New Yorkers: Jake T. Austin
Jake T. Austin, Born and Raised in New York City
It’s no wonder Gary Marshall cast Jake T. Austin in his Big Apple-based romantic-comedy, New Year's Eve. The former Wizards of Waverly Place star, who will be reprising his role as Selena Gomez’s little brother in the Disney Channel’s Wizards special in March, has the New York City accent down pat! “You see, I was born and raised in New York, so I was blessed—or some say cursed—with a strong New York accent,” the part Puerto Rican, Argentine and Spanish actor tells Seventeen. Not that we mind one bit!