More Articles May 05, If you grew up in the last couple of decades or had kids that did , chances are, you watched the Disney Channel. The network was full to the brim with kid-friendly programs starring some truly talented youngsters. The actors and actresses on these Disney series have grown up now, too. Some have built successful post-Disney careers, while others have struggled. He even snagged his own spinoff, Cory in the House. Massey has kept busy since his years as a Disney star.
In , he was the runner-up on the 11th season of Dancing With the Stars. This Disney star has always kept a connection to the House of Mouse. He appeared in Paul Blart: This Disney star shares her name with a pop icon, but has built a career all her own. Debby Ryan on Jessie Disney, Right: Ryan has had a few ups and downs since her Disney days. In , she was arrested for driving under the influence, and sentenced to probation and community service.
In , she formed the indie band The Never Ending. She appeared on the series Sing It! This star has had a pretty sweet life since she left Disney. And he worked steadily in the years after the Disney Channel series ended, booking roles on series like Phil of the Future and movies like Straight Outta Compton. Brown started to focus on his burgeoning rap career, too. But his professional endeavors have been derailed by his personal life. In , Brown was arrested on a slew of charges , including domestic battery, obstruction of justice, and drug possession.
Then, in January , he was arrested again after making horrific threats against his girlfriend and her mother. This Disney actress is still Famous in Love and in life.
Her starring role on Shake It Up made her a tween household name. This actor has had some beef with Hollywood since he left the Disney Channel. He also remains one of the more successful alums from the channel. LaBeouf has had several run-ins with the law , including arrests for disorderly conduct.
Miley Cyrus was at the center of it all, and for years, she and her on-screen counterpart seemed one in the same. Risque performances and a penchant for partying have ruffled some feathers over the years. Since the HSM franchise closed up shop in , Efron has stayed busy. This Disney starlet has used her fame to help others. From there, she got her own Disney show and identity in Sonny with a Chance. Lovato has also been vocal about her struggles with eating disorders, depression, and addiction.
And within just a few years, she took her Disney fame and grew it to global superstardom. These days, Gomez is one of the most famous women in the world her Instagram followers can vouch for that. For three years, she starred as the titular heroine, and beginning in , she pulled double duty as a pop star. These days, Duff balances life as a mother, businesswoman, and actress. She stars on the TV Land drama Younger and is dabbling in fashion design.
These siblings have taken decidedly different paths in their post-Disney careers. Cole and Dylan Sprouse Left: The Suite Life stars — and twin brothers — built up a huge fanbase during their years on the Disney Channel.
But then they stepped away from the spotlight for a bit to focus on their education. Cole returned to acting in , playing Jughead Jones in Riverdale.
Dylan, too, has recently taken roles in indie projects. The brothers also spend a healthy amount of time roasting each other on social media. She was a Disney Channel staple for years even after her breakthrough series wrapped in , starring in K. Zendaya used her Disney days to launch a successful music career, too. And it also gave her a springboard to become a bonafide movie star.
The actress-singer appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming and the musical The Greatest Showman in