(in a high pitched tone) But, I like purple!
— Dez, in Seniors & Señors
Dez Wade
Full Name

Dezmond Hatfield Wade


Dezzy-Cakes (by Mindy)
Dezzy-Roo (by Mindy and Trish)
The Amazing Dezmo (by himself in the episode "Deejays & Demos")
Dezzy-Cheeks (by Mindy in the episode Diners & Daters)
Dezzy-kins (by Mindy in Diners & Daters)
Dezomus (in the episode "Crybabies & Cologne")
The Love Whisperer (by himself in "Diners & Daters", "Partners & Parachutes", "Freaky Friday & Fiction" and "Cupids & Cuties")
Red (by Chuck in "Freaky Friday & Fiction")
Dez-aster (by Chuck in "Freaky Friday & Fiction")
Austin Moon (in "Freaky Friday & Fiction")
Ally Dawson (in "Freaky Friday & Fiction")
Dez-Perrado (by "Chuck" in "Freaky Friday & Fiction")
Zed (by Tiffany in "Critics & Confidence")
My Dezzy (by Carrie in "Fashion Shows & First Impressions", "Proms & Promises")
D-Wade ("Fanatics & Favors")
Buddy (by Austin, in "Duets & Destiny")
Ghost Hunter (by Trish, in "Costumes & Courage")



Date of Birth

January 28, 1996 (aged 32 as of the series finale)

Resides in

Miami, Florida
LA (Formerly)



Eye Color


Hair Color



Dennis Wade (father)
Donna Wade (mother)
Didi Wade (sister)
Grandma (mentioned in "Girlfriends & Girl Friends" and "Spas & Spices"
Male Cousin (mentioned in "Couples & Careers")
Great Grandma Ruth (mentioned in "Songwriting & Starfish")
Dwyane Wade (cousin) (seen in "Fanatics & Favors"),
Aunt Edna (mentioned in Eggs & Extraterrestrials), Cowboy uncle (Karaoke & Kalamity), Cousin Jessica (possibly doesn't exist, Karaoke & Kalamity)
Carrie (wife)
Piper (sister-in-law)
Darrie Wade (son)


Carrie (wife)
Mindy (admirer, fear)
Selena Gomez (celebrity crush as revealed in Filmmaking & Fear Breaking)
Glamour Kitty (former crush)


Austin Moon (BFF)
Ally Dawson (Best Friend)
Trish De la Rosa (Best Friend)
Chuck (Family & Feuds)
Carrie (Wife)
Logan Watson
Delia Delfano


Jimmy Starr


Marino High School


Team Austin & Ally/Austin & Ally Music Factory
Sonic Boom

First Episode

Rockers & Writers

Last Episode

Duets & Destiny

Portrayed By

Calum Worthy
Sam Adler (Younger)
Ross Lynch (Freaky Friends & Fan Fiction)
Laura Marano (Voice) (Freaky Friends & Fan Fiction)

Dezmond Hatfield "Dez" Wade is one of the main characters on Austin & Ally. He is an aspiring director who films everything that he possibly can. He filmed his best friend Austin singing Ally's song, "Double Take" and posted it online, which made Austin an overnight Internet sensation. Dez easily annoys Trish a lot, but he never knows what he does wrong, and the two are currently friends, due to them becoming a lot closer in Season 4. He has shown that he may have feelings for her in some episodes, as he is always nice to Trish. He also filmed a 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"). Dez's last name was revealed to be Wade in the episode "Fanatics & Favors". His first name "Dezmond" was fully revealed in "Horror Stories & Halloween Scares". Finally, his middle name "Hatfield" was revealed in the Season 4 episode, "Mattress Stores & Music Factories".

Dez is portrayed by Calum Worthy.



Dez in Season 1

Dez is funny, random and quirky. He is a really funny boy and can be random, crazy, awkward, disgusting, clumsy, honorable, silly. He is wise at times, but is mostly seen to be a rather stupid and ignorant goofball.  

His weird habit of pulling random objects out of his backpack (like a ham, a turtle, an Abraham Lincoln ice-sculpture, jam, etc.) amuses his friends. 

He is mostly in his "own little world." He also seems to be "easy going" sometimes, but he can also be very 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 wanted a wedding cake but there wasn't one). 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 Miami H8ter Girl.  It's also shown that he can't keep a secret for most of his friends.

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. It is know that his original dream job was to be a brain surgeon as seen in Directors & Divas and has been shown with various animals (Kangaroos & Chaos,Tracks & Troubles, What If's & Where's Austin, Princesses & Prizes, and Cupids & Cuties). 



Not much is known about Dez's background. He was born to Donna and Dennis Wade in 1996, possibly in Miami. He also has a sister named Didi and some grandmas. Therefore, he has a very big family. It was also revealed in the Season 3 episode, Fanatics & Favors, that Dez is also related to NBA superstar, Dwyane Wade, through marriage. 

Dez and Austin have been best friends for a long time, and went to the same school since they were very young.


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

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Best Friend

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 Friends & Fan Fiction, Dez gets trapped in Austin's body after acquiring a magical typewriter.

Ally Dawson


Main article: Delly
Dez and Ally

Dez and Ally

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 Campers & Complications, Dez begs Ally to hang out with him when Austin is too busy hanging out with Kira. He is on "Team Ally" (he even makes 500 shirts) meaning that he wants Austin and her to be together, which eventually happens. However despite the fact that he fully supported the idea of Austin and Ally dating, in season 4, he would be a little mad of the idea that he prefers hanging out with Ally than him.

Trish De la Rosa


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.

Chuck McCoy


Chuck was Dez's enemy from Freaky Friday & Fan Fiction toward the middle of Family & Feuds. They have been competing with each other a lot. In the end, they ended their feud and became friends.


Good Friends

They are shown to be good friends, and like hanging out together with their friends. Dez often answers Jace's video chats, and talk a lot together.



Donna Wade


Dennis Wade


Didi Wade

Dez and Didi seem to be pretty close as they are siblings.




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.

Glamour Kitty


Dez showed love towards Glamour Kitty in the episode Solos & Stray Kitties.



Main article: Darrie

Dez met Carrie at Shredder's Beach Club, where she worked as a waitress in the episode Cupids & Cuties. They find out the common interests, like their love for horror movies and that they both think they're called some type of "love ___", but in reality, they are the only ones that call themselves that. By the end of the same episode, they had gone out on one date and they become a couple. They went to prom together in Proms & Promises and in Last Dances & Last Chances. In Buzzcuts & Beginnings, it was revealed that Carrie broke up with Dez a month prior to the episode. In Wedding Bells & Wacky Birds, it was revealed that they never actually broke up. In Duets and Destiny it is revealed that he and Carrie are married


Margo - Margo bullied Trish in Beauties and Bullies, Dez was mad and later got revenge on Margo by putting a skunk in her face alongside Carrie.



If you think about it, not having a surprise is a surprise.
Thanks, buddy.
And cut!
I'm Dez... Just Dez.
You wanna know what my dad said to me? DEZ! STOP TEXTING THE DOG!
Yeah, that look says a lot of words I can't put in the movie, it's a family film.
That's why they call me *whispers* 'The love whisper'.
I think it's more than that buddy. I think you're in love with her.
Sweetie, the adults are talking.
Magic shock finger. Me likey.
I told you I could keep a secret. Ha!
Without love, what's the point of any of this?
You know how Carrie's going to LA? Well, I'm kinda going with her. I'm gonna move out there and attend film school.
No, not the hair!
What up!?
(in a high pitched tone) But, I like purple!


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