Ralphie Hayes (a.k.a. The Dog Food Guy) is a minor character who appeared in the episode Kangaroos & Chaos. He was a teen actor on a commercial that was selling dog food. Many people have mistaken Austin Moon for him, because they look alike, except the dog food guy has an afro. For this reason Austin became concerned that he would be regarded as a has-been and rushed Ally into writing a new song for him. He is portrayed by Ross Lynch.