Buddy Handleson (born November 1, 1999) is an American actor,[5] 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.[7][8]



2009Hannah MontanaBoySeason 3: Episode 16 - "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart"
2009TraumaLost Boy JonahSeason 1: Episode 5 - "Masquerade"
2010'Til DeathTimmySeason 3: Episode 17 - "Dog Fight"
2010Sons of TucsonGabeSeason 1: Episodes 3 & 10 - "Golden Ticket"/"Kisses and Beads"
2010–12Shake It UpHenry DillonRecurring role (9 episodes)
2011Mr. SunshineTimmySeason 1: Episodes 6 & 11 - "Lingerie Football"/"Family Business"
2012Shake It Up: Made In JapanHenry DillonTV movie
2012Doc McStuffinsLucaTV series
2012Bad FairyRocco DiRizzoTV movie
2013Wendell and VinnieWendell BassettLead role
2015–16Bella and the BulldogsNewtMain role
2017Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & DawnWallySeason 3: Episode 18 - "Quadpendence Day"


2011Coming & GoingChristopher Crump
2014Little SavagesVinny

Personal life


Buddy is the son of Jay and Athena Handleson.[9]

On June 28, 2017, Handelson 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.'"[10]