Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) are American actors. They are twins and are collectively referred to as Dylan and Cole Sprouse or the Sprouse brothers, usually abbreviated as Sprouse Bros. Their first prominent 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 family 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, they have become "heartthrobs" and "overwhelming draws" among preteen and teen audiences. In 2006, 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. They were two of the wealthiest children alive in 2007. In 2008, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody was retooled 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. In 2010, the Sprouse brothers were the highest paid teenage Disney television actors, earning $40,000 per episode combined. 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. MSN reported by the end of the 2000s, 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.
The Sprouses were born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright, who at the time were teaching at an English language school in Tuscany. Dylan, named after poet Dylan Thomas, is 15 minutes older than Cole, who is named for jazz singer and pianist Nat King Cole. The boys moved back to the United States four months after their birth. They grew up in their parents' native Long Beach, California. Their parents are divorced.
Just 4 Kicks
(Commotion Pictures B0000A9GHF, Film/TV)
Sprouse Bros. The plot concerns two twins who adore soccer but whose team plays badly. They find Rudy to be the best soccer player ever. When their dad, who is their coach, has to go away on a business trip, the twins' mother takes over as the team's new coach. With hard work and perseverance - and the help of their new mechanic friend, Rudy - the team just might win the championship game. But soon the twins find out that Rudy is actually George Patrick Owens, a famous professional Scottish soccer player who's gone incognito. The film was filmed at Mason Park in Chatsworth, CA.