The coolest nickelodeon and disney actors

by jennifer-tait | created - 30 Oct 2011 | updated - 30 Oct 2011 | Public

1. Victoria Justice

Actress | Victorious

Victoria Justice is an American actress and singer. She was born on February 19, 1993 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. She is the daughter of Serene Reed and Zack Justice. Her mother has Puerto Rican ancestry, while her father is of English, German, and Irish descent. She has a younger half-sister, ...

2. Jennette McCurdy

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

In addition to her acting ambitions, Jennette enjoys many activities including dance, karate, ice skating, piano, cooking, reading, writing, and watching movies. Her other talents and skills include roller blading, skateboarding, singing, baseball, basketball, and trampoline. She hopes to someday ...

3. Elizabeth Gillies

Actress | Victorious

Elizabeth Gillies (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Elizabeth began acting professionally at the age of 12. With a strong background in musical theater, Elizabeth made her Broadway debut at age 15, starring as the character "Lucy" in the original Broadway cast of "...

4. Nathan Kress

Actor | Into the Storm

Known around the world for his lead role on Nickelodeon's hit show "iCarly", Nathan plays Freddie Benson, Carly's smitten next-door neighbor and technical producer of her web show. Now that iCarly has ended its stellar run, Nathan is breaking out into feature films, as a lead in "Into the Storm," a...

5. Ariana Grande

Actress | Sam & Cat

Ariana is a singer and lyricist. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to Joan Grande and Edward Butera, both of whom are of Italian descent. After growing up in Florida, She moved to Los Angeles when she received the role of "Cat Valentine" in Nickelodeon's Victorious (2010), along with Victoria ...

6. Miranda Cosgrove

Actress | Despicable Me 2

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's ...

7. Leon Thomas III

Actor | August Rush

Thomas was born in Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Los Angeles, California, and now resides there.

At age 10 he made his Broadway debut in 2003 as Young Simba in the Broadway production of The Lion King (1994). In 2004, he appeared as Jackie Thibodeaux in the original Broadway cast of Tony Kushner'...

8. Marline Yan

Actress | How to Be Indie

Marline Yan was born on January 9, 1993 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for How to Be Indie (2009), Trigger (2010) and Connor Undercover (2009).

9. Stefanie Scott

Actress | Insidious: Chapter 3

Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television Stefanie Scott is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents. Best known with the release of Focus Features' and Blumhouse Productions' Insidious: Chapter 3, Stefanie completed all of her own stunts in the film, which ...

10. China Anne McClain

Actress | Descendants 2

China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD - track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne's mother, Shontell, is also a ...

11. Ellora Patnaik

Actress | Kim's Convenience

Ellora Patnaik was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her love for acting blossomed early in life. Her first acting experience was Joseph and Mary's donkey in a nativity play in a Toronto Nursery School at the age of three. Her youth included many school plays and a considerable amount of ...

12. Dylan Sprouse

Actor | Big Daddy

Dylan Sprouse was born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Sprouse has acted from the young age of six months and still acts to this day, residing in NYC after receiving his bachelors degree from NYU. Along with acting, Dylan owns a meadery ...

13. Cole Sprouse

Actor | Riverdale

Cole Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Cole began his acting career alongside his identical twin brother at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace Under Fire (...

14. Brenda Song

Actress | The Social Network

Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She ...

15. Vanessa Hudgens

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Their mother, Gina Hudgens (Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens...

16. Bridgit Mendler

Actress | Kari-gurashi no Arietti

Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in Washington DC, and lived there until she was eight years old. Her family moved to the west coast, just outside of San Francisco, California. This is when she first expressed an interest in acting and began booking local jobs. In 2004, she landed her first role in ...

17. Bradley Steven Perry

Actor | Lab Rats: Elite Force

In 2007, Perry began his professional acting career at the age of 8 with small roles in the films Choose Connor, and Magnificent Max. The following year, he made his television debut with a guest-starring role on the CBS crime-drama Without a Trace. Over the next year, Perry continued to appear in ...

18. Bella Thorne

Actress | The DUFF

Bella Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara (Beckett) and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three siblings, Remy Thorne, Dani Thorne and Kaili Thorne, all of whom have also acted. She is of Cuban (father) and Irish, Italian, English, German, and Welsh (mother) ancestry. At the...

19. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help ...

20. James Maslow

Actor | Big Time Rush

James (David) Maslow was born in New York, U.S. and raised in La Jolla, California.

He graduated from CoSA in 2007 in the musical theater department.

He's an American singer, actor and dancer. He's a member of the music group Big Time Rush. He can play the drums, piano and guitar.

Best known for his ...

21. Carlos PenaVega

Actor | Big Time Rush

Born as Carlos Roberto Pena Jr. in Columbia, Missouri. U.S. He was raised in Weston, Florida. He attended Sagemont Upper School. Carlos moved to Hollywood in August 2009.

Carlos studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory.

He is a member of the band, Big Time Rush, and plays piano and sings.

He...

22. Selena Gomez

Actress | Spring Breakers

Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995.

Her first acting role was as "Gianna"...

23. Demi Lovato

Soundtrack | Camp Rock

Born in 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Demi Lovato started out as a child actor on Barney & Friends. In 2007, Demi Lovato got a part on a short Disney Channel show called As the Bell Rings, and then she landed the starring role of the movie Camp Rock. While filming Camp Rock, Demi Lovato began ...

24. Erin Sanders

Actress | Zoey 101

Erin Sanders first started acting at the age of 9, after being discovered by an agent while selling Girl Scout cookies. She has worked on set with Edward Asner, Tom Arnold, James Garner, Elizabeth Perkins, David Spade, Joe Pesci, Clancy Brown, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tyne Daly, Amy Brenneman, and ...

25. Ciara Bravo

Actress | Red Band Society

Ciara was born in Northern Kentucky on the 18 of March, 1997. She resides with her father, mother, sister and brother. In 2006, Ciara participated in the Mike Beaty Talent Expo held in Dallas, Texas. There she was discovered by talent managers, Frederick Levy and Bryan Leder of "Management 101." ...

26. Jamie-Lynn Spears

Actress | Crossroads

Jamie Lynn Marie Spears was born the third and last child of Lynne Spears and Jamie Spears. She was born on April 4, 1991 in McComb, Mississippi, just on the borderline of Louisiana. Her family also includes her older brother, Bryan Spears, and her older sister, Britney Spears. Jamie has always ...

27. Sean Flynn

Actor | Zoey 101

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sean Flynn has been a working actor since the age of seven. Grandson of the legendary actor Errol Flynn, acting is in his roots. Beginning his career by appearing in a couple commercials, he quickly moved on to working in Film. At age 14, he secured the male lead in ...

28. Jason Dolley

Actor | Cory in the House

Jason Dolley (Born Jason Scott Dolley) was born on July 5, 1991 in Los Angeles California. When he turned 11 he landed the lead role in the short film Chasing Daylight (2004) playing a boy who is having to cope with the loss of his best friend. That same year, he was picked up by Mel Gibson who was...

29. David Henrie

Actor | Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

David Clayton Henrie is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is noted for playing Ted Mosby's future son Luke Mosby on How I Met Your Mother, Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, Larry on That's So Raven, London Busbee in Little Boy, and Rudy Ising in Walt Before Mickey.

30. Jake T. Austin

Actor | Wizards of Waverly Place

Jake T. Austin was born Jake Austin Szymanski in New York City, to Giny Rodriguez Toranzo and Joe Szymanski. His middle initial is taken from his mother's name Toranzo. He has a younger sister, Ava. His father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentinian, ...

31. Jennifer Stone

Actress | Secondhand Lions

Born in a suburb in Texas, Jennifer started doing theatre at the age of six. Her favorite place to be was on the stage doing musicals and serious stage productions, even at a young age. This quickly transitioned to work in local Texas commercials, TV, and film work. Her most notable work in Texas ...

32. Emily Osment

Actress | Hannah Montana: The Movie

Emily Jordan Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment. Her father is also an actor of some renown. Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot ...

33. Miley Cyrus

Soundtrack | Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley). She has five siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister, and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope Cyrus, because her parents hoped she ...

34. Billy Ray Cyrus

Actor | Hannah Montana: The Movie

Billy Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA as William Ray Cyrus. He is an actor, known for Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), Mulholland Dr. (2001) and Hannah Montana (2006). He has been married to Tish Cyrus since December 28, 1993. They have three children. He was ...

35. Tiffany Thornton

Actress | Hatching Pete

Tiffany Thornton was born on February 14, 1986 in College Station, Texas, USA as Tiffany Dawn Thornton. She is an actress and writer, known for Hatching Pete (2009), Sonny with a Chance (2009) and The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014). She has been married to Josiah Capaci since October 7, 2017. She was ...

36. Jason Earles

Actor | Hannah Montana: The Movie

Growing up the middle of five children, Jason Earles was always looking for a way to stand out and get a little attention. In the 3rd grade he stumbled upon theater, playing Hansel in Hansel and Gretel and acting quickly became his life. While growing up in Oregon and then attending Rocky Mountain ...

37. Adam Hicks

Actor | The Boy Next Door

Adam Hicks was born on November 28, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Adam Paul Nielson Hicks. He is known for his work on The Boy Next Door (2015), How to Eat Fried Worms (2006) and Zeke and Luther (2009).

38. Abby Wilde

Actress | Zoey 101

Abby Wilde is a Los Angeles based actor in Theater, Film and Television. Born Abigail Miriam Dauermann in San Francisco, CA, she got her start in acting through school and community theater opportunities. She performed in her first Shakespeare play (The Taming of the Shrew) at age 14, and ...

39. Sterling Knight

Actor | 17 Again

Sterling Knight was born and raised in Houston, Texas, who discovered his passion for acting at an early age of 10. He appeared on various plays through out his school years and had his big film break as a supporting role on 17 Again (2009) as Alex O'Donnell. In his first leading television role, ...

40. Brandon Mychal Smith

Actor | Dirty Grandpa

Brandon Smith started acting at the tender age of 8 years old. Soon, he booked his first national commercial for Nike with Tiger Woods.

Brandon Smith has garnered a legion of loyal fans for playing the iconic role of super-suave Nico Harris on the Disney Channel series "So Random" ("Sonny with a ...

41. Doug Brochu

Actor | Sonny with a Chance

Doug Brochu was born on September 29, 1990 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on Sonny with a Chance (2009), So Random! (2011) and iCarly (2007).

42. Allisyn Ashley Arm

Actress | Sonny with a Chance

Allisyn Arm took an interest in acting and theater at a very young age. She was signed to Buchwald Talent Group at four and a half years old. Since that time she has appeared in over 70 TV commercials and appeared in TV shows such as Friends, Judging Amy, and Still Standing. Her feature film ...