Flash back to middle school. The times were simpler, the homework was easier, and the Disney Channel Original Movies were so. much. better. Don’t get us wrong. We still tune into the latest D-COM every once in awhile, but nothing will ever replace Zenon, Johnny Tsunami, or HSM in our hearts. Every month it was something new, and we loved counting down the days to the premiere. So we couldn’t help but wonder what some of our fave D-COM stars are up to now.
From Duncan Fletcher in My Date with the President’s Daughter
to the voice of Ron Stoppable in Kim Possible
, Will Friedle has always been our favorite boy next door. Of course, we’ll always love him as Eric on Boy Meets World
, which is why we were so excited to find out he’s guest-starring on Disney Channel’s new, Girl Meets World
! If you haven’t seen it yet, give it a chance. There are tons of Easter eggs for true Boy Meets World
fans and lots of special guests that make it totally worth it. See Will Friedle in select episodes of season 1 on Netflix
, and season 2
on the Disney Channel, Fridays at 8:30 PM.
Zenon: Girl of the Twentieth Century
. She was the cool girl we all wanted to be. Kirsten Storms brought all her spunk and confidence to Zenon Kar in the Zenon
trilogy, Emily in Johnny Tsunami
, and of course, mean girl, Bonnie in Kim Possible
. But did you know she’s been a regular on General Hospital
for the past decade? Zetus Lupetus! If you’re ever in the mood for some daytime soap drama, catch her weekdays on ABC.
Whether he was playing Ryan Evans in High School Musical
or Ethan Dalloway in Halloweentown High
, Lucas was the brother we always wished we had. Loyal, smart, cute, funny, and an awesome dancer to boot? He kind of had it all figured out. Watch Lucas in his latest role as Toby Kennish in Switched at Birth
on ABC Family, Mondays at 8/7c.
Kimberly J. Brown
Speaking of Halloweentown
, who could forget Marnie? Every year since 1998, the Disney Channel has played Halloweentown
, and every year we still wish we could hop on the broomstick with her. Come on guys, “being normal is vastly overrated.” Kimberly also rocked the D-COM house as the big sister to five in Quints
. The great thing about Kimberly was that she felt so relatable. We could’ve been best friends, and it looks like we’ve still got a shot at making those middle school dreams come true. On October 10th
, Kimberly will be kicking off The Spirit of Halloween Festival
in the real-life Halloweentown in St. Helens, Oregon! Road trip, anyone??
Where do we even begin? From Nebula Wade, Zenon’s BFF in Zenon
and Zenon: Z3
to Galleria in all three Cheetah Girls
movies, Raven Symone always brought down the house. You’ll also remember her as the voice of Monique on Kim Possible
, and, of course, we’ll never forget her hilarious namesake show. You can catch her weekdays at 11/10c on ABC’s The View
, where she’s been sparking quite the controversies. That’s so Raven.
Who didn’t have a crush on Ryan Merriman? Whether he was defeating his Smart House
or those crazy gold-hungry leprechauns in The Luck of the Irish
, we couldn’t help but swoon. Maybe it was his perfectly spiked, frosted tipped hair. Maybe it was that winning smile. All we know is he definitely brought the charm (and a little bit of creep) to Ian Thomas on Pretty Little Liars
. Did you know that was him?! Go ahead. Binge-watch the first two seasons on Netflix
. It’ll be our little secret.
Remember Gotta Kick it Up
? A middle school dance team on the brink of getting cut, gets a new coach and one last chance to unite as one and prove the importance of teamwork. Camille played rebellious team captain, Daisy Salinas, and who can forget their catch phrase, “Si se puede!?” We totally remember dancing and chanting along with them the whole time. See Camille in her recurring role as Walter’s sister Megan O’Brien in Scorpion
on CBS, Mondays at 9/8c.
As Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical
movies she wanted it all, and in real life, she got it “the fame, the fortune, and more.” She was the mean girl we loved to hate. As much as we rooted for Gabriella, Sharpay’s jazz hands were always on point. We couldn’t help but feel a little bit bad when her plans for ultimate school stardom were thwarted, but hey, that’s high school, right? Well if you miss Ms. Tisdale’s star power, you can catch her on a brand new TBS show, Clipped
, on Tuesdays at 10/9c.