Born on August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, Dylan Sprouse is the identical twin of fellow actor Cole. The two are best known for their roles on the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Named after poet Dylan Thomas, he is older by 15 minutes. He and his brother began acting at six months, upon the suggestion of their grandmother. Like most identical twin actors, they often played the same roles, allowing more time for their character to be filmed: from a toilet paper commercial, they moved on to the comedy Grace Under Fire in 1993, and got their big break in 1999, when they played the role of five-year-old Julian in the Adam Sandler comedy Big Daddy.
The twins also appeared in other films such as The Astronaut’s Wife, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, The Master of Disguise, Apple Jacks, Just for Kicks and The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things. They also guest starred in television shows such as The Nightmare Room and That ‘70s Show. They also collaborated further with Adam Sandler, providing their voices to his 2002 animated film Eight Crazy Nights.
In 2006, the Sprouse brothers were cast as the leads in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He played the role of Zack Martin, the outgoing and lazy of the twins. The show’s success made the two teen sensations, and led to appearances in other Disney Channel shows such as That’s So Raven and the Disney Channel Games. They also starred in the spin-off series, The Suite Life on Deck.
The twins have also entered their own business, after having signed a licensing deal to create the brand Sprouse Bros., which creates clothing, sports gear and hygiene products targeted toward preteens and teens, among others. The brand is also behind a series of spy books, the first of which was released in 2007.
Soon, the two have also pursued their college education, with Dylan majoring in fine/studio arts with a minor in economics.
2008-2011: The Suite Life on Deck (TV series) - Zack Martin/Knuut
2011: The Suite Life Movie (TV movie) - Zack Martin
2010: I'm in the Band (TV series) - Zack
2010: Pair of Kings (TV series) - Twin
2010: Kung Fu Magoo - Justin Magoo (voice)
2009: Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana (video) - Zack Martin
2009: Wizards of Waverly Place (TV series) - Zack Martin
2009: Hannah Montana (TV series) - Zack Martin
2009: The Kings of Appletown - Will
2005-2008: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV series) - Zack Martin/Hot Peepers' Helper 1/Zack
2008: Snow Buddies (video) - Shasta (voice)
2007: Wish Gone Amiss (video) - Zack Martin
2007: A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper - Tom Canty
2006-2007: Disney 365 (TV series)
2007: That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana (video) - Zack Martin
2006: Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen (video) - Kid (voice)
2006: That's So Raven (TV series) - Davidson Twin/Zack Martin
2006: The Emperor's New School (TV series) - Zam
2005: Born Killers - Young John
2005: Disney 411 (TV series)
2004: The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things - Older Jeremiah
2003: Just for Kicks - Dylan Martin
2003: Apple Jack (short) - Jack Pyne
2002: Eight Crazy Nights - K-B Toys Soldier (voice)
2002: The Master of Disguise - Young Pistachio
2002: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Justin Carver
2001: Diary of a Sex Addict (video) - Sammy Jr.
2001: That '70s Show (TV series) - Bobby
2001: The Nightmare Room (TV series) - Buddy
1999: The Astronaut's Wife - Twin
1999: Big Daddy - Julian 'Frankenstien' McGrath
1998: MADtv (TV series) - Kid
1993-1998: Grace Under Fire (TV series) - Patrick Kelly