Dylan Sprouse is an American Actor and Entrepreneur best known for his role in “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”. Dylan Sprouse appeared in numerous TV shows and movies alongside his twin Cole Sprouse. They together launched their own brand “Sprouse Bros”. Moreover, Dylan also co-founded a New York-based meadery and bar called “All-Wise Meadery” where he serves as the master brewer.
Table of Biography
Dylan Sprouse was born on 4 August 1992 and currently is 27 years old. His parents are father Matthew Sprouse and mother Melanie Wright. His parents were teachers at an English language school in Tuscany. Dylan has a twin brother named Cole Sprouse and together they are called the “Sprouse Brothers/Bros”. Dylan is 15 minutes older than Cole. They also together won the heart of many viewers after they starred in the Disney show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Both the twin brothers have dual citizenship in Italy and USA. Moreover, talking about Dylan’s childhood, he began snowboarding since age four. Similarly, he was born in Arezzo, Italy, but doesn’t have Italian ancestry. Instead, Dylan has English, Scottish, Danish, and German ancestry.
Also, he was named after poet Dylan Thomas. Moreover, Dylan’s parents moved from Italy to their native California only four months after their birth. Hence, the twins grew up in Long Beach. Then in 2012, the Sprouse family moved from Long Beach to Calabasas in California. They did so after buying a house with the money that Dylan earned.
Talking about his religion, Dylan identifies as a Heathen since 2015. Moreover, their grandmother’s name is Jonine Booth Wright and she was an actor and drama teacher during her younger days. She was also responsible for their appearance in TV commercials at the young age of 6 months.
Moving on, Dylan has a health condition called attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He and Cole are good friends with Kyle Massey of That’s So Raven. The Sprouse family had three dogs. Bubba belonged to Dylan and Cole but sadly passed away in 2017, Pinky is their father’s, and Curry belongs to their stepmother.
While filming The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, the Sprouse Brothers received on-set tutoring for three hours daily for school. They were getting “straight A’s and honors”. Then, in their last year of high school, the Sprouse brothers both took Advanced Placement classes where Dylan chose AP Psychology and AP Spanish while Cole chose AP Psychology and AP Government.
In the year 2010, the Sprouse brothers joined New York University. They initially planned to attend the university in the fall of 2010 but they deferred for one year. Dylan planned on majoring in fine/studio arts and minoring in economics but he enrolled in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study that allows students to plan their own curriculum. He focused on video game design. Cole also joined Dylan in the same institution but focused on humanities and archaeology.
In the year 2011, Dylan was elected president of the Third Avenue North residence hall at New York University. Both brothers graduated in May of 2015, walking away with the diploma together.
Career and Professional Life
Dylan Sprouse is an American actor and entrepreneur famous 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. Dylan is also the co-founder of a New York meadery and bar called All-Wise Meadery. It is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There, Dylan serves as the master brewer of the business.
Talking in detail about his acting career, Dylan has been on screen from the young age of six months. Both the twins started appearing in TV commercials advertising diapers at such a young age. He also gained fame for his role in the comedy film Big Daddy (1999) in which both the twins play the single role of Julian McGrath. They also played the same role in the show Grace Under Fire as Patrick Kelly at a young age. The twins played a small role in a thriller titled The Astronaut’s Wife in the year 1999.
In the year 2001, Dylan appeared in Diary of a Sex Addict as Sammy Jr. and in I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus as Justin Carver. The following year (2002), Dylan voiced in Eight Crazy Nights as KB Toys soldier and also appeared in The Master of Disguise. Then in 2003, he appeared in Apple Jack as Jack Pyne and in Just for Kicks as Dylan Martin.
In 2004, Dylan appeared as Older Jeremiah in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, in 2005, as Young John in Piggy Banks, then in Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen, A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper, Snow Buddies, The Kings of Appletown, and Kung-Fu Magoo from 2006 to 2010 consecutively.
Above mentioned are the films that Dylan appeared in. Moving on to the TV shows that Dylan appeared in, some are Mad TV (1998), The Nightmare Room (1998), That ’70s Show (2001), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005-2008), The Emperor’s New School and That’s So Raven (2006), According to Jim (2008), The Suite Life on Deck (2008-2011), Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana (2009), I’m in the Band (2010), The Suite Life Movie (2011) and So Random! (2012).
During 2009 and 2010, the Sprouse brothers appeared in advertisements for Dannon Danimals. It is a French food-manufacturing company. Then in August 2010, they entered a deal with Nintendo DS as part of endorsing their products. Moreover, People magazine also printed Dylan and Cole on its May 2009 cover. The magazine had 80 pages describing the film The Suite Life on Deck and the work of the twin brothers.
Sprouse Bros Brand
In the year 2005, the Sprouse brothers and Dualstar Entertainment signed a licensing agreement to produce Sprouse Bros branded merchandise for the preteen and teenage market. This brand included a clothing line, comics series, and a magazine. It also included a personal hygiene line and a line of sportswear.
Speaking about the brand, Dylan said that they wanted to “reach out to the nerd group and the cool group” and “appeal to everybody”. Dualstar and Leisure Publishing LLC launched a magazine targeting boys. They did so in 2006 and it is called Sprouse Bros. Code.
Simon & Schuster Inc. also published two volumes of a book series titled Sprouse Bros. 47 R.O.N.I.N. It featured the Sprouse twins as “young James Bonds or undercover agents”. However, in 2008, the brothers ended their association with the Olsens’ Dualstar. Nevertheless, they continued with their clothing line. The items in their clothing lines were sold exclusively online until mid-March 2012. But the online store could no longer be accessed after that.
During their childhood, Dylan and Cole had either shared roles or separate roles in the same project. However, they took a break from movies and TV shows and went on to join the university in 2010. After the completion of their university, Dylan started to appear in movies, now without his brother Cole in the same project. The twins shattered the image they created as children by appearing together in every project. After university, they went their separate ways and focused on their own interests or so it seems.
In the year 2017, Dylan came back to the screen with the movie Dismissed in the role of Lucas Ward. The same year, he worked on a short film That High and Lonesome Sound. In the year 2018, he worked on Carte Blanche as Gideon Blake and on Daddy as Paul. Then in the year 2019, Dylan appeared as Calaf in Turandot. He is also a part of upcoming movies of 2020, After We Collided, Banana Split, and Tyger Tyger.
Moreover, Dylan also started commentating on a few Super Smash Bros tournaments in 2014. He also appeared in music videos like Consequences by Camila Cabello and Think About You by Kygo.
Awards and Achievements
Dylan along with Cole received nominations for several awards together. Some of them are YoungStar Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, and Young Artist Awards for their roles in Big Daddy. They also combinedly received numerous nominations for Young Artist Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, and Popstar Magazine’s Poptastic Awards for their respective roles in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck.
Among those numerous award nominations, Cole didn’t bag any awards but Dylan won three awards. They are Kids’ Choice Awards for “Favorite Television Actor” for the years 2009 to 2011 consecutively. Moreover, Koyamada Foundation appointed the Sprouse brothers as their International Ambassadors. For this, the twins needed to travel to Japan.
Moving on to his net worth and earnings, Dylan has a net worth estimation of around $8 million dollars. He earns through his involvement in acting, meadery & bar, and much more. When he was young, Dylan and Cole both earned every $20,000 each for each episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. This made them the richest child actors in the industry by 2010.
Furthermore, the Sprouse brothers were also named one of the wealthiest children alive in 2007. Also, in 2010 that the twins were the highest-paid teenage Disney television actors. According to MSN, they were the richest teenage twins in the world by the end of the 2000s.
Relationship Status and Controversy
At present, Dylan is dating model Barbara Palvin. They have been together since 2018 and Barbara posted the very first photo together with Dylan on his birthday, i.e. 4 August 2018, with the caption “Even though it’s your birthday I feel I just got the biggest present of all ♥️🤗Happy birthday Boss Baby 🎂”. Similarly, she wished her lover a happy anniversary on 16 June 2019. The lovers attend several official events together. Barbara also shares numerous photos with Dylan on her official Instagram, showing her strong bond with her beau.
Prior to Palvin, Dylan was in a relationship with Dayna Frazer from 2014 to 2017, Kara Crane in 2010, Miley Cyrus in 2006 and Kathleen Herles.
Talking about Dylan’s controversies and rumors, he was caught up in a major controversy when he sent some nude photos to a lady friend over his cellphone. Unfortunately, these photos went online and he lost his good image in the industry. Cole stood by him in this difficult time and after this incident, the twins were shunned by the Hollywood film industry for some time.
Dylan was also criticized for spending all the money he had earned from The Suite Life of Jack & Cody show when people saw him working as a waiter at a restaurant in New York. In his defense, Dylan said that he had not lost all his money but instead was trying to earn something extra and try a different experience while learning to socialize.
Talking about Dylan’s body measurement stats, he stands tall at a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.8 m and weighs around 70 kgs. Similarly, Dylan’s chest-waist-arms measurements are 38-32-13 inches respectively. He also wears shoe size 10 as per US standards. Dylan has beautiful green eyes and brown hair color.
Talking about Dylan’s social media visibility, Dylan is very active on multiple media platforms. He joined Twitter in November 2009 and so far has 4.8 million followers. Similarly, he has an Instagram account with username @dylansprouse, having an anime profile picture. On Instagram, Dylan has 8.5 million followers with only nine posts. It looks like Dylan often deletes his posts after a certain time interval.
Nevertheless, we can find more of Dylan’s photos on his meadery and bar, All-Wise Meadery, Instagram account @allwisemeadery. In this account, there are 193k followers and 170 posts as of April 2020.
We can also find Dylan on his sweetheart’s Instagram handle @realbarbarapalvin which has 13.9 million followers and 1708 posts so far. She frequently shares photos of them together on various events and also shares more personal photos.