Dylan and Cole Sprouse
Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse, commonly referred to as the Sprouse Bros. or Sprouse Twins, are the portrayers of the protagonists in the popular Disney Channel show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
its spin-off The Suite Life on Deck, and the spin-off movie.
Besides The Suite Life series, the twins are also known for their role in Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy, in which they both played the same character (Julian McGrath) in different scenes.
Because of their work in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck, the twins have become very popular among kids aged nine to sixteen.
notably becoming heartthrobs to many fans.
Despite being born in Italy, the twins were raised in their parents’ hometown of Long Beach, California.
In early 1993, the twins began their first role at six months old in a toilet paper commercial, apparently getting the role as they were the only babies in the green room that were not crying.
They would switch off-screen for several scenes. Later that year and until 1998.
the two got a dual role as Patrick Kelly in Grace Under Fire, again switching for one another during different scenes.
In 1997, Dylan and Cole’s parents divorced
In 1999, the twins landed their first major role in Big Daddy, a feature film starring Adam Sandler, marking what would be the beginning of their feature acting career.
Following this movie, they jumped around to minor roles in The Astronaut’s Wife, The Chanukah Song, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, and Just for Kicks, among others.
Returning to work with Adam Sandler once more, the two did voice over roles for his feature film, Eight Crazy Nights.
After being involved with a few direct-to-video family movies, the twins were approached by Disney.
where Danny Kallis had an idea to base a television show off their lives, living in hotels as they went across the country to perform in different productions.
Though the series was initially to be titled The Suite Life and then The Suite Life of Dylan & Cole, the characters’ names were changed to Zack and Cody.
The Prince and the Pauper
Along with their work on The Suite Life, they also starred in a Sony Pictures film, The Prince and the Pauper.
Aside from acting, the twins developed their own brand (the “Sprouse Bros. brand”) .
and started their own book series, 47 R.O.N.I.N., about teenaged brothers who become spies for their undercover dad.
In 2008, after The Suite Life of Zack & Cody aired its 87th episode, a spin-off was introduced that would take Zack and Cody’s characters to seawater and away from their home life.
where they would learn to live like adults.
In late 2010
After concluding production on their third season, the twins stated that they would be attending New York University.
though whether production on the show will continue remains unknown.
In late 2010, an announcement was made by Disney that there would be a movie made from the series, which would also star Dylan and Cole.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse
Who Is Cole Sprouse?
Cole Sprouse was a successful child actor who shared parts in movies and TV shows like Big Daddy and Grace Under Fire with his identical twin Dylan.
Sprouse and Dylan became stars in their own right when they portrayed a set of twins for the Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Sprouse took a break from acting to study at New York University, getting his degree in 2015.
In 2016, he was cast as Jughead Jones on the teen drama Riverdale.
Early Life and Career
Sprouse was born on August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, a quarter of an hour after his brother Dylan.
The twins’ parents, Melanie Wright and Matthew Sprouse, were English teachers in Italy at the time.
Sprouse, Dylan and their parents moved from Italy to Southern California when the twins were four months old.
Following the suggestion of their grandmother, an actress and drama teacher, the brothers soon embarked upon what turned out to be a very successful acting career (they even landed the first commercial they auditioned for).
Sprouse has noted that his childhood entry into acting resulted from his family’s need for money.
though he came to appreciate many of the opportunities the career presented him with.
During their Suite Life success, Sprouse and his brother were reportedly earning a combined $40,000 per episode.
They also worked with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s entertainment company to launch a magazine, deodorant and other products.
However, when they were 18 a dispute about creative control made Sprouse and Dylan decide to walk away from stardom and the Disney Channel.
After leaving Disney, Sprouse studied archaeology, geographic information systems and satellite imaging at New York University.
(Dylan went to the same school; Sprouse’s future Riverdale co-star Mendes was a fellow student as well).
Sprouse and his brother graduated in May 2015; as a prank, they switched places to get their diplomas.
Sprouse next took a job as an archaeological assistant in an artifact laboratory in Brooklyn, where he was working when he read the script for Riverdale.
Movies and TV Shows
‘Grace Under Fire,’ ‘Big Daddy’
Sprouse and Dylan shared the role of Patrick, the youngest son of Brett Butler’s character on the TV show Grace Under Fire (1993-98).
In 1999, the brothers made their feature film debut playing Adam Sandler’s son in Big Daddy, then were seen as a set of alien twins in the movie The Astronaut’s Wife.
In 2000, Sprouse alone was cast as Ben, the son of David Schwimmer’s character of Ross on Friends (working on set, Sprouse developed a crush on Jennifer Aniston).
Sprouse is a talented photographer, and has credited photography with offering a positive outlet when he was experiencing depression.
Cole Mitchell Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) is an American wonder actor. He is known for his role as Cody Martin on the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2008) .
and its spin-off series The Suite Life on Deck (2008–2011).
In his early career, he appeared in various projects alongside his twin brother Dylan Sprouse.
In 2017, Sprouse began starring as Jughead Jones on The CW television series Riverdale.