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Cole Mitchell Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) is an American actor and photographer.

Sprouse is best known for his shared childhood acting career with twin brother Dylan. As a unit, they made their debut in the ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire, which they later followed up with roles in the 1999 Adam Sandler comedy Big Daddy. It should be noted that Dylan didn't share a role with him on NBC's Friends, as the son of David Schwimmer's Ross Geller.

After splitting roles throughout their childhood, the Disney Channel kidcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody was their first project that featured Cole & Dylan as distinct entities. After three seasons, they reprised the roles of Zack and Cody on its sequel series The Suite Life on Deck, which ran for an additional three seasons.

Following the end of Suite Life, both brothers took a break from acting to focus on their studies at New York University, where Cole graduated with a degree in archeology. During this time, he also took up photography as a side profession.

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Sprouse returned to acting in 2017 when he was cast as Jughead Jones in Riverdale, the The CW's reimagining of the Archie Comics franchise.


Selected filmography:

With Dylan Sprouse

Individual roles


He provides examples of:

  • Big Little Brother: He's the younger Sprouse twin, but is about an inch taller than Dylan, standing at 6'0", while Dylan is 5'11".
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He was named after jazz pianist Nat King Cole.
  • Older Than They Look: To a degree. While he otherwise doesn't look too far off from his age, he's retained his boyish soft facial features from his childhood a bit more than his brother even after hitting 30, allowing him to play high school characters more believably than many other actors his age. For example, he was in his mid-20s when he was cast as Jughead on Riverdale, but despite having played Cody Martin as an actual kid years prior, he still looked the most convincing in the cast.
  • One of Us: Is a fan of The Legend of Zelda and One Piece, among others.
  • Spear Counterpart: He and Dylan were very comparable to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as children, with them either sharing roles or acting opposite one another in their many projects.

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