Teenage dream! Many actors acquired their begins in Disney Channel Original Movies — however what occurred to the hunky main males from these movies? Depart it to Us to fill you in on what your first crush is doing now.
From Motocrossed’s Riley Smith and Trevor O’Brien to High School Musical’s Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu, the Disney Channel has produced a slew of sizzling Hollywood stars for greater than 20 years. The primary DCOM was 1997’s Underwraps and there have been greater than 100 films which have premiered on the community since.
Trying again, nonetheless, some DCOMs had completely unrealistic story lines, together with The Thirteenth Yr’s story of a younger boy named Cody Griffin (Chez Starbuck) being left on a ship by his mermaid mom solely to be raised by common people.
Regardless of the wild plot, followers rooted for Cody to win his swim meets and be reconnected together with his mother within the sea. The movie premiered in 1999, together with Good Home, Johnny Tsunami, Zenon: Woman of the 21st Century and extra. To this present day, Starbuck nonetheless embraces his iconic character.
“Aquaman, bro, if I didn’t stroll you couldn’t run,” he jokingly stated throughout a January 2020 episode of Christy’s Kitchen Throwback. The Colorado native additionally revealed why he thinks there was by no means a sequel of his Disney hit.
“I do know that it price, like, over $5 million to make it. It was one of the crucial costly Disney Channel Original Movies. They went over price range by rather a lot,” he defined. “They had been like, ‘OK, we are able to’t afford to do one other one.’ If it comes again, hook a brother up. I nonetheless dive.”
Many DCOMs, together with 1998’s Brink! had been rooted in actuality — although some particulars are somewhat far-fetched. Within the movie, Brink (Erik von Detten) handled typical teen angst by placing all his effort and time into perfecting his rollerblading expertise. The consequence: He earned a spot on Staff X-Bladz, a lot to the dismay of his BFFs and fellow “soul skaters.”
Trying again at his position, von Detten instructed E! News in March 2021 that it’s “loopy” that followers nonetheless keep in mind the Disney movie. Whereas the San Diego native left Hollywood and has since settled down and grow to be a father, the previous star recalled what it was like being a teen heartthrob.
“My mom was excellent at ensuring I had an ideal stability. I socialized with youngsters and children within the leisure trade,” he instructed the outlet. “Once I acquired into my teenagers, she gave me my freedom to go to premieres, however she positively made positive I stayed shut and didn’t get into the partying scene an excessive amount of.”
The Princess Diaries actor added: “There are conditions when medication are supplied at events or no matter and I at all times had the ethical compass to know that’s only a one-way avenue. So, most likely only a mixture of upbringing and ethical compass. So yeah, I survived.”
Scroll right down to see which of your favourite Disney Channel Authentic Films hunks are nonetheless appearing and which stars have common jobs: