You knew them way back when they had big careers and little bodies. Now, here are five Disney kids who’ve gone on to more “adult” performances in their young careers:
Cole Strouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody)
As the more mature, responsible twin in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Cole Strouse’s character got straight A’s. Now, he gives us straight O’s working the HunkOMania stage in Atlantic City, NJ. More like The
Bella Thorne (Shake It Up)
From background dancer on Disney’s Shake It Up, to main attraction at Louisville’s Melon Ranch, Bella Thorne has certainly come a long way. Literally: she had to travel 2,091 miles until someone would give her work.
Hayley Kiyoko (Wizards of Waverly Place)
After starring as Stevie Nichols in four episodes of the Disney Channel’s most successful supernatural sitcom, Kiyoko decided to move on to edgier roles, like the nightshift at Tokyo Town, a topless casino and clam bar in Portland, Maine.
Destiny Edmond (That’s So Raven)
Though she worked as a child star for years before appearing on The Disney Channel, it wasn’t until Edmond’s part on That’s So Raven that she realized she had to get naked to be taken seriously. Plus, with a name like Destiny, she didn’t even have to forge a new identity when she took a job at Octopussy in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Dylan Strouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody)
You might remember him as the rebellious Martin twin in Disney’s smash hit, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, but middle-aged women in Tallahassee know him as “Big Z: the bachelorette party sensation sweeping the nation.” Despite his slogan, technically, he only works in Northern Florida.