Calum Worthy

Calum Worthy (born January 28, 1991) is a Canadian actor, writer, and producer, known for his roles as Dez on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally, Alex Trimboli in the Netflix series American Vandal, Nicholas Godejohn in the Hulu series The Act, and himself in The Coppertop Flop Show. He has won two Young Artist Awards in the Leading Young Actor category for his performances in the comedy film National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003) and the science fiction television series Stormworld (2009). He also won the Leading Actor award at the 2010 Leo Awards for his performance in Stormworld.

Calum Worthy
Worthy in 2017
Born (1991-01-28) January 28, 1991
  • Actor
  • writer
  • producer
Years active2001–present

Worthy has guest-starred in numerous television series, including ABC Family's Kyle XY, The CW's Supernatural and Smallville, CTV's Flashpoint, The Hub's R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series, Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, and Disney XD's Zeke and Luther.

Life and career

Worthy was born January 28, 1991, to Sandra Webster Worthy and David Worthy, in Victoria, British Columbia.[1][2] He made his screen debut at the age of 9, guest-starring in Fox's Night Visions (directed by Bill Pullman). At the age of 10, he starred in the three-episode British miniseries I Was a Rat. He has since completed more than 50 film and TV projects, and has worked in five countries—Canada, United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. He won two Young Artist Awards for Leading Young Actor in 2004 and 2010,[3][4] while receiving a nomination for Best Performance in a Short Film – Young Actor for When Jesse Was Born in 2006.[5] He also won a Leo Award for Best Performance in a Youth or Children's Program or Series in 2010.[6]

Worthy resided in Los Angeles, California,[2] while a series regular on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally in which he has written one episode. In 2013, he created, wrote, and executive produced—along with Derek Baynham and Kelly May—the sketch comedy series The Coppertop Flop Show, which was picked up by Disney Channel to air in late 2013.

Worthy stated that when he had free time from filming Austin & Ally, he attended university.[7] He also stated that when he has free time, he enjoys making sketches with friends.[7]

In July 2017 Worthy was cast as Robbie Baldwin / Speedball in Freeform's upcoming New Warriors television series.[8] The series was ultimately not picked up.[9]

In 2018, Calum played Alex Trimboli in the first season of Netflix's American Vandal.[10] In 2019, he played Nicholas Godejohn in the first season of The Act.[11]

In February 2021, it was announced that Worthy had been cast as Jasper in the upcoming Netflix thriller series Pieces of Her, which is adapted from the Karin Slaughter novel of the same name.[12]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Kid on bike
2005 When Jesse Was Born Danny Ferrell Short film
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 Tyler
2006 Deck the Halls Boy on bike Uncredited
2007 The Last Mimzy Teenage cyborg
2007 Smile Trevor Short film
2008 Mulligans Felix
2008 Valentines Kyle Short film
2009 What Goes Up Blastoff! chorus
2010 Daydream Nation Craig
2011 The Odds Berry Lipke
2011 The Big Year Colin Debs
2013 Rapture-Palooza Clark Lewis
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Colin Doyle
2015 All She Wishes Drake
2015 Blackburn Ryan
2016 The Thinning Kellan Woods
2017 Bodied Adam Merkin
2018 The Thinning: New World Order Kellan Woods
2019 Corporate Animals Aidan
2019 Assimilate Randy Foster Originally titled Replicate
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Mysterious Ways Alien / Kid clown Episode: "Do You See What I See?"
2001 Night Visions Prairie boy Episode: "A View Through the Window"
2001 I Was a Rat Roger/Ratty 3 episodes
2002 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Randy Episode: "The Mandarin's Bowl"
2003 Out of Order Young Mark Miniseries
2003 Bunshiro and Fuku Young Yonosuke Television miniseries; voice role (English version)
2003 National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion Danny Snider Television film
2004 The Days Keenan 2 episodes
2004 Stargate Atlantis Hunter kid Episode: "Childhood's End"
2005 Reunion Henry Episode: "1989"
2006 Kyle XY Toby Neuworth Episode: "This Is Not a Test"
2006 Psych Malone Breyfogle Episode: "Shawn vs. the Red Phantom"
2007 Psych Shockley Episode: "If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead?"
2007 Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness Kip Television film
2007 Second Sight Young Victor Kaufman Television film
2008 Supernatural Denny Episode: "Wishful Thinking"
2009 Smallville Garth Ranzz / Lightning Lad Episode: "Legion"
2009 Stormworld Lee Main role, 26 episodes
2009 Flashpoint Billy Dresden Episode: "Perfect Storm"
2009 Living Out Loud Henry Television film
2010 Tower Prep Don Fincher 2 episodes
2010 Caprica Cass Episode: "Blowback"
2010 Bond of Silence Shane Batesman Television film; uncredited
2011 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series Kelly Episode: "Game Over"
2011 Good Luck Charlie Lewis Episode: "A L.A.R.P. in the Park"
2011 Zeke and Luther Teddy Episode: "Zeke and Lu's New Crew"
2011 Best Player Zastrow Television film
2011–2016 Austin & Ally Dez Wade Main role
2012 Longmire Zac Nunn Episode: "8 Seconds"
2012 Jessie Dez Wade Episode: "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year"
2013–2014 The Coppertop Flop Show Himself Lead role; also writer and executive producer
2014 Some Assembly Required Caden Clark Episode: "Pop Superstar"
2015 Backstrom Joshua Larimer Episode: "Love Is a Rose and You Better Not Pick It"
2015 I Didn't Do It Dez Episode: "Bite Club"
2015 Wander Over Yonder Teen leader Voice role; episode: "The Black Cube"
2016–2017 Bizaardvark Victor 2 episodes
2016 Motive Derek Holstadt Episode: "Foreign Relations"
2016 Aquarius Steven Parent 2 episodes
2017 American Vandal Alex Trimboli 7 episodes
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Jake Episode: "Trade Secrets"
2018 New Warriors Robbie Baldwin / Speedball TV pilot
2019 The Act Nick Godejohn Main role
2021 Pieces of Her Jasper Recurring role
2021 Pacific Rim: The Black Taylor Travis Animated series; main voice role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2004 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actor National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion Won
2006 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Short Film – Young Actor When Jesse Was Born Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor Psych Nominated
2010 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor Stormworld Won
2010 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 14 and Over Flashpoint Nominated
2010 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble Performers in a TV Series Stormworld Nominated
2010 Leo Award Best Performance in a Youth or Children's Program or Series Stormworld Won


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  2. "Calum Worthy "Dez"". Disney Channel Medianet. Disney–ABC Television Group. 2012. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  3. "25th Annual Young Artist Awards - Winners and Nominations". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  4. "31st Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  5. "27th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  6. "Leo Awards, 2010 Winners". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  7. AustinAndAllyWiki (26 February 2013). "Disney Channel Fan Questions - Ross Lynch and Calum Worthy". Retrieved 16 December 2016 via YouTube.
  8. Goldberg, Lesley (July 10, 2017). "Marvel's New Warriors Sets Its Cast — Including Squirrel Girl (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  9. Polito, Thomas (September 15, 2019). "Exclusive: Marvel's New Warriors is Dead; Superhero Show Fails to Find a New Home". The GWW. Archived from the original on September 16, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  10. Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 3, 2017). "Netflix Announces True Crime Satire American Vandal With Absurdly Straight-Laced Trailer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  11. Pedersen, Erik (October 2, 2018). "The Act: Calum Worthy To Star In Hulu's True-Crime Anthology Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  12. Petski, Denise (February 5, 2021). "Pieces Of Her: Gil Birmingham, Terry O'Quinn & Calum Worthy Join Netflix Series As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
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