Sometimes, it's easy to think of Disney Channel stars as only embodying the roles they're most well-known for. And then, when they embark on their first acting roles after leaving Disney, it's a major shock. So it's always a treat to see actors appear in Disney Channel shows as different characters, whether it's as a new classmate, a friend, or even a villain. Did you know that stars like A.N.T. Farm's China Anne McClain and Jessie's Cameron Boyce have starred in multiple TV shows on the network? And we're not only talking crossover episodes!

While you probably remember some of these roles, like Debby Ryan starring in Jessie after playing Bailey Suite Life on Deck, the actress also guest-starred on an episode of Girl Meets World. G Hannelius should get a major honor for starring in five — count 'em, five — Disney Channel shows in five different roles. Phew! We're exhausted just thinking about it. Well, if you think that's shocking, then just wait until you see this list.

Click through the gallery to see which other talented stars have appeared on multiple shows as different characters!

This story was originally published on September 22, 2017. It has since been updated.

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