Buddy Handleson

Buddy Handleson (born November 1, 1999) is an American actor,[2] best known for playing Henry Dillon in Disney Teen sitcom Shake It Up, Wendell Bassett in Nickelodeon comedy series Wendell & Vinnie, and Newt on Bella and the Bulldogs, also on Nickelodeon.[3][4]

Buddy Handleson
BornNovember 1, 1999 (age 19)[1]
Years active2009–present


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Hannah Montana Boy Episode: "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart"
2009 Trauma Lost Boy Jonah Episode: "Masquerade"
2010 'Til Death Timmy Episode: "Dog Fight"
2010 Sons of Tucson Gabe Episodes: "Golden Ticket", "Kisses and Beads"
2010–2012 Shake It Up Henry Dillon Recurring role, 9 episodes
2011 Mr. Sunshine Timmy Episodes: "Lingerie Football", "Family Business"
2011 Coming & Going Christopher Crump Film
2012 Doc McStuffins Luca Voice role
2012 Bad Fairy Rocco DiRizzo TV movie
2013 Wendell and Vinnie Wendell Bassett Lead role
2014 Little Savages Vinny Film
2015–2016 Bella and the Bulldogs Newt Main role
2017–2018 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn Wally Episodes: "Quadpendence Day", "We'll Always Have Parasites"

Personal life

Buddy is the son of Jay and Athena Handleson.[5]

On June 25, 2017, Handleson came out as gay through a caption on an Instagram photo depicting him in front of a pride flag. He wrote, "Over the past couple of years I've become more and more comfortable with my sexuality and I think I'm ready to share it with the world. I'm finally at a place in life where I can say 'I'm proud of who I am. I'm proud to be gay.'"[6]


  1. ^ "Happy Birthday To The Super Talented Buddy Handleson! (@BUDSTER925)". Celebrity Haute Spot. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Ciardelli, Dolores Fox (March 25, 2010). "Child Actor Hails From Danville". The Danville Express. Archived from the original on February 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Barney, Chuck (February 14, 2013). "Young actor Buddy Handleson gets big break in Nickelodeon's 'Wendell & Vinnie'". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Starr, Michael (February 9, 2013). "No couchin' it". New York Post. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  5. ^ Ciardelli, Dolores Fox (March 25, 2010). "Child actor hails from Danville". DanvilleSanRamon.com. Gina Channell-Allen. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BVyCmIFBSuL/

External links

Bella and the Bulldogs

Bella and the Bulldogs is an American comedy television series created by Jonathan Butler and Gabriel Garza that aired on Nickelodeon from January 17, 2015 to June 25, 2016. The series stars Brec Bassinger, Coy Stewart, Jackie Radinsky, Buddy Handleson, Lilimar, Haley Tju, and Rio Mangini.

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