to hip-hop music and likes most sports, particularly basketball. His mother is Cuban.
While still living in Miami, he attended an acting school where he was recognized for his talent. Here, he studied very seriously, and set his goals very high. He was asked to perform in a showcase and received immediate attention and recognition. Shortly after, at only eleven years old, he convinced his family he was ready to move to Hollywood. Once arriving in Los Angeles, Adam’s acting became a career. He appeared in multiple commercials, print campaigns, and also in the indie films Flight, Nickel or Dime and Electric Natural Safe. But, it was the guest-starring role on Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” which eventually led to an audition for the role of Deuce Martinez, long-time friend to CeCe and Rocky (Bella Thorne and Zendaya), a role which he currently reprises.
In 2011, he was featured on the soundtrack for the Disney film, Spooky Buddies singing a cover of "Monster Mash" with Kenton Duty and Davis Cleveland, for which they also filmed a music video. In 2011, he was featured on the song and music video for "Roam", covered by Shake It Up co-star Caroline Sunshine, again with Kenton and Davis. In 2012, Adam partnered with Kenton Duty a second time to sing "Show Ya How" for Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance.
On December 26, 2011 Adam Irigoyen was presented with the highest honor a city can bestow. He received the key to North Miami Beach from the Mayor, George Vallejo.