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Dezmond "Dez" Hatfield Wade (Dezmond Joseph Wade in an alternate universe) is one of the tritagonists of Austin & Ally. He is an aspiring teenage director who films everything that he possibly can. He filmed Austin singing Ally's song, "Doouble Take", and posted it online. His best friend is Austin. Dez 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 also filmed the short horror/adventure/drama/action/thriller, Claws: Dun Dun Dun. Dez also has a talent for tap-dancing, as shown in Soups & Stars, Backups & Breakups, and Parents & Punishments. He also keeps his word and never breaks a promise as shown in multiple episodes such as MyTAB & My Pet and Bloggers & Butterflies.

He seems to be perceptive of people's emotions, as seen in Albums & Auditions. 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 ships Auslly, as he has made 500 "Team Ally" shirts in the past (Chapters & Choices & Partners & Parachutes). He is portrayed by Calum Worthy.


Dez is funny, goofy, random and quirky. His weird habit of pulling anything and everything out of his backpack amuses his friends. Dez is a really funny boy, random, crazy, awkward, sometimes disgusting, clumsy, honorable, silly, and quirky guy. He is wise at times, but is mostly seen to be rather stupid and ignorant. He is Austin’s best friend, and he also directs Austin's music videos. His weird habit of pulling random objects out of his backpack (like a ham, a turtle, an Abraham Lincoln ice-sculpture or jam, etc.) amuses his friends. He really is one-of-a-kind. He has auburn hair, and often notices when people or things look different, but he can never figure out what has changed. He can eat things that would be considered gross or inedible to most people. In other words, he is mostly in his "own little world." He also seems to be "easy going" sometimes, but he can also be sensitive. He is also shown to be very strong, as shown in World Records & Work Wreckers, when he can spin a basketball, hold three boxes and a birthday cake, at the same time. He is brutally honest whether characters ask him for his opinion or not. He also stated once that he never breaks a promise in "Bloggers & Butterflies" when he ended up giving real pictures of Austin to The H8ter Girl, and in Santas & Surprises. In many moments, especially in Season 1, he was very wacky and slow to understand things. In Albums & Auditions, he was at an all-time high with intelligence; he figured out M.U.N.Y.'s meaning before Trish and Austin, and he understood how Ally was feeling. From that episode onto Season 2, Dez seems to have matured and gotten smarter.

Character History

Season 1

Rockers & Writers

While trying to play a harmonica through a sousaphone, the harmonica gets stuck in an old lady on the other side of the room, but Dez is able to perform the Heimlich maneuver on her. When Austin is apologizing to Ally, Dez says that he has attempted to 'text the dog', an example of his craziness. Later, Dez records a music video of Austin singing a song Ally wrote. He's a good friend to Ally, Trish and Austin.

Kangaroos & Chaos

Dez, along with Trish, gather props for Austin's music video, but they misinterpret the writing Ally wrote down. Dez thinks that she wrote "I like it when you kangaroo" and orders a kangaroo. He later gets into a game of tug-of-war with the kangaroo over a jacket, which ends up in a large container of caramel. Dez explains that he didn't know whether some other lyrics said "camel" or "caramel," and just got both. When the practice room's door opens as a person comes in to deliver the camel, Dez quickly closes it. Afterwards, when Face Puncher comes to get his jacket, Dez autographs his shirt with ketchup, and Face Puncher begins to chase him.

Secrets & Songbooks

Dez finds Ally's songbook and diary in the fridge, having used it as a roof for his gingerbread house. Then Dez and Austin come up with ways to read it, even thinking of putting it on the ceiling using jam. Austin thinks there won't be time to go to the store, but Dez already has multiple jams in his backpack. When they don't go with the ceiling plan, Dez eats all of the jam, saying he can't believe he did. Dez is later revealed to either be a terrible liar or scared of telling Ally and Trish that he and Austin read Ally's diary.

Zaliens & Cloud Watchers

While Austin and Ally get to know each other better, Dez and Trish find they too have more in common then they thought; having the same number, and horror movie in common, and decide to become friends. However, when they disagree on a favorite pizza topping, they go back to becoming frenemies.

Bloggers & Butterflies

Dez and Trish get a job at Pirate Frank's fish fry, where Dez has an obsession with deep frying objects (his shoes, Trish's purse, Trish's cell phone), and later the entire restaurant in order for he and Trish to get fired. He is the one that gave Tilly Thompson, the evil blogger posting bad stuff about Austin, pictures to use for her site, but also the one to catch her when tries to run away dressed as a catfish.

Managers & Meatballs

Demonica Dixon wants to replace "Team Austin" with her own director and songwriter, and he is the one to suggest his favorite director, Spike Stevens, to replace him as the director or Austin's videos, which Demonica does. Dez takes being replaced the hardest, and is the second to be replaced in "Team Austin".

Club Owners & Quinceañeras

Trish is having a Quinceañera (Mexican party celebrating a girl's 15th birthday), and he suggests a couple grand entrances for Trish (which she refuses), and a grand entrance for Austin (swinging in on a jungle vine). After seeing Trish's poofy dress, he too mistakenly wears a poofy suit to the party (he being the only one). He is also the one to ruin Trish's party by swinging in on a jungle vine himself, knocking over the table full of presents, breaking them all.

Deejays & Demos

Austin overhears Ally singing a song she's made up for herself, so he goes and demos it over the radio while he is interviewed by Miami Mac. When Miami Mac wants him and Ally to do a duet, Austin comes up with a plan to get her over her stage fright; Dez to hypnotize her, however, he ends up putting himself into a deep sleep, and Trish takes advantage of this, telling him that whenever he hears the word "song", he will jump around like there's a mouse in his pants. While Ally is singing through a transmitter (while Trish lip syncs) Dez (having overheard Austin say "song") jumps around wildly, knocking over the transmitter, cutting off Ally, and leaving her to flip through the channels trying to find the right station, as Austin and Trish try to go along with the changing genres.

World Records & Work Wreckers

Dez and Austin try to get into the Book of World Records by seeing how long they can spin a basketball on their fingers. When the girls reveal only one can get their names in the book, they compete to see who will get in, even beginning to fight over the title, trying to get the other to drop the ball. They both end up forfeiting for the other to win.

Songwriting & Starfish

Dez, Trish and Austin take Ally to the beach to try to show her the beach isn't as bad as she thought. However, it turns out badly as Dez ends up with a starfish on his face, which he keeps after Austin pulls it off, and he also ends up bringing glue to the beach (to stay up on his surfboard) which Austin mistakes for sunscreen, causing sand to stick to him, and Ally's songbook ends up closing on his gum mountain. He must come save Austin, Trish and Ally when they get stuck in the freezer at the ice cream shop, mistaking Austin's call for help with him wanting him to come "shave a guy named Gus".

Soups & Stars

Dez is hired to film commercials for some stores in the mall, and after Ally mistakenly ruins Ms. Suzy's Soups by posting her "Spider Noodle Soup" picture on Tweeter, Ally has him make a commercial but Ally becomes obsessive over it, and ends up in a giant bowl of soup. Dez re-edits the commercial he, Austin and Trish shot and posted it on her Tweeter, saving Ms. Suzy's Soups. He calls himself her BFF - "Best Freckled Friend".

Burglaries & Boobytraps

Austin feels bad for always being late for practices with Ally, and Dez suggests getting her a gift, which happens to be the new guitar at Sonic Boom. He is in on Austin taking the guitar, whom he promises not to tell anyone about taking, running out screaming when Ally comes to accuse Austin of being the mall thief. and also mistakes the angry mob of the Mall Association for "a happy mob that wants to hear Austin sing". They decide to try and catch the thief by setting up a trap, Dez setting up his own trap of a giant glue trap, which he traps himself in instead.

MyTAB & My Pet

It is revealed that a mean girl, Mindy, has a massive crush on Dez and bullies him into dating her. When Austin accidentally lets Ally's pet bird, Owen out of his cage, Austin, Dez, and Trish come up with ways to try and get Owen back without Ally knowing. Meanwhile, Ally gets booted to the back of the large line for the new myTABs, and Dez fakes being a TechTown employee, tricking the people in line to find a golden horseshoe hidden in the mall to win a free myTAB. When that doesn't work, they fake a hail storm, Dez using cheese balls when he can't find "golf ball-sized hail".

Filmmaking & Fear Breaking

Dez films his firs big movie, Claws dun dun dun, and hires Trish as Girl #2, Austin as Troy the Lifeguard and Ally as the cute music store clerk after he couldn't get Selena Gomez. After she declines, he rewrites the part so Austin saves a pretty girl from drowning, Mildred. The scene calls for Austin laying the girl in the sand under an umbrella and giving her mouth to mouth, but because of Austin's childhood fear of umbrellas, he says he can't do it. Austin later conquers his fear and Dez finishes his movie, praising his work and revealing he had always known of Austin's fear. Since Dez is Austin's best friend, he knows all of Austin's secrets without him knowing.

Diners & Daters

Mindy becomes the new manager at Melody Diner, and uses Dez's obsession with their Cha-Cha-Chicken Pot Pies to win him over. Dez tries to give Austin advice on how to win over Cassidy, saying his a master at dating and telling him what not to do; say you have no job & only showering once a week.

Everglades & Ally-Gators

Dez learns about that the famous alligator in the Everglades named "Big Mama" that has never been filmed on tape. Dez decided to go looking for Big Mama with Trish. He finds a small alligator that he names "Baby Gator". Baby Gator follows Dez to the houseboat because he had chicken and steak in his pants to keep his pants cool after the power outage. A larger alligator shows up and scares everyone. Dez figures out it's Big Mama and tries to film her, but fails. In the end, Dez shows everyone the film he had made for film class. Trish found out that it was a monster movie about her, and she loved it. Trish and Dez shared their first hug in this episode. The hug made Austin and Ally walk away in fright.

Successes & Setbacks

After Austin's surgery, Dez tries to help with Austin not talking. He even goes to the extent of screaming for him after hot soup spilled on Austin's lap. Yet, the handshake between the two cause Austin to speak too soon.

Albums & Auditions

Dez, along with Trish and Austin, audition Ally for MUNY by editing footage of Dez's piano lesson with Ally and sending it to the online auditions. Dez is the only person who knows that the music school Ally was accepted to is in New York. At the very end of the episode, when Austin's album came out he stood in line, handed out every CD and said, "Make this one out to Dez, this one out to Dez, etc."

Season 2

Costumes & Courage

Dez dresses as Austin Moon for the Halloween party Jimmy Starr organized. He also spent time at the party helping the rest of Team Austin retrieve an angry text message sent by Austin, and hunting for ghosts at the house where the party was being held. Taylor Swift became an unfortunate victim of his ghost-hunting obsession.

Backups & Breakups

Ally thinks that he and Trish were dating. He auditioned to be Austin's back up dancer by tap dancing, but he was also judging the auditions for Austin's backup dancer.

Magazines & Made-Up Stuff

Dez jumped off of the bridge along with Austin, Ally and Trish.

Parents & Punishments

He tap danced for Mike Moon and Mimi Moon to keep them occupied and away from Austin because he was grounded for getting bad grades and he wasn't allowed to leave his house so he can study.

Crybabies & Cologne

He originally gave Trent information on how to make a video like Double Take, but he came up with a plan to trick and get revenge on Trent. Dez helped create the cologne which was used by Trent, which caused him to be swarmed by bees. Despite Austin and Trent being rivals, Dez found a small friendship with Dex, who was supposed to be him when Trent was impersonating Austin's life.

Big Dreams & Big Apples

He traveled with Austin, Ally, and Trish to New York for Austin to perform in Times Square. Later in the episode, the gang along with Jessie and the Ross kids watch a movie in the screening room in the Ross Penthouse and Mrs. Kippling is acting romantic with Dez. Later when the Ross family is in Miami, Dez and Kippling do a bunch of stuff together. It is later revealed in the episode that Dez had a pet rat from New York City, which is the only reason that Mrs. Kippling was hanging out with him. She attacks him one minute later.

Ferris Wheels & Funky Breath

He comes up with an idea for the next Austin music video: a love story. But when he casts Kira (a girl with terrible breath) as Austin's girlfriend, things go terribly wrong. Despite Austin's begging, in the beginning, he refuses to replace and re-cast Kira.

Girlfriends & Girl Friends

Dez directed a #1 video which was No Ordinary Day. It's revealed that he enjoys wrestling. He is the one to inform Ally and Trish that they planned for the park date wrong since he's seen Kira's myspace page. He helped create a distraction while Ally and Trish tried to swap the baskets. At the end of the episode, he's seen watching the silent romantic movie while the sprinklers are going on.

Campers & Complications

Throughout the episode, he is plagued by loneliness. He gets desperate enough to ask Kira if he can go with her to the movies and then asks Trish if he can go to the spa with her. After having actually gone to the spa, he blames

Austin for the reason that he went through painful procedures. He then plays the love doctor and is the one that makes Austin realize that he loves Ally. Later on, he gets roped into "cleaning the place up with Trish"- or, him cleaning up and Trish reading her magazines. At the end, however, he cleans it all up and convinces Trish to play with him, and she agrees to.

Chapters & Choices

Dez welcomes Ally's mother, Penny, and is compared to a monkey, during Ally and Penny's conversation. After reading Penny's book, he "gets inspired" to run a marathon, and then to only stop to eat a yogurt parfait instead. He is the first one to notice (or say) that Chester the Cheap Gorilla" is Lester Dawson also. During school, he sits through a conversation with Austin, only to eat something, leave the remnants by where he was sitting, and say that he made 500 "Team Ally" shirts when Austin says that he picks Kira to be with. He then goes to Penny's book release party to see Austin and Ally perform together. While Penny and Austin go back to Sonic Boom to talk Ally back into performing, and defeating her stage fright when she runs away, Dez and Trish entertain the guests at Penny's book party by Trish reading from Penny's book, and Dez making animal impressions whenever Trish mentions one. He is also there with Trish to witness Austin and Ally kiss after their duet.

Partners & Parachutes

In this episode, Dez helps Austin win back Ally by suggesting Austin buy a piano for her and parachute it down. The plan fails and Dez screams "RUN!" and the piano broke into pieces onto the cake with Ally's face on it for her no stage fright party. After the unsuccessful landing, Dez helps Austin realize what he has to do to get her back which was to serenade her after the unsuccessful piano landing surprise. At the end, it is shown that during the song he wears his team Ally shirt from before. Dez tries to fix the broken piano at the end and then mimics Austin and Ally's voices as if they were singing "I Think About You" to each other leaving weird looks on the now-official couple of Auslly.

Freaky Friends & Fan Fiction

After using the typewriter, Dez buys at the antique shop Trish works at, he figures out that the typewriter possesses magical powers. While he is working on the short story, he encounters his rival, Chuck, and accidentally reveals to the latter boy that the typewriter is unlike any other. Chuck then steals the typewriter, to which Dez and the rest of the gang experience strange ordeals - his fingernails grow super long, his churros always end up turning into sticks, he swaps bodies with Austin, he swaps bodies with Ally, and his head is turned around. After he confronts Chuck, Chuck reveals that the only reason he still holds a grudge is due to the fact that Dez stole his original look. Dez refuses to apologize to Chuck, and he inadvertently gives Chuck ideas to use against the gang. After Chuck retreats to get away from the car that crashes into Sonic Boom, Dez and Chuck battle for possession of the typewriter. Dez wins, and he shrinks Chuck to prevent Chuck from doing such actions again. At the end, it is revealed that the majority of the episode is actually Dez's short story. When he is retelling the Mini's worker the story, he reveals that next week, he is competing in the cake baking contest. Chuck is in it too, and the two once more have a pun battle- unlike the first one, where Chuck won, Dez wins this one.

Couples & Careers

He was first seen when he ran into Sonic Boom, holding the movie poster for Zaliens 8 My Brains. He then said that he and Trish had decided to team up for a contest that, if won, would mean witnessing an exclusive premiere of Zaliens 8. And for the majority of the episode, he simply worked on the contest entry. Although, at one point, he left the scene to go to his cousin's wedding... while still dressed as a zalien in a tie. He and Trish, near the end of the episode, tried to go to the meeting between Austin, Ally, and the director of Butch & Bitey to try to make sure that the Butch and Bitey dolls did not go off and explode, releasing goo. They arrived just a moment too late, however. At the very end of the episode, it is revealed that he and Trish won the contest!

Spas & Spices

In this episode, Dez was a part of the Chili Cook-Off. His enemy, Chuck, returned in this episode as his main competition for the prize. Dez, however, had confidence in taking home the 1st place medal due to the "Your Mommy" spice that would make his chili super-hot. Nelson appeared to be the chili taste-tester for Dez. After Nelson considered the chili not hot with only a spoonful of the spice, Dez dumped the entire batch of the spice into it, which made Nelson run home, crying for his mom. After Ally and Trish came back, Dez lied to everyone at the cook-off and told them that there would be a $1000 prize for whoever first found the necklace. After he spotted the only remaining bowl of chili (with the necklace too), he and Chuck fought for possession of the chili bowl. Dez got to it, which meant that he got Ally's necklace back AND won the chili competition by default.

Solos & Stray Kitties

In this episode, Dez fell head over heels in love with Glamour Kitty, one of Ally's co-workers during her time as a Stray Kitty. He purposely dressed in a tuxedo and bought her expensive gifts since he thought that being glamorous would make Glamour Kitty fall in love with him. In the end, however, it is revealed that the actress that plays Glamour Kitty is not like that at all--she dresses in weird clothes and enjoys Zaliens movies--and she tells Dez that they wouldn't work since they're from two different worlds. Dez doesn't take that for an answer, though--he chases after Glamour Kitty's actress, begging her to wait.

Boy Songs & Badges

In this episode, Dez becomes an honorary member of the Pioneer Rangers troop that Trish leads; he wants to earn the merit badges that he never earned as a child after he bathed in a birdbath. He also gives Austin the inspiration for his (terrible) song; Dez shows Austin the motto for the Pioneer Rangers. He is the first one to notice the big bear at the interview/camp-out.

Tracks & Troubles

In this episode, Dez has the running gag of the episode--three times throughout the thirty-minute episode, he records over audio, which is also how they are thrust into the main conflict of the episode. He is also connected to alpacas; he gets a giant coat from alpaca fur, and two times, he tries to sell Jimmy Starr an alpaca; both times, he fails.

Viral Videos & Very Bad Dancing

In this episode, Dez, along with Trish and Austin, try to talk Ally out of making a dance video that showcases her horrendous dance moves. He is the one to videotape Ally dancing as an attempt to show her how bad it is--he inadvertently makes her feel that her dancing is good enough to go onto the Internet. In the end, he directs her video, The Ally Way. Meanwhile, he attempts to relax with Austin since Austin's week is not busy.

Tunes & Trials

In this episode, Dez, along with Trish, are dedicated fans of the TV show Crime & Judgment. They watch all 182 episodes in 4 days. His briefcase is swapped with Val's. He, along with Trish, try to figure out who the song Steal Your Heart is about; he has evidence to suggest that it could have been Kira, the model, or Brooke.

Future Sounds & Festival Songs

In this episode, it is revealed that Dez's dad is an inventor since Austin and Dez walked in wearing a creation from his dad, called napshirts. He took Austin with him to the International Invention Convention, where Austin found the Tune Pro 3000. Dez was part of Austin's dream as well as the plot to bring the present to the future.

Sports & Sprains

In this episode, he tries out to be a cheerleader and makes it onto the squad. However, when Chuck, his enemy, makes the squad as well, he and his foe both fight for a special position.

Beach Bums & Bling

In this episode, Austin gets Dez his own decked ride. After that, he and Austin try to restyle Jackson Lowe. Jackson then left and took Dez's cart with him.

Family & Feuds

In this episode, Dez tries to win a pink scooter for his sister, thinking it would be a great birthday gift. He meets Didi's boyfriend, which turns out to be Chuck. Dez faints in disbelief and wants to break Didi and Chuck up. However, Dez's family, Trish, Ally, and Austin decide that they need to end their feud so they tell them there is a zombie apocalypse, making them put their differences aside and work together. They ended up being friends.

Moon Week & Mentors

In this episode, Dez and Trish try to make the most impressive fan signs in an effort to be seen on TV. They failed twice, but in the end, they just replaced Val Crawford and Jean Paul-Paul Jean as judges, and they were seen on TV.

Real Life & Reel Life

In this episode, Dez, along with Trish, decides to direct, write, and film a "Rockumentary" about Austin & Ally. He makes the movie more interesting by having the film feature different genres in different scenes. Also, Dez is featured in a scene himself, which is the musical genre scene that tells the story of Austin losing his voice (Successes & Setbacks). When Austin and Ally get into a fight, he and Trish plan for them to shoot the scene where they sing You Can Come to Me so that they make up. Their plan succeeds.

Fresh Starts & Farewells

In this episode, Dez has to pass his biology final or else he won't be able to go on a tour with Austin. He has Ally tutor him, and somewhat Austin as well, so that he does pass. Actually, he is able to get a 94 on his test, which is 2 points higher than what Ally got - a 92. So, Dez is able to go on tour with Austin and Trish. In the end, he is afraid to cry when saying goodbye to Ally, but he is too late, meaning he will miss her.

Season 3

Road Trips & Reunions

In Road Trips & Reunions, Dez encourages Ally, along with Trish and Austin, to come join the rest of the tour. He and Trish meet up with Ally eventually but then get into the problem of having the whole team reunited together. During all this, Dez finds his favorite snacks at the rest stop - Crunchkins, and at the airport - Flamos. It is revealed by the end that he calls Austin Little Golden Toes, and he is very happy that Ally is staying with them.

What If's & Where's Austin

While Austin is out getting breakfast burritos, Dez in the imagination sequence is shown to have no friends whatsoever, and willing to make one. All he usually did is go around filming the people around him with his camera. When he meets Ally and Trish, he becomes their friend, though Trish makes him his personal assistant. By the end, Dez kisses Trish when she has no one else except for him. But the imagination sequence ends when that happens for it is a nightmare for Austin, Trish, and Dez. Dez says that having Trish kiss him wasn't the worst thing in the world, but giving up directing was before Austin comes back, to which Dez goes outside to play banjo badminton with.

Presidents & Problems

After the last concert of the Full Moon tour, Dez and the rest of his friends are in Washington D.C., wondering what to do on their last day after Austin gets an award for Teen Role Model of the Year - which Dez seems to be jealous of. The foursome decides to head over to the Smithsonian Museum but wound up in trouble after Austin gets the silver shoes from the Wizard of Oz stuck on his feet. Though, seeing as Austin has to perform for the president somehow with the shoes on, he ends up putting on bigger shoes for the performance. However, the plan goes awry when Austin's shoe is accidentally kicked off his feet, about to hit the president. But, luckily, Dez is able to save the day and takes the hit for the presidents, resulting in him receiving a medal from him as well.

Beach Clubs & BFFs

Taking the first look around the new Shredder's Beach Club, Dez and Austin find an old treasure map. This makes them want to put the map to good use and find the hidden treasure somewhere around the beach. Through the episode, they attempt to look everywhere for it, but can't seem to find it anywhere. That being because the "map" is really a kid's menu from the old restaurant that originally was built in Shredder's place, as said by Hazel. In addition, when Ally throws a luau for Trish, Austin and Dez also sing the apology song they have for her as well. Then, the volcano with ketchup somehow erupts, thanks to Dez, having everyone go back to the beach club.

Mix Ups & Mistletoes

Wanting to play the role of Santa Claus for the orphan's Christmas party at the beach club, Dez has to first face Chuck in competing for the spot. Trish manipulates them both throughout the episode in a competition by making the two do all of the party planning work for her such as taking out the trash, setting up the lights, and so on and so forth. At one point, Dez is able to show that he can wrap presents in a little amount of time, but Chuck shows that he can too, so of course, they compete in this as well. However, it does get the job of fixing the presents done. However, at the beach club, Dez and Chuck still duke it out when it comes to who is still playing Santa, causing them to wreck several of the decorations there. Later on, the gang is able to perform I Love Christmas, and Dez plays the saxophone during this. Near the end, he also suspects that Larry, the delivery guy, is an actual elf from the north pole, and he is right, despite Larry denying his true identity.

Glee Clubs & Glory

In part of the episode, Dez struggles with wanting to become a member of the high school's glee club, always having imagined that he would one day be able to sing along with the group. During the midst of the immense tension of the splitting of teams between Austin and Ally, Ally allows Dez to become a part of her side on the team. Later on, when Austin and Ally are both kicked out of glee club, Dez somehow becomes the leader of the club and it turns out disastrous. Despite his ability to, in fact, sing well, he is not truly meant to be the glee club's leader. Eventually, Austin and Ally are both back on the team, and Dez with the rest of the group are able to win the regionals competition by singing the Austin & Ally Glee Club Mash Up.

Austin & Alias

After winning a raffle for a gift card at Trish's favorite animal print store, Dez decides to put Trish up to the test on how nice she could really be to him. He makes a deal with her that he will give the card to her in a week. However, every time Trish insults him during that week, he will go to the store and buy something from there. That being said, the nicer Trish is to Dez, the more money there will be left on the card when she does get it after a week. Throughout the episode, Trish seems to fail at the task of being nice to Dez, resulting in him much new clothing from the store each time. By the end though, it's the last straw when Dez accidentally spills a drink on Trish, so with all the insults that she throws at him, to which Dez enjoys hearing, Trish is left with nearly no money left on the card, to Dez's satisfaction, of course.

Princesses & Prizes

Having accidentally ruined Ally's cupcake fundraiser for charity, along with Austin, Team Austin decides to host an auction of Austin Moon Merchandise at the beach club. One of the items being a date with Austin, Dez confronts Ally about the possibility of her being jealous of Austin going out with another girl, though denies it. After Ally eventually realizing her jealousy, she has Dez take her out salsa dancing to the beach club to spy on Austin and Chelsea - his date. Later on at Chelsea's little sister's birthday party, Dez arrives there marveled at a "unicorn", which is really just a pony with a cone taped to its head. In the end, he along with everyone else, enjoys Austin's acoustic performance of Upside Down.

Cupids & Cuties

In the episode, Dez at first has the secret identity of Dr. Cupid. Online, he gives love advice to those who really need it. When Trish is in desperate need for help, she seeks help from Dr. Cupid but doesn't know it's Dez. She, Austin, and Ally are shocked when they do however find out that Dr. Cupid really is Dez, yet they want him to be more publicized. Trish books him a radio interview with DJ Sonny Smooth, but since Dez has never had a girlfriend or even been on a date, he is called a fraud, making him quit the role. Austin, Trish, and Dez attempt to cheer him up, but it's not before long that he eventually finds out that he and Carrie have some common traits, having him ask her out on a date. This makes Dez happy and he reprised his role as Dr. Cupid.

Critics & Confidence

When Austin receives a bad review on his performance by Kenneth Kreen, Dez helps Austin by first coming up with the idea of performing while as the Electric Avenger. However, when this only makes things worse, Dez continues to attempt to help out his friend by trying to have him talk to a cheerleader at school, though this doesn't work out too well either. But, after Ally talks him into believing in himself again, Dez is at the beach club, trying to prevent Kenneth Kreen from leaving in order for Austin to catch up on time. Even as Kreen still does not like Austin's performance of Stuck on You, Dez, Trish, and Ally, still know that Austin is the real deal either way.

Directors & Divas

Along with the rest of Team Austin, Dez is given the chance to go work on a movie set as an assistant by his favorite movie director - Spike Stevens. But when he finds out that he was only hired because of being Austin's friend, he's crushed. Thanks to Austin though, he is able to get back on his feet. Going back to the movie set, Spike receives a phone call about his wife being in labor, making him give Dez the chance to direct the movie. Dez takes up the opportunity but comes across the conflict of Brandy Braxton once again being short-tempered. After he decides to stand up to her, which does work, he is able to successfully direct the movie, and at the end of the day, Spike comes out. He said that his wife wasn't really in labor and that he thought after finally seeing one of Dez's films, that he should be given a chance to shoot the movie, to Dez's satisfaction.

Hunks & Homecoming

He is seen entering Sonic Boom with Austin and is excited about homecoming. Later, he is seen with Chuck and they do another one of their talking battles. Later, he is later seen with Austin and Trish at Shredder's and he convinces and makes Austin realize he still has feelings for Ally. At the end of the episode, he is seen at homecoming with everyone.

Fashion Shows & First Impressions

Dez is first seen at Shredder's with everyone and is being cute around Carrie. He went to Ally's fashion show with everyone else. At the end of the episode, he is seen with Carrie, and they are having a photo shoot with each other.

Fanatics & Favors

Dez is first seen at the beach club with Austin, Ally, and Trish, and he's helping Austin set up the lights for his upcoming concert. He then invites everyone to his cousin, Dwayne's house. When they arrive, everyone is surprised to find out that Dez's cousin is NBA superstar, Dwayne Wade. Dez also reveals that his surname is Wade. Dez is then seen playing Disco Explosion with Austin and Wade. Later, when everyone tries to escape from Dwayne's house since he's obsessed with Austin, they pretend to play hide and seek to leave, and Dez believes they're actually playing the game. Back in Sonic Boom, Dez explains that Dwayne gets obsessed with things, but once he does them, he moves on. He is later seen at Austin and Dwayne's concert and enjoys it. At the end of the episode, Dez revealed that he also has a secret shrine to Austin, much to Austin's shock.

Eggs & Extraterrestrials

Dez is first seen walking into Sonic Boom with Austin and Dez, dressed as a zalien again, and he invites Austin, Ally, and Trish to the zalien convention, which they all go to. At the convention, after speaking to two zaliens, Dez starts to believe that they are real, which no one believes at first until he and Trish see Zip suck Ziltch's brains and realizes they are real. Later, back at Sonic Boom, he and Trish walk in and tells Austin and Ally that they are real zaliens and they don't believe until Zip sucks Ziltch's brain again. Dez is then seen at the conversion again and enjoys Austin and Ally's performance. Later, Dez gets his brains sucked by the zaliens! Then he wakes up and it reveals that most of the episode was Dez's dream. At the end of the episode, he is seen at the convention again and telling funny jokes.

Proms & Promises

Dez is first seen running into Sonic Boom, asking Austin if the zalien egg is ready for him to use. This was Dez's way of asking Carrie to prom, which she says yes to. Later Dez is seen talking to Carrie about prom, and they are later seen at prom together.

Last Dances & Last Chances

Dez is first seen in the second scene of the episode and asks Austin to be his dance partner for the competition, but Austin says no. Dez then gets excited when Austin admitted he'd rather be with Ally than with Piper. Later in the episode, Dez enters the contest with Trish, and they win, but then gets annoyed when they find out it will be used for the school. Near the end of the episode, Dez is seen with Trish and they are watching Austin and Ally admit they never stopped liking each other, kiss and finally get back together, and Dez is extremely happy about this. At the end of the episode, he is seen dancing with Carrie.

Videos & Villains

Dez is first seen walking into Sonic Boom with Austin and is excited that Austin will promote his new pair of shoes called 'Moonwalkers' and Dez revealed that he voted 700 times for Ally's song Finally Me, for the countdown, even though Austin never performed that song. Later, Dez gets worried when Austin left to look for his shoes and hasn't come back. He attempts to sneak into the practice room to rescue Austin and Trush (cause Brooke captured them), but fails when he sings his own action music when pretending to be a spy and gets trapped too. Eventually, they all escape and is seen watching Austin's performance of the newer version of Upside Down and loves it. In the final scene, Dez is seen back in Sonic Boom with his friends and it's revealed that Austin's moonwalkers have inspired Dez to come up with his own pair of shoes and it shows the commercial.

Beauties & Bullies

Dez is first in Sonic Boom, practicing for the part of the blacksmith in the school play, Sleeping Beauty (even though there is no blacksmith in that play). In the next scene, at school, he gets the part of Prince Charming, which he is disappointed about. Dez later works on his lines with Trish (who is Sleeping Beauty). Dez along with his friends, try to help Trish when she is bullied by people's comments online and in school. Dez and Carrie later find out that Margo is the bully and try to get revenge on her during the play, cause of what she did to Trish. In the end, Dez performs in the play with everyone.

Physical Appearance

Dez has short auburn 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. Dez wears suspenders, too. He seems to dress a bit more mature in Season 3.


Austin Moon

BFF/Practically Brothers Austin and Dez are best friends. Dez is Austin's director for his music videos. Dez and Austin are really close and hang out a lot. They've been through everything together as mentioned in "Tickets & Trashbags". Dez gave him his pants because he thinks best friends do that for each other.

Ally Dawson

Best Friends Dez and Ally aren't seen hanging out much but are sometimes seen to be interacting. They seem to be really good friends. In Soups & Stars, he tells Ally he is her BFF - "Best Freckled Friend."

Trish De la Rosa

Friends/Frenemys Trish and Dez seem to be frenemies, but are still somewhat friends. They are both fans of the Zalien series. In Rockers & Writers, when Trish shows Dez her magic stuff, he says, "Magic shock finger. Me likey." in an impressed voice.


  • Dez refers to himself as the "Love Whisperer" and talks to Austin when he's in distress about girl problems. (Diners & *Daters, Partners & Parachutes, Freaky Friday & Fan Fiction)
  • In Fanatics and Favors, Dez claims that his cousin is Dwayne Wade and that his nickname used to by D. Wade until Dwayne became a basketball star.
  • When Dez was younger, he thought his teachers called him "D+" but that was his grade on all of his tests.
  • Dez revealed that he is an Auslly shipper. (Chapters & Choices)
  • Dez has wanted to make the film Claws Dun Dun Dun since he was in fourth grade. (Filmmaking & Fear Breaking)
  • Dez is called "Dez-aster" by Chuck, which means "disaster" in Freaky Friday & Fiction
  • Dez says he's persuasive. (Girlfriends & Girl Friends)
  • Dez likes to think of gingerbread men as his family. (Secrets & Songbooks)
  • Whenever Lester and Jimmy Starr call their daughters "sweetie" Dez always thinks they are referring to him.
  • He is the only main character whose last name has not been revealed yet, as whenever he or a family member tries to mention it, they are always interrupted.
  • He is the last main character to have his parents revealed on-screen.
  • He thinks that everyone calls him the "Love Whisperer".
  • Dez has over 500 team Ally shirts.
  • He is very sarcastic.
  • He attempts to fix Ally's broken piano.
  • Dez gave himself a brain freeze in World Records & Work Wreckers thinking it was a world record he could beat but instead gave himself a major brain freeze.
  • Dez called Austin a amateur for spinning something heavy on his finger while preparing to beat Dez in a match to win the world record and said he needed to spin something light and delicate like his mom's good china and started breaking the dishes too in World Records & Work Wreckers.
  • Dez isn't good at staring contests, he even admitted himself that he stinks at them in World Records & Work Wreckers.
  • He is a very good chef. Austin considers him to have "mad cooking skills".
  • He is a big fan of the rapper Shiny Money. He even carries a poster of him in his wallet.
  • As of the most recent episode he has been obsessed with the following:
  • Zaliens Films (except for Zaliens 6, Zaliens & Cloud Watchers).
  • Shiny Money (Tickets & Trashbags and Everglades & Allygators).
  • Deep-frying everything at Pirate Frank's Fish Fry (Bloggers & Butterflies).
  • Large props (Soups & Stars).
  • Cha Cha Chicken-Pot-Pie (Diners & Daters).
  • Egg Salad (Diners & Daters).
  • Fondu (Big Dreams & Big Apples).
  • Romance Movies (Backups & Breakups and Girlfriends & Girl Friends).
  • He is light in the head.
  • Ever since he was a kid, whenever Austin was in trouble, he would always give him his pants even if there was no need to do that.
  • Dez wanted to ask Selena Gomez to be in his film Claws Dun Dun Dun as Sally but asked Ally instead since Selena couldn't make it.
  • He and Austin went to summer camp together.
  • He can sometimes be very smart, as shown in Albums & Auditions when he told Trish and Austin that they were only angry at Ally because they didn't want her to leave.
  • His favorite number is 2.
  • He is often shown to be clueless.
  • He dreams of being a huge director someday.
  • He is the tallest of the four main characters.
  • His favorite pizza topping is mushrooms.
  • He has a gingerbread house in which all his gingerbread men live but Trish ate some of them.
  • He can spin a basketball on a single finger for a very long time.
  • He can apparently play the piano and trumpet and many more instruments.
  • He can tap-dance.
  • He has a starfish phone.
  • He likes all the Zaliens movies except for part 6 in which his opinion "I wish I could forget that".
  • In the flash-back of the episode Filmmaking & Fear Breaking, we find out that he always wanted to direct Claws: Dun Dun *Dun, ever since he was a kid.
  • He can tap dance, as shown in Soups & Stars and Parents & Punishments.
  • He has a Tweeter account.
  • He considers himself a great director, as seen in the episode Filmmaking & Fear Breaking, because he knows how to play with people's emotions.
  • Mindy has a crush on him, and refers to him as "Dezzie Cakes".
  • He is scared of Mindy, however.
  • He has directed a movie entitled Claws: Dun Dun Dun which became the reason he was invited to the Miami Film Festival.
  • Despite being often shown, to be either, slow, oblivious or not very bright, Dez is works quite well with technology, such as cameras, computers, video editing and radios.
  • He thinks "walking in your shoes" is a literal phrase.
  • Dez has sensitive elbows, as shown in Tickets & Trashbags.
  • Dez is a fan of "The Bee Whisperer", as shown in Crybabies & Cologne, as he freaks out with Dex when he finds out The Bee Whisperer was going to appear on The Wanda Watson Show.
  • In Rockers & Writers, he and Trish get off to a bad start when he sprays her with foam. When she shocks him with her finger he responds by saying: "Shock finger, me likey!"
  • He gets very confused easily and takes things very literally.
  • He has a gerbil.
  • When he knows something, but isn't telling, he says "uh" five times.
  • His dreams never come true.
  • He thinks zebras are fake, and he has told Austin they aren't real. (Big Dreams & Big Apples)
  • The best thing he got for Christmas was fondue.
  • He can't make a video without a song.
  • He spent his free time training to eat a twenty pound hamburger.
  • He's scared of Megan.
  • He said he wanted to travel to Miami even though he lives in Miami.
  • He is a good singer, as shown in Diners & Daters.
  • His backpack seems to fit a lot of things.
  • He has thrown up a lot.
  • It is revealed in Girlfriends & Girl Friends that he has a large television in his basement.
  • He loves romance movies (First mentioned in Backups & Breakups), and cries during them, as seen in Girlfriends & Girl Friends.
  • According to Austin and Kira, he has an awesome and huge TV.
  • In Secrets & Songbooks, it was shown that he can play the trumpet.
  • He seems to think that wearing a red dress is a big thing.
  • He hates the sound of megaphone feedback (Tickets & Trashbags).
  • It is shown in Rockers & Writers, that he knows the Heimlich maneuver.
  • In Diners & Daters, it is revealed that he is a good singer.
  • He doesn't know what a meerkat is.
  • He has a dog.
  • He texts his dog.
  • He likes pizza (Zaliens & Cloud Watchers, Girlfriends & Girl Friends).
  • Dez likes to spin in the slow dance in Club Owners & Quinceañeras.
  • Dez thought people had to wear poofy stuff at Trish's Quinceañera.
  • Throughout Season 2, his hair and appearance changes slightly.
  • Chuck is revealed to be his rival.
  • Dez may have (un)intentionally stolen Chuck's look.
  • He cooks Chili.
  • In Freaky Friday & Fiction and Spas & Spices, Chuck calls him Dez-Perrado, but it's a pun of Desperado, so it's not Dez's actual last name.
  • He has a pet cat and it likes to play with a cat-toy on a stick.
  • He has a crush on Glamour Kitty. However to attract her he started acting highly sophisticated, leading to her thinking they had nothing in common, as she was really much like him.
  • Dez had a crush for the 1st time in Solos & Stray Kitties.
  • He doesn't know the order of the alphabet Boy Songs & Badges.
  • He is fond of pudding.
  • He once was a Pioneer Ranger.
  • He got kicked out of the Pioneer Rangers after bathing in a bird bath.
  • He is a good singer.
  • He earned the Music, Recycling, Architecture, and Life-Saving Badge in Boy Songs & Badges.
  • Dez can play the drums, as shown in the picture from Future Sounds & Festival Songs.

v - e - d
Austin & Ally • "Bite Club" • "Girl Meets World of Terror 2" • Just Dance: Disney Party 2
Main: Austin MoonAlly DawsonTrish De la RosaDez Wade

Recurring: Mike Moon • Mimi Moon • Lester Dawson • Jimmy Starr • Kira StarrMegan SimmsMindyCarrie • Ronnie Ramone • Chuck McCoy
Others: CassidyBrookeKimmyElliotEthanStray KittiesTilly Thompson • Gavin Young • Trent • Piper • NelsonDallas

Season One: "Rockers & Writers" • "Kangaroos & Chaos" • "Secrets & Songbooks" • "Zaliens & Cloud Watchers" • "Bloggers & Butterflies" • "Tickets & Trashbags" • "Managers & Meatballs" • "Club Owners & Quinceañeras" • "Deejays & Demos" • "World Records & Work Wreckers" • "Songwriting & Starfish" • "Soups & Stars" • "Burglaries & Boobytraps" • "myTAB & My Pet" • "Filmmaking & Fear Breaking" • "Diners & Daters" • "Everglades & Ally-Gators" • "Successes & Setbacks" • "Albums & Auditions"

Season Two: "Costumes & Courage" • "Backups & Breakups" • "Magazines & Made-Up Stuff" • "Parents & Punishments" • "Crybabies & Cologne" • "Big Dreams & Big Apples" • "Ferris Wheels & Funky Breath" • "Girlfriends & Girl Friends" • "Campers & Complications" • "Chapters & Choices" • "Partners & Parachutes" • "Freaky Friends & Fan Fiction" • "Couples & Careers" • "Spas & Spices" • "Solos & Stray Kitties" • "Boy Songs & Badges" • "Tracks & Troubles" • "Viral Videos & Very Bad Dancing" • "Tunes & Trials" • "Future Sounds & Festival Songs" • "Sports & Sprains" • "Beach Bums & Bling" • "Family & Feuds" • "Moon Week & Mentors" • "Real Life & Reel Life" • "Fresh Starts & Farewells"
Season Three: "Road Trips & Reunions" • "What Ifs & Where's Austin" • "Presidents & Problems" • "Beach Clubs & BFFs" • "Mix-Ups & Mistletoe" • "Glee Clubs & Glory" • "Austin & Alias" • "Princesses & Prizes" • "Cupids & Cuties" • "Critics & Confidence" • "Directors & Divas" • "Hunks & Homecoming" • "Fashion Shows & First Impressions" • "Fanatics & Favors" • "Eggs & Extraterrestrials" • "Proms & Promises" • "Last Dances & Last Chances" • "Videos & Villains" • "Beauties & Bullies" • "Horror Stories & Halloween Scares" • "Records & Wrecking Balls" • "Relationships & Red Carpets"
Season Four: "Buzzcuts & Beginnings" • "Mattress Stores & Music Factories" • "Grand Openings & Great Expectations" • "Seniors & Señors" • "Homework & Hidden Talents" • "Duos & Deception" • "Wedding Bells & Wacky Birds" • "Karaoke & Kalamity" • "Mini Me's & Muffin Baskets" • "Dancers & Ditzes" • "Mysteries & Meddling Kids" • "Comebacks & Crystal Balls" • "Burdens & Boynado" • "Bad Seeds & Bad Dates" • "Scary Spirits & Spooky Stories" • "Rejection & Rocket Ships" • "Cap and Gown & Can't Be Found" • "Santas & Surprises" • "Musicals & Moving On" • "Duets & Destiny"

"Can't Do it Without You" • "Double Take" • "Break Down the Walls" • "A Billion Hits" • "Not a Love Song" • "It's Me, It's You" • "The Butterfly Song" • "Trash Talka" • "Better Together" • "You Don't See Me" • "Heard it on the Radio" • "Heart Beat" • "Na Na Na (The Summer Song)" • "The Way That You Do" • "Illusion" • "Don't Look Down" • "Who I Am" • "Got It 2" • "Christmas Soul" • "Can You Feel It" • "Face to Face" • "No Ordinary Day" • "You Can Come to Me" • "I Think About You" • "Finally Me" • "The Ally Way" • "Steal Your Heart" • "Timeless" • "Living in the Moment" • "I Got That Rock and Roll" • "The Me That You Don't See" • "Better Than This" • "Chasin' the Beat of My Heart" • "You Wish You Were Me" • "Redial" • "I Love Christmas" • "Austin & Ally Glee Club Mash Up" • "Who U R" • "Upside Down" • "Stuck on You" • "Me and You" • "What We're About" • "Look Out" • "Superhero" • "Parachute" • "No Place Like Home" • "Play My Song" • "Dance Like Nobody's Watching" • "Take it from the Top" • "Jump Back, Kiss Yourself" • "Perfect Christmas" • "You've Got a Friend" • "Two in a Million"