Cole Mitchell Sprouse, born August 4, 1992, is an American actor, and twin brother of Dylan Sprouse. He’s known for his role as Cody Martin on the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and its spinoff The Suite Life on Deck. Take a look below for 23 more interesting and fascinating facts about Cole Sprouse.
1. As of 2017, Sprouse stars as Jughead Jones on The CW television series Riverdale.
2. Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright, while they were teaching at an English language school in Tuscany.
3. Cole was born 15 minutes after his older twin brother Dylan Sprouse.
4. He was named after the jazz singer and pianist Nat King Cole.
5. Four months after his birth, the family moved back to their parents’ native Long Beach, California.
6. Cole and his brother, Dylan, began acting at eight months old, following a suggestion from their grandmother, Jonine Booth Wright, who was a drama teacher and actress.
7. Much of Sprouse’s early career was shared with his brother, as some of their earliest roles were shared roles as one baby or child in commercials, television shows and films.
8. Due to child labor laws in California restricting the amount of time children can be filmed in a day, casting twins in a single role allowed more time for one character to be filmed, which gave Cole and his brother plenty of work.
9. Sprouse shared the role of Patrick Kelly in the sitcom Grace Under Fire with his brother from 1993 to 1998.
10. He shared the role of Julian in the 1999 film Big Daddy.
11. Cole shared the role of young Pistachio Disguisey in the 2002’s The Master of Disguise.
12. In 2001, Cole began appearing in episodes of NBC’s television sitcom Friends, as Ross Geller’s son Ben. This role was his first role in which he didn’t appear with his brother.
13. As he and his brother grew older, they began taking on more roles as separate characters but often still worked on the same projects.
14. The first role as separate characters in the same production was as kids in a MADtv sketch.
15. Sprouse portrayed Cody Martin in the 2005 Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody alongside his brother.
16. He’s a fan of comics and worked at the famed Los Angeles comic store Meltdown.
17. Sprouse began attending New York University in 2011, after deferring one year.
18. Initially interested in studying film and television production, he decided to enroll instead in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, pursuing the humanities and in particular archaeology.
19. He graduated from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study alongside his brother in May 2015.
20. Sprouse worked briefly in the field of archaeology, participating in excavations and performing lab work. He specialized in geographical information systems and satellite imaging.
21. Sprouse has an avid interesting in photography. In 2011, he launched a personal photography website and took classes at New York University.
22. Sprouse has had shoot assignments for major fashion publications including Teen Vogue, L’Uomo Cogue, The Sunday Times Style, and W Magazine, among others.
23. He has been snowboarding since he was 4 years old.