It's no secret that Disney Channel stars love to work on the Freeform network, but we've recently noticed another interesting trend — most of them had their earliest roles on soap operas! Strange, huh? It's always fascinating to see what parts stars took on before their most famous roles, and a bunch of members of the Disney fam appeared in soaps first. In fact, Corbin Bleu from High School Musical had his first on-screen role on a soap opera when he was just a little kid. (It should be no surprise that he looks totally different, but we had to say it.)

Believe it or not, celebs like Bridgit Mendler and Cameron Boyce were busy acting in daytime dramas like General Hospital way before they became famous for their Disney roles on Good Luck Charlie and Jessie. And what's even more shocking is that some of them have appeared in more than one soap!

Click through the gallery to see which Disney Channel stars have been in popular soaps!

This story was originally published on March 8, 2017. It has since been updated.

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