Billy Unger – aka William Brent – is an American-born actor, voiceover artist, and director, who is perhaps best recognized for portraying Chase in the TV series “Lab Rats” and its spinoff “Lab Rats: Elite Force.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Billy, whose birth name is William Brent Unger, was born in Palm Beach County, California, under the Libra zodiac sign on 15 October 1995, which makes him 28 years old as of 2023. He’s the son of Karley and William Unger, and is of mixed Cuban, English, Scottish and German roots. Billy was brought up alongside his younger brother and elder sister named Eric and Erin respectively. Unger began expressing an interest in acting at a very young age, and his parents were very supportive of his aspirations – they even relocated to Los Angeles when he was 11 years old to increase his chances of landing acting roles.
Not much is known about Unger’s educational background, however, it is widely known that he was an A+ student.
Hobbies and Interesting Facts
Unger is physically active and is a big fan of surfing and skateboarding – he began surfing at the age of six. Additionally, the actor hits the gym frequently, but has clarified that he’s not a big fan of heavy weight lifting. The actor has also trained in four different forms of martial arts, and uses his martial arts skills on sets, and often performs his own stunts.
Unger changed his name to William Brent in 2016.
He is a huge lover of animals, especially cats, and has a pet named Jinxx.
Unger loves watching TV series and films in his spare time and his favorites are “Two and a Half Men” and “Modern Family.” Moreover, he likes spending his spare time playing the guitar, previously stating during an interview, ‘I play guitar. I like to say I’m pretty good, but it takes someone else to tell you that you’re really good.’
ARMS. GUITAR. HAIR. FACE. SMILE. EVERYTHING. BILLY UNGER IS PERFECT pic.twitter.com/pETxh6MBOU
— Hannie ^.^ (@letgoofmygreggo) May 23, 2015
In June 2014, Unger got in trouble with the law in Malibu, after it was discovered that he had a significant amount of alcohol in his blood system – although the young actor’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was within the legal limits, he was arrested for violating the law prohibiting the consumption of alcohol for people under 21 years.
Unger has disclosed that he was constantly bullied in school during his childhood days, because he was very short.
Unger has been represented by the Los Angeles, California-based talent agency, Luber Roklin Entertainment. He made his TV debut as Devin in an episode of the NBC/ABC sitcom “Scrubs” in 2007, and went on to appear in two more TV series, including the comedy-drama mystery series “Desperate Housewives.” Before the 2010s, Unger appeared (and lent his voice) in single episodes of various projects, including the Fox cyberpunk TV series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008), the adult animated sitcom “Family Guy” (various voicing roles in the same year), and the Fox Telecolombia series “Mental” (2009).
In 2010, Unger portrayed Pete Murphy in the episode “The Children’s Parade” of the CBS supernatural TV series “Ghost Whisperer”, then 2012 saw him land his career-defining role of Chase Davenport, a very smart super-human, who is the self-proclaimed mission mastermind of his siblings, in the Disney XD TV comedy “Lab Rats.” The comedy is centered around the daily life of Leo Dooley (played by Tyrel Jackson Williams), who develops an instant friendship with the bionic teenagers, Adam (Spencer Boldman), Chase (Unger), and Bree (Kelli Berglund) after discovering them. The show was a success and won a Young Artist Award (2014) and received numerous nominations. Unger’s stint lasted for four years (2012-2016) and he went on to reprise his starring role of Chase in “Lab Rats: Elite Force” in 2016.
One of Unger’s earliest film appearances was as Charles Gates in the 2007 Nicolas Cage-starring action-adventure “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” Before the end of the decade, he appeared in five more films including the Jason Statham-starred action “Crank: High Voltage.” In 2010, Unger performed in four films including the 3D computer-animated romantic adventure “A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure” (2010), and the comedy “You Again” (2010). His last film appearance was in the 2012 Bill Muir-written fantasy adventure “The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone” in which he starred as the titular character.
Unger has lent his voice to characters in various video games, including “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” in 2011 and “Skylanders: Giants” in the year that followed.
Billy has endorsed various companies and brands; he appeared in the television advert for Star Wars attractions promotion at Walt Disney World theme park.
Awards and Nominations
Out of the six awards he’s been nominated for, Billy has won three as of late 2023. He is a three-time winner of the Young Artist Award in various categories for his performances in the film “Cop Dog” in 2009, the TV series “Mental” in 2010, and the film “You Again” in 2011. Moreover, he’s been nominated for the same awards for his performances in the TV series “Medium” in 2009, “Ghost Whisperer” in 2011, and the film “Monster Mutt” in 2012.
Social Media Presence
Unger is active on Instagram (@billyunger_fanp) with over 2,000 followers.
Brent is a married man. He met his wife-to-be, the Instagram star and model, Angela Moreno, in 2009, who now serves as Billy’s manager. The duo dated for several years and eventually walked the aisle in the presence of only close friends and family in Paris in 2015. They’d welcomed their first child, Devin Unger, in 2012, when Brent was just 17 years old. In 2018, Moreno bore Brent another son named River. The family is currently living in Los Angeles, California. The duo is fond of posting their photos celebrating their relationship on Instagram, and often vacations in various international destinations.
Before Moreno, Brent dated various women including the sketch comedian and actress, Allisyn Ashley Arm – the duo loved attending private parties together in 2009. In 2012, he had a brief romantic affair with the Australian model Alli Simpson, and in the year that followed, he had a one-month-long fling with a woman named Raini Rodriguez. Moreover, Brent briefly dated the YouTuber and actress, Teala Dunn, in 2014.
Unger follows the Christianity religion.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Billy is of white ethnicity and has a pair of hazel eyes and brown hair. He has an athletic body, weighs approximately 155lbs (70kgs), and his height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m). Moreover, the actor’s chest, waist, and arm are 41-31-15ins respectively.
Unger has accumulated a good sum and carved a niche for himself in the American entertainment industry, thanks to his successful acting career. His net worth is approximately $400,000 as of late 2023.