Top 10 Disney Stars Who Are Way Older Than You Thought

  • Published: 26 November 2019
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    These are the Disney Channel actors who are way older than we realized. We’ll be looking at various actors who starred in Disney channel shows and movies who are older than you may have realized. Well dang, we didn’t know they were THAT old! MsMojo ranks the Disney Channel actors who are way older than we realized. Which Disney Channel actor’s age surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments!

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Comments • 268

  • DisneyNerd1994
    DisneyNerd1994  3 weeks back

    Also is it wrong for me to say that Sofia Carson is kind of cute?

    • DisneyNerd1994
      DisneyNerd1994  3 weeks back

      All too true! I knew Jason Earles was gonna be #1.

      • Ryan The Cyan
        Ryan The Cyan  1 months back

        Jason Earles doesn't have "amazing genes", he has a genetic disorder that makes him look younger

        • The Duke
          The Duke  1 months back

          I was hoping you'd mention Diane Doan cuz she was 24 or 25 when she played Lonnie in Descendants

          • Alexa Martinez
            Alexa Martinez  1 months back

            There all younger than I thought😐😐😐😐😐

            • Lisa -
              Lisa -  1 months back

              I'm broken

              • Lisa -
                Lisa -  1 months back


                • JuanDirection sims
                  JuanDirection sims  1 months back

                  If they did great ,and looking young! Please don’t take away their shine !!!!! They all did amazing doing their job and looking the parts !!!!

                  • Pokemon Go
                    Pokemon Go  1 months back

                    I love bunkd

                    • Actors Therapy
                      Actors Therapy  2 months back

                      another few reasons why Disney stars are many times older than expected:
                      - it is illegal to ask an actor their actual age at auditions or otherwise. They only ask if the actor is over 18.
                      - labor laws for under 18 is very strict and includes hours of class time. When dealing with shows with such a quick turnaround as Disney and their long shoot days, they'd rather cast an 18 yrs or older to play a 16 year old.
                      - actual acting technique. This may come as a shock, but Disney and other kids shows are EXTREMELY hard to cast. Why? Because they are formulaic in the way that they are written and the way their jokes are laid out. Many younger actors have trouble hitting these beats until they are seasoned performers.

                      • Amina SWIN
                        Amina SWIN  2 months back

                        Didn’t know Tanner had a last name

                        • someoneAwesome
                          someoneAwesome  2 months back

                          Hey! 27 is not "almost 30"

                          • Jennifer Nowlin
                            Jennifer Nowlin  2 months back

                            I got no room to talk I'm 29 and people mistake me as 16 or 15

                            • jacob drolet
                              jacob drolet  2 months back

                              Amazing video and Dove Cameron looks like the same age as her characters in Liv and Maddie are but she much older than her characters and Mal for descendants too

                              • Grammar Police
                                Grammar Police  2 months back

                                I am so happy that Garrett is gay! Congrats we support you!! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

                                • wargodsix
                                  wargodsix  2 months back

                                  Duh Disney has done this a lot more little creepy if you ask me if they aren’t over sexulizing minors they are making older girls look like minors and over sexilising them creepy Disney ceos are pedophiles

                                  • Mari Mendes
                                    Mari Mendes  2 months back

                                    They use actors in their 20s or even 30s to play teens sometimes as more maturity for the role. Happens often actually.

                                    • Bridget Boyd
                                      Bridget Boyd  2 months back

                                      also, Jessica is now playing a freshman or sophomore on On My Block

                                      • Adam Hartz
                                        Adam Hartz  2 months back

                                        I could have been an extra in High school musical, but I told them my real age. The recruiting agent couldn't believe I was nearly 24... they thought I was 17.

                                        • Sarah Ramsey
                                          Sarah Ramsey  2 months back

                                          who knew seriously too many but how do they do it stay and look young if they're not it has to deal with a lot of makeup and hair for sure seriously who knew

                                          • henry riley
                                            henry riley  2 months back

                                            Ok but Garrett and his partner are just so cute 🥺💖 such goals!! 👬

                                            Honestly shocked about Monique Coleman tho..can’t believe she was only 28 during HSM!!

                                            • Don't just take, give.
                                              Don't just take, give.  2 months back

                                              Jason Earls was born in 1977, I was born in 1976. So Jason Earls is in his 40's now, cause I just turned 43 this past October.

                                              • lennibizzle
                                                lennibizzle  2 months back

                                                somehow ALL the Jonas Brothers (minus Frankie) went to high school in JONAS, even tho Joe would’ve been 19 and Kevin would’ve been 19 when it premiered

                                                • Alexis Bell
                                                  Alexis Bell  2 months back

                                                  i was guessing ages before you reveal ages. i was off 1-2 years off from all 10. they really show their ages. none of them really look like 14-18 year olds.

                                                  • Tory Takken
                                                    Tory Takken  2 months back

                                                    But notice whenever they get older actors to play younger roles it’s always their best.

                                                    • Tory Takken
                                                      Tory Takken  2 months back

                                                      I’m sure Jackson from Hannah Montana gonna be on here

                                                      • Rebecca Michael
                                                        Rebecca Michael  2 months back

                                                        I'm 21 and people mistake me for 12 or 15.

                                                        Jackson - "For a month, all I've heard is "can't talk, gotta finish the song. can't talk, gotta finish the son- ooh Fudgy Buddy!"

                                                        Me - 😂

                                                        • Steph Rose
                                                          Steph Rose  2 months back

                                                          It’s obviously Jason is number one. Duh 😒

                                                          • Natalia Cruz
                                                            Natalia Cruz  2 months back

                                                            When sonny with a chance, high school musical, and Hannah Montana are the only things you grew up with, everyone else I either have no idea who they are or it’s from a faint babysitting memory

                                                            • ShinxCosplay
                                                              ShinxCosplay  2 months back

                                                              If you've been on YouTube long enough, you shouldn't be surprised by Tessa.

                                                              • That Random girl
                                                                That Random girl  2 months back

                                                                Are you saying sofia is old cuz thats bs

                                                                • Kelly Wilson
                                                                  Kelly Wilson  2 months back

                                                                  Damn Chad is only 2 years older than me O_O I could definitely play a teen on disney since I'm forever looking like a teen

                                                                  • XAVY 24
                                                                    XAVY 24  2 months back

                                                                    Disney is like porn industry they like to hire adult that look like teens.

                                                                    • Mackenzie Howard
                                                                      Mackenzie Howard  2 months back

                                                                      Yes I did know Sofia carson is 26 yo

                                                                      • Brian Coon
                                                                        Brian Coon  2 months back

                                                                        I hate to break it to you but this is nothing different or new. This happened often among tv programs depicting adult actors playing teen roles. Mighty morphin power rangers charmed and Beverly hills 90210 are good examples of that fact holding true.

                                                                        • lorettaluvs
                                                                          lorettaluvs  2 months back

                                                                          Jessica’s still playing a high school student on the show on my block, she’s amazing on that show too!

                                                                          • CrymeScene
                                                                            CrymeScene  2 months back

                                                                            Goodacre is in the Order on Netflix too hahahaha

                                                                            • CrymeScene
                                                                              CrymeScene  2 months back

                                                                              bunch of grown ass people playing disney characters smh 😂😂😂😂😂

                                                                              • Shelby Ramirez
                                                                                Shelby Ramirez  2 months back


                                                                                • Alex Temple
                                                                                  Alex Temple  2 months back

                                                                                  No one on high school musical was high school age

                                                                                  • S Jaco
                                                                                    S Jaco  2 months back

                                                                                    if you want teens playing teens, you should rank the best characters of Skam. A large part of them were their characters age or close.

                                                                                    • Vampire Girl
                                                                                      Vampire Girl  2 months back

                                                                                      HIS NAME IS STERLING KNIGHT NOT STERLING KING. DO YOUR RESEARCH BETTER!

                                                                                      • Lavon Williams
                                                                                        Lavon Williams  2 months back

                                                                                        #1 Jason Earles

                                                                                        We all saw this coming

                                                                                        • Phaveena Van den Eynde
                                                                                          Phaveena Van den Eynde  2 months back

                                                                                          when i read the title “way older than you thought” i expected people like jason earles being in their 30s playing teens, not 20-25 year olds playing teens

                                                                                          • Ice Hollywood
                                                                                            Ice Hollywood  2 months back

                                                                                            In Hollywood it’s not about how old you are it’s about how old do you look or can you look some people play older and some play younger

                                                                                            • LiveFree&LoveForever
                                                                                              LiveFree&LoveForever  2 months back

                                                                                              Who tf is Sterling King? lmfao!! It's nice to know yall care WM.

                                                                                              • Will G. Forrest
                                                                                                Will G. Forrest  2 months back

                                                                                                Nope, they look this old.

                                                                                                • Kyaria Matthews
                                                                                                  Kyaria Matthews  2 months back

                                                                                                  Do an on my block video plzzzz