Ross Lynch is an American actor, singer, dancer, and musician best known for his role as Austin Moon on the Disney channel series Austin & Ally. He is also one of the founding members of the band R5, along with his siblings. Derek and Julianne Hough, from Dancing with the Stars are his cousins. He was raised in Littleton, Colorado, and was home-schooled from 4th grade. He plays piano, drums and rhythm guitar. He also played the lead role in the Disney Original Movie Teen Beach Movie. He is a multi-talented young man, but there is no evidence that he has autism.