R5 lead singer Ross Lynch on his path from Disney TV star to his latest role as future Cannibal of Milwaukee in 'My Friend Dahmer.' - From Rolling Stone
R5 lead singer on his path from Disney Channel star to his latest role as future serial killer in 'My Friend Dahmer' When Ross Lynch first got the call to play one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th Century, he was intrigued – even though he'd never heard of him.
At 11, he and his family moved from Colorado to Los Angeles so he and his three siblings – brothers Riker and Rocky, and sister Rydell – could pursue acting.
"I did pretty much anything that could keep the family afloat," Ross, now 21, recalls.
Disney didn't seem to mind promoting him as a star and a musician – after all, Austin was an outgoing singer on the show, too.
He auditioned and got the part leading him, like so many Disney stars before him, to be noticed by the non-tween set for swiftly exiting his comfort zone.