Kids and teens have always loved watching movies and TV shows on the Disney Channel. Those young actors and actresses were like Roman gods to the new generation. So many idols to follow, so many clever lines to put into memes! But did you know that a lot of those young stars were much older than you thought?
1. Monique Coleman
The good old “High School Musical” had quite a few cast members above 21, but the oldest one of them has got to be Monique Coleman. She was playing 17-year-old Taylor McKessie when she was, wait for it, 28!
2. Jason Earles
In “Hannah Montana,” Miley’s brother Jackson was supposed to be 15 years old, but the actor was born in 1977! If my math is correct, he was actually 29 when the show premiered. You’d never tell he’s this old.
3. Dylan Playfair
In 2017 Dylan played Gaston’s son Gil in “Descendants 2”. A teen son. But guess how old he really was. Here’s a hint: it starts with twenty and ends with five. By the time he was done with all the “Descendants” sequels, he had hit 30.
4. Garrett Clayton
This strapping lad starred in “Teen Beach Movie”, in which his character should be 16. The problem is, Garrett was 22 at the time. Do you think he pulled it off?
5. Sofia Carson
Here’s another star from Disney’s “Descendants.” Evie, who was played by Sofia Carson, was supposed to be in her teens, but the actress was almost 26! I wonder if she has to take her ID everywhere she goes because no sane person would believe her age.
6. Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale is one of the greatest Disney actresses. She’s starred in countless movies and shows. In “High-School Musical,” she unsurprisingly played a high-school student. Only that at the time, she was already 23. Now she’s in her 30’s, and there’s no more fooling us!
7. Tessa Netting
Wait, you don’t remember her from the sitcom “Bunk’d”? She played that clumsy Hazel Swearengen, who, according to the plot, was supposed to be 16 years old. As you can imagine, she was much older. 25, to be precise. Today Tessa is 29 and runs her own YouTube channel.