As the star of one of the Disney Channel’s most popular shows, Dylan Sprouse appeared to have a bright future as an actor ahead of him. Instead, he retreated from the spotlight. Now, however, the real reason behind his disappearance has been revealed.
Dylan may seem as though he is too young to retire, though, as he was born in 1992 in Arezzo, Italy; his twin brother, Cole, came into the world 15 minutes later. At the time, the pair’s parents, Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright, were teaching in Tuscany, but the family would relocate to Long Beach, California, a few months after the twins’ arrivals.
And Dylan and Cole both became stars at a very young age, making their screen debuts when they were less than a year old in Grace Under Fire. The two both portrayed Patrick Kelly, the youngest child of the show’s protagonist, with them taking turns in the role until the series’ end in 1998.