Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dylan Sprouse and Cole Mitchell

Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) are American actors. They are twins and are collectively referred to as Dylan and Cole Sprouse or the Sprouse Bros. Their first prominent major theatrical film role was in Big Daddy, where they starred alongside Adam Sandler. They later appeared in several television sitcoms and starred in the straight-to-DVD family films, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Just for Kicks.

In 2005, they starred in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. As a result of the series' success, they have become "heartthrobs"[1] and "overwhelming draws"[2] among pre-teen and teen audiences. In 2006, the brothers launched a franchise known as the "Sprouse Bros" brand, which included a clothing line, book series and magazine. The majority of the Sprouses' franchise ended in 2008, except for their clothing line. They have been subsequently described as "arguably the two best-known child stars in recent years" by the media and were two of the wealthiest children alive in 2007.[3][4] In 2008, they began starring in The Suite Life on Deck, the sequel to The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The Suite Life on Deck went on to become the most-watched tween/children's television show in 2008 and 2009.In 2010, the Sprouse brothers were the highest paid teenage Disney television actors, earning $40,000 per episode combined. The show ended in May 2011. They began cultivating an adult image by starring in the independent theatrical suspense film, The Kings of Appletown in 2009. MSN reported by the end of the 2000s, the twin brothers became the richest teenage twins in the world
* 1 Early lives
* 2 Acting
* 3 "Sprouse Bros" brand
* 4 Personal lives
* 5 Filmography
* 6 Awards and nominations
* 7 Discography
* 8 References
* 9 External links


The Sprouses were born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright, who at the time were teaching at an English language school in Tuscany. Dylan, named after poet Dylan Thomas,is 15 minutes older than Cole who is named for jazz singer and pianist Nat King Cole. The boys moved back to the United States four months after their birth. They grew up in their parents' native Long Beach, California. Their parents divorced in 1997.
Acting

After a suggestion by their grandmother, Jonine Booth Wright, who was a drama teacher and actress, the Sprouses began acting at the age of six months. The twosome first appeared in a commercial for toilet paper switching on-screen time every few seconds. As with many twin actors, the two have often played the same role, allowing more time for the character to be filmed. At eight months old, the two appeared on the ABC-TV series Grace Under Fire from 1993 to 1998, playing one character, Patrick Kelly.

In 1999, the boys appeared in their first major feature film, Big Daddy, in which they shared the role of a five-year old boy named 'Julian' who is adopted by Adam Sandler's character 'Sonny Koufax'. That year, the boys collaborated with Sandler on the second and third versions of The Chanukah Song (Dylan and The Drei-Dels in Part 3 and Cole in Part 2), and the boys also had a minor role in the thriller The Astronaut's Wife. The Sprouses have noted that after Big Daddy's release, the two entered into a slow period in their careers and were not cast in any major roles for a time. During the early 2000s, the twins appeared in episodes of The Nightmare Room and That '70s Show, as well as in MADtv: Season Four (1998-1999) (episode #425) and the feature films The Master of Disguise and a voice-over role in Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights. In 2001, Cole began appearing in episodes of the television show Friends, as Ross Geller's son Ben; this role was not shared with Dylan.
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