In less than five years, Jack Dylan Grazer has acted in two big-budget films and recently wowed the audience as Alberto Scorfano in this year’s whimsical Pixar animation , Luca . This week, the 17-year-old wunderkind created quite a buzz after coming out as bisexual during an Instagram Live broadcast. One user asked, “Are you gay?”, to which Grazer replied, “I’m bi”, with a smile, before quoting his Luca character’s famous catchphrase, “Silenzio Bruno!” Grazer also reportedly updated his pronouns on Instagram to “he/they” afterwards. So what do we know about the young rising star? The top 5 films to watch in July, from Black Widow to the new Space Jam His films have made over US$1.5 billion Grazer started his film career in Tales of Halloween (2015) but received major attention after starring as Eddie Kaspbrak in Stephen King’s popular horror films It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019). 7 Asian horror films to scare yourself silly for Hungry Ghost Festival He went on to star as the superhero sidekick, Freddy Freeman, in DC’s hit Shazam! (2019). These two film franchises have raked in over US$1.5 billion at the box-office, with It grossing US$700 million and It Chapter 2 , US$473 million, and Shazam! taking in US$365 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Since then, he has starred in indie film Don’t Tell a Soul (2020) and Pixar’s Luca (2021). Grazer has also voiced another animation in Ron’s Gone Wrong (to be released later this year) and will be reprising his role as Freddy Freeman in Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023). Netflix’s steamy July line-up – from Too Hot to Handle to Sex/Life His connection with Call Me by Your Name After Luca was released, the internet became obsessed with its similarities to the 2017 gay drama Call Me by Your Name – both set in serene Italian towns and exploring self-identity. During an interview with Cinema Blend, Grazer stated that while Luca isn’t about gay romance, he is open to the characters falling in love if there was a sequel: “Be cool if we got back together and fell in love.” I loved #Luca with all my heart and soul. Such a gorgeous story about embracing what makes you different. Watching this will help queer children and any outsiders feel seen. Easily the best @Pixar film since Coco, and it might just be one of my all-time favourites 🥰 #PixarLuca pic.twitter.com/vVuyoDU50F — David Opie 🌈 (@DavidOpie) June 17, 2021 However, what many don’t know is that Grazer has a connection with Call Me by Your Name filmmaker, Luca Guadagnino. The two worked together on the HBO miniseries We Are Who We Are where he played Fraser, an identity-crisis-ridden army brat with lesbian mothers. What are Netflix’s 10 most viewed original films? He is big on charity The 17-year-old actor understands the importance of giving back. He set up his own scholarship programme, the Jack Dylan Grazer Scholarship, to sponsor students to study at his alma mater, The Adderley School in Austin, Texas. Speaking to The Glass Magazine , he said, “I want children who don’t have the money or the opportunities, and who want to perform and let out their inner shining star, to have that accessibility to their dreams.” He has also served as the global ambassador for anti-bullying organisation Stomp Out Bullying since 2019. 8 reasons to cut Meghan Markle some slack His friendship with Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard After starring in two It films together, Grazer and co-star Finn Wolfhard (Mike in Stranger Things ) have developed a strong friendship. The two have tons of bromance pictures together, whether it’s on the red carpet or while filming. During a Fanmio meet and greet, Wolfhard said he wants to work with Grazer again. Meanwhile, Grazer attended the Stranger Things 2019 premiere party and called Wolfhard his best friend on Instagram: “So proud of my best friend @finnwolfhardofficial and the rest of the phenomenal cast of @strangerthingstv.” 5 (not so) strange things Millie Bobby Brown splurges on View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jack Dylan Grazer (@jackdgrazer) The duo even have a YouTube video titled “The best of: Finn & Jack” that has 2.4 million views. He believes in inclusivity Long before coming out as bisexual, Grazer spoke up about his belief in inclusivity. In 2020, he talked to GQ about his character’s self-discovery in the queer drama We Are Who We Are : “I think every single person born as a boy has this guard. It’s this guard that they don’t even realise they have, where they’re initially like, ‘Being gay? I could never.’ But we’re all born as humans who are attracted to whatever we’re attracted to.” 15 hottest summer movie releases – in cinemas and on demand Grazer also highlighted the importance of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community on television and in films. “It’s so important because people are now getting in touch with their intuition and their primal instincts, rather than living with the walls of conformity that we’ve been conditioned as humans to live with,” he told Digital Spy. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .