Jake T. Austin, who played little Max Russo on the Disney Channel original series Wizards of Waverly Place, turns 24 today and we are over here getting hit with the strongest wave of nostalgia. The show kicked off on Oct. 12, 2007, and it hasn’t become any less legendary as time has passed, tbh. The iconic cast included Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Jennifer Stone, Gregg Sulkin, Bridgit Mendler, and Bailee Madison — and we couldn’t imagine the show without a single one of these beloved characters. Since the show, the cast has definitely moved on — but a lot of them have stayed in touch over the years. Between acting, singing, and going to college — the cast of Wizards of Waverly Place has done a lot since the show wrapped for good in 2012. Not to mention, it’s still the longest-running Disney Channel show of all time, as no other series had more episodes than they did. Check out what the cast has been up to since then!

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