Template:Infobox actor Cole Mitchell Sprouse and Dylan Thomas Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) are American actors who are identical twins. They are collectively referred to as Cole & Dylan, the Sprouse Bros., or the Sprouse Twins, and are best known for their roles in the film Big Daddy, as Patrick Kelly in Grace Under Fire, Ross's son Ben on Friends (played by Cole), A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper and, most famously, on the Disney Channel sitcoms The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck.

As a result of these series' success, they have become "heartthrobs" and "overwhelming draws" among preteen and teen audiences. In April 2009, People Magazine released an sixty-page special edition issue devoted almost entirely to the brothers.

Early LivesEdit

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.


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 identical twin actors, the two have often played the same role, allowing more time for the character to be filmed. At six 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 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.
Cole Sprouse Intro


Dylan Sprouse Intro


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.

Between the years of 2002 and 2003, the two appeared in I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Just for Kicks, both of which were family films that received a direct-to-video release. The Sprouses were subsequently cast in the Disney Channel original series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, where they play identical twins Zack (Dylan) and Cody (Cole) Martin. The series, which debuted in March 2005, has become a ratings success and the twins have become very well known among pre-teen and teen audiences. As part of their involvement with Disney, the brothers are now part of the 11-member group, the Disney Channel Circle of Stars, and sang the song "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" along with the members of the circle, for a video that was released as bonus material in the special edition version of the Disney film Cinderella. The Sprouses have also participated in the Disney Channel Games every year since 2006.

The Sprouses played one character, Jeremiah, in the independent film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, which was produced in 2004 but not given a theatrical release until March 2006, when it played at three theaters in the United States, ultimately grossing $29,000 domestically. In 2007, the boys filmed A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper. The two lent their voices to a movie called Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen, which also features the voices of fellow Disney Channel stars Brenda Song and Emily Osment. Dylan played the voice of Shasta in Disney's "Snow Buddies." The brothers filmed Kings of Appletown which is based on the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It was directed by Bobby Moresco, written by Amanda Moresco and also featured Victoria Justice from Nickelodeon's Zoey 101. It was filmed in New Braunfels, Texas and was originally estimated to be released around Christmas 2008. As of March 2009, the film remains in post production with no release date having been announced. According to Dylan, the twins will be filming another Modern Twain Story film beginning in summer of 2009. The film will be called "Sivilized" and will be a modern version of "Huckleberry Finn." They most recently became the new face of Dannon Danimals. The commercials began airing on March 1, 2009. Now Cole and Dylan are stars in the Disney Chanel show, The Suite Life on Deck" and they play the same characters.....Cody(cole) and Zack Maritn(dylan). Also a new cast member Debby Ryan, who plays Baily Pickit, a farm girl from Kettle Corn Kansas, who is Zack and Cody's good friend in the show, as well as London Tiptin and Woody.

"Sprouse Bros." BrandEdit

In September 2005, the Sprouses signed a licensing agreement with Dualstar Entertainment to create a new commercial brand entitled "Sprouse Bros", which includes DVD movies, CDs, clothing, sports gear, video games, ring tones and deodorants targeted towards preteen and teen audiences. Dualstar partnered with Leisure Publishing LLC to create a magazine called Sprouse Bros. Code, targeting boys ages 8–14 with a guide on recent trends favored by the Sprouses; Cole Sprouse has stated that the magazine appeals to "people who are our age and boys. We don't want anything too girlie", while Dylan has said that it will have "something that will appeal to everybody". The first issue became available on July 18, 2006.

In September 2006, the Sprouse brothers, represented by Dualstar Entertainment, signed a book deal with Simon Spotlight, a publishing company, to release a spy book series that utilizes the "Sprouse Bros." brand. The book series, which was scheduled for release in the summer of 2007, was described by the publisher as featuring the Sprouses as "young James Bonds or undercover agents".

In June 2007, Simon & Schuster Inc. published the first two volumes of Sprouse Bros. 47 R.O.N.I.N. The series is about 15-year-old twin brothers Tom and Mitch (the Sprouses' middle names) who learn that their father and live-in butler are members of a rogue crime-fighting organization, R.O.N.I.N., which dates back to feudal Japan, that their father is in danger and that they have just been recruited to join their father's clan.

2010 Kids Choice AwardsEdit

Cole and Dylan was at the Kids choice awards.Dylan got an award and was really excited.

Filmography Edit

Year Title Dylan's Role Cole's Role Notes
2009 Kung Fu Magoo

[1] || Justin Magoo || Brad Landry || Voice role

2008-to present-The Suite Life on Deck Zack Martin Cody Martin Television series, sequel spin-off to The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
2008 Disney Channel Games 2008 Himself/Team Cyclones Himself/Team Lightning Both were not in the first event.
Studio DC: Almost Live Himself/Zack Martin Himself/Cody Martin Television special set to air on Disney Channel featuring The Muppets
According to Jim Self Self Guest appearance
Snow Buddies Shasta - Voice role
The Kings of Appletown Will Clayton Was filmed in New Braunfels, Texas
2007 Disney Channel Games 2007 Himself
Green Team captain
Blue Team member
A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper Tom Canty Eddie Tudor
2006 The Emperor's New School Zam Zim Guest appearance
Disney Channel Games 2006 Himself
Red Team member
Blue Team member
That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana Zack Martin Cody Martin A Three-episode crossover special that joined 3 shows together. It is also the name of an episode from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
2005-2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Zack Martin Cody Martin Television Series
2005 Piggy Banks Young John -
2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Jeremiah (Age 11)
Shared role
2003 Apple Jack
Jack Pyne
Shared role
Just For Kicks Dylan Martin Cole Martin Direct-to-Video
2002 Eight Crazy Nights
K-B Toys Soldier
The Master of Disguise
Young Pistachio Disguisey<center>
Cameo Appearance
2001 Diary of a S*x Addict
Sammy Jr.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Justin Carver
Shared role
2001 The Nightmare Room <center>Buddy One episode
That '70s Show Bobby Billy Season 4, Episode 2 guest appearance
Friends Ben Geller Cole Sprouse alone
1999 The Astronaut's Wife Twin Twin
Big Daddy
Julian McGrath
Shared role
1993 - 1998 Grace Under Fire
Patrick Kelly
Shared role

Awards and NominationsEdit

Dylan &amp; Cole (4)

Dylan and Cole at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards


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  • Young Artist Awards 2006 - Nominated
  • Young Artist Awards 2007 - Nominated
  • Kids Choice Awards 2008 - Nominated
  • Kids Choice Awards 2009 - Won

Cole SprouseEdit

  • Young Artist Awards 2006 - Nominated
  • Young Artist Awards 2007 - Nominated
  • Kids Choice Awards 2007 - Nominated
  • Kids Choice Awards 2008 - Nominated
  • Kids Choice Awards 2009 - Nominated


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