If you are anything like us over here at J-14, then the Disney Channel original show Andi Mack is one of your latest TV obsessions. And naturally, Asher Dov Angel – who portrays Andi's crush Jonah Beck in the show – is one of the reasons why the series has had fans hooked from the very start. We all met Andi's swoon-worthy classmate Jonah in episode one, when Andi's older sister Bex arranged for her lil sis to have ultimate frisbee lessons from the cutie. However, things did not go according to plan. It is totes obvious Andi has a major crush on Jonah throughout the whole first season, but she gets kind of – well, friend-zoned, if you will.
Their whole friendship ends up to be somewhat of a rollercoaster ride, and it definitely keeps us fans really rooting for the pair. In fact, people ship Andi and Jonah so hard that they have even started to believe Asher and Peyton Elizabeth Lee are boyfriend and girlfriend in real life. Before you get too excited through, let it be known that we have already debunked that theory. Asher and Peyton are seriously just friends, you guys! Well lucky for you, J-14 caught up with Asher Angel and asked him to share four things about himself that fans do not know. Watch the video below to see Asher exclusively spill his secrets.
The four secrets Asher spilled aren't the only things you need to know about him though. We know him best as Jonah Beck, but there is so much more about the actor that makes him the coolest – so here it goes.
Who is Asher Angel playing in New Line's DC superhero film Shazam!?
Yes! Asher will be playing the role of Billy Batson who can reportedly transform into an adult superhero by just saying the word, "Shazam." According to Variety, the word "Shazam" is actually an acronym for ancient gods that Billy gets his superpowers from when he transforms. The gods are, Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. While this might be a far cry from his Andi Mack character, we have a feeling Asher is going to nail the performance.
Asher will be acting alongside Zachary Levi, who will play his adult alter ego. The film will reportedly start production in early 2018. The director of the film, David F. Sandberg, is super excited. He posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, "I was hoping to break the news about @asherdovangel last week with this photo but had to wait a bit 🙂."
How old is Asher Angel?
Asher's birthday is September 6, 2002 – making him 15 years old. The cutie is a Virgo.
Does Asher Angel have any siblings?
Asher has two younger siblings – a brother named Avi and a sister named London.
Where is Asher Angel from?
Asher is originally from Paradise Valley, Arizona.
How tall is Asher Angel?
The Andi Mack star is 5' 3½".
Is Asher Angel single?
Asher has been linked to his co-star Peyton Elizabeth Lee – and even sparked some rumors when he went to a Dodgers game with Game Shakers star Madisyn Shipman. However, he doesn't seem to be dating anyone right now.
What kind of girls does Asher Angel like?
Asher's character Jonah may have dated Amber, the popular high schooler, in the show – but IRL, he's into girls much more down-to-earth. You know, kind of like Andi.
"The girls who are like Amber in the series, I don’t get why you would want to be friends or in a relationship with someone like that, who just talks and gossips about everyone," Asher said in an interview. "You should be looking for someone who is nice and sweet and is very humble and thoughtful."
What is Asher Angel's musical.ly account?
You can follow the actor on musical.ly for tons of fun content. His username is @AsherDov.
How did Asher get his start?
The actor began doing theater productions at a very young age and even landed some smaller roles before being cast as a lead in Andi Mack. He starred in the drama Jolene, along with two shorts, titled Hate from a Distance and How do you do that Voodoo?. You may have also caught him in an episode of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. He also was in the ballet-drama On Pointe.
Can Asher Angel sing?
Asher isn't just an actor – he is also a musician. You can check out his covers on his YouTube account, which is filled with videos of him singing and strumming along on his guitar to his fave hits.
This post was originally published on April 7, 2017 and since has been updated.