|“||(in a high pitched tone) But, I like purple!||”|
— Dez, in Seniors & Señors
Dezmond Hatfield Wade
Dezzy-Cakes (by Mindy)
|Date of Birth||
January 28, 1996 (aged 20 as of the series finale)
Dennis Wade (father)
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". Dez is married to Carrie and has a six-year-old son who is a genius and goes to college. 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 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.