Disney Channel Stars Then And Now


What do former stars of Disney channel look like now?  We know you’d recognize them from their days on TV– and here’s what they look like now.  Here’s a look at Disney channel stars then and now.

1. Kirsten Storms

She played Zenon, Girl of the Future in all three of the Disney movies.  Now, she’s taking time off from working to take care of her baby girl.

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2. Danielle Fishel

She played Topanga in Boy Meets World and now she’s back playing the mom in Girl Meets World. One thing is certain– she’s just as beautiful as ever!


3. Lindsay Lohan

She may look very different these days than she did years ago when she starred in The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Life Size. We aren’t exactly sure what Lindsay’s up to now…trying to stay sober and healthy maybe?

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4. Alyson Michalka

Aly wasn’t the main star of anything on Disney but she was involved in a lot of their projects.  From Phil of the Future to a few Disney original movies, Michalka was a stand out.  Now, she sings in a band and has taken small roles in movies on the big screen, like Easy A. 


5. Ricky Ullman

He’s the cute guy from Phil of the Future and a few Disney original movies.  He’s still just as good-looking as he was ten years ago.

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6. David Henrie

He played one of the brothers on Wizards of Waverly Place.   Now he’s pursuing an acting career and was How I Met Your Mother. 


7. Kyle Massey

He played the lovable Cory Baxter on That’s So Raven. 

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8. Emily Osment

She played Hannah Montana’s best friend on the hit show and unlike her mega-famous and a little off-the-wall co-star Miley Cyrus, Osment has maintained a level of dignity and class.

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9. Adam Lamberg

Here’s Gordo from Lizzie McGuire.  You can see that he still has that mop top of curly hair.


10. Brenda Song

The actress was in several Disney channel original movies and also starred in Zack and Cody’s Suite Life and Suite Life on Deck.  She’s now taken a few roles on TV shows like New Girl. 

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11. Christy Carlson-Romano

She played Ren Stevens on Even Stevens, then went on to play Belle in Beauty and The Beast on Broadway.  Now she’s newly married and loving life with her husband.


12. Ashley Tisdale

Ashley had small roles in a lot of Disney shows and also starred in High School Musical. 

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13. Zac Efron

Disney literally launched Zac’s career– after his High School Musical fame, he went on to Hollywood to star in a range of different movies.  He’s still pursuing acting.


14. Vanessa Hudgens

The darling of High School Musical is now enjoying a more grown-up side and is still pursuing acting in Hollywood, though she hasn’t landed roles as big as her co-star Zac Efron.

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15. Raven Symone

Raven has been on TV since the time she was small and is most notable on Disney for played Raven Baxter on That’s So Raven. She claims to defy both labels and stereotypes and currently does some small acting gigs on the side.

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16. Miley Cyrus

The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus rose to fame as the lead role in Hannah Montana.  After leaving Disney, Cyrus’ image changed drastically, as did her music, dress and actions.  She’s now pursuing a singing career.

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17. Shia Labeouf

After starring in Even Stevens as the goofy Louis Stevens, Shia went on to do the movie Transformers.  He also had a stint on Broadway and is now notable for his curious behavior in public.


18. Demi Lovato

The photo below shows her in her first gig on TV on Barney.  She rose to fame on Disney, starring in their original movie Camp Rock and later with her own show, Sonny with a Chance.  Lovato is now pursuing a singing career.

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19. Selena Gomez

She was the star of Wizards of Waverly Place, dated Justin Beiber, and is now pursuing both acting and singing.

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20. Hilary Duff

Disney golden girl Hilary Duff was the leading role on Lizzie McGuire and decided to take a break from acting after starring in A Cinderella Story.  She’s now married and a stay-at-home mom.

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