Let’s see how these Disney Channel stars have changed over the years.
1. Lucas Till — “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
You may remember Lucas as Alex Summers (Scott Summers’ older brother), aka Havok from the X-Men movies, but he did star in Hannah Montana: The Movie. Today, most of his roles are in horrors, thrillers, or action films. Let’s see if Till can somehow change the trajectory of his acting career, or maybe he’s fine with how things are.
2. Ryan Gosling — “Mickey Mouse Club”
Ryan is one of the most prominent Mickey Club’s members. Today, the actor has over 50 outstanding roles in films, TV shows, two Oscar nominations, and a Golden Globe. Not too shabby for a 40-year-old man! Disney may have given Ryan a big early boost, but his immense talent and charisma earned him all the success that followed.
3. Shia LaBeouf — “Tru Confessions”
At the age of 13, Shia played in one of the episodes of the “The X-Files” series, but the popularity came to him a couple of years later in the Disney movie “Tru Confessions.” Later came the “Transformers” movies and “Indiana Jones,” which put him on the map as a first-class actor.
4. Zac Efron — “High School Musical”
Zac Effron has been doing theatrical performances since he was four years old, and at 15, this boy was already one of the most notable fresh faces on the Disney Channel, thanks to his role in the movie High School Musical. One might say this film changed his whole life since Zach finally got noticed and put into other projects. By 2008, Effron was already on the Forbes list.
5. Cole Sprouse — “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”
One of Cole Sprouse’s first iconic roles was baby Ben of Friends, but his real talent was revealed on the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. After the final season, Cole took a short break to return to our screens in Riverdale. Today the young actor has already won several Teen Choice Awards, but it doesn’t seem like he’s going to stop at just that.
6. Joe Jonas — “Hannah Montana”
It all started with “Hannah Montana,” where he and his brother were guest stars. Then there were the films “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2” which helped the brothers solidify their future career — making their own band. “The Jonas Brothers,” as it was called, was incredibly successful, so much so that in 2009 they got their own reality show on the Disney Channel. After several on’s and off’s, they disbanded in 2013. And in 2015, Joe started DNCE.
7. Nick Jonas — “Hannah Montana”
Nick was also a big Disney star and participated in the reality show “Jonas,” and it was he who decided to create the Jonas Brothers band. Nick is so incredibly talented he can play nine musical instruments! Today, the young artist continues to make music, and fortunately for us, he still pops up on TV here and there.
8. Gregg Sulkin — “Wizards of Waverly Place”
And our last Disney celebrity for today is Gregg Sulkin, whose charming smile has probably distracted you from realizing that his American accent is pretty shoddy at times. That’s because Gregg was born in the UK. After guest-starring in Wizards of Waverly Place, his career sky-rocketed, and he eventually appeared in shows like Faking It and Marvel’s Runaways.