Asher Angel

American actor

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Asher Angel
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Angel in 2019
Asher Dov Angel

(2002-09-06) September 6, 2002 (age 20)
Years active2008–present

Asher Dov Angel[1] (born September 6, 2002[2]) 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. Angel portrayed Billy Batson in the 2019 DC Extended Universe film Shazam! and its 2023 sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

Personal life

Angel was born in Phoenix, Arizona,[3] 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.[4] He is Jewish.[4] He sings and plays the guitar.[5]


At the age of 5, Angel appeared in the 2008 film Jolene. Angel started his career by appearing in numerous theater productions.[6] 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.[7] 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.[4]

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.[8] Angel released his debut single "One Thought Away", featuring Wiz Khalifa, on June 6, 2019.[9] He reprised his role of Billy Batson in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which was released on March 17, 2023.[10][11]

In February 2022, Angel joined the cast of Hulu's Darby and the Dead.[12]


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"[13]
2017–2019 Andi Mack Jonah Beck Main role
2018 On Pointe Alex Film; also known as Driven to Dance
2019 Shazam! Billy Batson Film[14][15]
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"
2022 Darby and the Dead James Film[16]
2023 Shazam! Fury of the Gods Billy Batson Film [10]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Shazam! Nominated [17]
Young Entertainer Awards Best Young Ensemble in a Television Series Andi Mack Won [18]
2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards Social Star Award Himself Won [19]


  1. ^ Angel, Asher (April 7, 2017). "Dov".
  2. ^ "Disney Channel – Andi Mack – Show Bios (Asher Angel)". Disney ABC Press. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Iwasaki, Scott (August 1, 2017). "Actor Asher Angel enjoys his work on 'Andi Mack'". Archived from the original on August 2, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Blomquist, Mala (March 28, 2017). "Asher Angel: Following His Dream from Desert Stages to Disney". AZ Jewish Life. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Davoe, Noelle (October 10, 2017). "Asher Angel Will Melt Your Heart With His Angelic Voice Covering the "Andi Mack" Theme Song". Seventeen. New York City: Hearst Communications. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Asher Angel Talks Andi Mack and Airheads". BSCkids. April 1, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE COVER STORY: Asher Dov Angel". YSBnow. October 22, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 6, 2017). "Asher Angel to Play Billy Batson in DC's 'Shazam!'". Variety. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Asher Angel Reveals New Music Video for Debut Single 'One Thought Away' Ft. Wiz Khalifa". Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  10. ^ a b Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 22, 2020). "'Shazam!': Zachary Levi And Cast Reveal Title Of Sequel, Remain Tight-Lipped On Details – DC FanDome". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 23, 2020. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  11. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 9, 2022). "Warner Bros Release Dates: 'The Flash' & 'Aquaman' Moved To 2023; 'Wonka', 'Shazam' Sequel & Others Shift". Deadline. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  12. ^ "Riele Downs, Auliʻi Cravalho, Asher Angel Cast in Darby Harper Wants You to Know". February 10, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  13. ^ "16 Celebs You Totally Forgot Guest-Starred on Criminal Minds".
  14. ^ Mitchell, Bea (September 19, 2017). "Superhero movie Shazam! to start filming in early 2018". Digital Spy. London, England: Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  15. ^ Sandberg, David F. (January 29, 2018). "Let's go!⚡️". Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2018 – via Instagram.
  16. ^ Grobar, Matt (November 3, 2022). "'Darby And The Dead' Premiere Date: Riele Downs & Auli'i Cravalho Lead Supernatural Teen Comedy From 20th Century Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  17. ^ Mancuso, Vinnie (July 15, 2019). "Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones Lead the 2019 Saturn Awards Nominations". Collider. Archived from the original on July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  18. ^ "The 4th Young Entertainer Awards" (PDF). April 7, 2019. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  19. ^ "2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees Revealed: See the Full List". iHeartRadio Music Awards. Retrieved January 14, 2020.

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