then and now Old-School Disney Channel Stars: Where Are They Now?  

Elle Tharp
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Time flies, particularly when it comes to the Disney Channel shows you used to love. You may be wondering: where is the Even Stevens cast now? And what happened to the young actors on Lizzie McGuire? Most people know how the Hilary Duffs and the Shia Labeoufs of these shows ended up, but no star could shine without their supporting cast mates. So, where did the other performers go?

Those fresh-faced Disney channel supporting actors now clock in at grown-up jobs and live relatively normal lives. They went back to school, got into music, or took seasonal gigs as Santa's elves. If the thought "Disney Channel actors - where are they now?" keeps you up at night, rest easy. Here's what the supporting players from your favorite old shows are up to.


Steven Anthony Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Old-School Disney Channel Stars: Where Are They Now?
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It was a Christmas miracle when fans found Beans, the bacon-loving neighborhood menace from Even Stevens, working as Santa's helper at a California shopping center in 2015. Actor Steven Anthony Lawrence is surprised fans still recognize him. Lawrence still acts on occasion.

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Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Old-School Disney Channel Stars: Where Are They Now?
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Aly Michalka, who played Keely on Phil of the Future, did pretty well for herself after her Disney days. She starred in Easy A and The Roommate, and had a stint on Two and a Half Men. And who could forget the songwriting duo of Aly & AJ? Turns out the two are still working on music. Michalka got hitched as well.

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Adam Lamberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Old-School Disney Channel Stars: Where Are They Now?
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Adam Lamberg, who played Lizzie's camera-obsessed friend Gordo on Lizzie McGuire, gave up acting in 2008. He earned his degree in geology at UC Berkley, and now works as a developmental associate at the Irish Arts Center in New York.

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Mackenzie Phillips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Old-School Disney Channel Stars: Where Are They Now?
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Art imitated life for Mackenzie Phillips, who played Fiona's rock star mom on So Weird. Phillips herself was a child actor on the sitcom One Day at a Time, and her father was rock star John Phillips. Since So Weird concluded, she struggled with drug abuse and admitted in her 2009 memoir to an abusive and incestuous relationship with her dad. Phillips returned to school to become a counselor, in the hopes of helping other addicts.

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