|“||My name is Dez... Just Dez...||”|
— Dez in Solos & Stray Kitties
Dez (by everyone)
|Date of Birth||
c. 1995 (age 17)
Mindy (crushed on)
Dezmond "Dez" is a 17-year-old aspiring director who films everything that he possibly can. He filmed Austin singing Ally's song, Double 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, 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 red 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. 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.
While trying to play a harmonica through a susaphone, the harmonica gets stuck in an old lady on the other side of the room, but Dez is able to perform the Heinrich 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.
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.
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 kinds of 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.Austin and Ally get to know each other better, Dez and Trish find out they too have more in common then they thought; having the same favorite number, and horror movie in common, and decide to become friends. However, when they disagree on a favorite pizza topping, they go back to "not being friends".
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 because her promised to bring them and never breaks a promise, but also the one to catch her when tries to run away dressed as a catfish. He accidently gave Tilly Thompsen the idea to use Ally's stage fright to embarrash herself.
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".
Trish is having a Quinceanera (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, not including Trish). But later he uses the poofy pants to put shrimp in. 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, and ruining the stereo station.
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.
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".
Austin feels bad for always being late for practices with Ally, and Dez suggests getting her a gift, which happensto 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.
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 long 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".
Dez films his first big movie,Claws (Dun Dun Dun), and hires Trish as Girl #2, Austin as Troy the Lifeguard and Ally as the cute songwriter 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. Dez suspected that Austin has caught stagefright from Ally after Austin told him he can't do his movie. 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. He had not used Ally's props, kept changing Trish's scenes, and put umbrellas all over the set of the movie (to scare Austin), to get true emotions out of people.
Mindy is a new manager at Melody Diner, she was first shown in myTAB & My Pet. She tricks Dez into falling for her by giving him some of the Melody Diner's famous Cha-Cha Chicken Pot Pie. Dez figures out that the Cha-Cha Pie had starting taking over his life. He refused to eat anymore, then again, Mindy tricked Dez with the famous egg salad. In this episode it is shown that Dez can sing. Whenever he likes something he sings, "Me likey!"
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 house boat 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. At 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.
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.
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. Also, when Austin's album came out he stood in line, handed out every CD and said, "Put this one out to Dez, this one out to Dez, etc."
Dez dresses as Austin Moon for his Halloween costume.
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 .
Dez jumped off of the bridge along with Austin,Ally and Trish.
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.
He traveled with Austin, Ally, and Trish to New York for Austin to preform on 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.I Think About You" to each other leaving weird looks on the now-official couple of Austin and Ally.
Dez is the main character in this episode. First of all, he is the first person to buy something from the antique shop while Trish is working her shift, and after using the typewriter, 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.
After Chuck steals the typewriter, Dez and the rest of the gang experience strange ordeals, and Dez encounters the following: Dez's 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 of how he won first place, 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.
He was first seen when he ran into Sonic Boom, holding the movie poster for Zaliens 8 My Brains. He then announced 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!
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.
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. At 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.
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 bird bath. 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.
Best Friends/Practically Brothers
- Main article: Daustin
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. In Tickets & Trashbags, it's mentioned that Dez would often give Austin his pants in tough situations. They act practically like brothers. In Freaky Friday & Fiction, Dez gets trapped in Austin's body after aquiring a magic typewriter.
Best Freckled Friend
- Main article: Delly
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." In Chapters & Choices Dez begs Ally to hang out with him when Austin is too busy hanging out with Kira. He is on "Team Ally" (even makes 500 shirts)meaning that he wants Austin and her to be together, which eventually happens.
- Main article: Trez
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.
Mindy seems to have a big crush on Dez, but Dez doesn't seem to return the feelings. Dez also seems to be afraid of Mindy.
- 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 )
- 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.
- He is also one of the only main characters who's parents were never 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 tapdance.
- 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.
- 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 & Quinceaneras
- 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.
- It is rumoured that Dez's surname is Fisher.
- 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
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