Known as Dez on the Disney TV series Austin & Ally, he won a Young Artist Award for his role in National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion.
He became interested in acting after watching Home Alone when he was four years old, and had a brief role in the Fox TV series Night Visions.
He played roles in ABC Family's Kyle XY, The CW's Supernatural and Smallville, and has been nominated for multiple Young Artist Awards.
He developed a reputation for keeping quiet about his family life while residing in Los Angeles and Canada during his time off from acting.
He appeared in the 2011 film The Big Year with Steve Martin.