|“||(in a high pitched tone) But, I like purple!||”|
— Dez, in Seniors & Señors
Dezmond Hatfield Wade
Dezzy-Cakes (by Mindy)
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Dezmond "Dez" Hatfield Wade is one of the main characters on Austin & Ally. He is an aspiring director who films everything that he possibly can. He filmed Austin Moon (Dez's best friend) singing "Double Take" (Ally Dawson's song) and posted it online, which made Austin an overnight Internet sensation. Dez easily annoys Trish De la Rosa 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 a quirky guy who is a really funny boy and he can be random, crazy, awkward, disgusting, clumsy, honorable and silly. He is wise at times, but he is mostly seen to be a rather stupid and ignorant goofball. He is very loyal and a good friend to everyone.
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 Moon to Miami H8ter Girl. It's also shown that he can't keep a secret for most of his friends. Mostly he can when he had to cover for someone.
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 De la Rosa and Austin where he understood how Ally Dawson was feeling. From that episode onto Season 2, Dez seems to have matured and gotten smarter. It is known 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). His real dream is to become a filmmaker and he loves being Austin's director.
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 Wade 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 named Dwayne Wade through marriage.
Dez and Austin Moon have been best friends for a long time and went to the same school since they were very young.