Dylan Thomas Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) is an American actor. He is the twin brother of Cole Sprouse and is best known for his role as Zack Martin on the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and its spin-off, The Suite Life on Deck, where he starred alongside Cole. +more He is an owner of the All-Wise Meadery in Brooklyn, New York.

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Early life

Sprouse was born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright. Dylan was born 15 minutes before his twin brother Cole Sprouse and was named after Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas. +more When the twins were four months old, they moved to Long Beach, California, their parents' hometown.

Career

Sprouse started his career in 1993 on television, alongside his twin brother Cole Sprouse, sharing the role of Patrick Kelly in Grace Under Fire until 1998. For the next several years, he continued to appear in several films and television series with his brother. +more Sprouse co-starred alongside his brother in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody from 2005 to 2008.

In 2017, he was cast in the lead role of Lucas Ward for the thriller film Dismissed. In the same year, he appeared in a short film, Carte Blanche, and was cast in comedy film Banana Split as Nick. +more In 2018, Sprouse opened All-Wise Meadery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the name of which is a reference to his Heathen religion.

He joined the short film Daddy as Paul in 2019.

In 2020, Sprouse starred as Trevor in After We Collided, the sequel to the 2019 film After. In May 2020, it was announced that Heavy Metal and DiGa Studios would be releasing the first issue of Sprouse's comic book Sun Eater.

In 2021, he starred in Tyger Tyger as Luke Hart and in the Chinese film The Curse of Turandot as Calaf.

Personal life

Following the end of The Suite Life on Deck in 2011, Sprouse attended New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and obtained a four-year degree in video game design. He has identified as a Heathen since age 15.

Since 2018, Sprouse has been in a relationship with model Barbara Palvin. They resided in Brooklyn for over two years, before moving to Los Angeles in 2021.

Filmography

With the exception of Piggy Banks and Snow Buddies, all appearances prior to 2017 were either roles shared with Cole Sprouse-that is, in which the two portrayed one single character-or projects on which they both worked but portrayed separate characters.

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999The Astronaut's WifeTwin
1999Big DaddyJulian McGrath
2001Diary of a Sex AddictSammy Jr.Direct-to-video film
2001I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausJustin Carver
2002Eight Crazy NightsKB Toys soldierVoice
2002The Master of DisguiseYoung Pistachio Disguisey
2003Apple JackJack PyneShort film
2003Just for KicksDylan MartinDirect-to-video film
2004The Heart Is Deceitful Above All ThingsOlder Jeremiah
2005Born KillersYoung JohnAlso known as Piggy Banks
2006Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't HappenKidVoice; direct-to-video film
2007A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the PauperTom Canty
2008Snow BuddiesShastaVoice; direct-to-video film
2009The Kings of AppletownWill
2010Kung-Fu MagooJustin MagooDirect-to-video film
2017DismissedLucas WardDirect-to-video film
2017That High and Lonesome SoundShort film
2018Banana SplitNick
2019Carte BlancheGideon BlakeShort film
2019DaddyPaulShort film
2020After We CollidedTrevor
2021The Curse of TurandotCalaf / Blue Eyes
2021Tyger TygerLuke Hart
2022My Fake BoyfriendJake
UpcomingBeautiful DisasterTravis MaddoxPost-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993-1998Grace Under FirePatrick KellyMain role
1998Mad TVKid2 episodes
2001The Nightmare RoomBuddyEpisode: "Scareful What You Wish For"
2001That '70s ShowBobbyEpisode: "Eric's Depression"
2005-2008The Suite Life of Zack & CodyZack MartinLead role
2006The Emperor's New SchoolZamVoice; episode: "Oops, All Doodles/Chipmunky Business"
2006That's So RavenZack MartinEpisode: "Checkin' Out"
2008According to JimHimselfEpisode: "I Drink Your Milkshake"
2008-2011The Suite Life on DeckZack MartinLead role
2009Wizards of Waverly PlaceZack MartinEpisode: "Cast-Away (To Another Show)"
2009Hannah MontanaZack MartinEpisode: "Super(stitious) Girl"
2010I'm in the BandZack MartinEpisode: "Weasels on Deck"
2011The Suite Life MovieZack MartinTelevision film
2012So Random!HimselfEpisode: "Cole and Dylan Sprouse"
2021Saturday Morning All Star Hits!Sean Benjamin2 episodes

Music videos

YearTitleArtist(s)Role
2018"Consequences"Camila CabelloLove Interest
2019"Think About You"Kygo featuring Valerie BroussardJax
2022"The Widow Maker"Carpenter Brut featuring GunshipThe Widow Maker

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2018Total War: Warhammer IIAlith Anar
2019Kingdom Hearts IIIYozora

Other

YearTitleRoleNotes
2018The Super Slow ShowHimselfWeb series; episode: "Hollywood Stunt Falls in Slow Motion"

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
1999YoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy FilmBig DaddyNominated
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - ComedyBig DaddyNominated
2000MTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoBig DaddyNominated
2000Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or UnderBig DaddyNominated
2006Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2007Popstar Magazine's Poptastic Awards"Favorite Television Actor"The Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2007Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2008Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2008Popstar Magazine's Poptastic AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyNominated
2009Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyWon
2009Popstar Magazine's Poptastic AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life on DeckNominated
2010Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life on DeckWon
2011Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActorThe Suite Life on DeckWon

Living people

New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study alumni