If you grew up watching Disney, then there’s no need for me to explain the importance of Disney Channel Original Movies. DCOMs were an essential part of your tween experience, but let’s all just admit that, sometimes, our favorite thing about watching the films was drooling over the actors. A lot of our favorite DCOM mainstays have either gone on to become even bigger names in the entertainment industry or have taken a much needed break from the spotlight altogether. But no matter where they are now, there are at least 13 DCOM actors you definitely had a crush on back in the day.
Sure, many Disney Channel Original Movie actors in the most recent decade have been easy on the eyes on top of being super talented. But there’s something about the Disney actors of the pre-High School Musical era that speaks to the teenage girl in all of us. We’re all likely still fawning over these stars today, most of whom have left their Disney days behind to take on roles that are a bit more mature. Some may have switched career paths completely, while those remaining have simply faded into obscurity.
So, in case you need some help jogging your memory, here they are.