8 Actors Who Were in a DCOM Before Starring on a Disney Channel Series
It’s no secret that Disney Channel likes to recycle its actors. While execs claim that they don’t write certain roles for specific stars, whenever a new DCOM debuts, it seems to be jam-packed with actors and actresses we already know from a different Mickey project. Every once in a while, though, a DC original movie will premiere a fresh face and then it’s only a matter of time before we see them allllll over the channel. Basically, once you get your foot in the door, you’re SET!
Even though it’s true that some actors get in on a DCOM and then ditch The Mouse entirely… for the most part, if you see a celeb on Disney Channel, then you will likely see them again on the network in the future.
DCOM: Camp Rock (2008)
Disney Channel Series: Sonny With a Chance (2009-2011)
Although Demi had previously gotten roles on Barney and Friends, Prison Break, her career totally took off once she landed her lead gig in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock alongside the Jonas Brothers.
The "Confident" singer wound up getting her very own TV show from that experience and also shot the sequel to Camp Rock, which premiered during the second season of Sonny.
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