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Asher Dov Angel
September 6, 2002
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Asher Dov Angel (born September 6, 2002) is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor in the 2008 film Jolene, starring Jessica Chastain. He is known for his role as Jonah Beck in the 2017 Disney Channel series Andi Mack. In 2019, Angel portrayed Billy Batson in the DC Extended Universe film Shazam!
Angel was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and lived in Paradise Valley, Arizona. His parents are Jody and Coco Angel, and he is the oldest of three siblings, with a brother and sister. He is Jewish. He sings and plays the guitar.
At the age of 5, Angel appeared in the 2008 film Jolene. Angel started his career by appearing in numerous theater productions. At the age of 7, Desert Stages Theatre held auditions for the musical Oliver! and, with his parents' permission, Angel auditioned and won a role in the production. His mother promised to take him to Los Angeles if he "put in the work and [did] 30 [local] shows", and he went on to act in multiple plays including The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Mary Poppins, and Into the Woods at the Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale. His mother kept her promise, and Angel traveled to Los Angeles where, at age 12, he auditioned for and won the part of Jonah Beck in the Disney Channel television series Andi Mack. His whole family moved to Utah to accommodate filming for the series.
In April 2019, Angel played the lead role of Billy Batson, with Zachary Levi starring as his adult superhero alter ego, in the film adaptation of DC Comics' Shazam! The film, a further installment of the DC Extended Universe, was released to critical acclaim. Angel released his debut single "One Thought Away", featuring Wiz Khalifa, on June 6, 2019. He is set to reprise the role of Billy Batson in the sequel film Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which is scheduled to be released on March 17, 2023.
In February 2022, Angel joined the cast of Hulu's Darby and the Dead.
|2008||Jolene||5-year-old Brad Jr.||Film|
|2016||Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn||Jasper||Episode: "Ballet and the Beasts"|
|2016||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Ryan Wolf||Episode: "De Los Inocentes"|
|2017–2019||Andi Mack||Jonah Beck||Main role|
|2018||On Pointe||Alex||Film; also known as Driven to Dance|
|2020||All That||Himself||Episode: 1117|
|2020||The Substitute||Himself||Episode: "Asher Angel"|
|2020||Group Chat||Himself||Episode: "Dance Dance Fart"|
|2020||Nickelodeon's Unfiltered||Himself||Episode: "Zombies Eat Unicorns!"|
|2021||High School Musical: The Musical: The Series||Jack||Episode: "Spring Break"|
|2023||Shazam! Fury of the Gods||Billy Batson||Film; Post-Production|
Awards and nominations
|2019||Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Shazam!||Nominated|
|Young Entertainer Awards||Best Young Ensemble in a Television Series||Andi Mack||Won|
|2020||iHeartRadio Music Awards||Social Star Award||Himself||Won|
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