Austin North is an American actor and musician. He is most known for playing Topper in the Netflix teen-adventure-drama series, Outer Banks, and Logan Watson in the Disney Channel sitcom, I Didn't Do It.
He is also an aspiring musician and he plays the drums. A noted online influencer, he has a strong presence on platforms like Instagram and YouTube.
These are seven facts you need to know about Austin North.
Austin North was born on July 30, 1996. As of May 2020, he is 23 years old.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, his parents relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he spent most of his formative years.
Most recently, North starred as Topper in the first season of the Netflix teen-mystery-action-adventure-drama series, Outer Banks. The series premiered on Netflix on April 15, 2020.
The series revolves around a group of friends called "Pogues" in the Outer Banks of North Carolina as their quest to find out what happened to their leader's father leads them to a treasure map that holds untold riches and untold secrets.
Topper is one of the main antagonists of the series and a sworn enemy of the "Pogues". The series stars Chase Stokes as John B, Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, Madison Bailey as Kiara "Kie", Chip Esten as Ward Cameron, Rudy Pankow as JJ, Jonathan Daviss as Pope, and Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron.
North starred as Logan Watson in the Disney Channel TV sitcom, I Didn't Do It.
The short-lived comedy series premiered on January 17, 2014, and ended on October 16, 2015, after its second season.
The series is centered around the twin brother and sister duo, Logan and Lindy Watson (Olivia Holt), and their circle of friends as they live through one of the dreadful times of any teenager: high school.
Talent runs deep in the North family, as apparent, not only by Austin's success but also by his older sister, Lauren's. Lauren is an aspiring actress and musician like her younger brother.
Lauren, born on October 18, 1994, shares her brother's passion for music and acting and has appeared on her brother's YouTube page, performing covers and original songs.
Austin North has a massive following on Instagram. An aspiring actor and musician, North has already gained a dedicated fan base due to his Instagram presence. To date, he has 1.6 million followers on the platform.
Additionally, North has also been a YouTube presence since January 14, 2009. He uploads drum covers of famous songs and features collaborations with his older sister, Lauren, who sings and plays piano on covers and original songs.
Besides acting, Austin North is also a drummer. He picked up his first drumsticks when his grandmother gifted him a set for his birthday. About his passion for drumming, he said:
“Drumming is just one of those things that you can’t really put a price on. It’s just one of those things that I love to do and I’m very passionate about now. I’m just so happy that she gave me the drum set and sparked something.”
Austin made his on-screen debut by appearing in TV commercials. He had the type of babyface that made for the ideal endorser and he was featured prominently in TV adverts of such brands as Dell and Sega.
His professional acting debut, however, came in 2011 as Ricky Weaver in an episode of the Disney XD comedy series, Kickin' It.