Known as Dez on the Disney TV series Austin and 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 was born to parents David and Sandra in Victoria, Canada. He later resided in Los Angeles, California.
He appeared in the 2011 film The Big Year with Steve Martin.