8 Nick Jonas Roles That Will Make You Forget He Was Ever on Disney Channel
It’s hard to believe, but Nick Jonas has been acting and singing for more than 13 years(!). Back in the day, Nick was hard at work on his solo venture, as well as a joint career with his two brothers as part of the Jonas Brothers — which took off way before he reached solo success — and the band shot to fame in 2006 after touring with Aly & AJ and releasing music with Disney.
Of course, the adorable trio quickly became known for their many roles on the Disney Channel, including their very own series, JONAS, as well as their featured parts alongside pal Demi Lovato in 2008’s Camp Rock. How’s that for a #TBT?!
They became huge stars seemingly overnight, but Nick was always determined to succeed in his career beyond his Disney roots. Since then, he’s released music with his brothers and as a solo act, and he’s made some seriously impressive acting moves, both on TV and in movies, as an adult. Here are Nick’s most shocking roles that will make you forget he was ever on the Disney Channel:
Nate Kulina on Kingdom
In his starring role on this intense drama series, Nick plays Nate, a closeted MMA fighter. This role has been subject to plenty of controversy and criticism due to an explicit and disturbing scene on the show's second season. Before he reveals he is gay, Nate is drugged at a party and sexually assaulted, which understandably upset viewers and critics alike.
Despite the controversy, Kingdom will air its third season in May of this year.