Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) are American actors. They are identical twins and are collectively referred to as Dylan and Cole Sprouse or the Sprouse brothers, usually abbreviated as Sprouse Bros. Their first major theatrical film role was in Big Daddy, where they starred alongside Adam Sandler. They later appeared in several television sitcoms and starred in the straight-to-DVD films, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Just for Kicks.
In 2005, they starred in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. As a result of the series’ success, the media has termed them “heartthrobs” and “overwhelming draws” among preteen and teen audiences. The following year, the brothers launched a franchise known as the Sprouse Bros brand, which included a clothing line, book series and magazine. The majority of the Sprouses’ franchise ended in 2008, except for their clothing line. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody was retooled in 2008 as The Suite Life on Deck, in which the brothers reprised their roles as Zack and Cody. The Suite Life on Deck went on to become the most-watched tween/children’s television show in 2008 and 2009.
The show ended in May 2011. In 2011, they starred in the The Suite Life Movie. They began cultivating an adult image by starring in the independent theatrical suspense film, The Kings of Appletown in 2009.
Dylan and Cole were two of the wealthiest children alive in 2007, and in 2010, the Sprouse brothers were the highest paid teenage Disney television actors, earning $40,000 per episode combined.
MSN reported by the end of the 2000s that the twin brothers became the richest teenage twins in the world.
In 2010, the brothers were accepted to New York University. They deferred admission for one year, and they began attending the university in the fall of 2011. In mid-2010, Dylan launched a site for his art called Sprouse Arts,
and in mid-2011, Cole launched a site for his photography called Cole Sprouse Photography.