This may come as a shock, but so many actors that we grew up watching on classic Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows ended up stepping out of the spotlight after their time in the series came to an end. As it turned out, some of them ended up turning into some pretty major hotties. So many stars that graced our TV screens as kids are now adults, and a lot of them have totally transformed into swoon-worthy men!
Paul Butcher, for example, was just a kid when he starred in Zoey 101, but now, he’s a TikTok hottie known for what followers have called his “thirst trap” videos. The actor has also kicked off a major music career and released a few singles over the years. When it comes to reprising his role as Dustin in the Nickelodeon series, Paul is totally on board for a Zoey 101 reboot. Who wouldn’t want to see him back on TV again?!
“I can’t necessarily confirm, but just connect the dots is all I’m going to say,” Paul told TooFab in August 2019 about bringing back the series. “Things are looking good. I’m definitely interested. I know a lot of people are interested. We have talked to people about it. Nothing is confirmed yet, but things look good.”
Devon Werkheiser, who played Ned Bigby in Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, also had a total transformation! Although the actor isn’t a kid anymore, he’s still giving some epic advice via TikTok. Instead of sharing middle school survival tips, Devon is giving fans the keys to adulthood.
“Well, yeah, I’m an adult now. So fans of the show, they’ve been reaching out. They’ve been saying, ‘Where’s Ned for adulthood?’ They’re saying, ‘I need tips for adulthood because I don’t know what I’m doing,’” the actor said in his now-viral video, which was shared in January 2021. “And I get it. Life is hard. So I thought about it and I came up with something good. So if you apply this, this will make your whole life better. The number one tip for surviving adulthood is … ”
Before finishing his sentence, Devon dropped his phone on the ground. We guess being an adult is just full of trial and error! These two aren’t the only ones with a major glow up over the years. Scroll through our gallery to uncover all the actors from our childhood who disappeared from the spotlight and turned into hotties.
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