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Dylan Sprouse is an Italian-born and American-raised actor and entrepreneur. He is best known for his role in the Disney Channel series, The Sweet Life of Zack & Cody and it's respective spin-off. In 2020, Dylan portrayed the role of Trevor Matthews in After We Collided.

Biography and Career[]

Dylan Thomas Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright, while they were teaching at an English language school in Tuscany. Dylan was born fifteen-minutes before his younger twin brother Cole Sprouse. Four months after his birth, the family moved back to their parents' native Long Beach, California. He was primarily raised in America.

Dylan started his career in 1993 on television, alongside his twin brother, Cole Sprouse. The shared the role of Patrick Kelly in Grace Under Fire until 1998. For the next several years, he continued to appear in several films and television series with his brother. He took a break from acting in 2011, after the finale of Sweet Life on Deck. He attended New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and obtained a four-year degree in video game design. In 2018, he opened All-Wise Meadery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

In August 2019, it was announced that Dylan had been cast as "Trevor Matthews" in After We Collided, the romance-drama sequel to the 2019 film, After.

Filmography[]

Film[]

Year Title Role
1999 Big Daddy Julian McGrath
2001 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Klaus Justin Carver
2002 The Master of Disguise Young Pistachio Disguise
2002 Eight Crazy Nights KB Toys Solider (Voice)
2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Older Jeremiah
2007 A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper Tom Canty
2009 The Kings of Appletown Will
2020 After We Collided Trevor Matthews

Television[]

Year Title Role
1993-1998 Grace Under Fire Patrick Kelly
2001 The Nightmare Room Buddy
2001 That '70s Show Bobby
2005-2008 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Zack Martin
2006 The Emperor's New School Zam
2008-2011 The Suite Life on Deck Zack Martin
2011 The Suite Life Movie (TV Film) Zack Martin

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Dylan has dual citizenship in Italy and the USA.
  • Although born in Italy, he is not of Italian descent. His American parents moved back to their native California four months after Dylan was born, and he was raised in Long Beach.
  • He was named after poet Dylan Thomas.
  • Dylan was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • He didn't read the After books. Dylan joked that he plays a lot of video games which takes up his time.
  • Dylan was able to improv a little humor for After We Collided.
  • In an interview, Josephine Langford described Dylan as "smart, focused, and good taste in a girlfriend". Dylan agreed with the statement.
  • Dylan only listens to heavy metal music.

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