Jake T. Austin Shares His Favorite "Wizards of Waverly Place" Memories

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We asked Jake T. Austin about his favorite memories from Wizards of Waverly Place. (Boy, did he have a lot of them after 5 years!). Jake told us about his first audition for the show. He also revealed why he admires Selena Gomez and what David Henrie taught him on set! We asked Jake T. Austin about his favorite memories from Wizards of Waverly Place. (Boy, did he have a lot of them after 5 years!). Jake told us about his first audition for the show. He also revealed why he admires Selena Gomez and what David Henrie taught him on set!

When Jake started on the show, he was only 12 years old. Originally there was no 'Max' role, so Jake auditioned for David Henrie's part. Jake sent in a video tape of him reading a few scenes from the pilot and got the gig! Disney decided to add him as a little brother character on the show to mix things up.

On set the cast mixes things up with jokes and pranks (sometimes even sneaking into dressing rooms). Jake met Selena working on an independent film before either of them were cast in Wizards of Waverly Place. Even then Jake was struck by how well she carries herself.

Like Jake, David worked as a child actor. They first met on Wizards of Waverly Place and David was able to teach Jake a lot about comedy. Jake will miss the crew, the cast and also taping the live shows for fans.

Catch the final episode of Wizards of Waverly Place on January 6 and find out which sibling wins their wizard powers!

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