The former Disney channel stars have been acting since before their first birthday. Whilst both having pursued an acting career to some degree into adulthood, who is the more popular twin?
Depending on your age, you might know Cole and Dylan as Ben from Friends, a role which they shared. Others may know them from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody or younger readers may recognize Cole from Riverdale. However, it appears Dylan seems to have dropped off the scene completely making Cole the more popular twin.
Not only have the child actors built their career in TV and film, they’ve also been busy launching their Sprouse Bros brand which includes a clothing line, book series and magazine.
Born in Tuscany, Italy in 1992 the Sprouse twins moved to America and first appeared in commercials when they were 8 months old. Cole and Dylan grew up sharing the screen together, getting their big break into Hollywood on the 90s hit movie Big Daddy, working alongside Adam Sandler. Whilst their impressive work history list may share the same movies and TV shows, most of these were playing the same character and they rarely acted side by side.
After the brothers finished filming The Suite Life on Deck with Disney, they both took time out to focus on their studies and attend college. Once their schooling finished, Cole jumped right back into acting when he landed a role in the CW Network’s hit series Riverdale where he plays Jughead Jones.
Where is Dylan Now?
Dylan on the other hand, took a different path. After graduating from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a degree in video game design, he decided to focus on furthering his career. In 2017 he made his return to acting, starring in various short films and independent films such as Carte Blanche.
In his newest venture he has opened a bar in Brooklyn New York called the All-Wise Meadery. He describes it on Instagram as an “All-American, locally sourced and heathen owned micro-meadery and bar”. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5wRVaHh82b/ Dylan was even nominated for the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 for his leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.
Cole’s Path To Popularity
Whilst Cole attended New York University to study archaeology, he couldn’t stay away from the big screen for long. As well as starring in Riverdale he also starred in the 2019 movie ‘Five Feet Apart’. His Riverdale character proved to be extremely popular amongst fans and cemented his position as a star after Disney.
Cole began dating his Riverdale co-star Lili Reinhart which fuelled his popularity, who doesn’t love an on and off screen romance after all? He loves grand romantic gestures such as taking Lili to Canada for a hot-air balloon adventure which he shared with fans.
The Twin’s Acting Future
Dylan and Cole haven’t acted together since their Disney days because there really hasn’t been any good roles out there for a set of twin adults. Dylan told Teen Vogue “it would have to be a really, really, really cool project. There’s not a lot of great twin roles written and often times when there are, they’re given to a single actor who green screens themselves into both places.”
They twins are trying to steer clear of any cheesy twin acting roles, but if a creepy project that involved twins became available they would be hard-pressed to say no. With a combined net worth is estimated to be around $16 million they certainly have the luxury of accepting roles that they feel passionate about. Whilst it’s unlikely, a return to the big screen together is definitely not impossible!
In the Youtube video below, Dylan shares some cool upcoming projects and tell us what it’s like to work with Cole.