Fans said goodbye to Disney XD’s Zeke and Luther exactly nine years ago! Three years after its June 2009 premiere, the show aired its series finale in April 2012.
The show, which starred Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks, Ryan Newman, Daniel Curtis Lee and Nate Hartley, stayed on the network for three seasons and 73 episodes before coming to an end. It followed the adventures of two skateboard-loving friends who’d big plans to become the best athletes in the sport’s history.
Over the years, the show was praised for its unique storylines and friendships. In fact, Ryan herself even won an award for “Best Performance in a TV Series” at the Young Artist Awards in 2010 because of her role as Zeke’s little sister, Ginger. “Getting that award was such an amazing feeling,“ the actress told Sweety High at the time. “I absolutely had no intention of winning and when I did, I was in total disbelief. I was up against Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, and other talented girls, so it was such an honor just to be nominated.“
When the show was at its peak popularity, Hutch also talked with Girls’ Life magazine about his fan-favorite character.
“Zeke is very serious. He’s very focused and passionate about skateboarding. He pursues his dream [of being] a world famous skateboarder every day and I’ve always been a fan of someone who just really, you know, goes for it. I just love his passion,” the actor gushed at the time. “He’s very passionate about skateboarding and I feel the same way about acting. It’s something that I want to do for the rest of my life, the same way Zeke wants to be a skateboarder the rest of his life.”
Of course, Hutch has gone on to continue acting, just like the rest of his fellow former DisneyXD costars. Over the years, all the Zeke and Luther stars have had a pretty major glow up as they made the transition from teenagers into adulthood. Wondering what they all look like now? Scroll through our gallery to see what the cast of Zeke and Luther‘s major transformations, and prepare to be shook over how much they’ve all changed.
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