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Angel in 2019
Asher Dov Angel

(2002-09-06) September 6, 2002 (age 21)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present

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!

Personal life

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.


Asher Angel by Gage Skidmore
Angel in 2018
Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
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
2019 Shazam! Billy Batson Film
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

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
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

See also

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