Dez Wade is the tritagonist of the show. He is an aspiring director who films everything that he possibly can. He filmed his best friend Austin singing Ally's song, Double Take, and posted it online, which made Austin an overnight Internet sensation. He easily annoys Trish a lot, but he never knows what he does wrong, and the two are currently frenemies. He has shown that he may have feelings for her in some episodes, as he is always nice to Trish, despite that, she is often mean to him. He had always dreamed of becoming a famous director, and he always tries his best to help Austin out with his career, while also getting further in his own during the progress.

Dez Wade is portrayed by Calum Worthy.


Dez is funny, random and quirky. He is a really funny boy, random, crazy, awkward, sometimes disgusting, clumsy, honorable, silly and is a bit of a goofball. He is wise at times, but is mostly seen to be rather stupid and ignorant.

His weird habit of pulling random objects out of his backpack (like a ham, a turtle, an Abraham Lincoln ice-sculpture, jam, etc.) amuses his friends.

He is mostly in his "own little world." He also seems to be "easy going" sometimes, but he can also be very sensitive. He is brutally honest whether characters ask him for his opinion or not. He also stated once that he never breaks a promise.

In many moments especially in Season 1, he was very wacky and slow to understand things.. From that episode onto Season 2, Dez seems to have matured and gotten smarter. It is know that his original dream job was to be a brain surgeon.



Not much is known about Dez's background. He was born to Donna and Dennis Wade in 1996, possibly in Miami. He also has a sister named Didi and some grandmas. Therefore, he has a very big family.

He and Austin Moon have been best friends for a long time, and went to the same school since they were very young.


Beginnings & BFFs

Flyers & Fliers

Malls & Management

Saturday Detention & Saturday Bunch

Bad Reviews & Bad Fans

Plays & Performances

Christmas Songs & Christmas Parties

Football Performances & Football Games

Austin & Ally Meets American Idol

Crushes & Cuties

Jealousy & Jelly Beans

Good Luck Girl Meets Austin And Ally With Jessie Didn't Do It And Liv And Maddie With A Blog Undercover It Up

Girlfriends & Boyfriends

Physical Appearance

Dez has short, red hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. He has freckles on his face and is always smiling. He dresses in a weird and creative way. His clothes are very crazy combined and colorful with different random patterns. He usually wears normal shoes, but, in the episode Secrets & Songbooks, he was actually wearing clown shoes. He sometimes like to dress as a director, especially when making movies. He seems to dress a bit more mature in Season 3.



Austin Moon

Best Friend

Austin and Dez are best friends. Dez has also directed Austin's videos, and right now is his director. Dez and Austin hang out a lot. They have been through everything, thick and thin.

Ally Dawson


Dez and Ally aren't seen hanging out much but are sometimes seen to be interacting. They seem to be really good friends.

Trish De La Rosa


Trish and Dez seem to be frenemies, but are still somewhat friends. They are both big fans of the Zalien series. They don't interact well with each other, as Trish is very mean to Dez, and Dez is a bit scared of Trish. They might secretly have feelings for each other.


  • He thinks that everyone calls him the "Love Whisperer".
  • He can play the saxophone.
  • He can frost a cake very well.
  • Dez is bad at keeping some secrets, but good at keeping others.
  • He is related to Dwyane Wade