Cole Sprouse Biography

Cole Sprouse is an American actor. This biography profiles his childhood, family life, career, achievements and timeline.

Cole Sprouse
Quick Facts

Birthday: August 4, 1992

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 26 Years, 26 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Leo

Also Known As: Cole Mitchell Sprouse

Born in: Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males


father: Matthew Sprouse

mother: Melanie Wright

siblings: Dylan Sprouse

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Cole Mitchell Sprouse is an American actor best known for starring in the Disney sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ along with his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse. Born to American parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright, Cole was named after jazz singer Nat King Cole. Cole appeared in a diaper commercial when he was of six months. He began his acting career playing a role in the ABC series, ‘Grace Under Fire’ when he was just eight months old. He further went on to star alongside Adam Sandler in the 1999 comedy ‘Big Daddy’, where he played the role of Sandler’s adopted son. He played Ross Geller’s son Ben Geller in seven episodes of NBC sitcom ‘Friends’. Cole reprised his role as Cody in the Disney sitcom ‘Suite Life on Deck’ and also starred in its move titled ‘The Suite Life Movie’. He and his brother were one of the wealthiest children alive in 2007 and were also the highest paid teenage actors in 2011. Charming teenagers with stellar performance since they were kids, Cole and his brother became “heartthrobs” among the preteen audiences.

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Cole Sprouse
Childhood & Early Life
  • Cole Mitchell Sprouse was born on August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, to Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright. He has a twin brother, Dylan Thomas Sprouse who is elder to him by 15 minutes. Cole is of English, Scottish, Danish, and German descent.
  • Just four months after the twins were born, the Sprouse family shifted to their family home in the United States in Long Beach, California.
  • Cole’s maternal grandmother, Jonnie Booth Wright was an actress and a drama teacher and suggested Cole’s parents to let the siblings try acting.
  • In 1993, Cole shared roles with his brother during their appearance in a diaper commercial and the ABC series ‘Grace Under Fire’, when they were a mere eight months old.
  • In June 2010, Cole graduated from Laurel Springs High School. In 2011, Cole enrolled in New York University’s Gallatin School and developed an interest in archaeology and humanities.
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  • Cole’s acting career began in 1999 when he appeared in his first major film, ‘Big Daddy’, with Adam Sandler. He played the role of Sandler’s (Sonny Koufax) five-year-old adopted son, Julian McGrath. Cole was nominated for multiple awards owing to his performance in the film.
  • In 2000-01, Cole made several guest appearances in episodes of TV shows including ‘The Nightmare Room’, ‘Mad TV’, and ‘That 70’s Show’. He also and and appeared in the movie ‘The Master of Disguise’. He appeared as Ben Geller in the hit NBC sitcom ‘Friends’. The role proved pivotal for his career as an actor.
  • In 2005, Cole appeared in Disney Channel original series, ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ where Dylan and Cole Sprouse played identical twins, Zack Martin and Cody Martin. The series continued for six years, with a second season called ‘The Suite Life on Deck’airing in 2008.
  • Cole was seen acting in an independent movie “The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things” in 2006. The movie grossed $29,000 domestically and Cole received acclamation from many for his outstanding performance in the movie.
  • The years 2007 saw Cole voicing a character in the animated film “Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen” and also play the role of Eddie Tudor in “A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and The Pauper”.
  • In 2009, Cole and his brother, Dylan, starred in the film adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The theatrical film was named “The Kings of Appletown” and was released in April 2010 at the Newport Beach Festival.
  • In 2009-10, Cole and Dylan appeared as the new face of Dannon Danimals, a brand making children’s yogurt. They also began endorsing Nintendo DS.
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  • In 2011, Cole decided to take a break from acting and joined NYU for his further studies. He is also focusing on his hobby of photography and works as a photographer in his spare time.
  • In January 2016, it was finalized that Cole would be cast to play the role of Jughead Jones n CW’s new teen drama series Riverdale. The series will be based on Archie Comics.
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Major Works
  • Cole and his brother launched a range of clothing and merchandise, sportswear, and a comic books series in 2005. The brand was called “Sprouse Bros brand.” The brand mostly targeted teenagers and continued selling till 2012.
  • As per MSN, in 2000s, Cole and Dylan were the richest twins in the world. In 2008, Cole was paid $20,000 per episode while he was working for ‘The Suite Life on Deck’. He was one of the highest paid teenage actors.
  • Cole was appointed as the International Ambassadors of the Koyamada Foundation and toured to empower the youth in Japan to achieve greater heights and to also strengthen the ties and develop a sense of camaraderie between Japan and America. The foundation also offered support to the needy.
Awards & Achievements
  • Cole was nominated thrice for the role of Cody Martin in ‘The Suite life of Zack and Cody’ and ‘The Suite life on Deck’ for the ‘Popstar Magazine’s Popstatic Award’ and the ‘Kid’s Choice Award’ as the Favourite Television Actor.
  • He was nominated along with his brother Dylan for "Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film", "Favourite Supporting Actor - Comedy" and "Best On-Screen Duo" Awards for his role of Julian McGrath in “Big Daddy”.
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  • He was Nominated for "Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor", "Favourite Television Actor" and "Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor" for the role of Cody Martin in “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”
  • Cole featured on the cover of the ‘People Magazine’ in May 2009 along with his brother, in a special, 80-page edition dedicated to ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Cole was tutored on set as he was unable to attend school due to his filming schedules. In his last year of school, Cole took an advanced placement in Psychology and Government.
  • Cole has shared screen space with his brother, Dylan Sprouse for a single role many times, as the child labor laws in America mandate limited working times for children. Hence, the two would switch screen space after every few minutes, so that the same role could be shot for a longer time.
  • As a kid, Cole worked with Adam Sandler multiple times. Cole developed a liking for him and describes Sandler as an inspiration for him.
  • In 2010, Cole was accepted into the New York University where he intended to pursue a major in Film and Television Production and a minor in Drama, however, he alternatively chose t the Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he could decide his own curriculum.
  • Cole took his passion for photography to another level by launching a website called ‘Cole Sprouse Photography’ in 2011 and worked for Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, California as an event photographer.
  • In May 2015, Cole graduated from the NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and was excited to get back to his acting career.

1. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)


2. Big Daddy (1999)

  (Comedy, Drama)

3. Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

  (Animation, Musical, Comedy)

4. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

  (Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama)

5. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)

  (Comedy, Family)

6. The Master of Disguise (2002)

  (Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Adventure)

7. Just for Kicks (2003)

  (Comedy, Adventure, Family, Sport)

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