With Disney+ finally in action, the streaming service has got us really nostalgic about a few of our favorite Disney Channel television shows. One of the best was "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" which aired on the station from 2005 to 2008. We know where some of the cast is now, but what is going on with everyone else?
Cole Sprouse (Then)
Cole Sprouse played one of the title character Cody Martin. He and his brother, Dylan, almost exclusively had a career together playing Frankenstein in "Big Daddy" as well as Patrick Kelly in "Grace Under Fire" together. Though Cole also had a role on "Friends" without his brother. This is one of their first shows where they worked together but not playing the same character.
Cole Sprouse (Now)
Since "Suite Life," the pair decided to part ways career-wise and Sprouse gained a starring role on the hit CW drama "Riverdale." Sprouse plays Jughead Jones, one of the main characters and narrator of the show. He also starred in a dramatic teen film "Five Feet Apart" which came out earlier this year.
Dylan Sprouse (Then)
Dylan played the other title character, Zack Martin, on "Suite Life." He had a similar career to his brother, both playing the same character in films and shows. Whereas Cody was more studious and intellectual, Zack was much more lazy and rebellious.
Dylan Sprouse (Now)
Although Dylan isn't the star of a CW show like his brother, he has also been creating a little career of his own. In 2018, he opened up the All-Wise Meadery in Brooklyn, NY with a friend. But he hasn't completely quit acting, he appeared in Camila Cabello's "Consequences" and Ygo's "Think About You" music videos this year.
Ashley Tisdale (Then)
Ashley Tisdale was already a Disney Channel star thanks to her role in the High School Musical franchise. In "Suite Life" she played Maddie Fitzpatrick the candy counter girl in the hotel. During this time, she was also on another Disney Channel show called "Phineas and Ferb," voicing over the role of Candace Flynn.
Ashley Tisdale (Now)
Since the show ended she has continued to act, more specifically doing a lot of voiceover work, as she continued "Phineas and Ferb" until it ended in 2015. She also played characters in "Ginger Snaps" and "Skylanders Academy." Most recently, she is appearing on the Netflix holiday show called "Merry Happy Whatever" alongside Dennis Quaid.
Brenda Song (Then)
Brenda Song played London Tipton, the hotel heiress with a heart of gold. Her character always wore designer clothes, was pretty selfish, but meant well. Before "Suite Life" she also appeared in the Disney Channel shows "Phil of the Future" and "That's so Raven" as well as the Disney Channel movie called "Stuck in the Suburbs."
Brenda Song (Now)
Since the show has ended, Song has continued to act in a variety of great movies and shows. She currently appears on the Hulu show "Dollface" which just began streaming last month. She is also on the the television show "Amphibia" and mini-series "Teen Girl in a Frog World" also released this year. She is also currently dating another former child actor, Macaulay Culkin.
Phill Lewis (Then)
Phill Lewis played Marion Moseby, the manager of the Boston Tipton Hotel and being the man in charge, he was Zack and Cody's friend and foe. While on the show he also played the role of Hooch on the show "Scrubs." He also played Marion in all of the Disney Channel show crossover episodes in "Hannah Montana" and "Wizards of Waverly Place."
Phill Lewis (Now)
Lewis followed most of the cast and played the same role in "Suite Life on Deck" up until the spinoff ended in 2011. Since then, Lewis has played roles on a variety of television shows. He has lent his voice to shows like "Special Agent Oso" in 2009 to 2012 and voiced over the role of Duper in "American Dad!" from 2005 all the way to 2017. "American Dad!" was his last credit but he is fairly active on twitter @ThePhillLewis.
Kim Rhodes (Then)
Kim Rhodes played Cary Martin, Zack and Cody's single mom who lives at the hotel with them. She was the hotel lounge singer. Before "Suite Life" she played bit roles in a variety of movies and television shows, her other most notable role was in the soap opera "Another World" as Cindy Harrison.
Kim Rhodes (Now)
After the show ended in 2008, Rhodes continued to act in shows and movies. She joined the gang for "Suite Life on Deck" from 2008-2011. After the spinoff ended she took series regular roles in a variety of shows like playing the assistant director in "Criminal Minds" and a sheriff in "Supernatural."
Adrian R'Mante (Then)
Adrian R'Mante played Esteban the bellboy turned night manager of the Hotel Tipton. He only played Esteban in one episode of the spinoff "Suite Life on Deck" but while on the original show he also performed on the show "On the Up" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as a paramedic.
Adrian R'Mante (Now)
Since the show ended, R'Mante played a few small roles in a variety of true crime themed shows like "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Hawaii-Five-0," and "Magnum P.I." His last role was in "Magnum P.I." just this past year but it also looks like he has movie coming out called "Unbelievers" which is currently in post production.
Brian Stepanek (Then)
Stepanek played Arwin Hochauser the hotel's engineer and one of it's residents. He was wacky, funny, and quickly became a fan favorite. They had plans of giving him a spinoff show but it fell through. While on the show he also was on another Disney Channel show called "Brian O'Brian" where he played the title character.
Brian Stepanek (Now)
After the "Suite Life" shows ended, Stepanek continued his acting career specifically in television. He currently plays a recurring role on the CBS show "Young Sheldon" where he plays Mr. Givens. He also lends his voice to the cartoon "The Loud House" where he plays the dad.
Kara Taitz (Then)
When Maddie was off of work at the candy counter, she was replaced by Millicent, who was a quirky and nervous (and perhaps the most relatable) character. Millicent was played by Kara Taitz, who made her first acting appearance on the show in 2007. She also made appearances on "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Samantha Who?" during that era.
Kara Taitz (Now)
After "Suite Life," Taitz continued acting in the New York City area. She had a breakout role on MTV's "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" and made an appearance on "Raising Hope" on Fox. She has laid low in recent years, but according to her Facebook page, she continued acting in her hometown of New York.
Estelle Harris (Then)
Estelle Harris was already a well-known actress when she took the role of Muriel the maid at the Hotel Tipton. She only appeared in a few episodes but made quite the impression. Before "Suite Life," Harris had played roles on a variety of other Disney Channel shows mostly doing voice over work in ones like "Dave the Barbarian," "Kim Possible," and "House of Mouse."
Estelle Harris (Now)
Estelle Harris continues to lend her voice in many popular Disney shows and movies, most notably she plays the role of Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise. She doesn't really act in many live action shows and movies, preferring to just do voice over work. She also played the role Peg-Leg Pen in "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and Oz's Mum in "Fanboy and Chum Chum."
Milly and Becky Rosso (Then)
Milly and Becky Rosso had recurring roles in "Suite Life" as twins Janice and Jessica from the UK. They began appearing on the show in the second season. This was their first acting role. They also starred in the Legally Blonde sequel called Legally Blondes and had a song on the soundtrack.
Milly and Becky Rosso (Now)
The twins haven't done much acting since "Suite Life" and Legally Blondes, most recently appearing on the spinoff "On Deck" for on episode as the same characters. They joined forces with their two other sisters Lola and Georgina and decided to focus on their music career. They unfortunately disbanded in 2015 after their mother's death.
Alyson Stoner (Then)
Alyson Stoner had a small recurring role on the show too as a girl named Max. At the time she also had a recurring role on the Disney mini show called the "Super Short Show" as Sally. She was also the child dancer that busted the moves hard in those Missy Elliott music videos.
Alyson Stoner (Now)
Just this past MTV Video Music Awards she dipped back into her dancing skills and took the stage during when Missy Elliott won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Currently, she voices over Bat Girl/Barbara Gordon in the show "Young Justice" and the role of Callie in "Pete the Cat."
Robert Torti (Then)
Robert Torti played Kurt Martin, Zack and Cody's sorta-estranged father and ex-husband of their mom. He worked in a touring rock band. Before landing the role on "Suite Life" Torti had a successful career as an actor already. He had a recurring role in the soap opera "The Young and the Restless." He also had a role in the Disney movie Race to Witch Mountain.
Robert Torti (Now)
Since "Suite Life" Torti has continued to act, playing roles in a variety of shows, movies, and even in video games. He voiced over a variety of characters in the video game StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Most recently, he appeared in the movie "Bob Freeman: Exterminator for Hire" and the short "Gastropod" which is coming out 2020.
Where Are They Now? The Cast of "Shake It Up"
The Disney Channel original show "Shake It Up" premiered nine years ago back in 2010. The show told the story of two best friends who were backup dancers for a show called "Shake it Up Chicago" and all of the wacky adventures the two of them and their friends got into. The show lasted three seasons and had some pretty big star power. Let's check in and see what the cast of "Shake It Up" are doing now.
Davis Cleveland (Then)
Cleveland played the youngest character on the show Flynn, CeCe's younger brother. Before "Shake It Up," Cleveland appeared with bit parts in some Disney Channel shows like "Hannah Montana" and "Good Luck Charlie." Fun fact: He was on "Good Luck Charlie" twice, one as Flynn in the crossover episode and one as a character he played before "Shake It Up" even began!
Davis Cleveland (Now)
After "Shake It Up" ended Cleveland appeared in some shows like "Rizzoli and Isles," the Nickelodeon movie "Rufus" and its sequel "Rufus 2." But he has disappeared from the Hollywood scene since 2017. He does have an instagram account that he updates recently and it looks like he's just enjoying a normal life.
Roshon Fegan (Then)
Fegan played Ty Blue on the "Shake It Up" and he's played the older brother to Rocky. At first he didn't work with Rocky and CeCe on the "Shake It Up Chicago!" dance show but ended up auditioning and becoming the host of the show. Before "Shake It Up," he appeared in the Disney Channel move "Camp Rock" and its sequel "Camp Rock 2" alongside Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers.
Roshon Fegan (Now)
Since "Shake It Up" has ended, Fegan has appeared in several shows, and even has a music career. He recently appeared on the hit HBO show "Insecure." Most recently he had a role on the show "Greenleaf" and this year he had a voice in the "How to Train Your Dragon" Netflix spinoff show titled "Dragons: Rescue Riders."
Adam Irigoyen (Then)
Irigoyen played the role of Deuce Martinez who was the sort of fun con-artist of the show. He was always constantly selling people things inside his jacket. Before "Shake It Up," he played a one-off character in an episode of "Wizards of Waverly Place."
Adam Irigoyen (Now)
Irigoyen has since had a career similar to the other supporting male cast members on the show. He had several regular characters in shows like "The Fosters" and "The Last Ship." Most recently, Irigoyen can be seen in an episode of "The Resident" and an episode of "Henry Danger" both of which came out this year.
Caroline Sunshine (Then)
Caroline Sunshine played the role of Tinka Hessenheffer on the show. She was one of the other dancers on the "Shake It Up Chicago!" show. Before starting on the show Sunshine had small roles in the movie "Marmaduke" and the show "A.N.T. Farm."
Caroline Sunshine (Now)
Sunshine has made the most drastic career change out of the cast and quite possibly out of all of any Disney Channel show star. She got a job working at the White House. She began as a White House intern in college but in May 2018, she joined the team as a press secretary for the Trump administration.
Kenton Duty (Then)
Kenton Duty played Gunther, the fraternal twin to Tinka. He danced on the show for the first two seasons. It was unclear why he left and didn't participate in season 3. Before "Shake It Up," he had a character arc on the hit show "Lost" and the show "Ctrl."
Kenton Duty (Now)
After being a central character for two seasons of "Shake It Up," Duty continued to act. In 2018 he played a reccurring role on the show "Hilton Head Island" and he currently has a movie called "A Life Connected" in post-production. He also has a debut EP coming out soon and a podcast about dating called Relationship Goals.
R. Brandon Johnson (Then)
R. Brandon Johnson played one of the co-hosts of the fake show "Shake it Up Chicago!" The character was a bit cocky and took credit for other people's work. Before doing "Shake It Up," Johnson played a small role on the other Disney Channel hit show "Hannah Montana." He also had a prominent role in the soap opera "One Life to Live" from 2003 - 2008.
R. Brandon Johnson (Now)
Since the show ended, Johnson has continued to act in several shows and movies but has transitioned most of his career into hosting. He was a host on the competition show "72 Hours" where three teams are dropped into the wild and have 72 hours to find a briefcase-containing $100,000. Currently he hosts the "Fully Alive" talk show and podcast.
Anita Barone (Then)
Anita Barone played Georgia Jones, CeCe Jones' mom on the show. Before joining the "Shake It Up," she was already a regular television actress. Barone had main character roles on shows like "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" and "The War at Home." She also appeared in small roles on hit shows like "Friends" and "Chicago Hope."
Anita Barone (Now)
Since "Shake It Up" ended in 2013, Barone has been occasionally acting but not as much anymore. After 2014 she took a break and then jumped back into it in 2016 and 2017. Her most recent project was playing the role of Sophie in one episode of the new show "A Million Little Things" which came out earlier this year.
Ainsley Bailey (Then)
Ainsley Bailey played a small but prominent role on "Shake It Up." Bailey played Dina who was Deuce's girlfriend throughout the entire show. Her character was featured the most in season two. "Shake It Up" was Bailey's acting debut. She also appeared on an episode of "Drop Dead Diva" while on "Shake It Up."
Ainsley Bailey (Now)
After "Shake It Up" ended, Bailey took a few more acting roles in shows like "My B.F.F." and most recently in the Netflix teen drama "13 Reasons Why" in 2018. Bailey has now jumped into doing stand up comedy. She recently promoted a comedy show she was performing on on her twitter account.
Buddy Handleson (Then)
Buddy Handleson played Henry Dillon on the show "Shake It Up." Henry was Flynn's best friend on the show and CeCe's math tutor. Before appearing on this Disney show, Handleson appeared on basic cable shows like "Sons of Tuscon" and "Mr. Sunshine," although both shows barely lasted one season.
Buddy Handleson (Now)
After the Disney show ended, Handleson continued to act. He starred as one of the title characters in Nickelodeon's "Wendell and Vinnie" and "Bella and the Bulldogs." Currently he is very active on his twitter and instagram accounts. Just this year he appeared in an episode of "Sydney to the Max."
Leo Howard (Then)
Leo Howard played the role of Logan on "Shake It Up." He appeared in the third season as the son to Georgia's boyfriend Jeremy. Before appearing on "Shake It Up," Howard appeared in Disney Channel's short-form show "Leo Little's Big Show" playing the title character.
Leo Howard (Now)
Since the show ended, Hunter has continued to make his way in acting, specifically on television shows. Most recently he's appeared on the streaming shows "Why Women Kill" and "Santa Clarita Diet," both of which came out this year. He also appeared on "Legacies" this year, too.
Anthony Starke (Then)
Anthony Starke appeared on the first half of season three's "Shake It Up" playing the role of Captain Jeremy, Georgia's boyfriend. Before appearing on the show Starke had a pretty lengthy acting career. He began in 1985 and appeared on several hit shows like "E.R." and "Prison Break." He also appeared on the show "Make It or Break It" the same time he was on "Shake It Up."
Anthony Starke (Now)
Since "Shake It Up" ended, Starke has continued to appear on shows and low budget movies. He hasn't done as much acting as he did pre-"Shake It Up" but it has still been pretty consistent. Starke's most recent roles were on the new "MacGuyver" in 2018 and a short called "The Scorpion's Tale."
Zendaya played one of the main characters on the show named Rocky. "Shake It Up" was her first acting role in her career. But, she already had a burgeoning career as a backup dancer and child model. She starred on the show for all three of its seasons and even appeared in Disney crossover episodes with the cast of "Good Luck Charlie."
After "Shake It Up," Zendaya's career has continued to grow and reach new heights. She has continued to pursue acting and is now most notably known for playing the pivotal role of Mary Jane in the latest Spider-Man franchises. She also sings on occasion like in the musical movie "The Greatest Showman," which she starred in back in 2017.
Bella Thorne (Then)
Bella Thorne was the other main star of "Shake It Up," playing the role of CeCe. Unlike Zendaya, Thorne already had a career as a child actor before "Shake It Up." She appeared in shows like "Dirty Sexy Money," "Little Monk," and "Big Love" pre-becoming a Disney Channel darling.
Bella Thorne (Now)
Post-"Shake It Up" Bella has also had a relatively steady career in acting. The year after the show ended she appeared in the movie "Blended" with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. Most recently, she starred in the show "Famous in Love," and her latest show "Paradise City" is currently in post-production. She has also made headlines for breaking out of the Disney mold by endorsing cannabis products and directing an X-rated film.