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Dylan and Cole Sprouse
Dylan Cole
Gender: Male
Date of birth: August 4, 1992 (aged 22)
Place of birth: Arezzo, Italy
Role(s): Zack Martin (Dylan)
Cody Martin (Cole)
Other Notable Projects: Grace Under Fire
Big Daddy
The Prince and the Pauper

Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse, commonly referred to as the Sprouse Bros. or Sprouse Twins, are the portrayers of the protagonists in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, its spin-off The Suite Life on Deck, and the spin-off movie.

Besides The Suite Life series, the twins are also known for their role in Adam Sandler's Big Daddy, in which they both played the same character (Julian McGrath) in different scenes. Because of their work in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck, the twins have become very popular among kids aged nine to sixteen, notably becoming heartthrobs to many fans.

Biography

Cole Sprouse Intro

Cole plays as Cody.

Identical twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born in Arezzo, Italy, on August 4, 1992, to parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright. Dylan was named after Dylan Thomas and Cole after Nat King Cole. Despite being born in Italy, the twins were raised in their parents' hometown of Long Beach, California.

In early 1993, the twins began their first role at six months old in a toilet paper commercial, apparently getting the role as they were the only babies in the green room that were not crying. They would switch off-screen for several scenes. Later that year and until 1998, the two got a dual role as Patrick Kelly in Grace Under Fire, again switching for one another during different scenes.

In 1997, Dylan and Cole's parents divorced.

In 1999, the twins landed their first major role in Big Daddy, a feature film starring Adam Sandler, marking what would be the beginning of their feature acting career. Following this movie, they jumped around to minor roles in The Astronaut's Wife, The Chanukah Song, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, and Just for Kicks, among others. Returning to work with Adam Sandler once more, the two did voiceover roles for his feature film, Eight Crazy Nights.

After being involved with a few direct-to-video family movies, the twins were approached by Disney, where Danny Kallis had an idea to base a television show off their lives, living in hotels as they went across the country to perform in different productions. Though the series was initially to be titled The Suite Life and then The Suite Life of Dylan & Cole, the characters' names were changed to Zack and Cody.

Dylan Sprouse Intro

Dylan plays as Zack.

Along with their work on The Suite Life, they also starred in a Sony Pictures film, The Prince and the Pauper.

Aside from acting, the twins developed their own brand (the "Sprouse Bros. brand") and started their own book series, 47 R.O.N.I.N., about teenaged brothers who become spies for their undercover dad.

In 2008, after The Suite Life of Zack & Cody aired its 87th episode, a spin-off was introduced that would take Zack and Cody's characters to sea and away from their home life, where they would learn to live like adults.

After concluding production on their third season, the twins stated that they would be attending New York University, though whether production on the show will continue remains unknown.

In late 2010, an announcement was made by Disney that there would be a movie made from the series, which would also star Dylan and Cole.

Notable filmography

Title Year(s) running Part(s) played Awards won Award nominations Notes
Grace Under Fire 1993–1998 Patrick Kelly (dual role) N/A
Big Daddy 1999 Julian McGrath (dual role) 1 (Dylan), 1 (Cole) 3 (Dylan), 3 (Cole)
Eight Crazy Nights 2002 KB Toys toy soldier N/A
Just 4 Kicks 2003 Dylan Martin (Dylan),
Cole Martin (Cole)
N/A Origin of the twins' fictional last names in the Disney sitcom, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2005–2008 Zack Martin (Dylan),
Cody Martin (Cole)
4 (Dylan), 3 (Cole) 6 (Dylan), 7 (Cole)
The Prince and the Pauper 2007 Tom Canty (Dylan),
Eddie Tudor (Cole)
N/A
According to Jim 2008 Themselves N/A Small guest appearance as themselves.
Snow Buddies Shasta (Dylan) N/A Voice role.
The Suite Life on Deck 2008–2011 Zack Martin (Dylan),
Cody Martin (Cole)
2 (Dylan), 1 (Cole) 2 (Dylan), 3 (Cole)
Kung Fu Magoo 2009 Justin Magoo (Dylan),
Brad Landry (Cole)
N/A Voice roles; co-starred with Alyson Stoner, known for playing Max in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
The Kings of Appletown Will (Dylan),
Clayton (Cole)
N/A
I'm in the Band 2010 Zack Martin (Dylan),
Cody Martin (Cole)
N/A Single episode: "Weasels on Deck".
The Suite Life Movie 2011 Zack Martin (Dylan),
Cody Martin (Cole)
N/A

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