My Favorite Actors who recurred on Disney shows (in no particular order.)

by Liz_the_chic | created - 05 Jun 2013 | updated - 06 Jun 2013 | Public

1. Justin Timberlake

Soundtrack | Trolls

Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search (1983), and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also ...

2. Christina Aguilera

Soundtrack | The Voice

Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...

3. Annette Funicello

Actress | Muscle Beach Party

Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ...

3. Ryan Gosling

Actor | Blue Valentine

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

4. Selena Gomez

Actress | Monte Carlo

Actress and singer Selena 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 ...

5. Raven-Symoné

Actress | That's So Raven

Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad (1990), which also starred the legendary Bill ...

6. Cole Sprouse

Actor | Riverdale

Cole Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Tuscany, 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 ...

7. Dylan Sprouse

Actor | Big Daddy

Dylan Sprouse was born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Tuscany, 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 ...

8. 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 ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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...

12. Hilary Duff

Actress | A Cinderella Story

Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Duff (née Cobb) and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in convenience store chain. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her sister Haylie Duff but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of ...

13. 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 ...

14. Ashley Tisdale

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & ...

15. Kim Rhodes

Actress | Supernatural

Kim Rhodes grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended Southern Oregon State College and earned her B.F.A. in Acting and graduated summa cum laude. Kim graduated from Temple University with her Masters in Fine Arts (M.F.A.). She is certified in four kinds of stage combat: hand-to-hand, quarterstaff, ...

15. Phill Lewis

Actor | Heathers

Phill Lewis was born on September 4, 1968 in Uganda as Phillip Akon Lewis. He is an actor and director, known for Heathers (1988), City Slickers (1991) and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005).

15. Adrian R'Mante

Actor | The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Adrian grew up in Tampa, Florida and started acting in the 8th grade. Although Adrian started acting at age 14, he didn't take it seriously until his senior year when he landed his first full length theatrical production of the high school musical Fame. He grew up playing many sports such as ...

16. Rondell Sheridan

Actor | Cory in the House

Rondell Sheridan was born on August 15, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rondell Jerome Sheridan. He is an actor and director, known for Cory in the House (2007), That's So Raven (2003) and Hollywood Halloween (2011).

17. Caroline Rhea

Actress | The Perfect Man

Caroline Rhea was born on April 13, 1964 in Westmount, Québec, Canada as Caroline Gilchrist Rhea. She is an actress and producer, known for The Perfect Man (2005), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) and Christmas with the Kranks (2004).

18. Brian Stepanek

Actor | Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Brian Stepanek was born on February 6, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014), Young Sheldon (2017) and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005). He has been married to Parisa Yazdanfar since July 14, 2002. They have three children.

19. Anne-Marie Johnson

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

Anne-Marie Johnson was born on July 18, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for In the Heat of the Night (1988), Robot Jox (1989) and JAG (1995). She has been married to Martin Grey since January 1, 1996.

20. Orlando Brown

Actor | Major Payne

Orlando Brown was born on December 4, 1987 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is known for his work on Major Payne (1995), That's So Raven (2003) and Thirteen (2003).

21. Kyle Massey

Actor | Cory in the House

Kyle Orlando Massey was born on August 28, 1991, in Atlanta, Georgia. His first acting job was in "The Wizard of Oz," but his big break came after he was cast in the popular Disney sitcom That's So Raven (2003), where he starred as Cory, the mischievous, money-obsessed brother of the main character...

22. Estelle Harris

Actress | Toy Story 2

Estelle Harris was born on April 4, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Estelle Nussbaum. She is an actress, known for Toy Story 2 (1999), Brother Bear (2003) and Seinfeld (1989). She has been married to Sy Harris since 1954. They have three children.

23. Sophie Oda

Actress | NCIS: Los Angeles

Sophie Oda was born on October 23, 1991 in San Francisco, California, USA as Sophie Tamiko Oda. She is an actress and producer, known for NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), The Big Bang Theory (2007) and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005).

24. Sharon Jordan

Actress | The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Sharon Jordan was born on March 11, 1960 in Fontana, California, USA. She is an actress and editor, known for The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005), I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant (2008) and Askew Circus (2015). She has been married to Tracy Luster since August 4, 1984. They have two children.

25. Robert Torti

Actor | The Filthy Rich Guide

Robert Torti was born on October 22, 1961 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Robert Felix Torti. He is an actor, known for The Filthy Rich Guide (2014), The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005) and Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005). He has been married to DeLee Lively since June 24, 1999. They ...

26. Alyson Stoner

Actress | Phineas and Ferb

Alyson Stoner got her start as a triple threat on the Disney Channel, co-hosting "Mike's Super Short Show". By age seven, she won the hearts of an older generation as the "Little Pigtailed Dancer" in Missy Elliott's music video, Missy Elliott: Work It (2002). Since her early reign, Alyson has ...

27. Patrick Bristow

Actor | So I Married an Axe Murderer

Patrick Bristow was born on September 26, 1962 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is an actor and director, known for So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), The Longest Yard (2005) and Showgirls (1995).

28. Charlie Stewart

Actor | The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Charlie has been pursuing his career as a young actor for almost five years. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, he and his family made the move to Los Angeles where Charlie was discovered by his manager in a fast food restaurant. With his gregarious nature, irresistible charm and one-of-a-kind look...

29. Sammi Hanratty

Actress | The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone

Sammi Hanratty has been acting for more than half her life. She's had the pleasure of working with some of Hollywood's biggest names including Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis, Simon West, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes, Ray Liotta, Cuba Gooding Jr...

30. T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

Actress | There's... Johnny!

Performer, writer, producer and director T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh (Ta-Kee-ah Kristle Kee-Mah) is back on the Hollywood scene. Ten years after 'Tonya Baxter' mysteriously moved to London to study law, the actress who embodied the quirky character, loved by Disney fans worldwide, is acting steadily ...

31. Giovonnie Samuels

Actress | Freedom Writers

Giovonnie Samuels was born on November 10, 1985 in San Diego, California, USA as Giovonnie Lavette Samuels. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Freedom Writers (2007), Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) and Harbinger Down (2015).

32. Marianne Muellerleile

Actress | Memento

Marianne Muellerleile was born on November 26, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She is an actress, known for Memento (2000), One Fine Day (1996) and The Hottie & the Nottie (2008). She has been married to Tom Norris since May 7, 1988.

33. Jerry Kernion

Actor | Rebel

Jerry Kernion was born as Louis Jerry Kernion Jr. He is an actor and director, known for Rebel (2017), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Tangled: The Series (2017).

34. Anneliese van der Pol

Actress | Vampires Suck

Anneliese van der Pol was born on September 23, 1984 in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, to Dyan Ross and Willem van der Pol. She moved to the United States when she was a young child. Her American-born mother named her after Holocaust victim Anne Frank. A graduate of the Musical Theater Program at The ...

35. Vicki Lawrence

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

Famed actress, comedian, singer, and dancer Vicki Lawrence has appeared in television shows, and in nightclubs. Her career included shows with such popular actors as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway.

Lawrence was born Vicki Ann Axelrad in Inglewood, California, to Ann Alene (Loyd) and ...

36. Dolly Parton

Soundtrack | The Porter Wagoner Show

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label...

37. Brooke Shields

Actress | The Blue Lagoon

"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12,...

38. Keri Russell

Actress | Waitress

Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (where she, along ...

39. Rico Rodriguez

Actor | Modern Family

Rico Rodriguez was born on July 31, 1998 in College Station, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), The Muppets (2011) and Epic Movie (2007).

40. Britney Spears

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, ...

41. Gus Hoffman

Actor | Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins

Grew up in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He moved to California with his mom and three pets in the car. He has been in many local plays and decided to go professional. He loves to go to movies and hang out with his friends.

42. Tony Lucca

Actor | Malibu Shores

Born in Pontiac, Michigan on January 23rd, 1976. Raised among a large music making family, (mother Sally was the 10th of 12 musically inclined children of renowned Detroit pianist, Jimmy Stevenson) he began singing and playing at the ripe old age of three. By age eight he had begun playing and ...