Most Disney Channel stars have been in the acting game for legit years and years, so it is no surprise that they nail their on-screen characters so perfectly. However, it is sometimes hard to remember them as any other role than the one they're known as most. Just think Dove Cameron, for example. We all know her best from Liv and Maddie and Descendants – but have you ever wondered about the very first role she ever had? Here's a hint – it wasn't on Disney Channel.


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Yep, that's right. The first television show Dove Cameron starred in was Shameless, and she played a character named Holly Herkimer. The actress appeared in two episodes before scoring it big on Disney Channel.

Dove isn't the only star to have a surprising first on-screen role. You'll be shocked to know how other stars got their start! From Rowan Blanchard to Sabrina Carpenter, these Disney Channel darlings were so cute in their very first acting gigs.

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Click through the gallery to find out the very first roles your fave Disney Channel actors ever had.

This post was originally published on August 4, 2016 and has since been updated.

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