Sprouse, Dylan 1992- (Sprouse Bros., a joint pseudonym; Dylan Thomas Sprouse)

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Sprouse, Dylan 1992- (Sprouse Bros., a joint pseudonym; Dylan Thomas Sprouse)


Full name, Dylan Thomas Sprouse; born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy; son of Matthew (in the auto industry) and Melanie (a video producer) Sprouse; grandson of Jonine Booth Wright (an actress and acting teacher); twin brother of Cole (an actor). Avocational Interests: Video games, animals.


Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actor. Appeared in advertisements. Appeared in Express Yourself, a series of shorts broadcast on the Disney Channel. With brother Cole, involved with the teen magazine Code, with a line of books, and with D. C. Sprouse, a line of merchandise.

Awards, Honors:

YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actor in a comedy, Hollywood Reporter, 1999, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film—young actor age ten or under, Young Artist Foundation, 2000, Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor—comedy, 2000, all with Cole Sprouse, and MTV Movie Award nomination (with Cole Sprouse and Adam Sandler), best on-screen duo, 2000, all for Big Daddy; Young Artist Award nomination (with Cole Sprouse), best performance in a television series (comedy or drama)—leading young actor, 2006, for The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.


Film Appearances:

Julian "Frankenstein" McGrath, Big Daddy (also known as Guy Gets Kid, Big Daddy—un papa speciale, Drole de pere, Kata lathos babas, O paizo, Um pai a maneira, Un papa genial, and Un tatic grozav), Columbia, 1999.

Twin, The Astronaut's Wife, Warner Bros., 1999.

Sammy, Jr., Diary of a Sex Addict, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2001.

Voice of K-B Toys soldier, Eight Crazy Nights (animated; also known as Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Nights," Whitey & Davey, Adam Sandlers acht verrueckte Naechte, 8 verrueckte Naechte, Huit nuits folles d'Adam Sandler, Ocho noches de locura, Ocho noches locas, and Otto notti di follie), Columbia, 2002.

(As Dylan Thomas Sprouse) Young Pistachio, The Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002.

Dylan Martin, Just for Kicks (also known as Just 4 Kicks), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Jack Pyne, Apple Jack (short film; also known as The Legend of Apple Jack), Tranquility Pictures/Ocean of Storms Pictures, 2003.

Young John, Piggy Banks, Hudson River Entertainment/SHRINK Media, 2004.

Older Jeremiah, The Heart Is Deceitful above All Things (also known as Le livre de Jeremie), 2004, Palm Pictures, 2006.

Voice of kid, Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen (animated), Bix Pix Entertainment/Madison Road Entertainment/Once upon a Frog Productions, 2006.

Eddie Tudor, A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper, Oak Films, 2007.

Appeared in Double Trouble: Grounded and Double Trouble: Medieval Mischief.

Television Appearances; Series:

Patrick Kelly, Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, beginning 1993.

Zack Martin, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (also known as The Suite Life and TSL), Disney Channel, 2005—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, The Disney Channel Games, Disney Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Justin Carver, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (also known as Die Weihnachtsmann-Affaere, J'ai vu maman embrasser le pere Noel, La magia de Santa Claus, Le secret de maman, Mami kuesst den Weihnachtsmann, and Vi a Mama besando a Santa Claus), PAX TV, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Canned Ham: Big Daddy, Comedy Central, 1999.

Himself, Totally Suite New Year's Eve, Disney Channel, 2003.

Himself, Sing-Along Bowl-Athon, Disney Channel, c. 2006.

Zack Martin, That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana, Disney Channel, 2006, released on DVD as That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana: Mixed-Up Mashed-Up Edition, Walt Disney Video, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

The Teen Choice Awards 2001, Fox, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Kid, MAD TV (also known as MADtv), Fox, 1998.

Himself, "Big Daddy," HBO First Look (also known as HBO First Look: The Making of "Big Daddy" and The Making of "Big Daddy"), HBO, 1999.

Himself, Live with Regis & Kelly, syndicated, 1999, 2005.

Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1999, 2006.

Bobby, "Eric's Depression," That '70s Show (also known as Feelin' Alright, The Kids Are Alright, Reeling in the Years, and Teenage Wasteland), Fox, 2001.

Buddy, "Scareful What You Wish For," The Nightmare Room, The WB, 2001.

Himself, Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2001 (multiple episodes).

Himself, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: Parts 1 & 2," Mike's "Super Short Show" (also known as Super Short Show), Disney Channel, 2005.

Himself, Access Hollywood, syndicated, 2005.

Himself, Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 2005.

Zack Martin, "Checkin' Out," That's So Raven (also known as Absolutely Psychic, That's So Raven!, Es tan Raven, Phenomene Raven, and Raven blickt durch), Disney Channel, 2006.

Davidson twin, "Here Comes the Twins," That's So Raven (also known as Absolutely Psychic, That's So Raven!, Es tan Raven, Phenomene Raven, and Raven blickt durch), Disney Channel, 2006.

Voice of tapeworm, "Tummy Trouble/Valentine's Day," Robotboy (animated), Cartoon Network, 2006.

Voice of Zam, "Oops, All Doodles/Chipmunky Business," The Emperor's New School (animated; also known as The Emperor's New Skool), Disney Channel, 2006.

Himself, The Early Show, CBS, 2006.

Appeared in other programs, including The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R, The Innocent Years, Les feux de l'amour, Atithasa niata, Schatten der Leidenschaft, and Tunteita ja tuoksuja), CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Patrick Kelly, Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1993.


Music Videos; with Others:

Disney Channel Circle of Stars, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," appeared in the Disney Platinum Edition DVD of Cinderella, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2005.

Some sources cite appearances in other music videos.


Writings for Children:

Dylan and Cole and Sprouse, using the Sprouse Bros. name, have been affiliated with a series of spy books for young readers published by Simon Spotlight. Dylan and Cole were involved with the teen magazine Code and with the comic strip The Adventures of Tibblebu and Thumbin.



Hollywood Reporter, November 16, 2005.

New York Times, April 30, 2006.

People Weekly, July 19, 1999, p. 65.

Teen People, April 28, 2006.

Time, September 26, 2005, p. 89.

USA Today, October 4, 2005.

Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2005.