Even Stevens is such an iconic millennial touchstone that you'd be forgiven for thinking it ran for more than three years. And yet, that's all the time that the Disney Channel TV show was in our lives for; 65 episodes from 2000 to 2003. And the Even Stevens-centered surprises don't stop there. For anyone in their twenties, Louis, Ren, Twitty, Donnie, and of course Beans have always been there for us through good times and bad. Unfortunately for the real cast and crew behind the scenes of Even Stevens, the times seemed to be mostly bad, as lurking beneath the bright family show are plenty of stories that seem pretty dark.
Of course, the series featured a young Shia LaBeouf, and it helped to catapult him to child stardom. And just like most child stars, that catapult landed him on a rocky road that wavered between big success and even bigger downfalls. But for every fact you didn't know about Shia LaBeouf, comes another fact you didn't know about the show that started it all, and based on what we've found out there are some pretty shocking facts. There were disturbances on the set that made it a pretty rough place for a kid to work, as well as just plain weird occurrences that must have muddied the waters on this show even further. Read on to find out some dark behind-the-scenes secrets from the set of Even Stevens.
Shia LaBeouf Had A Troubled ChildhoodPhoto: Disney Channel
LaBeouf Was Cast Because He Was A TroublemakerPhoto: Disney Channel
LaBeouf Had Himself Legally Emancipated At Age 15Photo: Disney Channel
The Cast Was Very "Disney Friendly," But Shia Felt Like An OutsiderPhoto: Disney Channel
LaBeouf's Dad Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment On SetPhoto: Department of Justice
Jefrey LaBeouf Attacked A Man On The SetPhoto: Disney Channel